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Monday, August 3, 2009

Canote E-Notes 08/03/09

Greetings and God Bless YOU from Tijuana, Mexico!
I hope you know today that God not only loves you, He actually likes you...just the way you are. I know that because His Word says so. He made us the way we are and He loves us. He is not irritated with us one moment, disappointed another, and then mad at us other times. He is not "happy" with us and love us more if we "do" certain things or go through our checklist of "do's and don'ts".

"Feelings" like that from God could only be if He thought we were one thing but we turned out to be another and only if it were totally up to us to, through our own efforts to imitate Jesus and impress Him with our style. So forget about the "checklist"! Look for ways to get to be better friends with the One who is completely "in love" with you.

Be encouraged today my friend! The Creator of this whole Universe loves you, likes you, chooses YOU and He actually had done all that long before you were even born!

Any doubts....check it out for yourself: Jer. 29:11, Phil. 1:6, Heb. 13:5, & Joshua 23:14. Still need more? Head on over to Psalm 139...(the whole chapter)

Modern Technology
Through the wonders of modern technology, I was able to listen in over the phone this morning while Susan was at a doctor's appointment at home. She was having an ultrasound done so I was able to actually hear our baby's heartbeat! Woot! God is good!

Tijuana Update
Apparently, there was an earthquake about 175 miles south of us this morning. I didn't feel a thing. I have to admit, I would kinda like to actually feel an earthquake some time....there, I said it!

Otherwise, it's all good here at the TJOC (Tijuana Outreach Center). We just finished our morning chapel service. We have several Mexican teenagers here with this week volunteering as their own ministry team at their own ministry site. Therefore, my message this morning was translated for them.

I'm counting on your prayers and so thankful for them!

Have a GREAT week!

Chris Canote
Outreach Director
Missions Mobilizer/Recruiter
YUGO Ministries
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