Then What Would Stop Mexico From Charging a Tax On Materials Now Shipped And Brought Into Mexico From the US. And Other Parts Of the World? Higher Taxes on Industry Therefore Forcing Industry To Look For A More Generous Taxing Subsidy In Other Parts Of South America. Taxing Business Could Force Goods Higher Through A Global Rippling Top Down Effect. This Would Directly Effect Retail Sales Cost To The Middle Class With Them Thinking There Getting A Tax Break To Only Have To Pay Higher Prices For Ordinary Goods, Then Once Again ,To Pay All The Local Taxes Within their Municipalities.
The Information Below Is Just Part From October 2008
MILAN — Tenneco Inc. announced it will shutter its Milan plant as part of a company-wide restructuring that will cut 80 local jobs. The Milan-based elastomer mixing operations will move to Tenneco’s facility in Reynosa, Mexico. …
Moreover, SMP expects to benefit from the shifting of its production facilities to Reynosa, Mexico due to lower labor costs. In the third quarter, Standard Motor’s consolidated net sales were $202.9 million, compared to consolidated net …
Spanish, Was Being Spoken, No English, the music was at it’s daily loudness, coming from the Bottled Water Vender’s Truck as it headed down the street. A daily sacred ritual gladly bowing to all, that will allow his water to be introduced on a discount basis.
The Daily Entourage Of Venders, their different sounds of identification with music, whistles, and yes, even those who walk the subdivision streets, calling out to all, their area of expertise, shoe repair, pest and rodents sprays, window and door insulation, ah… yes, we cannot neglect the door to door salesmen and ladies, hawking their goods, books, tv cable, telephone, Internet installation, restaurant specials, pizzas, hamburgers, all at new places close to here, the pick up trucks loaded with new furniture of all types, on and on.
Then There Will Be Those asking for money, for their car’s problem, from having no gas, to a dire crisis, a dying grand mother. It’s a daily occurrence, it’s part of the "Vida" (life).
Oh..Have I failed To Mentioned, there is the "MexicanMariachiMusic," coming from somewhere, for all to listen. This music I’m beginning to enjoy more and more.
It Was A Picture Perfect Saturday morning, and, as the world wide, renowned international custom was observed…you don’t remember? eh.. The washing of one’s car, music in the background, why of course, it’s a Saturday morning!
I Labored On The Car, in it’s un-regulated rite of passage of sorts, there is this special way in which one needs to mix the soap, not to much, for it will hampered the rinsing process. That application of rinse, so precise, in as much, it needs to match the current air temperature.
I was doing this, when the Water Truck stopped by my car, the driver indicated he wanted to talk with me. I walked over to his truck, I had seen him many times.
He Had Lived In The States for a short time, his English speaking language, is what we call speaking in Mex.-Tex. a little English and mostly Spanish mix.
I Began Talking To Him In Spanish, When He Asked Why I was here, that was all I needed, that was my introduction, then is when I asked him if he was a Christian? he hesitated, the eyes lowered, I asked if he loved "Jesus?"
Oh yes, yes, he said quickly, I asked again, if he went to Jesus’s house? The place were other people go who love Jesus. Again, he hesitated. I asked if he knew that Jesus died on the Cross for his sin’s, si, si.
Again, I asked, why he doesn’t go to the place where other people who love Jesus, come together. He explained how busy he is. I asked again, if he was a Christian? I explained that as he now drives his water truck through streets, knocking on doors…so we to have to go and knock on Jesus’s Door, asking Jesus into our mind and heart, we have to repent, turn and change from our sins and believe the Bible. His brown eyes shone hope as he said "gracious senior." He indicated he would.
It Was The Beginning Of A Great Day For Me This October Morning in 2008, Sharing Jesus With The People In Spanish Totally.
And…. You Might Be Wondering how the wash job turn out on the Car, it to was a shinning success.
Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa Mexico Water Truck Driver
Christ in Spanish With Water Truck Driver Reynosa Norman OetkerC
Christ In Spanish Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa Mae Hong Son Thailand Mexico St. Charles Missouri Hmong Missionary
The FBI Is Warning that one of Mexico´s most brutal drug cartels is attempting to violently regain control of drug trafficking routes in the United States and has been ordered to engage law enforcement officers to protect their operations, according to an intelligence report obtained by The Washington Times.
