Feb/March 2020 Prayer Letter
Greetings to our prayer partners and supporters. We thank everyone for their support and their very generous partnership with us in our ministry. My family and I are doing well and have stationed ourselves back in Ohio at our home church as several meetings have had to be canceled. I was also going to make a trip to Africa in a few weeks, and that trip has had to be canceled as well. In May, my wife and I were going to a medical class to have some further training in basic medicine that we could use on the field as we will be working in a predominately rural environment. I say all these things not as a discouragement, but rather with an open mind, knowing that God is in control, and He has a greater plan. I would therefore like to challenge my fellow brothers and sisters in this time that we be found faithful because God is faithful. Deu 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
We may think of this as unprecedented times, but the Bible does say there is nothing new under the sun. I look at this now as maybe God trying to get a hold of the American people in a call to repentance. We have been a blessed nation and a privileged nation, but we have been an arrogant nation and have walked away from the principles found in God’s Word. I believe God can use this to call his people back to Him. Perhaps the time for the Lord’s return is ever near, and we can hear the trump of God sound. I challenge my brothers and sisters to look at this as an opportunity to reach someone with the Gospel. I know first hand many people who never before would darken the doors of the church that are listening to messages online. God is calling, and people are still responding. We are not alone in this spiritual battle for we have the King of kings and Lord of lords on our side, and with Him we have the victory. 1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Let us be found faithful in our own lives and not look on those around us. Elijah was discouraged and hid under a bush in the desert after seeing one of the greatest revivals in Israel on Mount Carmel because he felt alone. God spoke to him and said he had seven thousand who had not surrendered to Baal. We are not alone and we serve a great God.
While we may think that we are going through a trial here, I ask you to pray for our brothers and sisters in Africa. I speak specifically of Pastor Frazer and the great burden on his heart. A few weeks ago, his daughter had a very severe case of cerebral malaria which is one of the worst forms. Where God has called Frazer to serve is very remote and a location with poor medicine. His daughter was very ill and near to death when he was finally able to get her to the hospital. They immediately gave her a quinine drip, and after a few days she began to recover. We thank God for her recovery, but there have been some complications that have dealt a heavy blow to his heart. His daughter has lost her sense of hearing and now is unable to speak. The side effect of the quinine drip causes this. They are also concerned with the possibility of mental damage as well because of the severity of the malaria. Frazer has since had a lot of people that have been a discouragement rather than an encouragement during this time by questioning his reasoning for even serving there with the poor medicine. Please pray for this brother. We may feel that we have trials, but few of us have been through a serious loss. Just a few years before this same man lost his son as a baby, but he has continued to be faithful. Let’s be faithful and serve where we can and when we can. God is great, and His mercies are endless. Let us pray that through this God could do a mighty work in our hearts and in the heart of our country and that we would turn back to him.
Thank you again for your support and prayers, and let us just keep pressing on and fight the good fight.
Caleb & Abby & Rosalie Robinson