That time again!

August 18th, 2014

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Today all four Mullinax kids started the 2014-2015 school year! Raquel will go every morning until noon for “Kinder”! Arrow is in 1st grade, Felice in 3rd, and Alton in 6th! Please pray for the entire family as we re-adjust to the school schedule and specifically for Raquel as it is her first time attending school!

metamorfosis

Thank you for praying! The shoe company we contract with at Metamorfosis has agreed to help us with our supply chain problems! Please pray as Richard has a big meeting on Wednesday with the foundation that handles the EU grant for the shoe factory.

We still ask for your prayer as we seek to find the leak under the parking area at Wired and the solution to fixing it so that we can continue with the construction permits.

Thanks for praying!

What´s happenin?

August 13th, 2014

Hello everyone!

Surrendering to the Lord takes on new meaning each day. He is worth it all!

This past month, I was Point for a group coming from a partnering church in New York. It was the first time out of all the times I have been Point that I relinquished control of many things and depended heavily on our highly capable Wired Squad. Again, that idea of surrendering things – letting them out of our control – is HARD but brings so much peace, takes away stress, and builds up/encourages those around you on whom you are relying! So why don´t we surrender things more quickly? It´s a work in progress! We as a staff, and the whole group, had a wonderful week. The group split in two: one group focused on construction at Wired, finishing dorm bathrooms and sheetrock upstairs and the other group did VBS at an ISNA (government-run) orphanage and a local after-school program. They also spent time helping at Vinculo de Amor.

You´ve all heard about the football league here, but you probably don´t know that they´ve started a women´s flag football club as well! And guess who´s going to be playing??! In the picture, our team was being introduced to the fans and men´s contact league! I laugh to think that I am playing football in Central America AND it´s the first time in my life I have been on an official sport´s team! Oh, the places God takes us and the things we do! I´ll keep you posted how it´s going. Please pray for deep, life-changing connections to be made with the women on the team!

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Blessings to all!
Mel

Karate gospel

August 8th, 2014
Nathan (Missoula) has returned for a second visit to share what God has done in his life while teaching a valuable skill

Nathan (Missoula) has returned for a second visit to share what God has done in his life while teaching a valuable skill

This week we have enjoyed serving alongside Glendive, Montana along with Nathan Thomas (Missoula). We assisted CDA (Communidad de Adoracion) in putting together a successful VBS outreach to a neighbouring at-risk community. Tomorrow we will finish a three-day evangelism ministry. Nathan Thomas has returned to share his martial arts expertise along with his testimony while at the same time the Glendive team shares their testimonies to those waiting for the participants. We have already witnessed some decisions to accept Christ and we request your prayers for tomorrow morning!

Please continue to keep Metamorfosis in prayer. Although we had a record breaking production day this past week, we continue to face many obstacles such as being provided the correct materials to be able to do the job.

Please also keep CDA in your prayers. We don’t have all of the details at this time, but we are aware that Pastor Carlos’s Dad is in the hospital in very bad health. Also, a family in the church has recently had to flee their home due to the gang threatening the life of the father.

Glendive sharing the gospel while Nathan shares the gospel inside after teaching martial arts

Glendive sharing the gospel while Nathan shares the gospel inside after teaching martial arts

the significance of today

August 1st, 2014
Richard presented this morning to the newly revitalized Salvadoran Board of Vinculo de Amor

Richard presented this morning to the newly revitalised Salvadoran Board of Vinculo de Amor

This morning the first meeting was held with the revitalized Salvadoran board for Vinculo de Amor/Metamorfosis. (This is a HUGELY important step because Broken will have official legal standing with the Salvadoran government.) Because of your prayers and God’s grace and provision, several very influential men of El Salvador were in attendance, all of whom are enthusiastic for the mission and vision of Broken and also supportive of us, personally. Praise God!

The latest development in obtaining permission to expand our building is that water was found under the cement in the parking lot area, which is the area we desire to expand. We need to discover where the leak is coming from and how extensive the leak is. This could be a very complicated process and who knows what we will find?! Please join us praying that we can easily find and fix this issue in order that the process can continue.

Our new flyer for the church plant targeting the Deportee population

Our new flyer for the church plant targeting the Deportee population

We continue to be blessed by the teams and the individuals who come through Envision Wired.  This past week, Travis from New York, a personal fitness trainer and gym owner, encouraged our family by taking personal time with us and showing us some fitness routines.

We continue to be blessed by the teams and the individuals who come through Envision Wired. This past week, Travis from New York, a personal fitness trainer and gym owner, encouraged our family by taking personal time with us and showing us some fitness routines.