Los Zetas, He Enforcer Of Mexico´s infamous Gulf Cartel, is reinforcing its ranks and stockpiling weapons in safe houses in the U.S. in response to recent crackdowns in the U.S. and Mexico against drug traffickers, said the FBI San Antonio Field Office’s Joint Assessment Bulletin. The bulletin was dated Oct. 17 and was sent to law enforcement officials in the Texas region.
The Bulletin Said The Cartel’s regional leader territory, or "plaza," in the area around the southern Texas towns of McAllen and Mission, about 235 miles south of San Antonio and less than five miles from the border with Mexico.
"In direct Response to recent United States law enforcement activities against Los Zetas members of the McAllen-Mission, Texas Plaza, Jaime Gonzalez, AKA ‘HUMMER,’ has ordered additional personnel to the Plaza to regain control and engage law enforcement officers if confronted," states the bulletin, which was produced by the FBI’s McAllen Intelligence Center.
"These Replacements are believed to be armed with assault rifles, bullet proof vests, and grenades, and are occupying safe houses throughout the McAllen Texas area," the bulletin states.
Richard Kolko, A Spokesman for the FBI in Washington, confirmed the authenticity of the report.
"The FBI, With Our Gang task force members are well aware of Los Zetas and their violent nature. A bulletin not intended for the media was provided to law enforcement throughout Texas to alert them of potential new tactics," he said.
Los Zetas Is Thought To Be Composed of former members of Mexico´s special forces who deserted or retired to work for the Gulf Cartel, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official familiar with the group told The Times. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of ongoing operations in the area, said that Los Zetas is thought to have taken control of the Gulf Cartel’s operations.
Its Home Base In Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican border town about 160 miles southwest of San Antonio, has been brutalized by ongoing cartel wars and witnessed a surge of violence in recent years.
Recent Arrests By The FBI of several members associated with the McAllen-Mission plaza led to the information on the drug cartel’s intentions and on Mr. Gonzalez.
Mr. Gonzalez, Who Operates out of Reynosa, Mexico, about 10 miles south of McAllen and Mission, instructed his cells to "engage law enforcement with a full tactical response should law enforcement attempt to intervene in their operations" and also is "believed to have established loose relationships with street and prison gangs to facilitate their movement and operations within the United States," according to the bulletin.
An FBI Search Warrant on a rural location in Mission resulted in the seizure of multiple weapons including assault rifles, tactical vests, and an assortment of paintball weapons, which the Zetas have used for "regular paint ball training for tactical raids and car stops," the bulletin states.
According To The Bulletin, the "main responsibility of these cells" stationed in the United States "is to seek out people owing the Cartel money for lost, stolen, seized drug loads or profits."
Those People Are Forced to "either pay their debt or are kidnapped. In addition, the plaza cells are proactively seeking out and eliminating rival drug and alien smuggling groups," the bulletin states.
Since The Summer, Drug Wars have escalated along the more than 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico, with thousands killed.
Los Zetas, Continues To Control the drug routes in the south Texas area, which includes access to Interstate 35 and Highways 59, 359 and 83. The interstates run from south Texas to as far north as Canada and provide the drug cartels access to major U.S. cities, where they distribute billions of dollars in narcotics annually.
The FBI McAllen Resident Agency, a division of the bureau’s San Antonio Field Office, recently received the information that the Zetas have segregated the Rio Grande Valley area into tactical operational territories, or plazas, and "currently have standing orders to confront U.S. law enforcement agencies to zealously protect their criminal interests," the bulletin states.
Each Territory or "plaza" has a designated leader to oversee all enforcement operations conducted on behalf of the cartel.
Increased Pressure By U.S. and Mexican law enforcement has pushed the cartels "into a defensive mode," the DEA official said.
"These Particular Types of activities by the cartels show their increased strength and the serious threat they pose to the national security in the U.S.," the official said. "It’s not getting better but worse along the border. Unfortunately, the drug wars we’ve seen in Mexico are now spilling significantly into the United States."
Drug Wars Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa Mae Hong Son Thailand Mexico St. Charles Missouri Hmong Missionary
Is It The New Currency Of Mexico? Banking And US Dollar Collapse The introduction of the Amero?
Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa
There Has Been Much Speculation to the eventual installation of a new currency into the United States.
It Is Necessary To understand A General Principle Of Another Possibility.
I Have Included In Part Documentation about a similar problem that happened in Mexico. In like manner, they in fact went through a housing crisis, that devalued their Peso. They, through banking reform initiatives, in turn, introduced another currency named UDI’s.
