La Romana Mission Team
Our La Romana team needs you! I know, you are at home and going to work, etc. You can’t come. No problem. You can bring P.O.P. from your car, your office, your bedroom, your morning jog, or from your church. But you definitely need to bring it!
As I was preparing to leave for this mission it became clearer and clearer to me this mission would focus on spiritual warfare. That sounds intimidating to some and others scoff and the very idea. But it is the reality we face and the need before us. Ephesians 6:12 says:
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Last September I shared several posts with you about the spiritual condition of many of the churches in La Romana. They are steeped in legalism and competition. There is little trust between pastors or congregations. It is definitely a church in need of healing. How does that happen? God has to bring it. We recognize that, but we also know He has equipped us to participate in that process!
We have been given weapons of spiritual warfare. Paul mentions some of them in Ephesians 6. In 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 Paul tells us why God gave us the weapons:
For though we live in the body, we do not wage war in an unspiritual way since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ.
Our La Romana team needs you to join us in prayer. We have already been praying. Prayer is vital and all of us can be engaged. Pray for the strongholds of legalism and jealousy to be broken down. That is a great need here. I am convinced it will only happen if God’s people pray.
It’s not enough just to break down the stronghold. Pray for the establishment of God’s Truth. Jesus said Truth makes us free. There are bright spots of Christian faith and freedom here. But many segments of La Romana’s Christian community need a rebirth of Christ’s freedom. After all, Galatians tells us to use our freedom for God’s purposes. God’s purposes need to be accomplished here and everywhere.
Will you pray with us? Will you continue to pray? I’ll keep you updated on the answers we see. In the meantime, please pray.