Today in our prayer time we want to pray for two of our missionaries who serve way south of the border. Johnny and Donna Maust serve in Ecuador, which sits on the upper left side of South America. Our church supports them down there through our Cooperative Program giving.
Now, Johnny is a fine missionary, but today we’re going to focus on Donna. The story started when Donna wanted to get to know people in the town where they moved. She entered a cooking contest. And her light-but-rich strawberry cheese pie won second place! The pie was so good a government leader asked her to teach cooking classes in his house. That led to Bible studies. Those went so well that a church was planted.
Next Donna learned to make soap and started classes teaching women how to make it. Twelve women started a company to make the soap and sell it to hotels and stores. See? Even cheese pie and soap can help us share the gospel and plant a new church if we follow Donna’s example.
Let’s ask God’s blessings on Johnny and Donna! And let’s stand by to see what Donna does next!