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

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mail from home!

A package from home filled with all sorts
of goodies. The box included gum,
yellow mustard,
dvd's, coffee, and much more!
Mailed on July 2 and arrived today,
July 31~that is a reasonable amount of time.
On the other hand,
my Mother's Day card arrived today
and that was mailed on May 5th!

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Teen Time on Friday night and we are
looking forward to devotion time,
fun and games, of course the all important
snack time.
Please pray for the 3 young men that
last month raised their hand
indicating that they are unsure
of their salvation.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More Than It Appears

Standing In The Gap is just that ~ we stand in
for missionaries who need to go on furlough
for whatever the reason.
While we are here in Nauru our duties include:
preaching and teaching, Sunday School, 
visitation, hospital visits, counseling,
weekly Religious Instructions for
high school students, 
providing transportation for all services,
Teen Time, ladies meetings,
watching over the missionaries home, pets, etc.

Letting nature do the work...
Taking care of plants  and pets!

This morning we set a trap to catch
some ants...and it is working.

Satan sets traps for us too...
The trap of focusing on earthly things
instead eternal things.
Hebrews 13:5
"...and be content with such things as ye have;..."

Sunday, July 8, 2012

~ The Island ~

We have been on the island of Nauru for 2 months and a few days. We have learned names, still have a few children's names that we get mixed up like Steve Austin, Pecos, and B Johnson, but it gets easier each week. We have found our way around ~ how do you get lost on an island of approximately 8 square miles?   The heat is something we are getting used to - sort of!!

Life is simple and slow on the island, the people are friendly but generally not too open. The children that come on Sunday morning listen intently  and answer with raised eyebrows, an island habit. Some learn their memory verse and some even remember the Bible story from the week before. They enjoy helping to serve the adults their juice drink after service. Most rather climb the side of the wagon than to climb the stairs.  Kids are kids all over the world.

Teen Time on Friday night went well, some would say the numbers aren't too impressive BUT the boys that attended all responded that they are not sure of their salvation ~ a real matter of prayer!!  They enjoyed the devotion, snacks and games ~ we were thankful that Bro. Junior came along to help.

We are learning to trust the LORD more and more and that is what its all about. We ask you pray concerning our next stop for 'Standing In The Gap'.