When I think ahead to all that will happen over the next several months, I am overcome with anxiety wondering how it all will be accomplished! It is then that God gently reminds me, that I never have to walk one step alone. He is there to guide me and bear my burdens. He will give me strength enough to face one day at a time. I never want to rely on me alone to accomplish anything…I want to fully trust on God!! I often hear the Lord whisper these words to me. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10
GUATEMALA – Over Spring Break, Shannon and Canaan had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala with a group of people from First Baptist, Merritt Island. They were serving with an existing ministry called “Hope of Life”. They got a chance to serve in many different ministries. They picked peppers for the food ministry, dug a water line for a soccer field irrigation system, served food and played soccer at an area dump, and did some door-to-door evangelism. The most interesting part of the trip was when they went to the jungle and got a chance to serve the Indians that are of Mayan decent. While they were playing with the children a lady came up to their group with a young child that was having a seizure. Others in their group knew that Canaan has had the same issues in the past and asked Shannon what to do. He told them that they first needed to pray and then see what they could do to help. It was very difficult to communicate because the lady did not speak Spanish, but only the local language. They talked to her through two interpreters to finally find out that her child had been medicated in the past to control the seizures, but she could not afford the medication. They worked with the local missionary and he assured the mother that they would see that the child received the needed medication. This experience really touched Canaan as he prayed for the child and then found out why the child was having seizures. Shannon and Canaan both had an emotional moment as they thanked God that we live in a country that has access to good doctors and proper medication. If you would like to know more about this ministry’s work in Guatemala you can go to www.hopeoflifeministries.org
We are so proud of Canaan. He will not only receive his high school diploma, but will also receive an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Brevard Community College!!! He has been accepted to all four colleges where he applied, but has chosen Asbury University in Lexington, KY. This is the same college that Taylor attends. We are so excited that both of them will be there together next year although it sure is hard to think about how empty this house will seem next fall. We are awaiting notification from the State of Florida that Canaan’s driving privileges have been re-instated, He surrendered his license in October when he had a seizure while driving to youth group. His neurologist “cleared” him to drive again last month and Canaan is anxious to have that freedom again. I have been his chauffeur for the last six months. Please pray that the Lord will continue to protect him daily.
SUMMER – Please remember to pray for us as we lead a team to Nepal. If you would like to write us (Maddie and Zoe LOVE to receive mail!) our team address is: Bobb Family Teen Missions Team # 10016 GPO 8975 EPC 2030 Kathmandu NEPAL. Zoe just registered to be on a Peanut Team this year!! She has chosen the Cookie Command Team. Her team will bake cookies, attach scripture to them and then deliver them to military personnel at Patrick Air Force Base. She is so excited!! Would you please pray with us that she would be brave and bold for Jesus Christ?? Her team will run from June 17 to June 25. You can send her letters of encouragement to: Zoe Bobb Teen Missions Team # 10090 887 E. Hall Rd. Merritt Island, FL 32953. Canaan has a new challenge this year! He will be an assistant leader on the Honduras team. They will travel on horseback to remote mountain villages to build latrines in villages. This will provide much needed sanitation for the people there. Please pray for him as he accepts the challenge of leading a team for the first time. Taylor still hopes to go to China to serve her college internship. She plans to be in China from June 23 to July 24. She is still trying to raise the needed funds for that trip. She needs approximately $2000.00 more to cover her airline ticket, visa fees and tuition. If you would like to help to send her to China, please send your donation to Taylor Bobb, 275 Heavenly Street, Merritt Island, FL 32953.
THE LESSON We have been asked to travel to Ohio for six weeks this fall to help promote the Motorcycle Sunday School Mission Ministry (MSSM). We will be in the Ohio/ Indiana/Kentucky area from August 18 to September 23. If you are interested in hosting “The Lesson” at your church or event, please contact us so we can add you to our schedule. Mr. Bland has set a goal of having 111 Sunday Schools in Sub-Sahara Africa by November 11, 2011 (11/11/11). Right now, we have about 60 Sunday Schools. We hope to share this vision and ministry at church services, fairs, festivals, parades and motorcycle rallies. We even have “biker puppets” to entertain the crowds!! We are excited about this opportunity!! Call Teen Missions today for more information at (321) 453-0350.
In closing, I would like to share the lyrics to a song that I am reminded of often when I think about all you do to encourage and support our ministry. You will never know, until heaven, how many people you were able to touch through your sacrificial giving to the work of Teen Missions International around the world.
(Thank You for Giving To The Lord)
Music & Lyrics by Ray Boltz
I dreamed I went to Heaven, you were there with me. We walked upon the streets of gold beside the Crystal Sea. We heard the angels singing, then someone called your name. You turned and saw this young man, and he was smiling as he came. He said, “Friend you may not know me now,” and then he said, “But wait – You used to teach my Sunday School, when I was only eight. And every week you would say a prayer before the class would start. And one day when you said that prayer, I asked Jesus in my heart.”
Thank you for giving to the Lord, I am a life that was changed. Thank you for giving to the Lord, I am so glad you gave. Then another man stood before you, he said “Remember the time, A missionary came to your church, His pictures made you cry. You didn’t have much money but you gave it anyway. Jesus took that gift you gave and that’s why I’m in Heaven today.”
Thank you for giving to the Lord, I am a life that was changed. Thank you for giving to the Lord, I am so glad you gave. One by one they came, far as your eyes could see. Each life somehow touched by your generosity. Little things that you had done, sacrifices that you made, They were unnoticed on this earth ,in Heaven now proclaimed.
Thank you for giving to the Lord, I am a life that was changed. Thank you for giving to the Lord, I am so glad you gave. And I know up in Heaven you’re not supposed to cry But I am almost sure there were tears in your eyes As Jesus took your hand and you stood before the Lord He said “My child look around you, Great is your reward.”
Thank you for giving to the Lord, I am a life that was changed. Thank you for giving to the Lord, I am so glad you gave, I am so glad you gave.
Thank you all so much for giving to the Lord! You have touched our lives and changed us in so many ways!! You are blessing. Thank you, again, from the bottom of our hearts!
Shannon and Vikki Bobb Taylor, Canaan, Madison and Zoe