Monday, December 21, 2015

Reaching Out to the Spanish Speaking World

Reaching Out To The Hispanic World

21 Hispanic Nations. 418 Million inhabitants. The Second most popular language in the world.

Shalom Mispacha in Yahshua! Many of you don't know the ways Abba has open doors to reach thousands more than what we could ourselves. For the past 5 years we have invested in the worldwide ministry doing translations. We translated chapters of a Bible, part of books, many graphics, teachings and scripts for a few ministries. We also used this material to reach many with the Truth and try to deliver them from the lies we inherited. 

The problem in this section of the world is also the lack of giving and funding to reach it. Here where we are in Central America we focus on those who have eyes to see, ears that hear and hearts that understand. Seeking good soil like the "Sower's Parable". We have a great opportunity also as a family to reach millions. Not with our own ministry that would require great investment we do not have but by translating already successful Ministries. 

We have a garden that was built in clay dirt. We did not know at first just that the location was good. So we decided to add good soil and it did not work. We made raised beds to plant above the clay and somewhat improved but the deep rooted plants do not like it as well. Now we must remove the clay and make it deeper. We seem like we are at rocky, clay ground these days. Everything distracts just like weeds and thorns choke the good seed. But we found a treasure and sold everything we had to buy the land where it was. 

Ya'acov/Jas 2:15-19  And if a brother or sister is naked and in need of daily food, but one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” but you do not give them the bodily needs, what use is it?  So also belief, if it does not have works, is in itself dead.  But someone might say, “You have belief, and I have works.” Show me your belief without your works, and I shall show you my belief by my works. You believe that Elohim is one. You do well. The demons also believe – and shudder!

By also joining others in their ministry field with support we have become echad. Many Torah Missionaries have been called out and we have become friends through prayer support and sharing needs. I remember when in every conference they asked where are the missionaries teaching Torah. We had our hands raised. We have been blessed this year enough that we shared with brothers and sisters in Panama, USA, Dominican Republic and Mexico. Also with those in South Costa Rica we serve. Hard when we hear their needs, and not having proper living conditions, while others are traveling everywhere and even Israel multiple times a year living lives of excess, glamour and materialism. It is only a dream for many to be able to think about visiting the Land and that include us. We have no hot water, air conditioner, TV or Satellite Dish. We also sadly learned that not everyone who calls himself a Torah missionary is truly living the Torah nor live frugal lives but we have to.  

1Jn 3:16-18  By this we have known love, because He laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.  But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his tender affections from him, how does the love of Elohim stay in him?   My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

Would you join us? We have a way to deliver the same teachings you see on the internet but in Spanish to Spanish speaking people. How will they will hear if no one tells them? Here we are already. We do not have a salary, we do not sell teachings or books, we do not pay for buildings, housing, we plant and raise our food and even make things to sell. We only want to serve those scattered as Messiah served us.

Isa 56:6  “Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to יהוה, to serve Him, and to love the Name of יהוה, to be His servants, all who guard the Sabbath, and not profane it, and hold fast to My covenant –

We left our regular expenses covered so we are not a burden to anyone. We live frugal lives so our own expenses are not a load to carry.  YHWH has blessed us to be able to live lives that show we are not seeking riches.  Would you consider our servant family in your gifts and offerings to continue to serve YAH and help others to do the same?

Proverbs 21:13
Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.

Luke 3:11
John answered, "Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same."

Mat 25:34-46  “Then the Sovereign shall say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the reign prepared for you from the foundation of the world –   for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in,  was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’   “Then the righteous shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry and we fed You, or thirsty and gave You to drink? ‘And when did we see You a stranger and took You in, or naked and clothed You?  ‘And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and we came to You?’  “And the Sovereign shall answer and say to them, ‘Truly, I say to you, in so far as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.’  “He shall then also say to those on the left hand, ‘Go away from Me, accursed ones, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his messengers –  for I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink. ‘I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, was naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’  “Then they also shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not serve You?’  “Then He shall answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, in so far as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into everlasting life.”  
 Please pray for our servant family. We do not know who sees our blogs, very seldom someone would send us a note. It has been a lonely road but lots of growth and perseverance. Help us share the Truth of the Gospel and the Torah... Help us tell others the Way of Teshuvah/Repentance.  

