Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27James 1:27
March Mentors, & Missionaries Maverick & Amy Hoenig
Introducing the latest Hoenig missionary, Ava (Living) Ashleigh (Ash Meadow)!
She arrived March 10th and both mom and baby are doing very well! Unfortunately I haven’t been able to travel to see her yet, but I wanted to let everyone know she is here and is a joy to behold, even if it is only on Facetime!
As the world continues to cope with our current situation Ava’s arrival certainly has taken off any cloud or edge and replaced it with sheer joy! She is a very patient and wonderful new addition to our family. Plus she has a head full of dark hair just like her beautiful mother.
Maverick and Amy are such a blessing to our family, and they love and serve the Lord with all of their hearts. Their children are so loving and faith filled as well. Both Maverick and Amy are natural born mentors.
When I visited them in China I was so blessed to watch them as they mentored young Chinese students, and I have already received such wonderful reports of their current work with Cheri Thompson and the Challenge Farm where they are currently serving. The children, staff and community in Kenya loves them and I am so happy they have such a beautiful family there. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
You can follow their ministry at http://mavandamy.com.
If all goes well I will be able to go visit N.C. help them pack, visit my grandchildren and prayerfully travel over with them once the travel ban is lifted.
I’m so excited to meet Ava face to face, and to spend time with them here in the States and in Africa.
Jonah & Hudson Ava’s older brothers are so in love with her. They march around the bed, on Ava’s second day shouting Ava Ava…Ava Ava awaiting her arrival home!
Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake, but that he will receive a hundred times as much now in the present age, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and farms, along with persecutions; and in the age to come, eternal life. “But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.”Mark 10:29-31
Recently I’ve been asking the Lord to help me not to just endure to the end of my life here on earth, but to be able to persevere with hope, vitality and boldness! Of course most all of us have days that seem to be harder than others, but during this time of world wide pandemic and social distancing I am reminded to just let go of the mindset, places and things that go against God and His plan and eternal purposes here in the earth.
Life is full of wonderful moments and opportunities where we are able to “do life together.” The older I get, I am looking forward to seeing Jesus face to face and also seeing dear family and friends who have entered heaven. I am also burdened with the souls of those who have not come to know Jesus, or need to rededicate their lives to His plan and purposes. I am asking the Lord to help me to be “focused” on sharing His love with others always.
Can you think of someone who has made an impact as a mentor in your life? If so, please let me know! I would love to hear your story about them. You may call, text or email me.
The month of March has been Mentor month and I’ve been highlighting young men and women who are out there sharing God’s love and joy with others on the mission field, locally, nationally and internationally.
If you know someone who needs or wants mentoring, or would like to know more how I can help them become a mentor please feel free to have them make an appointment at InRoads Missional Care. This is an online prayer, crisis counseling and mentoring sight I’ve made available for those in need.
Our greatest fear is not that we will be damned, but that somehow Jesus Christ will be defeated. Also, our fear is that the very things our Lord stood for – love, justice, forgiveness, and kindness among men – will not win out in the end and will represent an unattainable goal for us.”
Oswald Chambers also said, “Perseverance means more than just hanging on, which may be only exposing our fear of letting go and falling. Perseverance is our supreme effort of refusing to believe that our hero is going to be conquered.”
I want to thank each one of you who are praying for me. I feel your prayers!. May the Lord continue to help us share His love with others each and every day at every opportunity.
You are one of God’s Treasures,