“… we trust God to keep us safe in the future, while you cooperate by helping and laboring together with us in your prayers. Thus, the many persons who are turned toward God as a result of the ministry will eventually give thanks to the Lord for the grace granted us at the request of the many who have prayed to the Lord on our behalf.” (II Cor. 1:11)
Oh, our hearts are full this Thanksgiving Season to the God of all grace, comfort, and might. He, our great Freedom-Giver and Provider has blessed us with innumerable blessings.
You have been such a vital part of our lives—your love, prayers, financial support, friendship, and bond of mutual vision, burden, and commitment to the task of evangelization and discipleship to the European continent, both East and West, and to the Soviet Union. Our correspondence to you is so limited, yet before the Throne of God, you are mentioned continually.
This brief expression of thanks to you comes with many thanksgivings to God for you. Because of your faithfulness to the Lord on our behalf, many have been converted to Christ, others have been discipled and trained in the Word and ministry, some have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, some healed, and still others have experienced the miraculous power of God to change their circumstances in life. This will result in greater thanksgiving and praise to God, because you cared and have been partners with us in the great Endeavor of fulfilling the Great Commission of Christ in these last days.
We are in the “last hour” of the “last days”, yet the last war has not been fought, the last soul to complete the Bride of Christ has not yet been won, the last laborer has not yet been discipled, and the last trumpet has not yet been sounded. We “take heed to ourselves, watch, pray … and work while it is day for the night cometh …” (Mark 13:32-37; I Thess. 5:1-11).
We as a family have been in Europe a most rewarding 2½ years. Whatever ministry results have been recorded in the annals of heaven have been done by the grace and power of a gracious God. “To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory, and majesty, power, and dominion forever and ever …”
“Now thanks be unto God for His unspeakable Gift … which always causes us to triumph … because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy great power and hast reigned …”
One in the Family and Army of God,
Reuben & Carmen Sequeira and Family
I Corinthians 15:57,58