Amanda Bellefyweb 7-2014Dear friends and family,

Thank you so much for your prayers.  I feel like I have just been through a spiritual battle and am emotionally exhausted, but I officially have my student visa for 9 months (August 14, 2015).
This morning I read from my devotions and read Psalm 94:19, which says, “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.”  From there, I made my way to the ministry and waited in line for almost 4 hours, but they told me that I could come back at 3 and they would have my visa waiting for me.  I went back at 3, and they told me that they were going to reject my visa.  I made my case and explained everything that I could, the best I could (I was speaking in Spanish) and she told me that I needed to go wait and she would talk to management about what they could do, but they were going to reject my visa.  I waited another hour before they called me again and they cancelled my current visa and started completing the paperwork for my student visa.  I honestly couldn’t believe it.  Then their computer wouldn’t print, but she was able to send the information to someone else’s computer.  Finally, I received my visa around 4:45pm and went back to the Bible school.  I praise God that He is in control of everything.  Thank you again for your prayers.

In Christ,

Amanda Bellefy

From the Schierkolk’s in Mexico

Dear WMF friends,

The missions department just recently finished putting together a great video about the various ministries in Mexico called Envision Mexico.  It’s about a half hour long and very well done.  You can find it at this address, http://aflc-wm.blogspot.com/2014/10/envision-mexico.html.


Blessings in Christ to all of you,

Todd and Barb Schierkolk

Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico


I Know Them

By Lynn Wellumson

We were invited and treated royally to a pastor and wife banquet hosted by the Gideon group.  They had a local barbershop quartet sing gospel music.  While they were singing, I realized I knew all of them.  The first tenor is a board member at the local arts museum.  I have attended several events and he knows me well enough to nod at me.  (It’s a local form of greeting that says hi, I know I recognize you, but please don’t talk to me.)  The second tenor I have never actually met, but I go to his garage every other month to pick up my food coop order.  The first bass was the treasurer at the Christian school in town and he trained me in for the job.  We also had children in the same classroom and our daughters were on the volleyball team together.  I hired him to paint my kitchen.  The second bass I recognized because I attended his daughter’s wedding years ago.

John 10:14 says “I am the good shepherd, I know my own and my own know me.” (ESV)  How thankful I am to have a Shepherd who knows me completely and still loves me enough to give His life so I can be His forever.

John 10.14