Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Englund Family Needs Your Prayers!

It seems like it has been a while since I sent out an update. We have been up to our ears in business, are dealing with some tough issues that create a lot of stress and pressure, and are also making some changes which leads to long days and a lot of extra work for our family and volunteers. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we are thankful that we will be able to take a break soon. But for now, we know what needs to be done…Our hearts are excited for the days to come.

So, in this newsletter, I wanted to give you a list of current prayer items. Some are needs and some are praises. We serve an abundant God and for that our family is so excited about the future. We ask that you join us in prayer and continue to support our ministry through prayer. What a huge support it is to know that we are not just some missionary family in a far off place. Your partnership in prayer is vital to our ministry. Thank you for your faithfulness.

I have also included some pictures of recent things so you can see some of the things we are up to in the past few weeks.

Here is our prayer list:

We are moving…As we move forward with our MotoMission project, we needed to have a home that included a place to store the equipment. God has blessed us with an amazing place at a great price, and it fits all of our needs. It is located close to the kid’s school, has the garage space for the MotoMission equipment, and is in a safe and tranquil neighborhood. We love it- What a praise!

As for school for the kids, Teri needs a break. She has done and outstanding job with homeschooling, but she is tired. Emma, our littlest daughter is just like I was when I was a kid. Love her to death, but a tough student…The kids are excited about going back to normal school, but along with that comes all the pressures of meeting new friends, teachers, rules, schedules, and homework. Please keep Kayle and Emma in your prayers as they transition back to school. They start at the beginning of March.

One area, in which we need prayer, is with The Meeting Place Church. We recently have had a major change in the structure of the ministry. The vision of the church/ministry has changed over the past year and has wandered from its original focus. Along with some structural issues and accountability issues, we have decided to change the leadership of the church from one person ( a pastor) to a group of leaders that will direct the ministry. In doing so, there are some discomforts with relationships, and hurt feelings. However, I do know that God is working from every angle of this situation. We covet your prayers that Gods will be done in our ministry here at The Meeting Place.

MotoMission-the MotoMission project is moving forward and are going to be able to open the doors in the next week or two. We have the bare essentials to start the operation. The momentum is great! However, to do the project as it has been planned, we are still trying to reach our goal. From a financial perspective, we are still a bit short on being able to purchase all of the equipment that is needed. Our next purchase needs to be a vehicle. For the nature of the business, we need to make sure we purchase the correct vehicle that will serve the needs of the business. We also want to be able to use the same vehicle for our other ministry needs. Please pray and ask that God will provide for our transportation needs. If you would like to join us in helping us purchase a vehicle, we would be so blessed. You can make a donation by clicking on the following link. Please send us an email to let us know if the donation was for the vehicle so we can keep an accounting of the vehicle funds. Here is the link: http://www.tinyurl.com/cuscoscott

Volunteers…as many of you know, we are a volunteer run business. We do have a few real employees, but we operate mostly on the help of volunteers. To keep the consistency of our atmosphere, we need steady volunteers that can come and join us in our ministry. We can handle any type of time commitment, and can arrange housing, language school, and give a wonderful opportunity to serve. Please keep this need in your prayers. If you know anyone that may be interested, please help us get connected. My email is scott@themeetingplacecusco.com.

There you have it! Our big prayer needs! Although these are the big ones, please keep us in your prayers with regards to our family, health, marriage, support raising, business, ministry, safety, and spiritual needs most importantly. Satan surely does not want us here and he has made it quite apparent. We do serve a much bigger God and for that we are moving forward with confidence.

We are so thankful for all of you that continue to lift us up in prayer and financial support. We would have no reason to be here if it were not for your partnership in this ministry. Thank you from the deepest parts of our hearts. Know that we pray for you all. If you have a specific need, make sure that you communicate that with us. It is always amazing to see how God answers the prayers of my daughter Kayle. Things happen when she prays! She has a special connection with God that continues to bring me to my knees as I see a faithful God answering the prayers of a young missionary girl in Peru. So if you want a 12 year old girl lifting up your needs, send us your prayer need and expect that God will be working on it. If it is important to you, it is important to us. We are all on the same team.

Many blessing on you all! Onward and upward…

The Englund Family


Pastor Todd said...

Englund's What a blessing to hear how God is using your family. God is using you in so many ways as you do His work. I will personally be praying for your family and your ministry. God bless you guys. Are you interested in hosting any short term mission trips?

Todd Puckett

Mike Grober said...

Scott, my family is praying for your family. I hope in the not too distant future that our families get together in Cusco! Please have your daughter pray for Your Mission Matters as we explore opportunities to help people everywhere live out their God-given dream at a level they never dreamed of. Blessings on all of you.