El Salvador

May 24, 2016

 

Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a Pastor Couple for the June Retreat. The cost is $325 per couple.  To date, 40 have been sponsored.  Paypal at the bottom of  this page or mail to:

 Raven Ministries

PO Box 5970

Oroville, CA 95966

The LORD bless you!

 

But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.  Deuteronomy 3:28

Raven Ministries is hosting a retreat for 100-120 Pastor Couples in El Salvador, focusing on the Pastor’s wife.  What better way to bless and encourage the Pastor’s wife than to take her away to a beautiful resort by the beach for a time with her husband.  The retreat is planned for mid-June and will cost $325 per couple, totaling between $32,500   There are also associated expenses for transportation as well as our travel.

How can you help?:

1. Pray for the Pastor Couples who will attend 

2. Pray that God’s purpose for the retreat will be accomplished. 

3. Sponsor a Pastor Couple, or a portion of the cost for a Couple.

 Decameron - Location of Pastor Couple RetreatDecameron - Location of Pastor Couple Retreat

 

May 8 2016

Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a Pastor Couple for the June Retreat. or contributing towards the cost of Ministry Trips to teach Deacons and Leaders through Paypal at the bottom of  this page or mail to:

Raven Ministries

PO Box 5970

Oroville, CA 95966

The LORD bless you!

But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.  Deuteronomy 3:28

Raven Ministries is hosting a retreat for 100-120 Pastor Couples in El Salvador, focusing on the Pastor’s wife.  What better way to bless and encourage the Pastor’s wife than to take her away to a beautiful resort by the beach for a time with her husband.  The retreat is planned for mid-June and will cost $325 per couple, totaling between $32,500 and $39,000 depending on how many couples attend.  There are also associated expenses for transportation as well as our travel which we estimate will be around $2,500.

How can you help?:

1. Pray for the Pastor Couples who will attend 

2. Pray that God’s purpose for the retreat will be accomplished. 

3. Sponsor a Pastor Couple, or a portion of the cost for a Couple.

 Decameron - Location of Pastor Couple RetreatDecameron - Location of Pastor Couple Retreat

May 7 2016

 

Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a Pastor Couple for the June Retreat. or contributing towards the cost of Ministry Trips to teach Deacons and Leaders through Paypal at the bottom of  this page or mail to:

Raven Ministries

PO Box 5970

Oroville, CA 95966

The LORD bless you!

 

But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.  Deuteronomy 3:28

Raven Ministries is hosting a retreat for 100-120 Pastor Couples in El Salvador, focusing on the Pastor’s wife.  What better way to bless and encourage the Pastor’s wife than to take her away to a beautiful resort by the beach for a time with her husband.  The retreat is planned for mid-June and will cost $325 per couple, totaling between $32,500 and $39,000 depending on how many couples attend.  There are also associated expenses for transportation as well as our travel which we estimate will be around $2,500.

How can you help?:

1. Pray for the Pastor Couples who will attend 

2. Pray that God’s purpose for the retreat will be accomplished. 

3. Sponsor a Pastor Couple, or a portion of the cost for a Couple.

 Decameron - Location of Pastor Couple RetreatDecameron - Location of Pastor Couple Retreat

El Salvador

May 6 2016

 

Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a Pastor Couple for the June Retreat. or contributing towards the cost of Ministry Trips to teach Deacons and Leaders through Paypal at the bottom of  this page or mail to:

Raven Ministries

PO Box 5970

Oroville, CA 95966

The LORD bless you!

 

But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.  Deuteronomy 3:28

Raven Ministries is hosting a retreat for 100-120 Pastor Couples in El Salvador, focusing on the Pastor’s wife.  What better way to bless and encourage the Pastor’s wife than to take her away to a beautiful resort by the beach for a time with her husband.  The retreat is planned for mid-June and will cost $325 per couple, totaling between $32,500 and $39,000 depending on how many couples attend.  There are also associated expenses for transportation as well as our travel which we estimate will be around $2,500.

