Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Holland Family Life

HOLLAND FAMILY LIFE September 2009 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.” -Acts 9:15-16 How many of us really anticipate the cost of the calling of Jesus. When he said that if anyone would come after Him they must deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him. He even says that we must consider all things as lost compared to knowing and following Him. Hating family and leaving homes, and persecution on top of that; the whole thing sounds pretty intense. Jesus promises eternal life in return, but is it worth it? Read more at (Be sure to sign up for the RSS feed by clicking on the RSS button)
Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and beyond! Over three months of traveling more than 8,000 miles staying in 15 different bedrooms/living room floors presenting our ministry to countless people, handing out prayer cards to every praying person we met. Now training has come. Elgin, Illinois, home of International Teams headquarters is our resting place for the next three weeks. The first week Alaina will be taking classes I took last year, then for the remaining two weeks we will be together learning from the best of IT trainers. We are both very much looking forward to being stationary for a time. In November my good friend Trevor Schmidt will be getting married to his fiancĂ©, Kristen Cisneros in Alamosa Colorado. As best man I will need some help with games and such to ‘share’ with him and the wedding party. Any suggestions of fun wedding things to do, please let me know. We are looking forward to a wonderful time of celebration.
Our support status is as follows: The God we serve is infinitely wealthy and we are His children. He will withhold no good thing from those who love Him. We are praying for a monthly support level of: $3,508.44. Our monthly support level average for this year has been approximately: $2,000. We are just over half way to what we have budgeted. If anyone would like a copy of our budget please let me know and I would love to answer any questions that you have.
For the next three months I will be completing my degree in Business Management from Thomas Edison State College. It was God’s will that I take International Management after repeated attempts at testing out of another course. With as much time as we will be spending over seas I’m sure it will not hurt to have such a class under my belt. Pray for clarity of mind and diligence to study over the next three months.
Over the past three months, Alaina and I have been fighting for time in the Word and deeper intimacy with Him. It has not been easy. Just this morning I was led to 1 Tim. 6:6-16. Paul is pointing out those that search after riches in this life and urging those that have made a confession of Christ as their Lord to run after eternal treasure. The fact that the book was written to Timothy, who often serves as a sort of symbol of young Christian leaders reminded me of the young people that are making confessions of faith and living their life out in front of a movie screen or Xbox. He begs us to find greater pleasure in Him; to come alive, truly alive. Ponder and act on this verse: Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. - 1 Timothy 6:12 Thank you all for your prayers and giving. Each of you is dear to us and should know that Alaina and I pray for you often. May God bless you richly as turn from worldly pleasures and find true pleasures at His right hand. -Loren and Alaina Holland 6233 15th Ave. Meridian, MS 39305 601-572-5176
If you are interested in partnering with us in our ministry by giving click on the attachment or send us an email requesting an information packet. You can also give online by going to or visiting our website and click the link on the home page that says GIVE. There are so many ways to give if none of these works for you. Just let us know your preferred method and we can make it happen. Checks should be made out to International Teams. On the check indicate “for the ministry of Loren and Alaina Holland”. Send to: International Teams 411 W. River Rd. Elgin, IL, 60123 (tax deductible) If you would like to send a personal gift make out check to Loren and Alaina Holland and send to: Loren Holland 6233 15th ave. Meridian, MS, 39305 (non-tax deductible)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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In Christ, Loren and Alaina Holland