Sunday, August 11, 2013

Summer 2013

I know its been a while since i have posted anything but I'm going to get back to being a regular blogger.  This way I can keep a journal of the good times and bad times in our journey "to the other side of the world". 
    I ask Abby the other day if she was ready to go back to school summer was over.  I asked her if it was a good summer and she looked disappointed and said it was not the best summer she has had.  This made me start thinking about the past few months and I came to the same conclusion it has not been the best summer I have had either.  I'll tell you a few things that made it a not so good summer.
    Most everyone knows that we returned from east Asia the end of March and we were sky high once again 24 new family members while we were there  and we met some really cool family members and got to spend time with our really good friends and learned lots from other family members there.  We came home with a renewed desire to follow the Father no matter where He wanted us to go and we know where it is.  (just ask one of us and we can tell you and explain where it is)  So, you may be asking why this was not the best summer ever.  My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after we got home and has had 2 surgeries and is in currently in radiation therapy for 6 more weeks.  I am very close to my mom and this really has worried me because I am not ready for anything bad to happen.  The good news right now the cancer was removed and she will be fine after radiation.
    The second blow happened the 3rd week of April and it was our big rejection from the International Mission Board  this we expected but it was still difficult to see it in writing.  I have to thank a very good friend who stayed on me to finish the very long and difficult application, it was 12 pages when I printed it out.  Kay and I both had to fill one out knowing that when it was reviewed they never make it past the first page.  Believe it or not I have not been perfect when I was younger and made some poor decisions that the Father has forgiven me of.  I have been divorced more than once and that is an automatic rejection, but we were convinced by a couple of people we should just try anyway.  This was very disappointing to us in our journey.
    In May I was laid off from my job I knew the company was not doing as well as it needed but i honestly thought I was safe for the time being, how wrong was I it was a total surprise and it really rocked our world.  This was our primary source of income and all our insurance was through them.  I cannot even begin to tell you how bad this was for our family.  So the third blow for the summer came. The good news was that when we knew the Father was leading us to east Asia we saved a little bit for a return trip in October 2013, this was supposed to be the trip we took Abby to see her future home away from East Tennessee.  Very disappointing for Kay and myself not being able to take Abby this year. Abby is very disappointed too she hasn't come out and said it but she quit asking a few weeks ago and it breaks my heart.
   I have found a new job working at Wal-Mart in Sweetwater as the claims supervisor but the pay is less than half what I was making at my old job.  I had an interview at a company in Maryville that also has facilities in east Asia we thought that was the one that would get us there 2 interviews and both went very well I was not the chosen candidate, they will keep my information on file it was nice meeting you good bye.  Blow number 4.
   The 4 blows above all happened from April till June.  A person that does not know the Son as their savior and provider might just want to throw in the towel and quit.  Ever since we told the Father we are all yours and our family is all yours wherever and whatever you desire will be our desire the opposition and trials have almost been non stop.
     BUT I WANT TO REASSURE YOU THE FATHER IS IN CONTROL AND EVERYTHING IS IN HIS TIME AND HIS PLAN NOT MINE. My faith in people has been tested and tried but my faith in the Father is stronger with every trial that comes our way.  I don't want to leave you feeling bad or sorry for us, the Father is in control of our lives and we are waiting for the next move He is working out.  We belong to Him and whatever He allows us to go through is strengthening us for the rest of His plans.  If you do not know the Son and would be lost if these things happened to you I would love to talk to you more and share the peace and security that the Son provides His children.  I hope to hear from you soon.  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

8 million people

It was a pretty good day today thinking about what it will be like to actually go and do what God is leading us to. We heard from a couple of people last night that will be helping us while we get ready and prepare to go to our Unreached and Unengaged people groups in the Xinjiang region of China. They told us there was 23 Mongol people groups in China and around 8 million people. WOW the numbers are so huge every time i hear them I think how in the world will we ever tell them. There are 2 teams and the team in China is just 2 families but will adding 2 more in this year. 4 families to reach 8 million people! What does that mean to us? Are we going to sit here and do nothing, we can not!!!! God commanded, yes it was a command not a suggestion, that we go and tell everybody we come in contact with every day. Matthew 28:19-20 tells us to go to all areas at the same time not or, but and, read it. Thanks for taking the time to read our blog but please pray for us even more than you read this we desire that more than anything.