How can you help?:

1. Pray for the Pastor Couples who will attend 

2. Pray that God’s purpose for the retreat will be accomplished. 

3. Sponsor a Pastor Couple, or a portion of the cost for a Couple.

 Decameron - Location of Pastor Couple RetreatDecameron - Location of Pastor Couple RetreatEl Salvador

March 2016

 

Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a Pastor Couple for the June Retreat. or contributing towards the cost of Ministry Trips to teach Deacons and Leaders through Paypal at the bottom of  this page or mail to:

Raven Ministries

PO Box 5970

Oroville, CA 95966

The LORD bless you!

But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.  Deuteronomy 3:28

Raven Ministries is hosting a retreat for 100-120 Pastor Couples in El Salvador, focusing on the Pastor’s wife.  What better way to bless and encourage the Pastor’s wife than to take her away to a beautiful resort by the beach for a time with her husband.  The retreat is planned for mid-June and will cost $325 per couple, totaling between $32,500 and $39,000 depending on how many couples attend.  There are also associated expenses for transportation as well as our travel which we estimate will be around $2,500.

How can you help?:

1. Pray for the Pastor Couples who will attend 

2. Pray that God’s purpose for the retreat will be accomplished. 

3. Sponsor a Pastor Couple, or a portion of the cost for a Couple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2016

 

Please prayerfully consider sponsoring a Pastor Couple for the June Retreat., contributing towards the cost of Ministry Trips to teach Deacons and Leaders  or towards the Banquet Fundraiser expenses through Paypal at the bottom of  this page or via mail at:

Raven Ministries

PO Box 5970

Oroville, CA 95966

The LORD bless you!

 

But charge Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.  Deuteronomy 3:28

As we explained in our previous newsletter the primary project for Raven Ministries in 2016 is a retreat for 100-120 Pastor Couples in El Salvador, focusing on the Pastor’s wife.  What better way to bless and encourage the Pastor’s wife than to take her away to a beautiful resort by the beach for a time with her husband.  The retreat is planned for mid-June and will cost $325 per couple, totaling between $32,500 and $39,000 depending on how many couples attend.  There are also associated expenses for transportation as well as our travel which we estimate will be around $2,500.

How can you help?:

1. Pray for the Pastor Couples who will attend 

2. Pray that God’s purpose for the retreat will be accomplished. 

3. Sponsor a Pastor Couple, or a portion of the cost for a Couple.

 Decameron - Location of Pastor Couple RetreatDecameron - Location of Pastor Couple Retreat

Raven Ministries was founded in 1987 to:

     - Go After the MIA’s

    - Encourage the Ones Standing

    - Exhort the Church

 

 Pastor Edwin & Sister Gloria, Representing Pastor Couples who will attend the RetreatPastor Edwin & Sister Gloria, Representing Pastor Couples who will attend the Retreat

Recently, Pastors, Wives and even a Pastor’s daughter shared with how they’ve been touched through the ministry of Raven.  The reports ranged from a Pastor’s wife sharing how deeply the Lord spoke to her through a Pastors’ wives retreat in 2004, to a Pastor’s daughter contacting us through Facebook Messenger to thank Raven Ministries for sponsoring her in culinary school at a time when her life was so devastated because she had been the victim of a sexual assault, to a Pastor’s wife explaining that a strong Pastors’ Wives prayer fellowship was birthed in their city from a one-day time of rest that Pastor Gabriel and Raven Ministries hosted for 15 Pastor Couples in their area, to several Pastors claiming their faith has been strengthened as they’ve watched our journey towards this retreat.  By far the most amazing fruit we’ve seen this past five months was the salvation of the representative of Decameron where the Pastor Couples Retreat will be held.  Wow! What an encouragement it has been to hear some of what God has brought forth.  We praise Him for His faithfulness!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This past weekend, Ron taught 4 Deacon and Leader groups and preached twice at the Baptist Church in Vista Hermosa.  The response has been beyond what we hoped for: many of the Deacons and Leaders are speaking words of gratitude and recognizing where they could have brought discouragement to their Pastors.  Incredible times in the Presence of the Lord!

