Leo & Cathy Paine "Standing In The Gap" for the missionary.
Filling the gap through FURLOUGH RELIEF!
Contact us: landcpaine@yahoo.com or Skype: leo.paine

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Almost time to head home.

Our time in Fiji is drawing to a close.  Its hard to believe 
that 5 months has nearly passed since our
arrival. We have met some sweet folk who
love the Lord. That is one thing about
this Standing In The Gap ministry you get to meet
some of God's amazing people but you also
have to leave them behind. We know that someday
we will get to spend eternity with some them. Since
our arrival in Fiji we have seen 6 souls saved.

Pastor Paul W. Daku (R) and Deacon  Bro. Eliki (L)
and men praying over Leo before Daku's
 left in October 2015.

Christmas program 2015 with teens and children.

The Hindi Festival of Lights gods the Hindus purchase in the stores.
We will be flying home on February 29 and spending about
a month and half before we fly out for the
island of Nauru where we will 'Stand In' for
missionaries Adam and Christie McGeorge. This
will be our second time we will be
'standing in' for the McGeorge's and look
forward to being with the people of International
Baptist Church of Nauru.

Monday, September 14, 2015

It's Almost Time!!!

Time is approaching very quickly, September 29, it will
be here before we know it. The Lord has opened the door
for us to have a young couple live
in our house while we are gone. That is a huge
blessing for us and we pray it will
also be a blessing to them. 

We ask that you pray for us while we are in
Fiji and for the Daku's as they
will be traveling during their furlough time.
We are looking forward to our time
with the International Baptist Church of Fiji.

International Baptist Church of Fiji

 After a bit of a rest (1 1/2 months)
we head out again.
The Lord has opened yet another door for 
us to 'Stand In The Gap' for
another missionary!!
Can you guess where???


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Most recent letter

Dear Pastor and Church,                                                                       June / July 2015
We had the blessed opportunity to go with a group of 15 from our church to the Navajo Reservation in Fruitland, New Mexico.  We had several novel experiences on this trip, for me it was the street preaching at a busy intersection; it was certainly outside of my normal preaching routine. We then moved to a shopping mall parking lot where Cathy had the opportunity to hand a John & Romans to a young lady that was coming over to see what was going on. Cathy realized that her accent indicated that she was not American and asked her where she was from. She told her the Netherlands that is where Cathy was born. The Lord brought this group with a broken down vehicle so she could receive a John & Romans. She told Cathy that she was searching and claimed to be an atheist but thought there might be a God. Cathy encouraged her to take the John & Romans and to read it when she had opportunity and to open her heart to what it said. If this story comes to mind please pray for her and her salvation. Small world isn't it.
 .This week we are headed to Merriam, Kansas, then off to Billings, Montana followed by Salt Lake City, Utah. We will be back home in St. Joseph in time to work in our Vacation Bible School.  Part of August we will be going to Chattanooga, TN and then the GIBM meeting at our church in September.
In October, we leave for Fiji to Stand In The Gap for missionary Paul W. and Martha Daku. We are looking forward to watching over the ministry for the Daku’s while they take a much needed furlough.  Please pray for the financial needs we have for this Fiji trip.

Standing In The Gap for your missionaries,
Leo and Cathy Paine
Isaiah 26:3-4

Friday, April 3, 2015

Next Stop!!!

Next Stop for 'Standing In The Gap'

The LORD has once again opened the door
for us to 'stand in' for missionaries Paul W. and Martha Daku
in Laukota, Fiji.

 We are excited about the opportunity to be a blessing 
to the Daku's and the ministry there.

We do not have a lot of details yet but it looks
like we will be headed back to the 
South Pacific in September.

We ask for your prayers as we all prepare for this
trip...there is much to do both families.

Monday, February 23, 2015

God's strength

"Even the smallest drop of God's 
strength is more than enough to cover our
frailties, our shortcomings, the 
places where we deem ourselves weak."

Sunday, December 28, 2014

November/December 2014 prayer letter

Dear Pastor and Church,                                November/December 2014

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year

As 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.

Upon 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.

December 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!!

We 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.

Standing In The Gap for your missionaries,

Leo and Cathy Paine
Isaiah 26:3-4

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.
Send them a card or an email and let them know
 you are praying for them. 
Then pray for them.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Aug/Sept 2014 prayer letter

Dear Pastor and Church:                                              August/September 2014

Time 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.

Jon 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.

We 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.

I 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.

Pastor 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 (rettig@missionpraha.org) in the Czech Republic and Adam McGeorge in Nauru (adam@mcgeorgemissions.info), 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.

Standing In The Gap for YOUR missionary,
Leo and Cathy Paine
Proverbs 3:5-6