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M I N I S T R I E S I N T ER N ATI O N A L
August 2009

We are shining the light in Brazil! “equipment” necessary to fulfill our commitments to Him: He
gives you the power and ability to do of his good pleasure. He
Being able to go where others can’t go and letting your light has given us the Counselor that empowers us to do His will. He
shine in the midst of darkness is the essence of what is it is has given us His promises! You see, we have all the ingredients
to be an ambassador of Christ. On these trips we have the required to live the life that produces ultimate success: “Well
privilege and joy to represent the love of Jesus...We are light done thou good, and faithful servant...enter now into the joy of
in the midst of darkness! What good are you if your light is not the Lord”. However, it is entirely up to us to put our hand to the
turned on...or hidden under a basket? We are the light of the plow and cultivate the fruit. Know this, on that day, each one
world; we are the ones with a Commission to bring hope and of us will give an account for every area of our life, for every
joy those who are hurting. talent we possess, for every word spoken, for everything that
has been entrusted to us. Friends, each of us must personally
As you brightly shine His light, everything around you becomes examine ourselves and ask this question: Am I allowing the
illuminated. As a result, freedom reigns and those held captive light of Christ to shine in every area? Am I using my talents
by darkness are set free of their bonds! This light is Christ in and resources to the fullest potential in Christ? Is every area of
you and the hope of glory. Let him live and move and have his my life submitted and surrendered to the will and purpose of
being in you. Christ? This is the consecration He wants from us! Thank God
for His grace and mercy as we transform into His image and
Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses likeness more every day. Lets challenge ourselves this day to be
its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer the light in the darkness...Every part of you can shine for Him! If
good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by it can’t shine for Him, then get rid of it!
men.
As we continue to minister here on the grounds in Brazil, we are
Being a christian requires that you “work out your salvation daily working to adjust ourselves to produce a more powerful impact
with fear and trembling.” It requests a daily dying to self and and a brighter light. Your prayers, support, and resources are
giving of yourself as a living sacrifice; a daily sacrifice of crucifying fueling and influencing the light shining in this nation. Darkness is
your flesh and its desires. Matthew 16:25 “For whoever wants losing its grip and cities are being shaken to the core...Continue
to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will shining! Lets crank up the heat and turn up the light- darkness
find it.” doesn’t stand a chance! “Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD rises upon you” (Isaiah 60:1)
As a Christian, we have given up the “rights” to govern ourselves
as we would like to. A Spirit-filled, and Spirit led life does We love you and pray that you would be a reflection of His light
not allow us to cater to fleshly pursuits. We do not have the in everything you do!
option to not let our light shine; this is our reasonable service-
not to mention our privilege! Our Savior left us with all of the Alex & Lauren Burgos

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