On The Contrary, UDI’s were created as an accounting measure. A person- if they accepted this type of refinancing- had units of credit
Quote, "it offered borrowers an interest rate subsidy if they signed new
loan contracts and switched from peso denominated loans to loans denominated in an
inflation-adjusted accounting unit called “Units of Investment” (Unidades de Inversion) or
UDI’s. UDI’s were created as an alternative currency for accounting purposes…."
October 2008 Reynosa Mexico Recently is an Reynosa email correspondence about Gold and Silver…Oct 08
Hi Norm, I really found it difficult to believe on…. As you say, who knows?
But in the mean while, I would like to buy gold or silver so my money will always be supported and valued on something that will never be de-valuated.
Today I have some other issues to solve like my imminent divorce, the custody of my 2 children’s, my mortgage (hipoteca) which by the way is in UDIS currency (deficit investment units), I crashed my car and now on I use a borrowed one, etc. etc. etc.
But never mind, there are difficulties …
Norman Oetker, The Above Email Prompted Me To Share My Response Via My Homepage
God Through Christ Offers His Love To Us
For Instance, This Is What A Christian is all about. Afterward’s, when one accepts the "Lord" and "His life" into one’s own. "That means letting the Lord be the Lord of your Will and then your everyday life." That then, is when the Lord’s Hand is upon the individual, in a new and totally different way of awareness within that person.
Possibly, We May Have To Suffer and endure hardship and lost, or if we are flourishing in this life, we will need to be content with what we have.
The Point Is That God is with us no matter what the situation of life might be.
He Gives Strength To Continue, when life’s situations are the bleakest are strongest, Sadness or Joy.
He Will Enable Us to Be Steadfast, during the ordinaries of a mundane, daily in and out routine.
Humility, Will Accompany Us On the mountaintops of Glory and Exuberance.
Steadfastness And Spiritual Strength will escort us down again to the everyday’s of our lives.
Hi Rene, good morning, I hope you will have a good productive day!
Your Statements About the gold and silver investments, remind me of a story.
In the past..
I Was In The Himalayan Mountains Between Burma and Thailand. I was the first Christian Missionary to go there. The people are of the tribe known as the "Mong." This people had never seen a white person, they would just stop everything, and stare at me in awe, when I was there living with them..
Furthermore, they never heard the name of "Jesus" or of the "Bible" or the word "Christian."
So for the next several months, daily, I would share from the Bible the beginning, to the end about God’s plan for Man.
Of Accepting "Christ" As Their Personal "Lord and Savior."
They were hinting in a strange sort of way, what where the benefit’s of converting to, and becoming a Christian?
I Shared With Them This, Rene.
The Important Thing Was They Would Have a Loving Relationship
With The "Father" Through "Christ."
First, God would help one to have a better relationship with their husband or their wife.
Second, God would help one to have a better relationship with their children.
Third, God would help one to have a better relationship with neighbors.
Fourth, God would help one to have a better garden and rice crop.
Fifth, God would help one to have a better Water Buffalos, Cows, and Pigs.
Sixth, God would help one to have a better flocks of Chicken, Geese and Ducks.
Rene, they listen intently, but, in the end decided to continue their Animist practices.
I was saddened at their response, however, my purpose is to share the Gospel story
so, I continued to share in the other two adjoining villages, that make up what is called the village of Naipabat Thailand.
When all had heard the story, and the plan of repenting,
turning from their sin’s, and their sinful ways,
and of accepting that Christ died on the cross, for their sins,
in order that man could now have a loving relationship with God again.
Rene, they understood the Bible story of Salvation for man.
Yet, Rene, they decided NOT to accept the plan of salvation.
I continued sharing Christ, and now Rene, years later that village has converted to Christianity, in total.
They have mucho good relationships with each other and others, along with mucho pigs, chickens, cows and a flourishing gardens.
Rene, their was no need for Gold or Silver,
"God" supplied to them, what they needed because?
Their Trust Was In The Lord.
Rene, again have a good productive day.
Silver And Gold To Convert To US Dollars? Mae Hong Son Thailand Hmong Missionary
Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa Mae Hong Son Thailand Mexico St. Charles Missouri Hmong
Moreover, There Are So Many Things one could say about one’s interests, even one’s future desires and so forth.
A Child’s Hug and Embrace?
A Woman’s Touch, kisses and warmth, listening and sharing of what could be… all so very special in their private moments of time.
Yes, yes, so very good, so rich in fulfilling that which lies within us all… the emotions from within, carried to those in whispered breaths to those so dear either young or old.
Yet, no matter how one might describe it all, how desirable it seems, as a Christian.
