Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Phone Number

Hello all,

I just wanted to let everyone know that we have a new phone number while we are back in the States. It is (843) 259-7786.  We will have this phone number till we can move over to Papua New Guinea.

We are very thankful to all of the brethren who have helped us begin to make this transition from the Dominican Republic to Papua New Guinea.  The support and help has been tremendous and we are very blessed to have such loving and caring brothers and sisters in Christ. May the Lord bless each and everyone of you, we love you all dearly!  Words can not be found for how grateful we are for what you have done.

Our plan is to take it a day at a time and let the Lord open all of the doors.  The Lord has been faithful and has lead us thus far, may we continue to stay faithful to what the he would have us to do.  It is a blessing to be at peace with God and know that we serve the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I came across this verse this morning:

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. 
Psalm 143:10

May our prayer be to do the will of the Father at all times and may we be happy to serve him wherever he may lead.

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
Psalms 146:5

Brother Chris and Family

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Safe Trip Home

I hope and pray that all is well!  I just wanted to let everyone know that we made it home safely.  Thank the Lord, that we had a safe flight out of Santo Domingo and also a safe drive home from Florida.  The Lord has meet all of our needs and we are grateful for all of the help and support we have recieved.

Please continue to pray that all of our household items will make it back safe to the U.S. in October.  Missionary Flights International will be flying home our items on October 13th and I will have to drive down to Fort Pierce, Florida to pick them up.

I will try to continue to keep everyone updated with all that is going on in the coming weeks. 

Thank you again for all of your prayers and support!

Brother Chris and Family

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We pray this letter finds you all doing well and growing in the knowledge and grace of our Lord and Saviour.  Thanks be unto the Lord, we have all been in good health since our last prayer letter.

I am writing today to let everyone know about some major changes that are going to be taking place, if the Lord wills.  Please bear with my attempt to explain what has been happening. 

As many of you know, I have been requesting a lot of prayer for direction.  Over the past two months, I have been struggling to get any leading on where the Lord would have us to work on the island of Hispaniola.  For reasons that I do not understand, all the doors have been closed here in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.   No doubt, there is much work that could be done here on the island; I just do not have peace from the Lord that He wants me to stay. 

Recently, I thought the Lord had answered my prayers and was going to send me to work with Brother Maurice LaPierre in Les Cayes, Haiti, but after much prayer and another trip to visit I did not have a peace that that  was where the Lord would have me to go.

I finally broke down one day in my bathroom, begging the Lord to bring across my path what my next step should be.  The next morning, the phone rang several times, but I was not able to answer it.   We had not been having any electric during the day for awhile, but that day it came on in the afternoon and I was able to check my email.  There was an email from Brother Niels Gade, missionary to Papua New Guinea, requesting I be ready to receive a call from him that evening.  I drove into the nearest town that night to talk with him.   He expressed a great need of like-minded help and asked me to pray and consider coming to PNG to work with his family.   The Gade Family is also out of our home church in South Carolina and we have known and also worked alongside them in various church ministries for over 10 years.

After more prayer and receiving the blessing of my Pastor on this decision, I have surrendered to leave this field and go to PNG.   I do not make this decision lightly.  I know there has been much money, time, and labor to get us where we are currently.  However, it has not been in vain.  I am persuaded and have peace that the time spent here was needed, not only for myself, but also, God-willing, for those we were able to work with.  As to the specific reasons why the Lord let us come here for a short time, I cannot give an answer.  Only the Lord knows and in the words of the hymn, “We’ll understand it better by and by.”   I have devised my way, but the Lord has directed my steps.  Proverbs 16:9 “ A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”  To say more would be an attempt to justify myself.  To say less would not be a responsible answer to the churches and individuals that are giving their monies for us to stay on the mission field. 

The next step is to fly home and begin preparations to get over to PNG.  We will be flying back to the States September 20th and spending a couple weeks with brethren and family.  Brother Niels has requested that I come over to PNG for a month or more to begin the paperwork process for entering the country as a missionary, see the work first-hand, and possibly start building a house for our family to live in.   I have agreed, and Lord willing,  am planning to go over sometime in late December or after the first of the year. 

Once I return we will continue the paperwork process and continue preparations to enter Papua New Guinea.  The entry process can take anywhere between 8-10 months.   During our wait, I would like to obtain some training in some or all of the following areas:  medical, dental, construction, diesel mechanics, and plumbing.   After living in the third-world country, I can see how helpful it is to have some knowledge in some of these areas.  It will be even more needful in PNG, where we will be living in primitive bush areas without a doctor, dentist or mechanic nearby. 

There is a dental class offered to missionaries located in Texas, as well as an intensive medical missionary school in North Carolina.  I have also had offers from brethren to try to pick up some training for construction and mechanics. These are things we are praying about to see what the Lord would have us to do.  While we think they’d all be helpful, we want the Lord’s direction on what specific training, if any, to obtain.

Brethren, again I thank you for your prayers, your emails, your financial support, and your labors.  I again ask for your continued prayer for direction as we make this transition.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email myself or my Pastor.  