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While in El Salvador, Ron is also preaching the Paje de Armas message to churches.  After preaching in one of the churches we spent time with the Pastor Guzman, Sister Cecilia, their two daughters and three of their leaders.  We asked Pastor Guzman and Sister Cecilia what brought them to La Libertad.  We saw the Holy Spirit revive their spirits as they enthusiastically shared the journey with Jesus.  What an amazing story and blessed time.

 Pastor Guzman & Sister Cecilia with Armor BearersPastor Guzman & Sister Cecilia with Armor Bearers

 

Pastor Guzman, Sister Cecilia, 2 Daughters and 3 Leaders with Ron, Luan and Pastor GabrielPastor Guzman, Sister Cecilia, 2 Daughters and 3 Leaders with Ron, Luan and Pastor Gabriel

 

Congregation of the Baptist Church in La LibertadCongregation of the Baptist Church in La Libertad

 

 

Raven Ministries was founded in 1987 to:

     - Go After the MIA’s

    - Encourage the Ones Standing

    - Exhort the Church

 

 

 

ADONAI directs a person’s steps, and He delights in his way.

Psalms 37:23 CJB 

 

Praise Yehovah that He is the One directing our steps….and He knows exactly what He is doing.  We also praise God that He cares about ONE person! 

 

Likewise, I (Jesus) say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.”

Luke 15:10

 

Raven Ministries was founded in 1987 to:

     - Go After the MIA’s

    - Encourage the Ones Standing

    - Exhort the Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The timing of our trip was around the wedding of our long-time friend Pastor Edwin Castellano to Sister Gloria Sloan.  Ron was blessed to be asked to officiate the ceremony.  Though we know that God’s timing is always perfect, we don’t always get to see the significance of it.  This time was different.  A representative of Decameron, the retreat location, came to one of our meetings with the FIBAM Directors to present their services and associated costs.  During the meeting he (Roberto) asked if we would visit the resort to see the facilities and discuss the arrangements in more detail.  It was at this meeting that God allowed us to be part of a most awesome Divine Encounter.  After seeing all Decameron had to offer (what a beautiful, well designed and implemented resort!) Roberto invited us to have breakfast at one of the buffets.  He began asking questions about Raven Ministries and what we do (of course most of the conversation was going through a translator).  Then, Pastor Gabriel asked Roberto about his relationship to Jesus……long story short, Roberto, made a decision to follow Jesus!   Wow!  What an incredibly joy filled day that was. 

 

 

 

Encouraged to Encourage

 

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the banquet scheduled for April 23rd was canceled....but this is how amazing God is:

 

    To date we have the money for 30 Pastor Couples!!  70 more to go.

 

 

 

Raven Ministries was founded in 1987 to:

 

     - Go After the MIA’s

 

    - Encourage the Ones Standing

 

    - Exhort the Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

Encouraged to Encourage Banquet

Now the God of patience and consolation (to call near, to invite or invoke for the purpose of imploring comforting or exhorting) grant you to be like minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.  Romans 15:5

 At the end of last year, as we were thinking and praying about the Pastor couple retreat, Luan felt led to pursue the idea of a fundraiser banquet. We are so blessed by the many gifted people that God has put in our life.  And very grateful that Pastor Dennis Day & Pastor Kenn Bishop gifted us with their time and talents to lead us through the process. God is so faithful, amazing and terrifying all at the same time. We are so out of our comfort zone, and now it seems the Lord is saying spend more money you don't have in your hand right now to sow seeds for the harvest you need for the retreat (dump more water on the altar Elijah!). The awesome thing is that as we "put our foot in the Jordan,” He opened our minds that the focus of this banquet is really a ministry of encouragement to the Pastors and Leaders of Oroville. As we "do what we do" (trust him to provide a night of fun and re-energizing for these leaders) He will stir hearts to do the same for the Pastors of El Salvador. We are so excited (and biting our nails) to see what God is going to do.  The banquet is April 23rd (during the three weeks we are home in the next two months) and will cost $2,500-3,000.