I fully understand and and agree with another- who now is with the Lord- a Christian named, Oswald Chambers please read his statements on
The "Go" of Relationship
Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two—Matthew 5:41
Our Lord’s Teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has done a super-natural work in us. Jesus Christ demands that His disciple does not allow even the slightest trace of resentment in his heart when faced with tyranny and injustice. No amount of enthusiasm will ever stand up to the strain that Jesus Christ will put upon His servant. Only one thing will bear the strain, and that is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ Himself— a relationship that has been examined, purified, and tested until only one purpose remains and I can truly say, "I am here for God to send me where He will." Everything else may become blurred, but this relationship with Jesus Christ must never be.
The Sermon On The Mount is not some unattainable goal; it is a statement of what will happen in me when Jesus Christ has changed my nature by putting His own nature in me. Jesus Christ is the only One who can fulfill the Sermon on the Mount.
If We Are To Be Disciples Of Jesus, we must be made disciples supernaturally. And as long as we consciously maintain the determined purpose to be His disciples, we can be sure that we are not disciples. Jesus says, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you. . ." ( John 15:16 ). That is the way the grace of God begins. It is a constraint we can never escape; we can disobey it, but we can never start it or produce it ourselves. We are drawn to God by a work of His supernatural grace, and we can never trace back to find where the work began. Our Lord’s making of a disciple is supernatural. He does not build on any natural capacity of ours at all. God does not ask us to do the things that are naturally easy for us— He only asks us to do the things that we are perfectly fit to do through His grace, and that is where the cross we must bear will always come.
Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa Mae Hong Son Thailand Mexico St. Charles Missouri Hmong Missionary.
It Is My Opinion, That This Is The One Single Biggest Downfall in Christianity Today.
Man’s Trust Is In His Own Strength To Accomplish Man’s Goals, you will of course, hear many arguments to the contrary, however, the fact remains, people are drawn to a ministerial personality more so than to the "Cross of self denial" and an absolute trust in the Lord in accomplishing all that is necessary.
A Person That Says They Are A Christian Needs only to ask oneself this question "Is Jesus Lord of my will? and then, Is Jesus, Lord of my everyday life?
If The Answer Is Yes, then you are in full time dedicated work for the Lord, if you answered 50/50 then you are lukewarm as a Christian.
The Lord’s Return Is Only For Those who are on fire for Him, your love for Him is in the daily practical application of the Plain Bible Truths In The New Testament writings of Jesus, and the early believers. These writings, which are based in the historical records of the Old Testament and that now are fulfilled in Christ in the New Testament.
It is the Bible, that is God’s instruction to man, not man made traditions of any denomination or group, there is only one group that is considered to be "Christians."
Those who are in fact, serving the Lord according the the doctrines of "Grace" which is plainly taught in the New Testament.
Old Testament Laws, with it’s additional inclusions, by man, and it’s many rules and regulations, have now passed into fulfillment in Christ Jesus.
The New Covenant of Grace,that the Lord Jesus talked about, His New Covenant, was in fact, the centerpiece of His teaching, at the Last Supper with His disciples.
The Old Testament Prophecies about the coming Messiah and His New Covenant from God, is now to all that will accept, repent, and believe in Christ and His Resurrection power.
That Resurrection Power, Is For The Absolution of Man’s Sin’s, then presenting to God, the Father, this new creature, this new believer, to be sat in the heavenly places, by the power of the Godhead combined, "The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit." In fact, this is the Power of the "Christ’s" resurrection. In which we the believer of today have total access.
Christ Resurrection Power in Fact, removed through fulfillment, the necessities of these Old Testament rules, regulations, feast days, Sabbath keeping, they in total have passed away in fulfillment by Christ, and His Resurrection Power.
Now as Christ has said , if man will do but one thing, and this one thing only, all of every law, regulation, and traditions will be fulfilled by these very singular acts which are.
First: "To Love The Lord Thy God With All Of Your Mind, Heart and Soul.
Secondly: "To Love Your Neighbor As Yourselves."
This is the New Testament Christian Man and Woman That Christ Talks About.
"The Unsaved Jew," and the "The Unsaved Gentile" to become one in "Christ"
"IN PEACE AND LOVE !"
"THAT IS A CHRISTIAN !"
God Does Not Build On Any Natural Capacity of Ours At All
God Does Not Ask Us To Do The Things That Are Naturally Easy For Us.
He Only Asks Us To Do The Things That We Are Perfectly Fit To Do Through His Grace,
And That Is Where The Cross We Must Bear Will Always Come.
Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa Hmong Mae Hong Son Thailand Missionary Mexico St. Charles Missouri. October 2008
1975 This Was To Be The First Of Five Tours In Asia.
Mae Hong Son
This Is Where I Want You To Go, whispers the Spirit of the Lord to me while in prayer, it was to my mind and heart. Go To The Himalayan Mountains, in the Northwest of Thailand, going up into the remote mountain jungles to the border areas between Burma and Thailand, I said…but lord I have nothing …but Lord how can I…but lord…but Lord !
To be continue
Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa Hmong Mae Hong Son Thailand Missionary Mexico St. Charles Missouri. October 2008
Medicine for the Mind, and Heart, and One’s Spirit.
My Mind, Has Experienced a Profound Change, my Heart was strengthen, and is now stronger, my Spirit was stabilized by another’s Spirit, that being, the Holy Spirit of God.
Eventually things could and would be accomplished in my life, by what was to take place, through these recent past events.
The Thoughts Of My Mind, the Agonies of My Heart , and the Renewal of My Spirit, by the experiences I’m going to share below.
I have left out some names and places, but for the most part this is how things happened while in St. Charles Missouri.
Love, gentleness and kindness to all.
Norman Oetker Missionary Thailand Mae Hong Son
2008 Reynosa Mexico
Norman Oetker Missionary…Troy is the pastor that I asked, to help me during my spiritual experiences, at this time in my life, for I had many concerns to say the least. At this posting, of this web site page in October 2008, Pastor Troy is still in this spiritual relationship with me.
My life has been forever blessed and strengthen, with His continual Spiritual support during these events, and also, during another tragic time, that being my divorce.
Perhaps, this was the worst intense emotional tragedy I have ever faced in my life, as a Missionary, I had been devastated to say the least, by the divorce. I then thought things where coming to some sort of normalcy in my life, and then these events that I’m sharing below happened. God Knows.
My Mind, Heart and Spirit renewing.
Hi Troy, God’s blessing to you and yours and everyone at Messenger.
I would like to give you and update about Sandy.
I had first meet Sandy in July a year ago, at the prayer group in which my friends asked me to come.
It was only until the time of my divorce, that we began to talked to each other about establishing a relationship, my Mind, Heart and Spirit was lifted.
In just a short time, a miracle happened that was as dramatic, as the parting of the Red Sea. And it was, that one day while at my computer, I was thinking about the conversations, that Sandy and I had had.
I shared about my life with my family, and the calling as a Missionary to Thailand in the Mae Hong Son area.
She shared about her life, in St. Charles Missouri, and as I thought about these things then and afterwards, I could not see, this way or that way, in regards to how our relationship was to work.
And why was it so important to me, to understand? It seem just about every time, that I was around her I could not think straight, or if I wanted to say something, I would stumble around like a two year old and be in a cold sweat about it, but if I only saw her across a room, that in itself was worth it.
So as I sat there at my computer, I realized that I had fallen in love with her.
And I said to myself ‘ oh, no what am I going to do now.’
That was a miracle for me from God, for I truly believed, that I could never love again and it be real.
Sandy, she is totally different in every aspect, and at the core of her life was that she loved ‘Jesus’ more than life itself. As a Missionary I was blessed.
My Mind, Heart and Spirit were lifted.
In St. Charles Missouri in April, she found out that her back pain was from two compressed fractures of her spine and two fractured ribs, the doctor said it was a hormone imbalance, and gave her the things to build and replenish her bone mineral content, the doctor said twice, that there was NO bone cancer.
It was then that she asked me to fix a couple things at her house, when I arrived she was on the couch and was unable to get up, her back was hurting her to bad, she had crawled to the bathroom.
Her 80 year old parents where there, but unable to help her, she was in severe pain, she asked me if I would stay and help her, she was really scared, or she was going to have to go to the hospital, I said sure, for the next three days I stayed.
I knew she needed care, because of the extreme pain, that I had suffered when I had my crippling back injury. I knew all those signs and Sandy was displaying all of them.I made a pallet in front of her couch and slept there and waited on her.
As a Missionary to Mae Hong Son Thailand while on a return in the states, I had been paralyzed on the left side from the waist down from a work accident and I remembered exactly, the pain and suffering, that I had experienced.
I was 100 percent disabled through Social Security for 7 years.
In St. Charles Missouri, I had ben trained as male orderly when I was younger, I was able to help Sandy in everything, from teaching her how to row over, sit, and get up and out of bed by herself.