While we are sad to leave the friends and brethren we’ve met here, we are at the same time excited to come back to our home country and visit with our friends and family we’ve been separated from this past year. 

May the Lord Bless and keep you in His grace.

A Soldier in the Army of the King of Kings,
Brother Chris Weltin

Prayer Requests…”As the Lord Wills”…
v   Our trip home to the States, Tuesday, September 20th
v   Chris traveling to PNG & good health while there
v   Paperwork process to PNG to go smoothly & quickly
v   Direction as to medical and/or trade classes to take
v   Traveling mercies while we visit our supporting churches and the brethren
v   For the Lord’s will to be done in our lives and prepare us for this next step in service for Him

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.”  Jim Elliot

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”  2 Corinthians 4:18

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.  Acts 20:21

Good Morning!  I hope and pray everyone is doing well.  I read part of this sermon, by Lester Roloff, this morning and I thought that it was pretty good.  Hope you have a little time to read it.

The following is from a sermon by the late Evangelist Lester Roloff. It is excerpted from sermon #R03404 from Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises, Corpus Christi, Texas --

Every man must repent of his sin. What is repentance? John the Baptist told the people to bring forth fruit meet for repentance (Matthew 3:8). I want to say this to my preacher brethren. I really mean this. We ought not to be too hasty in getting them to join the church, if they haven’t repented. It doesn’t hurt for them to prove their faith for awhile. It doesn’t hurt for them to prove that they have been saved by the grace of God and their lives are changed. John said, "Bring forth some fruit meet for repentance." What are the fruits?

Number one would be a new heart and a new start. You’ll become new. The Bible says that "old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17). One fruit of that experience ought to be restitution. I believe we ought to make right what we can make right. What if I was staying with a group of preachers and one of them stole my wallet while I was sleeping? The next day he comes up to me and tells me he is terribly sorry and asks me to forgive him. I would be glad to hear that he is sorry for stealing my wallet, but I would certainly want and expect more than that from a repentant thief. I would want my wallet back! I don’t believe he has really repented unless he brings my billfold back. I DON’T BELIEVE YOU HAVE REPENTED UNTIL YOU GET RIGHT AND SAY, "LORD, I’M GOING TO LIVE DIFFERENT FROM NOW ON," AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD YOU WILL LIVE DIFFERENT.

I don’t believe you ought to smoke another cigarette. I don’t believe you ought to have to taper off in your liquor drinking. I believe you ought to cut out your gambling. When you get saved FROM sin, you ought to stay out of it. I’m not saying that you will be perfect the rest of your life, but I will say this: you will hate sin the rest of your life. If you can live in sin as the habit of your life, you have never been saved.

I believe that when a man really gets saved from his sin he ought to make a public profession of his faith in Christ. I don’t believe in these little secret decisions. We’ve had too much of this "Ya’ll just slip down the isle." Slip, nothing; come a walkin’ and a talkin’ and a weepin’ and a repenting. It’s all right for the devil’s crowd to slip around, but we’re not slipping anywhere. You’re not going to slip into heaven. We’re going to go there by grace through faith!

And if you think I’m trying to get a report, with a bunch of "decisions" and a bunch of cards to haul off or share or do anything else with, in the first place, I don’t have anybody on earth that wants my report. I don’t care about a report; I want to see people saved. I want to see the church revived. I want to see the cause of Christ flourish in this city.

As sure as we live, it is God who must bring about Bible repentance. Have you repented? "…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13:3,5).

Repentance is a godly sorrow for sin. Repentance is a forsaking of sin. Real repentance is putting your trust in Jesus Christ so you will not live like that anymore. Repentance is permanent. It is a lifelong and an eternity-long experience. You will never love the devil again once you repent. You will never flirt with the devil as the habit of your life again once you get saved. You will never be happy living in sin; it will never satisfy; and the husks of the world will never fill your longing and hungering in your soul.

Repentance is something a lot bigger than a lot of people think. It is absolutely essential if you go to heaven.

The previous is from a sermon by the late Evangelist Lester Roloff. It is excerpted from sermon #R03404 from Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises, Corpus Christi, Texas --

Friday, September 2, 2011

Praise to the Lord!

Good Afternoon!  I'm praying that everyone is doing well.  I just wanted to write a quick post thanking everyone for the prayers, especially those who pray for our protection.  Yesterday, we tried to take a trip down into town to buy some propane and food, when we came across a riot in one of the small cities that we have to travel through.  They were burning tires, braking glass, and putting trees in the roadway to impede traffic.  This road is the main road from Port-Au-Prince, Haiti to Barahona, Dominican Republic.  The road then goes on into the Capital of the Dominican Republic.  Thank the Lord that we were able to get turned around and could head back up into the mountain with out any problems.  Sometimes those that are rioting will throw rocks at your vehicle, but nothing like this happened to us yesterday.  We are grateful to the Lord for his protection and guidance.  Thank you again to all who pray for us, your prayers where definitely answered yesterday!

2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Brother Chris and Family