It’s a Journey

August 1st, 2014

I’m sitting on a plane headed to my brother’s wedding in Rhode Island this weekend. From there I go to Colorado to participate in a missions training program for 4 weeks. After that I’m going back home to Wired. I already miss it!!

I’ve been very challenged personally this summer as God has been taking me deeper and deeper with Him. I am reminded of Pilgrim’s Progress, and how Christian had a tough journey, sometimes with a rocky path, and sometimes battling his enemy. The rocks on my path have been God’s tough love, his wise discipline in my life, where he has been breaking my pride. The enemy has certainly been fighting hard in about every way imaginable against our Wired family. Please pray for us. It is comforting to know that satan is fighting because God’s light is hitting the dark and the power of God is being put on display as he redeems broken lives. Satan hates that, but I don’t! Every day in El Salvador that God is glorified even when the going is tough is totally worth it.

~Hannah

A BIGG GOD

July 31st, 2014

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Our God is so BIGG! Yep, BIGG is grammatically incorrect because I can’t use an ordinary word used daily by ordinary us to express my feelings for an unordinary, other being – BIGG God. I’ve been here for 10 weeks exactly and I don’t want to begin thinking about the things I need to do before I go back home, let alone the things that have to be done once I arrive (I’ll spare you the details). For now, I want to tell you about some amazing things God has been doing at Wired.

1st – Ricardo and Jenn have officially signed to take over Metamorfosis and Vinculo in 2015. This is huge! This new season is something that was not expected from Ricardo & Jenn and can only be explained by God’s BIGG and perfect orchestration. Praise the Lord God is expanding the borders of Envision Wired as He expanded the borders of Jabez. Please keep Ricardo & Jenn in your prayers as they transition to take on the projects, workers, and carry out the vision of both organizations in addition to the Salvadoran and American staff here at Wired (wheew that was a breathful).This leads to my next prayer request: WORKERS. We need long term workers who are ready to get dirty and put their hands to the plow, and partner in the Lord’s plan for El Salvador. The vision is bringing the Kingdom here on earth to these babies who are being nourished along with their family at Vinculo and the men and women who’ve been given second chances at Metamorfosis. Engineers, nurses, administrators, managers, custodians, teachers, communicators, shepherds…any and everybody are needed. Pray for God to equip the workers here in El Salvador with the skills needed to execute the workload. Also pray for others to obey the calling of the Lord to give a year, two or five to serve at Envision Wired.

2nd – Hungry got their first banner and flyers. This was exciting as we have been meeting people and telling them about Hungry, we now have something that shows them we are in the neighborhood and are serious about having a church for the unchurched. The next gathering is this Saturday. Please pray for the Lord’s covering over the service, facility and the message that will be heard that night and for tender hearts to perceive the Lord’s message.

3rd – The short-term groups that have come down have been such a joy to serve! Teams from Montana, Ohio, New York, and Wisconsin have been down and have really given their 100% in pouring into the Salvadoran community through various ministry opportunities: VBS, construction, medical clinics, orphanage cleaning, healing ministries, and so much more. I’ve been blessed beyond measure to see them begin their week hearing their expectations of them impacting El Salvador and watching the week pan out and ultimately seeing THEM be impacted by the people, culture and life here in El Salvador. Ezekiel 36:26 has come to life before my eyes where God gives a new heart and a new spirit removing the heart of stone into a heart of flesh. The impact God can do when He takes us away for 7 or 10 days is neat. Away from our routines, our control issues, our lives of clutter – I am honored to watch and learn from the Lord like never before in this way….

…So much more has happened, but this is all I can think of at the moment…

I am glad God brought me to El Salvador. The team here at Wired are great and He has allowed me to not only connect with them, but connect with family. So for those thinking of interning, I highly advise it. One struggle for me (which you can keep in prayer) is trying to “be all here” as Jim Elliot once said, and prepare for my leave at the same time. As I plan and prepare to leave in 5 weeks my desire is to pour myself into each day God has gives me with the different tasks I’m given. Relish has been my word this past week, and that’s just what I want to do. Relish in the Lord. Relish in the culture Relish in this new family I’ve grown to love at Wired. Relish.

Chuggin’ Along

July 28th, 2014

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It’s hard to believe that I’ve just completed my second month back in El Salvador. The days seem long, but the months definitely go by quickly. It’s been great being a part of my second “group season” here with Wired. Since my return in late May, I’ve served with 4 church groups from all over the US and we’re in the middle of a group right now from Maranatha Bible Chapel from New York state. I definitely can’t say it’s been a cake walk, but what I get to see God do through the Wired ministry is well worth the busy schedules and long work days.