From that time on, I came to her house each day to help her, some days she was unable to get out of bed, other days she could go out for a couple hours, she tried to work also, she was part time at St. Charles Missouri Community College, she had been there for about five years.
In St. Charles Missouri she went to the doctor twice after that, and I was with her each time.
July, I asked Sandy to get blood work done, that was on a Monday July 11.
Thursday the 14th she was admitted to the hospital. Complete bone x-rays where performed from head to foot, blood work, CT scan’s, Bone scan’s, a Bone Marrow extraction, and after that, she was given two units of blood.
Since April, she had lost 31 pounds.
She asked me to be with her there at the hospital, the nurses supplied a fold out bed in her room.
Norman Oetker Missionary note Oct 08… as a Christian Missionary my Mind, Heart and Spirit were all for thinking, that God has His perfect Plan working even during all of this.
Our return to Mae Hong Son Thailand was as real to me then, as it is now.
June 20th was Sandy’s 56 birthday, in her room, at St. Joseph, in St. Charles Missouri, where gathered three of her adult children with their wife’s and friends, her mom and dad and grand kids.
The Doctor Came in and Announced the results of the blood work from the lab, in which all were waiting.
He stated she had a incurable cancer, that it was very rare and that it had advanced very rapidly. He wanted her to go to Barnes and be seen at Siteman Cancer Institute the next day in St. Louis, then the following day to start Chemotherapy in St. Charles Missouri.
He left the room, all where saddened at that bombshell, Sandy wanted to continue with the birthday party there in her room, we all sang happy birthday, when the cake was cut, the sparkle in the grand kids eyes was the only joy.
Normanadded Oct 08... ( Norman Oetker my Mind, Heart and Spirit continued in one accord that day, believing that God would raise her up. As a Missionary, working in Thailand and the States, I had to continue to believe that my life up until this time, was with a firm belief in God’s power to accomplish all, just when I thought things were changing in my life I was crushed again.
I could not understand the why or purpose, on the outside to some, I might have seemed saddened and distraught, but truly my heart was stripped bare. After these events the real Missionary Norman Oetker was revealed to me, and I guess, it is easy now to say, that I simply gave up in God, I could not tell others, but inside I had a giant hole in my life, part of my life was removed, not just by this event which I described here, but by the divorce also.
Added October 2008, the bolded and all caps text below.
Missionary Norman Oetker The Journey of Faith, for the "Lord is Faithful," for "He Will Never Leave, Nor Forsake You."
I BELIEVE NOW THAT THE HOLE, THAT WAS FILLED BEFORE, WAS FILLED WITH NORMAN’S INSERCURITIES AND UNBELIEF. CONSEQUENTLY, NOW THIS VACANTNESS, IS BEING HEALED SLOWLY, KNITTED TOGETHER BUY GOD’S DAILY CIRCUMSTANCES IN MY LIFE, UNKNOWN TO ME.
AS A RESULT, THIS PROCESS IS A SLOW ONE, THERE ARE TIMES AND MOMENTS, IN LIFE’S DAILY EVENTS, THAT EMOTION’S HAND CAN TOUCH THIS INWARD HEALING AREA, HOWEVER, INSTEAD OF A SOOTHING TOUCH, IT BRINGS THE SCAPEL’S KNIFE, REOPENING VIVID MEMORIES.
AS I SIT HERE TYPING IN PLAZA REAL IN REYNOSA MEXICO, THE SUBJECTS AND MEMORIES OF BEFORE, WHICH WERE SO DEVASTING TO ME, IN REAL TIME, HAVE JOINED TO MEMORY’S STREAM OF THE PAST.
IN LOOKING BACK TO THE WANDERING CURRENTS. I CAN SEE MY PAST IMAGES FLOATING FURTHER, AND FURTHER, FROM ME.
A PING OF MY HEART, ASSURES ME THAT THOSE ARE ESPECIALLY MINE, OF MY MANY.
NORMAN OETKER MISSIONARY
The Birthday Balloon Floated in the Air Easily, undisturbed by the life changing statement just previously voiced by the senior cancer doctor, who in thirty years of practice had never actually seen this type of blood/bone cancer, he stated later, that in the national record there where only a couple of case papers only on this type.
The next day sitting with Sandy at the Siteman Cancer center at Barnes, in St. Louis Mo. this senior cancer specialist was going over her blood work notes that they had done, since our arrival that morning. He was saying a lot to us, but I guess I could say it came in five parts.
