Missionaries

 

Heart Cry

HeartCryHeartCry is a missionary society with one great and overriding passion: that God’s Name be Great among the Nations (Malachi 1:11) and that the Lamb receive the full reward for His suffering (Revelation 7:9-10). We find our greatest purpose and constant motivation for missions in God, His commitment to His own glory, and our God-given desire to see His Christ worshiped in every nation, tribe, people, and language (Psalms 2:6-12).


The Stanleys

stanleysHello! My name is Nathan Stanley. My wife and I are missionaries on our way to Mexico! We are very excited to be finally working on deputation! Once we reach full support we will be going to Jerez, Zacatecas to work with my father and mother-in-law at their children’s home. This will serve as our language school and help us to get acclimated to the culture. We are planning on working there for approximately one year depending upon how the Lord leads. After that we feel that the Lord is calling us to the state of Oaxaca to work with indegenious Indians. Our desire is to plant local churches in the municipal seats and market cities of remote mountain villages. From there we will launch outreach programs into the surrounding villages. Our long-term burden is to start a bible institute to train and send out converts back to their own villages to start local churches. Our desire is not simply to gain “confessions” but true conversions, brought about by the Holy Spirit, that have the power to effect real change in the heart and mind. Our passionate desire is to see the name of Christ glorified among the nations and in the lives of the Zapotec Indians. We ask that you would join with us in prayer as we embark on deputation.



The Stanley's October 2013 Update

Greetings!

We hope this beautiful fall day finds you all well. We have certainly had a busy and exciting fall!

As many of you may already know, we found out some big news last month – Mary is expecting twins! This came as a huge shock to us, and the Dr’s had warned us that it was common to lose 1 or both of them due to circumstances…but it looks like God had other plans! She is now 13 weeks along, and into her 2nd trimester. We had an ultrasound this past week and both of the babies are looking healthy and growing well. We had many hard decisions to make as far as her care goes, but with lots of prayer and guidance from our Pastor we have decided it will be best for her to stay in the states under care here for the duration of her pregnancy. In Pluma we are hours away from a NICU capable of handling a multiples pregnancy and the overall infant mortality rate is unbelievably high. So our current plans are for Nathan to head back home to Pluma by himself next week to keep Bible studies going, and Mary and the boys will be staying in the states in Florida with family. Lord willing, he will be able to return for a visit at Christmas time, but we do not have any of those specifics worked out yet. It will be a hard time of separation for our family, but it is a sacrifice that we feel needs to be made. Please keep us in your prayers, both for the emotional side of things and the financial side as it will be very tight with the extra travels, living in 2 locations and with Mary’s additional medical bills. Our Pastor has always teased us that we couldn’t be done having kids yet, because “5 kids is a quiver full”…well with these twins we will have met our requirement :)

Thank you all so much for your continual prayers and support. We have definitely been blessed with an amazing group of people to partner with in our efforts of spreading the gospel!

In Christ,
The Stanleys