Post 50 / The Next Language

Dedication Service for Marcos

Some weeks ago I asked Marcos’s pastor to commission him for the next couple of years internship with Nathaniel and myself.  I expected a prayer and an adios but we were in for a surprise.

The worship session was pretty normal. Then Pastor Andrew asked me to explain about our plan for the next two years.  Nathaniel and Marcos stood by my side on the stage as we shared.  We then sat down and got a sermon on Hebrews 4:12–

For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

The pastor affirmed the power of the Word and his own experience in the distribution of GRN materials in the labor camps right here in Culiacan.  I had not known this, but he also had travelled with Mike Hendricks to work with the Navajo.  He  had seen the power of the Gospel in direct work with the lost. By his own testimony he had seen the power of that Gospel change his own life.  He had been alcoholic for years and saw God’s deliverance.

He then called us forward again and this time prayed for our ministry and the yet unreached languages that God has called us toward.  It was a blessing.  You can see the whole service that was streamed to Facebook.  It is posted on my personal timeline.

We spent the rest of the day ministering to a rehab center that the church is establishing.  This act alone is an act of faith.  About five years ago I was in a service at another church here that was broken up by operatives of the drug cartel who warned they would start killing church members if they did not stop working with drug addicts.

This did not faze Pastor Andrew.  Nor did it affect Marcos’s father who had visible scars on his head from the time in their families life when they were caught between two drug cartels who both wanted them dead.  Talking with these believers, one quickly becomes aware that they are on the front lines.  They affirm that right now there is a lull in the cartel activities.

Pastor Andrew is sending us out tomorrow with a car he is loaning us so that we can explore for the next week some languages that are within a day’s drive.  This is a commission with not only a vision but with provision. Pray that God will bless these generous servants.

God Bless,

Larry DeVilbiss | Executive Director

Global Recordings Network USA


Previous “The Next Language” posts
Two Weeks, Two Months, Two Years – Post 49
What Will You Give to Jesus – Post 48
Special Assignment – Post 47
The Good and the Best – Post 46
How Many Languages Are There? – Post 45
Verifying Speech Varieties – Post 44
Those God Things – Post 43
Meet Notch, the Desert Cottontail – Post 42
The Lost Languages – Post 41
The Rest of the Yoke – Post 40
What About Those Last Languages – Post 39
A Yoke That Fits – Post 38
The Other Side – Post 37
It Is Finished – Post 36
On the Ground in Culiacan – Post 35
I Will Go With Thee – Post 34
Unseen Warfare – Post 33
God of the Gaps – Post 32
The Father of Faith Missions – Post 31
WAIT – Post 30
Our Ultimate Weapon – Post 29
What Are You Doing Here – Post 28
Recordist Training Course Update – Post 27
Still Shameful – Post 26
Numbers Update – Post 25
The Gospel and Idolatry – Post 24
Could Ye Not Pray – Post 23
John the Baptist and the New Normal – Post 22
Genesis of a Script – Post 21
Embena Experiences – Post 20
An Easter Like No Other – Post 19
Go Or Stay Home – Post 18
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