September 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Something so beautiful and encouraging that the Lord recently brought to my mind was the image of my grandparents kneeling by their bed to pray. He reminded me one day while I was feeling a little fearful and worried. Whenever I spent the night at my grandparent''s house, I could hear them praying together before they went to sleep. They would keep their door slightly open and sometimes I saw them kneeling by their bed, holding hands as they prayed. This precious image of the two of them has stayed with me for many years.

They prayed for each member of the family, calling them out by name. I heard all their children''s names and grandchildre'n's names being mentioned and I even heard them praying for yet-unborn great-grandchildren and generations to come. It comforts my heart so much to think of them and the prayers that were spoken. Not too long ago, I was able to share what the Lord had shown me with my cousin whose twin sister recently passed away. It has been so hard and terribly sad, and I felt that the Lord wanted me to share this with her, too. I wanted to tell her that her name and her sist'er's name had been called out all those years ago, and God heard every single prayer! God already knew what was ahead and He is faithful. My cousin said that thinking of them praying together had brought her so much comfort.

Prayers definitely do bring comfort! Recently a young boy here named Jorge, who is only 14 years old, was in a bad accident. We have loved and supported him and his family for many years. His foot was run over by a lawn mower and it looked like he might lose all of his toes or even worse. His aunt called me, panicked and worried. They had to rush him to the hospital in an Uber car, since the ambulance never arrived. He had lost a lot of blood. I quickly let many people know. So many people sent me messages that they were praying. His mother was so frightened. She couldn''t go in the hospital with him because of COVID. They told her they would have to do an emergency surgery, but she would have to wait outside the hospital doors.

I spoke with her sister and mother and told them many people were praying. It brought so much comfort to their hearts. I want to thank all of you who prayed! It meant so much to get messages and know prayers were being said for this dear family. It is easy to become fearful and panicked when things go wrong, or not how we had planned; fear can quickly steal our faith. Part of serving others is helping to carry their load. Your prayers and messages did just that and I was able to share many of them with the family.

Much love,

Enrique and Charlyn Mejia