 How you can Help?:

1. Pray for the Pastors and Leaders who will attend 

2. Pray for the funds for the Pastor Couple retreat to be provided 

3. Contribute toward the cost of the banquet. Leaders of La Gracia ChurchLeaders of La Gracia Church

 

 Teaching Deacons & Leaders

As outlined in the last update, the Directors of FIBAM asked us to come alongside them to teach their Deacons, Leaders and Churches the importance of encouraging the Pastor and blessing his marriage with the end goal of birthing this understanding in the fabric of their Churches. We will visit 35 or so Deacon and Leader groups individually during the course of our next two trips (March 21-Apr 8 and May 4-May 24) to teach these principles.  We estimate the cost of both trips to be around $5,000

How you can Help?: 

1. Pray for the Deacons and Leaders of these 35 Churches 

2. Pray that God’s purpose will be accomplished and His message will be spoken and received for these Deacons and Leaders. 

3. Contribute toward the cost of these trips

“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you.”   John 15:16 KJV

 

We praise God for the fruit He’s brought forth through Raven Ministries!  Earlier this  year, we asked the Father to show Pastor Jorge & Sister Rosario, Representing Pastor Couples who will attend the RetreatPastor Jorge & Sister Rosario, Representing Pastor Couples who will attend the Retreatus fruit from our labor among Pastors and their families.  Fruit is evidence of God’s works among the children of men and provides opportunity for specific praise.  Fruit is also a source of encouragement for the laborers.  Our faithful and mighty Father has pulled back the veil and shown us some of the fruit from the past 15 years, and we want to give Him all the praise honor and glory!! 

Over the past few months several Pastors and Wives have shared how God has used Raven Ministries in their lives.  And, we are even more convinced of the need for and the power of encouragement.  We know this Pastor Couple Retreat in June is from the heart of the Father.  We have labored intensely and joyfully in El Salvador these past few months to see it come to fruition; conducting 14 meetings to plan and make arrangements for the retreat, meeting with 16 Pastor Couples to encourage them, preaching in 20 Churches and teaching 15 Deacon & Leader groups about the Biblical principles of encouraging their Pastor and his wife and investing in their marriage.  To date, God has provided the money for 40 Pastor Couples.  Sixty more to go!  We trust the LORD with our whole heart and have enthusiastically worked toward this goal.  We know that He is Faithful.  We ask that you continue to hold us up in prayer that our faith will not fail and to thank Him for the provision of everything needed (Mostly His Presence) for the retreat to fulfill its purpose.

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Decameron - Location of the RetreatDecameron - Location of the Retreat

Decameron - Location of the RetreatDecameron - Location of the Retreat

 

 “What was sown on rich soil is the one who hears the message and understands it; such a person will surely bear fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirty times what was sown” Matthew 13:23 CJB

We praise God for the fruit He’s brought forth in El Salvador!  What a blessing to hear the stories.  During lunch last week with Pastor Ticas, his wife Maria and their daughter Jamy, Maria was eager to share what’s been happening in their city and to thank Pastor Gabriel.  In 2008 Pastor Gabriel and Raven Ministries hosted a one day retreat for 15 Pastor Couples from different denominations.  Afterwards, that Pastors wives decided to continue meeting together weekly to develop relationships and pray.  She said it has brought an amazing unity and compassion for Pastors and women.  As they’ve prayed for their husbands, the Lord impressed on them to help some poorer Pastors in their community as well as some who were ill.  Over the years they’ve had a variety of fund raising events to meet these needs.  Three years ago they had a 3 day fast that ended with a prayer gathering.   Since then, they’ve had two meetings for women from all over El Salvador.  One thousand women attended the first meeting and 700 came to the second.  They witnessed many healings and decisions for Christ.  Words do not adequately convey the enthusiasm and joy with which Maria shared this testimony.  Through the years, we’ve hosted many one day retreats.  Many times we’ve wondered whether they have produced “fruit”.  Wow! What an encouragement it was to hear what God used one retreat to ignite.  We praise God for the faithfulness of Pastor Gabriel.  And, also want to encourage those Pastors’ wives that get together to pray…..God will honor your faithfulness!

