Coffee with Cathy-Vol 4
FEAR TAKES AWAY YOUR FAITH
Dear Church of Tapestries,
Greetings in the glorious name of Jesus our Redeemer. You and I, are the church of Tapestries of Life. We have been woven together~united together as a body of believers. We have a strong vision that we all share, and this is to build a pueblo for the orphans and widows of Mexico. Right? Yes, this is true.
Today I want to get right to the point; as the Apostle Paul did with so many of his letters to the churches. We are under attack! The spirit of barbarism has seized the town of Guadalupe. As you well know, it is on the news so often. The murders that have taken place over the course of two years, almost 90% of those that have been murdered are drug lords, drug dealers, and users, mobsters, corrupt politicians, and corrupt police force, just to name a few. Yes, innocent people have died, sadly to say. Also, during the course of two years many tribulations are occurring all around us. The economy, torn apart families, marriages failing, earthquakes, the list goes on.
Tapestries family, for over twenty+ years I have traveled alone in the towns of Guadalupe and Juarez, and other cities in the vicinity. There have been thousands of ‘innocent women and young girls’ raped, mutilated, and murdered in the very towns I’ve traveled!!!! Was I afraid? Yes, you bet I was, BUT I knew I had to go or the people would starve to death…they would have no hope at all. We brought HOPE in the face of adversity regardless of the attacks! Family, today we MUST gear-up and stand-up tall in our faith, not lay down in fear! I have a few questions for you, now don’t get mad at me or send me nasty email…I am just the messenger.
How many more mission experiences do we need? How many letters do we have to write? How many more families, YOUR FAMILIES ARE STARVING TODAY? Are not these your brothers and sisters in Christ? Did you not work side by side with them? Did you enjoy the meals they so graciously prepared for you? Did you not worship with them in their churches? Did you not laugh with them? Didn’t you grow to love them? Did you bring clothing, backpacks, toys and so much more? Do you care for your neighboring country like you do yourself? Did you not hold the mom’s babies in your arms? Now, these babies are starving and to our dismay, they want us to take them so they can eat! What hopelessness our brothers and sisters are facing TODAY! Did we feed our children today, then feed them….
The work teams are canceling because of this evil that is in Mexico, rightly so, but Tapestries of Life’s Missionaries and Staff are literally risking their lives for the Gospel. Some of our Mexican staff are working totally by faith. They are guarding “Casa de los Gemas” with NO PAY! Pastor Steven has given a hope filled plan to support this ministry and all that she entails. You know, if you really think about how can you/us not try to do everything we can to carry on with this vision from our Father? It is His desire to work through us and in return He blesses us for it!!! It is His promises that we hold onto so tightly during these battle days.
So, is it faith or fear that governs your life? Will you put aside your trip to go somewhere else? Instead, could you send the funds to your extended family in Mexico? We sing so many songs to the Lord, do we really mean it? Or is it just lip-kwundo? Really? Come on! I know there are other hurting countries like Haiti and so on…they are getting great aid, praise the Lord, but you have blood spirited family that need us today. The Lord says, as we give to the poor He will repay us and with interest! There is no greater stock than in His stock!
In closing read Isaiah 25:1-10. After doing so, speak-shout it out for the city of Guadalupe for your family there. Ask the Lord of Heaven and Earth to send HIS warring angels to fight these demons! May the Lord silence the spirit of barbarians and give strength and joy to His people who have trusted in Him! Also, pray for those that have hardened their hearts to love. I also, pray earnestly that you hear the children’s cries in the night as we have.
Prayer: We are asking for your church to stand with us for a whole day of prayer for the families in Guadalupe and Tapestries; on June 20th! It is a Sunday. I know it is Father’s Day, but what a great joy will this bring our Heavenly FATHER, to intercede for HIs children! Please join us, but don’t stop with one day, PRAY DAILY FOR US!
Have your missionary, P. Steve come to your church soon!
On a brighter note, please check our website for new updates. Also, with great esteem in my heart, BLESS YOU, for your undying subsistence to Tapestries of Life Ministries. Remember this is your ministry too. Let’s keep on keeping on.
Romans 8:15 For you did not receive a spirit of salvery to fall back into fear,
but you received the Holy Spirit of adoption by Whom we cry out, Abba, Father!
