Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter February – March 2011 (April 18, 2011)
Dear Pastors, Churches and Friends,
As I write this letter on April 18th, I know that taxes for U.S. Citizens are due today. Now, as a citizen of Heaven, I am also reminded how very, very, very much I owe to the Lord Jesus Christ for saving me, not to mention all of the blessings He willingly bestows upon me. Luke 16:5 says, “… How much owest thou unto my lord?” As I think of this question asked by the unjust steward to debtors, I realize that I could never pay the Lord back for what He has done for me. I am eternally indebted to Him. I agree with the apostle Paul where he basically said in Romans 1:14 that he was indebted to God and others to preach the gospel. In 1 Corinthians 9:16 Paul knowing glory is due to God said”…woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” Amen!
Our support is now 92%. Praise the Lord! We have worked very hard lately and prayed, yet support is trickling in now at the end of deputation. I know God’s timing is best, although we yearned to have been done by now. We have decided we would leave when we achieve 95% which shouldn’t be too long now. Though we don’t have all of our needed support yet, we have registered for language school and look forward to starting this intensive Spanish language training. The classes are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm, with two additional hours of tutoring and at least a couple hours of homework each day. On top of that, we will be working with a Spanish church in the evenings and on weekends.
‘Wake them up and give them the gospel.’ That has been my thought lately after witnessing to people in our travels. I was knocking apartment doors recently when 24-year-old Zach opened his door. Though it wasn’t early, I could tell I woke him up (as he was still in his pajamas). I usually do two sessions of seven knocks firmly but for some reason I knocked a third and forth time, just much harder. Zach arose, let me in, and after a time of witnessing, he woke up spiritually and was saved. Hallelujah! As I think of the millions of souls asleep spiritually in Mexico City, I am so excited to have the privilege soon give them the gospel. Another interesting thing happened to me around a month ago. My son, Stephen, and I had two separate orders at a Walmart in New York. Stephen was given some spending money, and he bought some candy. His total came up to $6.66. The cashier, Tony, who was in his early twenties, looked shocked at the number. I used the opportunity to witness to him for a few minutes about Satan and sin. As we talked, he rang up my order. Can you believe it – the amount was $7.77. Glory to God! This has never happened to me before. Taking the opportunity, I witnessed to the clerk about Jesus and Heaven. Because of the line developing behind us, I couldn’t finish as I would have liked, but I got his number and gave it to a church in the area to pursue further. I believe there are no coincidences. We need to always be ready to relate our present situations to help people hear God’s spiritual wake up call and see their need of the Savior before it is eternally too late.
I must close; so bye for now. “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the world of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1. We pray for you, too. We are your servants for Jesus’ sake (2 Cor. 4:5).
Bro. Mike Wallace & Family