Martinez Mail December 2017- Closing Thoughts

It’s here in the last week of 2017, Robin and I look back and reflect on the happenings over the last 12 months. We agreed with one another that the entire year has been defined by an overwhelming urgency to be about the Fathers business. Then, with spiritual eyes we began to look ahead and sense a new wind forming. A wind that will propel us to destinations far beyond …

A Routine Day……Maybe?

These past few weeks, the skies have been blue, with almost unlimited visibility. The dry season has peaked, the land is brown and dusty. The wet season is still a ways off, but the signs are mounting. Soon the rains will be upon us, and green will be the color that floods our vision. Its late afternoon and the winds tend to swirl off of the sun heated ground. As we …

And now for something completely differnt………

Ephesians 6:10-18 talks about putting on the whole Armor of God. This, so that you can be fully protected against the lethal deceptions of the devil. This passage of scripture actually reads like an airplane check-list. Mission Aviation flies very much in line with these exhortations. Before any flight carrying ministry workers, medical emergencies, or relief cargo takes off, a pilot must check every critical part of the aircraft. In …

All things to all men……….

When asked, what’s it is like to be a missionary, 1Corinthians 9:22 comes to mind. As a missionary, being all things to all men, can also mean taking on unexpected roles. On this day I was invited to say a few words at a gathering of city and Government officials. The Quetzaltenango Chamber of Commerce (Mesa Economico) was hosting a city wide meeting with special guests from the Aviation directorate …

Making “time” for the Gospel

Time is a precious thing, and in today’s world, there is often too little of it. For the this reason, Mercy Wings International (MWI) is all about getting the Gospel to the people using the speed and reliability of aircraft. Because of the aircraft advantage,-  ministry workers in Guatemala spend less time traveling and more time teaching,  preaching, and evangelizing. “The Gospel is only good news if it gets there …

The Mighty Engine….

“Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.” — A.B. Simpson Albert Benjamin Simpson (December 15, 1843 – October 29, 1919), also known as A. B. Simpson, was a Canadian preacher, theologian, author, and founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), an evangelical Protestant denomination with an emphasis on global evangelism. For Robin and I (Chuck), as missionaries that live and labor in the western …