In His Arms, Cathy Brewer
I have enclosed a letter from P. Steve, please read too.
THE PLAN: CONTINUE THE BUILDING EVERY DAY
WE HAVE HAD NO WORK GROUPS FOR 3 MONTHS AND WON’T HAVE FOR 2 MORE MONTHS FOR A TOTAL OF 18 WEEKS DUE TO FEAR AND THE VIOLENCE IN MEXICO!!! ALL MEXICAN STAFF HAVE NOW BEEN LAID OFF DUE TO THE LACK OF FUNDS. THE REST OF THE YEAR IS NOT LOOKING ANY BETTER. THE TIME IS CRITICAL
HOW CAN WE TURN THIS FOR GOOD? BY SUPPORTING A MEXICAN CHRISTIAN BROTHER OR SISTER FROM THE CHURCH IN GUADALUPE MEXICO TO BUILD IN YOUR PLACE! HOW? SACRIFICE…SACRIFICE…SACRIFICE…
1.) SEND US YOUR $650.00 TEAM FEES + AIRFARE = APPROXIMATELY $1000. TO HIRE 7 MEXICAN BROTHERS TO TAKE YOUR PLACE FOR THAT WEEK. WHILE THEY ARE WORKING, AND YOU ARE AT HOME PRAYING FOR THEIR SAFETY, YOU WILL HAVE COMFORT KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE MULTIPLIED YOUR EFFORTS 7 FOLD TOWARD THE CHILDREN COMING HOME.
2.) SEND US JUST YOUR $650.00 TEAM FEES. TO HIRE 4 MEXICAN BROTHERS TO TAKE YOUR PLACE.
3.) SEND US JUST YOUR AIRFARE FEES. TO HIRE 2 OR 3 MEXICAN BROTHERS TO TAKE YOUR PLACE.
4.) SEND US $150.00 TO HIRE 1 WORKER FOR A WEEK.
5.) SEND SOMETHING SO THE BUILDING PROJECT CAN CONTINUE TO GO FORWARD
6.) SPONSOR A COMPLETE ROOM FOR 6 TO 9 CHILDREN….COST $11,000.
7.) SPONSOR JUST A ROOM…COST $5000.
8.) SPONSOR JUST A BATHROOM…COST $6000.
9.) THINK OF SOMETHING CREATIVE TO HELP OR SUPPORT THOSE WHO ARE WORKING SO HARD TO HELP.
FAMILY, THE MORTGAGES STILL NEED TO BE PAID. THE LIGHTS AND PHONES NEED TO BE ON. IT’S CRITICAL AND I’M NOT ASHAMED TO ASK GODS PEOPLE TO SACRIFICE AND GIVE…PLEASE PRAY THEN WRITE A CHECK… BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE. LET THOSE WHO ARE FACING THE VIOLENCE EVERY DAY KNOW THAT YOUR STANDING WITH THEM…P. STEVE
Tapestries of Life Ministries Inc • P.O. Box B • Fabens • TX • 79838
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Coffee with Cathy-Vol 3
Dear Family in Christ,
I hope this letter finds you well and blessed! I wanted to share a, “Love Letter of Gifts” with you, your families and friends. It is found in Ephesians the 1st chapter, verses 3-14. I have read these verses many times, but something different has stirred my spirit. Please read. The Apostle Paul is writing a letter to Ephesus of encouragement and hope. How about us today, do we or others needs a letter of Hope; to remind us of the Father’s Great Love He has for us today? May you don’t but I’m sure there is someone in your world that does.
When you read these verses you hear this…”In Christ or In Him” we have…..
ever Spiritual Blessing~
Understanding~Mysteries of His~
Salvation Promised the Holy Spirit~
and that He,
Lavished all these things on His beloved (us),
Now I have a question. If we are in a family unit (we might be from a large or small family), what is one of the first things we think about when it comes time for Holidays, Birthdays, etc? Gifts! Who am I going to buy for and what? Usually we only think about those in our circle of life. Very rarely do we think outside of it. Yet, here in these verses, we see; our Heavenly Father lavished these gifts on His Adopted Children! He went outside, dare I say the Jewish people, (unless you are a Jewish descendant), we are Gentiles/heathens…and yet, He, adopted, embraced and invited us to be in His extraordinary family and then gave us these amazing Gifts of Love! Awesome!