May YHWH bless you and keep you! May YHWH shine His countenance towards you and give you Shalom! Elohim is Good!

The Montañez serving YAH in South Costa Rica!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Here I am Send me!

Thank you -Todah Rabah to those who joined us! Bringing the Living Torah to those we meet :) in this Journey!

Todah Rabah!

Our family came to where YHWH has brought us not on our own plans because we had many others. We started with hopes to go to Scotland, then we were invited to Costa Rica after that door closed. Our family did not know where, when, how we were going to live, but HalleluYAH it has been almost 5 years trusting Abba.  As you can find in this blog we preached in the local church, visited the families in town and the whole valley, blessed many, and showed love. We visited many places from Panama to Nicaragua teaching by example and doing good to others like Elohim instructed us. Some received the Truth and others didn't but seeds were planted in their lives. 

Our car became an ambulance so this little girl and her mom could have medical attention. HalleluYAH Deborah was born fine and mom was smiling on the way to the ambulance to be taken to the regional hospital. There was no ambulance available. Her contractions were very close, Tammy jumped in the back seat. We almost had it in the car. 911 was no help.
We showed the Living Torah, filled the needs, took care of widows and fatherless, made everything we could to help others. Meanwhile we have not harvested much love, mercy, kindness and compassion from the seeds we planted. As a family it is hard to explain our sons why we have been so badly persecuted for doing good. They were one of the main reasons we surrendered to this walk. It was so much fun when we had less to worry about in the church. But YHWH has enlarged our territory. He has called us out of her to bring the Truth to the Nations.
This family has been a great blessing to us. They want the Truth, they want to live it. We shared many teachings with them and are a witness of what we do here in South Costa Rica.

We learned that we did not have to speak to show light, to give more than what we have, to bless those who persecuted us if we had the opportunity without feeling foolish and to sit and wait for YHWH to provide a way for us to minister and our needs. 
She wanted us to have one of her BIG school pics. She always says Shalom to us. Her family with two bedrooms accommodates 9 all cramped up. 5 men and a baby boy count for tons of dirty dishes and clothes. They want to buy a lamb from us. If we only could just give it to them.  Her family is also a witness of who we are and what we do.

We also support other ministries with what YHWH gives us and share with widows and poor along the journey. We have been supporting Torah based ministries in Panama, Dominican Republic and Mexico. Also we volunteer to help other international ministries online with translations and Spanish tech support. Through internet ministry we have reached people as far as Chile being led to Yahshua/Yeshua/Yahushua haMashiach. 

 The boys are grown now and we need to think in future, wives, and our grandchildren which we will love to have one day. We uplift ourselves with Scripture but need prayers for provision and protection. We need family and friends. Please pray for your servant family. We depend greatly on your words of encouragement support and prayers. We all work hard seeking ways to supply to help others. 

James 4:17  To him, then, who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Because both of our boys reached 18 years old our immigration status will change. In order to remain here under all these circumstances we must be able to cover the expenses that come with being in a foreign country. Since we do not own a home, land or have retirement accounts we can not apply as many of the wealthy people who have moved here.  

Consider us in your gifts and offerings so we can go and bless others with the only chance they may have to learn the Name above all other Names. Time is short. Please pray!

The Shalom that surpasses all understanding...

The Montañez Mispacha! Servants of YHWH and Yahshua in the mountains and valleys of south Costa Rica. It is a miracle we are still here. It must be YHWH! He has a plan!
May YHWH bless you and keep you.
Shalom Ubrachot!  L'chaim Pura Vida