we look back over 2014 we are blessed and thankful to the LORD for meeting so
many needs. The Lord has opened doors and provided for us beyond our
expectations. We are thankful to those who support us in Standing In The Gap. As we talk to missionaries they tell us how
much a furlough relief ministry is needed and we count it a blessing that the LORD
is using us to meet that need.
our return home from Europe we were able to share our burden for the Standing In The Gap ministry. We spent
some time with our children and grandchildren both in Florida and Tennessee. Cathy was able to attend several ladies
retreats and I had opportunity to preach in our state prison and saw one man
saved. We also dealt with our house that
had been flooded due to a frozen water line. The kitchen was a total loss and
there was a lot of damage throughout, but, it is now 90% repaired and the LORD
has blessed in so many ways.
marks several highlights in our spiritual life including the occasion of our 40th
spiritual birthday. It was because of the burden of a faithful man and his
heart for the bus ministry. I was ordained in 1991 and December 2007, a
missionary approached us about helping his work while he was on furlough, Standing In The Gap was born.We are so blessed!!
are willing to go anywhere, at home or abroad and ready to ‘stand in’ for a
missionary or pastor. If you know of someone who needs to come home for furlough or a church in need of an interim pastor, have
them get in touch with us or our pastor, Bill G. Marshall.
In The Gap for your missionaries,
Leo and Cathy Paine
As we go through the CHRISTmas season
and into the New Year take
time to remember the missionaries on the
foreign field. They are away from home and missing
parents, brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren.
has been flying along since our return from Europe in April. The Lord has given
us opportunities to travel and preach and give testimony of what the Lord is
doing with ‘Standing In The Gap’.Cathy
has had several opportunities to speak at different Ladies meetings since we
arrived home. She was also able to go with the ladies of our church to
Springfield, MO for a meeting this past weekend.
and Emilie Rettig drove through St. Joseph before their return to the field and
we were able to spend some time together over lunch. We are thankful for them
and their faithful work to the Lord and folk in the Czech Republic.
are continuing to work on the repairs on our house after we had frozen water
lines and breaks while in Europe. We are waiting for kitchen counter tops and
we still have lots of painting to do.
had some outpatient surgery on August 8th the doctor clipped a
muscle in the leg I had hip replacement on in 2008. I had an allergic reaction
to some medication they used and that added a bit of recovery time. This
procedure is supposed to reduce the constant pain that I have in that hip and the
pain has lessened some and we are very thankful for that.
and church we are asking you to pray for an open door for us to stand in for a
missionary who needs to go on furlough.Feel free to call, email us or our pastor Bill Marshall. We have stood
in for Jon Rettig on three different occasions, you may contact him at (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Czech Republic and Adam
McGeorge in Nauru (email@example.com), we stood in for him for 11 months.
We also have a ‘personal need’ and we ask that you pray for that if the LORD
should bring it to mind.