Grace and Mercy,
Doyle, Kay & Abby

Monday, April 30, 2012

Hey everyone hope all is well.  My heart is heavy and has been for several days.
We have been researching the Oriat people and really feel God is leading us to this Mongolian unreached and unengaged people group.  There are close to 200,000 of these people dying and going to hell and here we sit in our comfortable air conditioned houses eating good meals every day ignoring these people that need to meet our savior.
 Here is what i see as the problem with our thoughts and behaviors:
1. Do we care that these people do not know Jesus?
2. We are too comfortable in the fact that our families are saved so we don't care that the Oriat people don't know our savior. 
3. When we pray for this lost people group and the alter was not full of people praying for them, is God happy with us?
4. We are consumed with accumulating more cars, houses, buildings, power, that we don't care enough about lost people. 

These are 4 things that Iwill hold us back if we don't overcome them and turn everything over to God and forget about how comfortable we are and start searching for God's direction.  I am getting tired of the lack of caring for a lost and dying world WE NEED TO ACT NOW WE CANNOT WAIT.  God gave the command where are the followers?  God will not allow us to sit comfortable by while the world around us does not know Him.  God will change us one way or the other.  I can tell you all about it I am reminded everyday when I look at my hand and am reminded that I was not following Him for years.  Don't let God get your attention the hard way pay attention now and let's go tell the world about our Lord and Savior!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Oirat Mongols of China

So the last blog I named it discouraged,  funny how when i get discouraged God shows up and my discouragement disappears.  That has happened once more.  I heard from several different people today from the IMB and I think we have found our people group. 
**** I need to insert a disclaimer here, this is the group that Kay, Abby and myself will be praying for and studying and learning their language, I am not saying that this is the unreached people group for church.  Church has not picked an unreached people group at this time. ****
Now to tell you what is going on:
When we looked at the unreached & unengaged people groups in the country of Mongolia all them have changed from red to green.  That means that as of today the country of Mongolia has moved up above 5%. While God is still leading us to the Mongol people it is not necessarily in the country of Mongolia. When i read the e-mails from  Karl Pearson and thinking about the Torgut of China, the group they were witnessing to in 2006 - 2008, I found out that no one is activly working with the group today.  The Torgut are classified as 100% Tibeatan Buddhist.  The evangelism effort is 0.00% Christianity is 0.00%.  The number of Torgut in China is 253,215.  The population worldwide is 424,251.  Over 400,000 people that do not know Jesus as their savior.  What are we going to do? It is our responsibility to tell them.
I got in touch with the IMB East Asia Affinity group and they are going to set us up for training stateside and in country.  We are going to take the next step and EMBRACE the Torgut.  We are going to do whatever is necessary to tell them about Jesus. 
Continue to pray for us as we follow God's will and start the next steps in our journey.

Telling the Untold,
Doyle, Kay and Abby

Monday, April 9, 2012


I know it's been a long time since i have posted anything but life has been so busy thank goodness it has slowed down a bit.  School is done, not just the semester but really done I will receive my B.A. diploma May 5th.  It has been a long couple of years on all three of us but time has flown by.  I do have the opportunity to work on my masters but not too sure I will because of the time it will take away from home and church and missions.  I have been a little discouraged with the lack of action and the fact that nothing seems to be happening.  The people who seemed so excited months ago don't appear to have the same desire we do. We still have an overwhelming desire to go and serve the Mongolian people.  We have found out the largest population of Mongolian people in the US are in Denver, Colorado.  There are around 3600 Mongols there.  We have also been introduced to a missionary family that lives in England reaching the Mongol people there.  It is hard to wait but we know that if we get ahead of God things will not work like they are suppose to.  SO WE WAIT.
We really hate that no one joined us for secret church Friday evening  it was so good as usual, it's hard to believe that 7 hours passes so quickly when David Platt is teaching.  I hope the next one will be at our church and a large group will join in and enjoy it as much as we do. 
Please continue to pray for us as we wait on the Lord to open doors and lead us where we need to go and when.  We are praying for God's direction for us, we are not sure what's going to happen in the future but we do know we will do whatever He tells us to do.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Glory To God

