Raven Ministries was founded in 1987 to:

  • Go After the MIA’s
  • Encourage the Ones Standing
  • Exhort the Church

 

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            Raven Ministries

            PO Box 5970

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Ron preached 5 times in 4 ChurchesRon preached 5 times in 4 Churches

 Pastor Gabriel and Sister BeraliPastor Gabriel and Sister Berali

 

Two major highlights were a young Pastor named Jonathan and a dinner with four Pastor Couples.  After one of the Pastor meetings, Jonathan shared his experience as a Pastor’s son and how he walked away from the Lord for a season. He thanked us for the PK Days and times we came to visit always showing care for the Pastors’ families.  Four Pastor Couples have been meeting monthly since the Couples Retreat in 2016.  They eat, laugh, worship, share each other’s burdens and pray together.  Turns out they were getting together while we were in town, and they invited us to join them.  What a breath of fresh air!  These couples are moving beyond superficial relationship and developing unity in the Holy Spirit.  We are so grateful Jesus allowed us to see some of the fruit that is remaining. 

Pastor Luis & Sister SoniaPastor Luis & Sister Sonia

Assembly of God Pastor GroupAssembly of God Pastor Group

Baptist Pastor GroupBaptist Pastor Group

 

“I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.  I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:12-13

We praise YHVH for His Presence and all the He allowed us to do, see and experience in El Salvador.  The one word that describes this time is FULL.  He FILLED us to the point of bursting with a Word: for Ron “How Big is your God?” and for Luan “Marriage – the Mystery of Christ and the Bride”.  Then He emptied us with an 11-hour overnight flight and a touch of food poisoning during the trip; we landed totally drained physically and began a rigorous 9-day speaking schedule with associated meetings only 6 hours after we landed.  We were right in the place the Father wanted us: totally aware that we needed to draw our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual strength from Him.  He in turn gave us nine days FULL of encounters with individual couples, groups and congregations.  FULL of mutually encouraging exchanges with friends and co-laborers.  FULL of hope, as the Father time and again reminded the weary that He is Faithful to keep His promises.  And, although completely spent, we left feeling FULL (not lacking or omitting anything; complete) emotionally, mentally and spiritually….Only Jesus can fill you and empty you in the same encounter!Luan with Sister Gloria de Castellanos translatingLuan with Sister Gloria de Castellanos translating

This was one of those trips where we saw fruit from previous visits as well as sowed and watered for future harvest.  We met with six couples individually, recognizing that at least for two it was the Father’s perfect timing to give them a word of faith and hope.  In addition, Luan encouraged ladies at an annual retreat and two groups of Pastors Wives to discover the mystery of Intimacy with our Bridegroom.  Ron exhorted one group of Pastors, three groups of Pastor Couples and four Congregations to challenge their personal concept of God.  If we really believe He is the One who breathed stars like UY Scuti from His mouth, how can we doubt that He will be Faithful to deliver us, protect us, provide for us…..?  Ron also encouraged four groups of Pastors in their role as husband.  Even though we spoke through a translator (although, Ron incorporated a LOT of Spanish while preaching) in nearly every service or meeting, we could see individuals connecting with the Word.  And, several took the time to tell us personally that they’d been touched by Jesus.

Ladies that attended Vista Hermosa RetreatLadies that attended Vista Hermosa Retreat Four Pastor Couples Meeting since 2016Four Pastor Couples Meeting since 2016