S.O.S. – Sowers of Seeds       Luther and Lolitta Atwell
 
Greetings in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
We are so grateful for your help and prayers, as we prayed along with Pastor David Armente from Ejido Nayarit for a church building for his congregation the Lord moved through a number of avenues. The price of the Church property was lowered from $18,000 dollars to $10,000, and the funds were provided by the body of Christ. There were more repairs needed than we first thought but God knows what we need and funds came in exceeding the $10,000. Pastor was able to pay for a new roof, interior repairs and all the paper work required by the Mexican government. The congregation all worked hard together to do the physical work and are now enjoying the new church.   Pastor David wish to thank all those who have helped their dream come true. 
 
Pastor, Missionary                                                                                     December 8, 2018
Luther Atwell
 
 
Click on the links below of pictures of the church before and after.
 
    Before        After          
Evangel Bible Translators, Int’l        John and Diana Lubeck      Update July 1, 2019

            

 
 

Dear Knee Mail Buddies,

         (John) A long time ago Diana and I made the decision to follow the Lord and do His will as we understood it, no matter what. Along the way we were taught some valuable lessons about how to participate as victors in the spiritual war for the souls of the Chortí people. We knew that the devil had been having his way among them for thousands of years, and we have observed that the battle is still raging. So, how are we supposed to fight against all of that? Well, by using the name of Jesus and praying against the spirits of darkness that have been ruling in the hearts and culture of the Chortí people for longer than anyone can remember. Diana’s grandmother, Mamo we called her, always liked to recite Ephesians 10:12 which says (NLT): “For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.” So in our quest to win Chortí children to the Lord in public schools in the mountains, first of all we had to do something to even get their attention. They understand Chortí, which Diana and I always speak to them, but the children weren’t used to paying attention or listening because they routinely tune out their teachers who only speak Spanish to them. So Diana’s challenge was to get their attention and to get them to listen as she spoke the words of life to them. And that is where prayer and creativity come in. We prayed against the powers of the spirits of darkness that we were really fighting against, and then Diana with the help of the Holy Spirit came up with lots of cleaver ways to get the kids’ attention and get them interested in hearing about Jesus.

(Diana) This past week teaching in the mountaintop public school was a lot like my favorite Chinese dish, sweet-and-sour chicken. Some of the experiences were very sweet and others were very sour. The school where I have taught Wednesday Bible classes for six years is usually the highlight of my week. But this last Wednesday the children were, to say the least, a huge challenge. I was teaching about the baptism of Jesus and the Holy Spirit descending on Him like a dove. And I was teaching them that the Holy Spirit wants to fill them with His power too. Only a precious few children were paying attention and it became obvious that the evil spirits in that place were stirring up trouble. This lesson is very powerful and I will teach it again the next time I meet with them. Please pray for special grace and that the children will have ears to hear and hearts to receive the message about the powerful Holy Spirit. “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.”

    Because of the heavy spiritual warfare on Wednesday, we sent out many requests for prayer by messenger and Facebook for my Thursday school where I  would teach about the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. This school has been problematic, but because of all the extra prayers, we had the best classes that we have had all year. The children were responsive and sweet and participated in the games and the drama. They actually listened. Thank you Jesus and thank you for your prayers.

            I have less than two months left of teaching the Bible in the mountain schools before we leave for furlough on August 28th. God has also blessed the two choirs I have which meet in village churches. These children do listen, praise God, and we are seeing lots of fruit in their lives. All in all, there are about 500 children learning about Jesus every week. 

 John, Willie, and Olga also have 1 and 2 Samuel almost ready to go to the print shop. It is a beautiful translation that will be greatly used by me to make lessons for the school children and the choirs.

            Please pray for us for the next few weeks here in Guatemala. Please pray for the printing of 1 and 2 Samuel, the Chortí children’s ministry, and our preparation for furlough. This year we will be going to the South and the Midwest of the US to share in churches and homes. We leave for Dallas, TX on August 28th and will return to Guatemala on November 6th. Thank you for your prayers, love, and support. We love and appreciate you all.

 

          Thank you for your prayers. Prayer is so powerful.

                     

Joyfully in Jesus,

John and Diana Lubeck

Gifts and donations can be made by sending a check made out to our mission with a note added saying it is for the ministry of John and Diana Lubeck. Additionally, donations may be made using a credit or debit card by calling the mission office and giving them the information. If you wish to help with a certain project, please mention it in your note and we’ll be sure to use the funds as you have designated.

 

Mission address: Evangel Bible Translators, Intl,

PO Box 669, Rockwall, TX 75087

(949) 923-0080

www.evangelbible.org

 

John & Diana Lubeck Email: john.lubeck@gmail.com Tel: 011 502 5912-5588