I was thinking today about what Bro. David Platt and Bro. Brad Bessant said last week and and I just can't get this out of my mind.  They both said at different times that everything we do should be done to glorify God. 
 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1st Cor. 10:31
  And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Col. 3:17

So thinking about these two verses what are we suppose to do?   I really do not think that we are supposed to so self-centered that we think we are good enough to glorify God on our own.  We glorify God through Jesus Christ and being obedient to Him.  Do you think God is glorified if we are not thinking of godly things first?  I don't think so.  I used to think that I was doing what God wanted but God opened my eyes when i decided that it was no longer about me and my two it was about God and everything He desired.  God gave us all a job to do as Christians, and that is not to gain more and more earthly stuff, (I don't think it is wrong to have stuff but it wrong to place our stuff and desire for more stuff ahead of God).  What is our job? Our job is tell everyone we come in contact with about Jesus.  Is that radical, yes! Is it what God desires, Yes!  When we tell people about Jesus we glorify God.   Do you really think God saved us from hell and forgave our sins in order for us to sit in our pews and act like we are serving God when the lost around us are dying and going to hell.  The answer is NO ! Just because you go to church when the door is open does not necessarily mean your serving and glorifying Him.  God desires that we do what He wants and He wants the whole world to be saved.  Through our obedience to Him we ultimately glorify Him. 
I was thinking about today and wondered if everything I have done today has really glorified God.  The answer is no not really, sin keeps us from glorifying God. The thing about God is that He forgives and we have a clean slate to try again.  Did everything you do today glorify God?  If not, and it did not as forgiveness and try again.  I am.
I know this does not seem like a missions blog about where you send me but it really is how can i tell God send me if I am not doing everything to glorify Him.  So tomorrow try your best to do everything to glorify our God, our Saviour.

Love in Christ,
Doyle, Kay & Abby
Psalms 67:1-3

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mission Conference/Update

I know it's been a little while since i wrote anything so here's the catch up info.  We spent 3 days at First Baptist Church in Trussville, Alabama at the IMB Missions Forum 2012 East.  It was so much fun to hear all the speakers and attend the breakout sessions we learned so much.  We got to hear Bro. Brad Bessent and what his church is currently doing and how they stay focused on serving God.  He told me that we need to do everything we do for the glory of God.  The things we say the things we do those we witness to and those we tell about it: everything has to be for the glory of God. This made perfect sense to us and we are doing that.  There was around 250 people there  this week from the IMB and missionaries of all kinds from volunteers to retired missionaries and people just getting home from places.  We met the southeast asian affinity group strategist he attends First Baptist Church Concord in Knoxville and they have a couple that has been to Mongolia and he is going to introduce us to them soon, we are excited to meet and talk to them about what they saw and what they did.  We are still waiting to hear from the missionaries that are currently in the field  please pray for R. and L. as they serve the Lord in another country we can't wait to hear from them. We are still planning a trip this year to Mongolia not to sure if it will be both of us or just me please pray for God's direction and guidance concerning this. We also got to hear Bro. David Platt speak and it was so good we really enjoy listening to him speak if you have never heard him you can find lots of sermons on several different topics here theres lots of things here that are very good.  The next secret church is April 6 let me know if you want to attend we will be going somewhere to a simulcast event. 
Thank you for praying for my dad during his colon cancer scare the doctor has given him a clean bill of health they were able to remove the spot of cancer and he is good as new now.  The next thing is the knee replacement scheduled for March 18 so keep him in your prayers.  We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers as we continue to follow God as he leads us to the people of Mongolia we desire your prayers for us everyday.

Telling the untold
Doyle, Kay and Abby