My Missions Update 20160620

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Robert Newhall’s Missions Update—June 2016

Missionary to Mexico

Helping to provide bilingual children’s ministry resources to rural churches and ministries in Mexico.

Fantastic Kids

I almost have 30 units completed now. I have enjoyed focusing a bit more on some of the drama section of them. I started including fun drama warm up activities. These are a lot of fun and will help kids and youth work together and improve the performing arts aspect of what Fantastic Kids is about. Barney and I have been working on a description for promotional purposes too.

Kid-Helper Resource Center Promotion

Barney and I will be promoting the Kid-Helper Resource Center at his church. WACC It will be great to help promote resource centers for Mexico. We will have a booth there during their missions emphasis day this Sunday. Yes, Barney and I are working on a description for promoting this as well.

The Humor of Jesus

Jesus gave James and John a nickname. Do you know what it was? Why did he gave them the nickname? See below for the answer.

Spanish Birthday Books

I just confirmed the order. 1,000 Spanish Birthday Books. I look forward to placing them where they will go to rural ministries in Mexico. (——)

$1 Object Lessons

I have been enjoying blogging object lessons. For this series I am writing them on objects that cost no more than $1, such as dollar store items. Check them out on my Blog.

Summer Ministry “DATE” change

So far I have two VBS and preaching ministry opportunities planned:

Clackamas Valley Baptist Church in Estacada, OR (——)

???—Back to School Blast (Saturday, July 23, 2016)

—Vacation Bible School (Monday – Friday, July 25 – 29, 2016)


—Sunday Service Preaching Sunday, July 31, 2016

Boardman First Baptist Church (——)

—VBS (Monday – Friday, August 1 – 5, 2016)

—Sunday Service Preaching (Sunday – August 7, 2016)

Rubik’s Cube

I was inspired by La Fuente Ministries and one of the Nana’s Casa boys. Part of their theme for children’s ministry is a Rubik’s Cube right now. The boy let me try to work his Rubik’s Cube. I promised him that I would learn how. I am also inspired by Karl. Each time I have seen him, he takes a few minutes here and there to work on more advanced Rubik’s Cubes. So I got the original 3 x 3. I had one as a kid and learned to take it apart in order to put it back together. Yes, pop a center plate and there was a screw that could be taken out. Not sure they are made the same nowadays. But thanks to YouTube I have all but the last two algorithms memorized. I hope to use it as an object lesson to present the gospel and work into a personal testimony. Here is an example on YouTube that inspires me (

The Humor of Jesus

—“James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);” (Mark 3:17 ESV) And why—A village of Samaritans rejected them all, so they asked Jesus, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” (Luke 9:51-56 ESV) Can you imagine the telling and retelling of this funny story? Especially Jesus’ implication that James and John, even with both of them together, were no match for Elijah the Tishbite! (2 Kings 1).


Prayer Requests

Please pray for my trip friday to Barney’s near L.A., CA. We will be promoting Kid-Helper Resource Centers for Mexico. That will be on Sunday at his church.

And for my planning for my summer trip to promote and raise funds for more resource centers in Mexico.

That I will raise enough for at least two more resource centers to be placed this fall.

That La Fuente Ministries will do well using the resources we took them in their ministry. Getting the gospel to many children in their ministry.

To finish a lot of writing on Fantastic Kids before my summer trip.

For God to lead us in contacts, connections and leads on areas to place more resources in Mexico.

Thank You

You are the ones making this vision and work possible. Thank you ever so much for your prayers and support. You are like Moses, Aaron, and Hur up on the mountain side interceding without growing weary (Ex. 17:12).

What did you enjoy about it?

I am working through a few things on a personal level in a book that I am reading (——). Last time I shared one of my favorite memories following the teaching example of Karl Bastian the Kidologist. Here is another one of the questions that inspired me about my missions work. Enjoy! Blessings.

  1. Working with a variety of people in different circumstances and situations doing a variety of ministries and projects.
  2. I love the variety of learning challenges that I have faced. Learning to live with people in a different culture, learning a new language, learning how to teach in new, exciting and fun ways. That motivates me.
  3. I love to help others in a variety of ways. I love to teach. When I have the opportunity to teach children, I enjoy it a lot. But when I am able to help/teach other younger people to teach children, that is the cat’s meow for me.

Combination Lock Christian Object Lesson

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Description: Shiny metal, metal clasp loop thingy, round, flat, black dial with white marks and numbers, a handle on the dial.

What it does: The dial turns clockwise and counterclockwise. And with the right combination of three numbers it opens. It locks and unlocks, tight and secure.

Brainstorm: Three things needed. Many lists of three things. Lock things in a locker. Lock things in your head, heart, and soul. Keep it safe. List of three; lock, guard, and safe. Ready to use! Powerful things are locked away and ready to be used by those with the right combination.

Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 13:13 “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (ESV)

Example Message: What is this? (Hold it in your hand so only a part of the back can be seen.) It is shiny. (Show a little more until they figure it out.) Yes, it is a combination lock. The black dial with white numbers turns. If you know what numbers to stop on, you can unlock it. These generally have a combination of three numbers. You can use these to lock up your precious things. But only if you know the code. And you wouldn’t want to forget the code. Then you wouldn’t be able to unlock it to get your things.

Are there important things in your head or heart to keep safe? Yes! You keep many marvelous things in your head and heart. There is a Bible verse that says (read the verse) in 1 Corinthians 13:13. You should keep faith, hope and love safe. And your heart, mind and soul are very important, too. This lock is meant to keep others out. But when you have the right combination you can open it and get what you want.

What if you were a superhero? You might have very powerful things locked inside. You would need to learn how to use the special things, as well as when, why and how. Faith, hope, and love are powerful things that God has given us. If you learn to use them correctly you could be God’s superhero. You could show others how they can have faith and hope. And how God loves them more than they can even imagine. Can you think of someone that may need one of these three things? Be sure to ask your parent’s advice.

Metal Puzzle

Metal Puzzle  - 2Metal Puzzle  - 1Description: two bent rods of metal that are linked together.

What they do: when they are linked together, it is difficult to figure out how to separate them. They make us wonder, think, and experiment, until the solution is discovered. If they are not linked together, they do not serve their purpose.

Bible Verses: James 1:5-8 and 3:17.

Sample Message: I have a fun trinket here. What do you think it is? It is a metal puzzle. There are two pieces. The object is to separate them. Some are very difficult and others are easier. What would help me separate them? Would a hammer help? Yes, but what would help me do it the intended way?

What about wisdom? Wisdom is to have experience and to know how things work. Or, being able to think; if I do such and such, this or that will likely happen, either good or bad.

What is a good way to acquire wisdom? The Bible tells us in James, “If you lack wisdom, you should ask God.” God loves to give us wisdom. It also says, “Ask without doubting.” Instead, we should believe in God. He will give us a lot of wisdom. It says, “The one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is tossed back and forth by the wind.” And, “Anyone who doubts is a double-minded person.” (Hold the two pieces of the puzzle up by your head on each side.) If these metal pieces are not together, they do not serve their purpose. Neither does a double-minded person.

We should ask God for wisdom. Let’s not doubt, but believe God. Then, he will help us discover what we must do to work out our puzzles or challenges of life. Plus, wisdom will help us be all these good things that are listed in James 3:17. (Read the verse.)