June 15, 2009

Grace Abounding: Evangelism cancer, church, the love of Christ

Evangelism in Philadelphia is exciting. Why? For many reasons, including that I'm praying to be useful to the Lord in the service of His gospel (good news), I am so excited to get out there and share what I've been learning through study, praying for the nations of the world and learning about them is extremely exciting when I meet people from those very continents! and many more reasons.

I'm also excited to be learning to speak in tongues, such as Spanish, as well as bits and pieces of other languages.

My uncle is very sick and in a lot of pain from having Mesothelioma cancer. I'm praying for him daily. Oh how we need the Holy Spirit to awaken our hearts to the truths contained in Scripture, because our time on earth is so short.

My pastor and church are growing in grace along with difficulties that have arisen lately. How I am so grateful to be a part of this small band of believers. We are learning to exhort one another toward love and obedience in faith. May Christ truly be honored by us as we consider ourselves very small in His great Kingdom. May all who join us in praising our Savior be blessed as we worship the Lamb who for us was slain.

Grace to all who read my blog and may God bless you with strength to be able to comprehend with all the saints the overwhelming love of Christ (Ephesians 3:14-21).

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

I have a friend who's dying of cancer, who doesn't know Christ yet. I'll be praying for your uncle as well. God bless.

Penn Tomassetti said...

Stephanie,
Thank you for praying!

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, and so I'll pray too. Let's keep praying for our Sovereign God to act!

Phylicia said...

Hi Penn,

It has been a while and I am glad to see you are still blogging! I am also glad to see that you are expanding your talents to evangelize people of other tongues. I am learning French with the same goal...Spanish might be better in the long run though :-)

I hope all is well with you. I hope our debates way back when haven't destroyed our blogger-friendship either :-)
In Him
Phylicia

Penn Tomassetti said...

Phylicia,

I'm glad to see you're still in blog world. That's great you are learning French! Believe me, there are a lot of African people who speak that language as well as European/Canadian.

I hope our debate helped you understand that God is completely in control of all things, including the human will ;)

Obviously the answer to that question is "no."

Ok, keep looking to Jesus, the Author and *Founder/Author and *Perfecter/Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2 *depending on which translation you use). God bless!

Penn Tomassetti said...

Woops that sounded confusing, I meant to say,

Obviously the answer to *your* question about our 'friendly debate' is 'no it didn't destroy anything.'

Nakwana Leofman said...

I read about the cancer your uncle has. It was something new that I did not know.

May your uncle recover from it!!!
I pray for him.

Penn Tomassetti said...

Nakwana, thank you for praying. Please continue to, and may the God of all grace cause and abundance of grace to abound to you as well.