It has been a crazy and busy month! Thank you for your prayers, love and labor. In this past month, we have visited dorms, camps, houses and it has been a blessing to share the Gospel and interact with the migrant workers. It has been a learning experience in many levels, especially in the spiritual one. I hope it has been for you too. We are learning how to share the good news, but since God is into simplicity, we are learning that we have to be faithful to share what God has done for us.
I would like to share a little bit about how God has shown me who He is during this season. At the beginning of the season, it was hard to picture what it would look like and here we are a month later being sustained by God's grace and His provision. He has provided the laborers, the financial resources, the strength and His Spirit. We are very thankful for that. I really thought we consul and should focus on discipleship, and thinking back, that what His desire not mine. Since we had fewer camps and more time, I thought this was a good opportunity to do so. It was not as easy to plan a visit to the same camp three times in order to accomplish this "discipleship" idea, so instead the Lord orchestrated this Bilingual service on Sundays.
Sometimes I thought, I am not reaching out to the other groups of people at the camps, but as I have conversations with the people that have been attending, I realize that even though they are only here for a short time, they feel like they are part of our church and they don't even know most of the people in it! I am thankful for ALL the people that are involved! all the work, initiative, time, love that you have poured out. I know I say thank you a lot, but really I am. I am mostly thankful to God for the team he has put together. This is not a one person task, so THANK you for being part of this ministry!
The wreath season has begun. If you are a reader of this blog or happened to land on this page, Welcome! We are a group of people, not only from MCF, but from other churches, that are getting ready to go out and reach out to the migrant workers in our community of Downeast, Maine.
We are thankful for what the Lord did during the blueberry season and we pray that, by His Spirit, our teams will be able to reach into the hearts of these precious people. His people.
Please PRAY for the teams that will be going out to evangelize. Pray that the Lord will fill us with joy, love and wisdom. To speak words of truth and lead people to Christ and the gift of His salvation. That people will understand Christ's sacrifice on the cross and His amazing grace.
Thank you to those who support us financially, in prayer and in person. We are grateful that God is faithful to bring all the pieces together to ultimately fulfill His purpose and share His good news.
Be blessed and stay tune. If possible, we will try to keep you updated!
The OHEM team!
Welcome to Open Heart Evangelical Ministry (OHEM) Blog site!
Thank you for stopping by and reading about this ministry and any contribution, prayer, and/or service you have given to it. Since this is the first Blog ever created for this ministry, I think it's appropriate to give a brief history on OHEM and what it is.
OHEM is an migrant worker outreach ministry founded by a dear sister and brother from Calais, Maine. Michael and Cathy Breckenridge, opened their hearts to what the Lord had in store for them over a decade ago when OHEM first started. Downeast, Maine, where we are located, is on the very east coast of the United States. We are surrounded by nature and the ocean. Some of the things that we are known for that come straight from our backyard area are lobsters, blueberries, wreaths, clams, and anything else nature-related. Everything is by season and during certain seasons, our area experiences the presence of migrant workers that come for, just a season, work and then go back home...wherever that may be.
Some of the migrant workers come from as far a Latin America and Haiti, but also as close as from the Canadian First Nations tribes and our very Native American communities. After so many years of faithful dedication and planting seeds, OHEM has been handed to Machias Christian Fellowship to continue the work. It is our hope to continue to bring forth fruit for the kingdom of God and His Glory. To win souls to Christ. We will continue to foster relationships with those that for so many years have supported this ministry and look forward to plant new seeds as well.
In Leviticus 23:22 the Lord spoke and said: "And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not completely reap the corners of your field when you reap, neither shall you gather any gleaning of your harvest: you shall leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God." We are prosperous and it's not always measured in dollar signs. We have been given much, specially the gift of Salvation. We are to share our wealth.
We look forward to this harvest season. We created this Blog so that we could share with you what God will do. Jesus said in Mark 16:15: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." In this case, part of world comes here to little remote Downeast, Maine and it is the words of Jesus that drives this cause.
If you want to be a part of our team and serve with us, please e-mail us. It's never too many people! You can contact us at: email@example.com
Until the next time,
The OHEM team!