First, if nothing was done she would have weeks for survival.
Second, she would need to get through chemotherapy for the next two or three months.
Third, there was a very serious type of stem cell bone marrow transplant that could be tried from her siblings if there was a match.
This type of transplant is only done when there is no other option.
Fourth, Sandy’s insurance will have to give the ok for this type of transplant to be performed.
Fifth, this doctor said there is a 20 to 30 percent chance of a cure if the transplant works.
Norman Oetker… added Oct 08 My Mind, Heart and Spirit, my whole Missionary experience, from living in the Himalayan Mountains, to Mae Hong Son Thailand and other South East Asian Cities, being there, half way around the world, everything was so different and yet I adjusted.
Now In This Doctor’s Room, I was in a another real experience, however, I was unprepared, I was handicapped, I could not process this. I could only realize that this was in fact, a very dangerous valley for Sandy to go through. I just keep thinking, God wants me to be with her, and help in every way, that she/we will get through this, and will have a great life together serving our Lord later.
God Brought This "Christian Lady" into my life, to bless her and me, and to show me, that He can Heal the Broken Heart, somehow God will come through.
Sandy Needs a Lot of Care at This Time, her immune system is very low. I offered to her, to stay with me at this time, I had a two bedroom apartment here in St. Charles Missouri. She is very weak, after having a family meeting she let them know her wishes.
Her children will have keys to the apartment, so that they can be with her at anytime day or night.
Sandy’s first four day set of chemotherapy is over today, Sunday the 26th. The next set will begin, after a four day recuperation period.
Since she is with me, it is very difficult for some to understand being not married yet.
I will be turning in my ministerial credentials.
Troy, please continue to pray for us here in St. Charles Missouri.
Norman Oetker Missionary
Hi Troy, glad to get your mail. I kind of thought you were out of town, vacation etc.
The convention must have been exciting at different parts, were there any major changes or surprises? I would have liked being there.
Sandy is here with me, most of the time she is in bed sleeping, they have double her pain medication, she has finished her second round of Chemotherapy, there has been very little change.
She now has four compressed fractures in her spine and her ribs or a problem also, a enlarged liver, gall bladder, spleen and a mass in her stomach.
Sandy had said so neatly the other day, that "she will be healed," or "she’s going to Heaven."
Troy, I Thought Our Lives Were Going Towards a New Start in many ways, including the work and calling, the return and continuation to the mission work in Mae Hong Son Thailand.
Sandy is most definitely in my life at this time in my Mind, Heart and Spirit and her care, and concerns are a priority to me.
The Insurance has approved a bone marrow transplant ,from her brothers or sister if there is a match.
Sandy will need to get through a couple months of chemotherapy first.
Troy, we need a miracle, if she get’s through chemotherapy, there is only a 20 to 30 percent chance of survival from this type of transplant.
Please have her on your prayer list, this news all started on June 20th.
We have set up a medical fund to help with her medical bills at UMB bank.
Troy pray for me also, for strength and faith also the general contractor who I was working for as a sub contractor doing various finishing work is going out of business. I’m not working and need to find something.
Troy, thanks a lot for always pushing me in "life’s huge sea" toward the light house, and that being ‘JESUS.’
God’s Got a Plan Working.
Love Norm and Sandy
To: Norman Oetker <email@example.com>
>Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 08:37:31 -0700 (PDT)
>I would first like to apologize for the delay in
>response to your last email.I was out of town for a
>few days for the ………… convention in Dallas.Though my
>response is delayed I have been praying for Sandy.I
>hope the therapy is going ok. I will continue in
>prayer for her and if you would like I can notify our
>prayer chain as well as bring her need before the
>congregation in prayer.Please write back and let me
>know how things are going.
Hey Troy, thanks for the reply, Sandy’s last name is …………
Sandy’s family are not involved in any church, there has always been family problems.
July 7, The family has now really taken charge of Sandy’s life, they have not liked the ideal of their mom being taken care of, and her needs being meet by me.
It is really a very sad situation, you think they would want their mom to be somewhat happy during this time, however they have made their mom choose.
Everything is very difficult for Sandy now, the pain medication is now doubled, and I know that it has and is affecting her and her thinking. I have explained that this is not what I want, however it is not getting through at this time. Her son’s have picked up all of her things here at my apartment, they are very kind and polite along with her mom and dad.
Troy, I know that God has good and perfect ways. HE wants me to have those things which bring into my life righteous, peace and joy also.