Pastor Ticas, Maria, Pastor Gabriel, Ron and LuanPastor Ticas, Maria, Pastor Gabriel, Ron and Luan  Pastor Edwin and Sister Gloria Castellanos of Vista Hermosa with Armor BearersPastor Edwin and Sister Gloria Castellanos of Vista Hermosa with Armor Bearers
Ron preaching, Angel translatingRon preaching, Angel translating  Congregation of Vista Hermosa Baptist ChurchCongregation of Vista Hermosa Baptist Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And may God, the source of encouragement and patience, give you the same attitude among yourselves as the Messiah Yeshua had, so that with one accord and with one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.  Romans 15:5 CJB  This is our goal that the Body may be stirred to encourage and forbear one another so we can, in unity, magnify God!  Our Father was so very gracious to let us see fruit last night.

 

As part of their vision to develop a desire within their churches to take care of Pastors and their Families, the Directors of FIBAM asked Ron to revisit the churches with the message of Raven, focusing specifically on Deacons and Leaders.   The message to Leadership is two-part: first establishing God’s commission to the church and His design of order in His House; secondly exposing the scheme of the enemy to destroy leadership in the Church, the strategy of Jesus to pray for the leader and the responsibility of leaders it encourage their Pastor.  Since it’s a message the enemy of our souls particularly hates, there are typically a lot of distractions and many times it hits “a brick wall.”  Because it’s also a message we (Ron, José, Pastor Gabriel and Luan) are very familiar with it could easily become stale and we could fall into the trap of “just going through the motions.”  So, prior to meeting with a group of Deacons and Leaders last night, Ron prayed that the Word would be preached with a fresh anointing, those praying would be aimed purposefully and that the message would be received and bear much fruit.     

 

God promptly answered our prayers.  The Word was preached with the passion, power and influence that comes from the Holy Spirit.  After Ron finished several of the Leadership group spoke to the Pastor Enrique and Sister Cecy, expressing gratitude for what they have done and the attitude with which they have served.  Some also asked forgiveness for, at times, not being an encouragement to them.  It was a holy time bathed in love that deepened relationships.  Despite our limited Spanish, we could see and sense the work that was being done by the Holy Spirit to bring unity of heart.

 

Ron teaching the Deacons & Leaders of Apopa.  Jose Elias translatingRon teaching the Deacons & Leaders of Apopa. Jose Elias translating Deacons and Leaders of the Baptist Church in ApopaDeacons and Leaders of the Baptist Church in Apopa
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Praise YHVH for His Goodness and for His Faithfulness to the children of Men!

 

In March we (Pastor Gabriel, José Elias, two Directors of FIBAM, Ron and Luan) met with a representative from the resort where we will be taking the Pastor Couples.  As the El Salvadoran culture is very relational, we shared breakfast together before discussing the specifics of the Retreat.  During the conversation, Pastor Gabriel felt led to ask the representative (Roberto) about his relationship with Jesus.  Long story short…he made a decision to follow Jesus.  Before we returned home in April, Raven Ministries gave Roberto a Study Bible on behalf of our three Ministries (Raven, Siervos.Com – Pastor Gabriel & Berali’s ministry and SOL - José & Adriana’s ministry).

