The "Canote Notes" is the blog for updates from the Canote Family Ministry. Based in Clark, Missouri, the Canotes have a preaching/evangelism ministry, gospel bluegrass AND contemporary worship music ministry and serve as missionaries directing a mobile Team Ministry Christian Outreach in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico and mid-Missouri through their own non-profit ministry, Evident Ministries, Inc.
Susan and I were very proud parents as we sat in the audience for "Youth Night" at the Perche Baptist Church Revival Service last night.
Adam shared a personal testimony of how God used him on the mission field in Mexico and called him to the music ministry and worship leading. Adam and the boys also shared their musical gifts and talents when they led us in worship. They no doubt made lasting impression on the youth and adults in attendance.
"Return home and tell how much God has done for you." So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him. ~ Luke 8:39
We thought we needed to replace our 15-passenger van with one with a bigger engine in order to pull the new 15 ft. cargo trailer God provided us with. Well, Praise the Lord!, we were told this week by an "expert" in hauling and towing that our current van should have no trouble pulling our trailer! Woo hoo! That was a direct answer to prayer....just not the answer we expected! It's an extra blessing because we really love our van and didn't want to have to part with it. God is good!
1) We are currently at less than 50% of our monthly financial support goal. "How can I help?", you ask. Please join with us in prayer that God would inspire others to join our team and provide the support needed to keep us on the field and get the job done. He has promised in His word to do that and we trust Him with the plan. If you haven't already done so, please ask God if He would have you be part of our financial team. Please consider who you may know that might be interested in being a part of team, share with them about our ministry work, and introduce us.
2) Our job is to mobilize teams and individuals to join us in Mexico. Again, you might ask, "How can I help?". Please join us in prayer that God would send more workers to the field. The U.S. has 5% of the world's population and 95% of the world's Christian workers. Let's loan a few to Mexico. Please consider who you might know that might be interested in leading a team to Mexico. Please consider who you know that attends a church or is part of a group that would be interested in allowing us to come share about our ministry with their group along with some music.
Here's a note of encouragement and a reminder that God hears and answers our prayers.
Wow! And....wow again! That's what I have to say about my Lord because He just "wows" our socks off on a regular basis! We put the word out only a couple of days ago about a "special project" we had to find a replacement cargo trailer for hauling our sound equipment, instruments, and supplies to Mexico. It's been on our prayer list for a couple of weeks now.
For starters, before we had even advertised our old trailer, we received a phone call with an offer to buy it and sold it! Way to go God! The old trailer sold for $1,200.
Secondly, we found a GREAT deal on a replacement trailer. It's a 15' x 6' trailer located in Bellville, IL. The seller agreed to accept $2,200 for the trailer which is a steal! It will cost us nearly $200 in gas just to pick it up.
Here's where God really kicks it in.....we just received a call from a member of our ministry support team who wanted to help with the project....God inspired them to want to pitch in $1,200 towards the project! Woo hoo!
Our God is GREAT! He provided the exact amount needed to complete the purchase! Praise the Lord who provided for all our needs just as He promised! God is good....all the time!
We had the pleasure of a visit to one of our many "home away from homes" this weekend in Clinton, KS. We ministered with music and testimony at the Clinton Presbyterian Church, in Clinton, KS.
We were joined by some of the youth and leaders who were on the first mission trip Chris took with YUGO to Reynosa, Mexico in 2003. What a blessing to rekindle old friendships and to make new ones as well. Pastor Mike Birney and wife Cindy and family also welcomed us into their home for a reunion visit complete with pie and ice cream!
And, of course, we don't head to that neck of the woods without a visit to a Canote family favorite, the Topeka Zoo!
God has continued to bless us with a full ministry calendar. We are currently booked through the end of October. This weekend we will provide the worship music for an outdoor community service in Harrisburg, MO and visit two senior adult residential care centers to celebrate Grandparent's Day.
SPECIAL PROJECT: We need to purchase a 16 ft. enclosed cargo trailer ASAP. We outgrew our old one which has served us well for several years. We sold it today which leaves with no trailer. If you would like to help out with this purchase you can do one or more of 3 things:
1) Please pray that we find a reasonably priced trailer ASAP. 2) Donate money to go towards the purchase. 3) Locate a 16 ft. trailer we can purchase.
We asked God to help sell the old one so someone called us and offered to buy it! We're also trusting Him to find us a new one and to provide the funds for the purchase. Maybe He'll use you to help...?