As “Wired CFO,” now that we have just signed a transition agreement with Vínculo de Amor, I am anticipating to be quite busy in the months to come as I work to sync up the newly formed financial divisions of the Wired Site, Vínculo, and project Metamorphosis. Please pray for me as I begin to tackle the huge task list that lies ahead of me in order to make this a smooth transition from a financial perspective.

God’s been good to us down here. Even in the midst of the spiritual warfare that often infiltrates our ministry, God has been faithful to provide us with the strength and faith to make it through the tough times so that we can continue to work toward the vision that he has called us to pursue. It’s definitely encouraging to me to know that the devil is so intent on tripping us up and bringing us down. It tells me that God must have something big planned for the future of this country, and he’s going to use us in some way to help achieve it!

transition plan completed!

July 23rd, 2014

signing it

You have joined us praying the past several weeks specifically for the transition between Envision and Love Link, Inc. The above photo was taken late yesterday as we all signed a written transition agreement we have been working on! This document is the plan for the next few months as Love Link and Project Metamorphosis ministries come under our oversight. Join us as we praise God in His faithfulness! And please continue to pray with us in the battle ahead!

With the official seals of Love Link, Inc. and in the presence of our lawyer, Hamilton, the four of us signed this agreement with smiles on our faces!

With the official seals of Love Link, Inc. and in the presence of our lawyer, Hamilton, the four of us signed this agreement with smiles on our faces!

Felice was excited about us signing the transition agreement and asked if she could be present!  After we signed, she "disappeared" and this is where we found her!

Felice was excited about us signing the transition agreement and asked if she could be present! After we signed, she “disappeared” and this is where we found her!

First and second visit to Metamorphosis / Primera y segunda visita a Metamorfosis !!!

July 18th, 2014

 Vladimir at Work / Vladimir en el trabajo:

Working and having fun doing it./ Trabajando y divirtiendome al hacerlo.

Working and having fun doing it./ Trabajando y divirtiendome al hacerlo.

Eng/ …Hello, My name is Vladimir and I help out Envision Wired directed by Richard Mullinax. My role is to supplement the ministry as communications director for a month at Love Link / Metamorphosis, directed by Sam Hawkins, while finding the right person for the position.

Esp/ …Hola, Mi nombre es Vladimir y apoyo a Envision Wired dirigido por Richard Mullinax, se me fue encargado el suplir como director de comunicaciones por un mes para Vinculo de Amor / Metamorfosis dirigido por Sam Hawkins, mientras encuentran a la persona indicada para la posición.

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Eng/ …In this transitional period with Broken and Love Link, there are many challenges to be faced, but for now I am concerned with maintaining and redesigning the website and integrating it with the Blog, to make it easy to find in search engines, and other problems like hosting, email, subscribers etc..

Esp/ …En este proceso de transite o coalición entre Broken y Vinculo de Amor hay muchos retos que cumplir, por ahora en lo que a mi respecta, he tenido que lidiar con, rediseñar la pagina web e integrarla con un Blog, ademas de hacerla fácil de encontrar en los buscadores, otros problemas como hosting, email, suscriptores etc.

Eng/ …I’ve had time to visit the facilities of Metamorphosis Project two times, as shown down below ….

Esp/ …He tenido tiempo para visitar 2 veces las instalaciones de Proyecto Metamorfosis, a continuación se les muestra….

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two birthdays

July 17th, 2014
Felice wanted an ice cream cake for her 9th birthday and also to have a party with our entire Wired team as well as many friends.

Felice wanted an ice cream cake for her 9th birthday and also to have a party with our entire Wired team as well as many friends.

This week we celebrated two birthdays. Felice turned 9 last Saturday (12th) and Alton turned 11on Wednesday (16th). We enjoyed celebrating with friends and our Wired team.

Please continue to pray for our transition agreement with Vinculo de Amor. We have a key meeting Friday and are hoping the agreement can be finalized so that the transition can formally begin on August 1st. We have been given several indications by Sam that they are ready to do this.

Please also continue doing battle against the evil one particularly with his attempts to intimidate and discourage our team. This week the gangs were threatening one of our Salvadoran teammates. Please also pray against the many efforts of the Enemy to sabotage Proyecto Metamorfosis. Finally, another Salvadoran teammate, Gloria, is in severe neurological pain in her face of an unknown cause and is asking for prayers.

Through your prayers,
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Felice wanted an ice cream cake for her 9th birthday and also to have a party with our entire Wired team as well as many friends.

Alton celebrated his 11th birthday with lots of football. We had his school friends over and they played video games as well as playing a game of American football and one of soccer as well.