 

Yesterday we had a brief meeting with Roberto to pay an additional $7,600, which was the remainder of the deposit (we paid $7,600 in April).  After discussing a few logistics for the Retreat, Ron told Roberto that we are grateful to God for his decision to follow Jesus and hope he will grow in his knowledge through the Bible.  Roberto said he has been studying the Bible with an evangelical friend who attends a 7th Day Adventist Church.  He was very excited about his new faith and what he is learning.  Ron told him we were here to pay the rest of the deposit and reminded Roberto that when we put the first payment on our credit card in April we told him we didn’t have the money to pay for it.  We only had enough to pay for 7 Pastor Couples (around $2,000).  As Ron told him God provided the remainder of the $7,600 before it was due on the credit card, we could see the incredulity mixed with joy on Roberto’s face.  He was blown away, saying “this has strengthened my faith.”  He went on to say “there are many businesses that come to our hotel that have lots of money and they pay late.  I am amazed that you put it on a credit card when you didn't have the money and that you are paying all the deposit in advance.”  What a testimony of God’s faithfulness to this young man, his family, his co-workers and his boss!  Our Father has so much more in His plans that we can ever hope for or imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Yehovah turned to him and said, "Go in this - - thy power; and you have saved Israel out of the hand of Midian - - have not I sent you."  Judges 6:13   Praise Yehovah!  When we don't know how we are going to ever do what He has called us to do, we can rely on "go in this your power" - that He has sent us.  What a blessing to know that whether we understand what's going on or not; whether we see how it's all going to work out or not;.....He is with us! 

 

During our March/April trip we met twice with the Directors of FIBAM to develop a strategy to teach their Deacon/Leader groups the importance of supporting and encouraging their Pastor, as well as to plan the logistics for 35 of their Pastor Couples attending the retreat.  We also spoke to several of FIBAM’s Churches and Deacon/Leaders groups. To the churches, Ron preached the "Amour Bearer" message that challenges Christians to not just be sheep but to be soldiers standing with their Pastor. To the Deacon/Leader groups, he shared the importance of following Biblical protocol which includes respecting and honoring their Pastor - not just as a person but as God's person sent to lead them. Additionally, we met with two other Pastor groups to invite them to the June retreat.   

 

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 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.  Joshua 1:9

The LORD is working in us to experience peace and rest coming from the choice to believe that He is with us.  Stewarding a church and undertaking a project of the size and magnitude of a 100 Pastor Couple Retreat, whilePastor Eduardo & Jessica GonzalezPastor Eduardo & Jessica Gonzalez focusing on being the child and friend of God as well as the spouse and parents that He desires us to be…to say the thought is overwhelming is a huge understatement.  But God is walking with us through everything and we’re getting to experience Him in amazing new ways. We are so blessed!  He is way beyond explanation or imagination!!  The way our Father orchestrated this past trip to El Salvador and walked us through some potentially difficult situations, especially considering that the trip was put together at such a rapid pace is beyond description.  All the objectives we had for this trip were accomplished and so much more.  Leaders of FIBAMLeaders of FIBAMDuring a 2 week period, we met with the Directors of FIBAM and established a working plan, and also met with the Lead Pastor of the two other groups that are invited and have their buy in (These three groups represent 90% of the Pastor Couples invited).  Ron also preached in 2 Churches and spoke with 3 Deacon and Leader groups, revisiting Raven’s message.  Leaders of Las Americas ChurchLeaders of Las Americas ChurchThe unexpected and special treats came in the form of time spent individually with 6 Pastor Couples as well as a Pastor’s daughter and her husband; listening to their heart, seeing a Pastor’s wife tear up as Ron thanked her for her sacrifice, encouraging a Pastor Couple in the midst of a 2 year financial struggle, praying with a Pastor Couple facing hard issues with one of their children and watching the contentment on a Pastor Couple’s face as they shared their story remembering what the Lord has done.  We were not created to solve their problems only God can do that, but He has used us over and over again to bring encouragement.  It comes in many forms and there is nothing as impactful or powerful as renewed hope!  To God be the Glory.

    

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