As November comes to an end, we at Impacto would like to take the time to say, “Thank You.” The last 20 months have looked so different for Impacto; we have learned to be more flexible than ever. Every month looks different, every week, and every day we must change the way we minister. However, one thing is certain, we have worked hard to continue to disciple those who have come to Christ and to share the Gospel with those who still do not believe. Our compassion ministries are a huge part of our day-to-day ministry, yet these are all pathways used to bring many to Christ.
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In the past 20 months Impacto has had to make more decisions than in years past -- monthly, weekly, daily, and sometimes even hourly. It became hard and stressful at times. Yet, you supported us through each decision. You may have agreed or disagreed with our choice, yet we felt supported through it all. It’s our first, and God willing last, time navigating through a pandemic and your partnership has meant so much to us.
So, thank you. Thank you for praying, for donating, for visiting, for emailing, for calling, and for loving Impacto Ministry, our staff, workers, and those we serve. God has used you beyond what you can imagine. Your ripple effect from partnering with us has reached further than you can picture. To God be the glory!
Above: The Tabernacle
God works for the good of those who love him.
In the previous letter I mentioned 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Giving thanks in all things is being in a state of contentment. It means to give thanks when everything is going well but also to give thanks during adversity. It sounds ridiculous to say that we can give thanks in the middle of adversities, but Paul says in Romans 8:28, “God works for the good of those who love him.” Let us learn to be content with what we have. Paul said to the Philippians I have learned to be content in every situation, whether in abundance or adversity. May God teach you and me to be content with what He has given to us.
As we speak of the ripple effect, we wanted to share a cool testimony and praise with you. Many teams buy Bibles when they come so they can give them out at schools during sports camps, on the streets, at VBS’, or other ministries/events. The Bibles that are left are put into the inventory in our storage to donate throughout the year.
A church in Santiago, who like Impacto, loves to share the Gospel was preparing an outreach event this past month and asked for a donation of Bibles. We were able to bless them with a box full. The church later sent pictures letting us know that many came to Christ and they were able to give Bibles to people who had never owned one!
We'd like to share an outstanding testimony with you about a man addicted to alcohol.
During the church's outreach, this man accepted Christ and has been consistent attending church. The pastor told us this man is so excited about having his own Bible and has been reading and studying it since receiving it!
Again, can you imagine the impact of this man coming to Christ? The change it will cause in his life, his family’s lives, his neighbors, and more?
We were able to be a tiny part of this story by donating a Bible that was bought by a team – and they were a part of this story, too! The ripple effect at work!
WOW! God is so good!