Tapestries of Life Ministries is a huge family…you are part of it. Others will come soon…the children of the streets will be coming too. We have the privilege in sharing about our Heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Also, all the gifts He has for them! Yes we will provide for the children, food, clothing, tools for school, medicine and fun stuff, but how much greater will it be, in giving to them, this letter of love from their Father, too!
I remember many years ago, before we had “Fill a Back-Pack Campaign”, I had a couple of little girls that were my favorites at the Market Place in Juarez, MX. Months before Christmas I asked one of the little girls, (she was 8 years old) what she wanted for Christmas. I was so surprised at her request. I was expecting her to say a Barbie or toy….she said, “I want a back pack for school.” I said, “Really? You don’t want a toy or something else?” “No, school supplies are more important” she said. Needless to say, since that year, we’ve handed out thousands of back packs! Those packs are filled with school supplies and a Bible or something that would lead them to Jesus! How much more important is He. Family, we DON’T need more material things, we have enough toys, we have enough…what have these things brought us? Nothing! We need the quintessence of Jesus! A Child shall lead them…
Family I have enclosed on a separate page, of these verses in Eph.; I hope and pray you would put it up somewhere so you can read it often. In the places where it has the word, “us”, place your name there, or a family member, or a friend’s name there. This is a Love Letter from our God, for all of us. Spoken words of blessing. Speak these gifts over your loved ones and to those outside of your circle…we serve an Astounding and All Inspiring FATHER!
Thank you family for your giving! You give us the ability to; “Keep on Keeping on”.
Your unfailing love and support for this ministry is greatly appreciated.
Proverbs 19:17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender~
Please continue with us in ‘2010’. We are still in the red and we need to get back in the black, no GREEN. So Please Pray and Obey! We know you will be faithful for HE is Faithful through you! In these next few months please consider an extra offering to bring us through, we are believing for a financial miracle for you and TLM.
LIVES ARE BEING CHANGED FOREVER. WE HAVE SEEN HUNDREDS GIVE THEIR LIVES TO JESUS! YOU ARE PART OF THIS INSPIRING INTERVENTIONS OF THE FATHER…HE IS SAVING SOULS!
Casa de los Gemas:
Every child’s room has been tiled! Hip Hip Hooray! (speaking for a child)
Family, this is a monumental accomplishment in itself! We praise the Lord for one sister in particular, not to mention any names, to God be the Glory, but this sister was tenacious in her desire to get one company to donate ALL the tile, almost 55,000 square feet. The Lord worked through her and made it happen. At least 5 semi-trucks of tile, donated and now installed! This is a Miracle!
Water Tank to hold the precious crystal water for the ranch. Streams of living water in the desert!
All Sheet Rock is completed! Rock on Dude!
The Waterfall is completed along with the pool area. Splish ~ Splash
What is happening now:
The lighting in the bedrooms and bathrooms are half completed.
The shelving in closets are being installed, one and one half wing is completed
Toilets are being installed
Tile in the showers are being installed
The Reception area counter framing is in place
GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE NEWS
Has endeavored to add 100 more families to the list of 250! I was hungry….
An electric-wheelchair was given to a young woman in Guadalupe…tooling in stlye
72 desks for a School in Guadalupe/Backpacks, 60 of them to San Nacho
As always the Mercy Ministry continues to give whatever you bring in…
We are also helping folks with their own homes, bathroom, cement floors, whatever we can do.
He has sent redemption to His people. He ordained His covenant forever. His Name is Holy and awe-inspiring.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with Every spiritual Blessing in the Heavens in Christ; for He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be Holy and blameless in His sight. In Love He predestined us to be Adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the Praise of His Glorious Grace that He favored us with in the Beloved. In Him we have Redemption through His forgiveness of our trespasses, according to His riches of His Grace He Lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. He made known to us the Mystery of His Will, according to His Good Pleasure that He planned in Him for the Administration of the days of fulfillment to bring everything together in the Messiah, both things in heaven and things on earth in Him. In Him we were also made His Inheritance, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His Will, so that we who had already put our Hope in the Messiah might bring Praise to His Glory. In Him you also, when you heard the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation~in Him when you believed were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. he is the down payment of our Inheritance, for the Redemption of the possession, to the
PRAISE OF HIS GLORY!
Coffee with Cathy-Vol 2