Troy, you are a witness for the Lord, you are very real, your love and devotion to Jesus is very real in your life and that has help me during this very difficult time.
This is again, a very difficult time for me.
Please pray for Sandy and her healing and then for me also.
God bless you guy.
Hi Troy, I would like to asked for prayer for Sandy again.
I have been to the St. Joseph hospital this morning here in St. Charles Missouri, Sandy was admitted with Kidney and Liver failure on Friday, this morning she is in and out of it, however she kiss me and told me she loved me and then asked me to let her go to Jesus.
Troy, I just don’t know what to do, think, react or what. God will have to do something, for me to survive all of this, I am thankful for Sandy’s sake, that very soon she will be healed or she won’t be here to suffer any longer, but to be in that heavenly city.
Sunday July 17, after church I thought a lot about what had been said to me that Sunday morning the 17th, by Sandy, at the hospital, she said after she gave me a kiss, that she loved me and to let her go to Jesus, we prayed together and I left.
After Messenger’s evening service Sunday the 17th I took my time going back to St. Charles Missouri, for I wanted to speak to Sandy one last time in private, for I figured that at 10pm all would be gone. On arrival I saw that the room was full with her family, they were all waiting for her to die.
I asked the son how she was and he said she is just hanging on.
You could hear a needle falling through the air, it was so very, very quiet in that room.
I leaned over her bed and told her who I was and said, I love you baby doll and I want you to go to heaven and be with Jesus.
I said I will be with you one day, I love you and left the room.
Later that night a little before 3 am I awoke and I just knew she was gone.
The next morning I found it very difficult to go the hospital, I knew she was gone but not really sure, I was trying to be prepared for what I might face.
I entered the floor, and there was the male nurse that had worked with us before, he is and was so kind.
I asked him about her death and the medication that they gave her to ease the suffering, she did not feel anything and awoke in heaven. It all happened a little before 3 in the morning he said.
Sandy’s Family Had Left Sandy’s Pillow and the nurse asked if I wanted to take it. This pillow was a kind of joke between us, for she slept with it to ease her pain, in her fractured spine and ribs, the joke was about this being her security pillow.
I asked the family for the pillow, now when I hold it, it brings a peaceful comfort to me, I guess you could say ‘a little security.’
Sandy’s family called and said they would let me know her arrangements.
I’m just kind of numb now.
The 19th of July Sandy’s mom called and thank me for taking care of her and she apologized for the way the last week turn out.
Sandy went to Heaven the 18th of July, the funeral was the 20th and she was buried the 21st.
I Cannot Even Begin To Tell You the Pain, Grief and Agony at Her Lost In My Life.
I thought I had been destroyed by the divorce, but God brought Sandy into my life. She now is in the place we all want to be.
I have weep so much that it is difficult to go places for I had taken her everywhere.
I find tears will flow anyplace at any time, the ‘Why’ question is there always.
The Lord is so real now, so when you pray, pray for me, but more important, as Sandy wanted her family to be involved with God and His Christ, please pray for them.
Update August 21, Mary Kay and I have been on a couple picnics, we both loved Sandy, we really enjoy each other. There is laughter again, a sense of the ‘why’ is moved to be blessed.
To all that read this, it is love, gentleness, kindness, humility, forgiveness, that was brought down from the third heaven, flowing with mercy, grace and love to my spirit, which changed my heart and mind, so that, what I desired could be and that was righteousness, peace and joy. ….Norm
Norman Oetker Missionary
The Calling Remains on My Life As A Missionary To the Hmong in Thailand Mae Hong Son and South East Asia And other Continents.
Mae Hong Son Thailand area
Norman Oetker Missionary October 2008
The Shaping of My Mind, Heart, and Spirit.
Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa Mexico, Missionary Mae Hong Son Thailand Hmong.
Faith’s Journey The "’TOTAL Surrender of Our Will’s To The Father and His good pleasure, for the direction of our lives in bringing all the people of the world, to the saving knowledge of Christ, as their personal "Lord and Savior."
Journey of Faith
As a Missionary Now In Reynosa Mexico Having English Class’s in my home, and who has served in Mae Hong Son Thailand. The writer Oswald Chambers has touched on many truths. The ordinary lives of Christians however these writings would seem foreign, they are so different, so removed, from what we as Christians hear across the pulpits of today.
Total Abandonment to Christ, is not the message of our rather mundane weekly Christian church experience.
Norman Oetker Reynosa Mexico, English Class in my Home Using New International Bible as Vocabulary and Drill Lessons Missionary.
Oswald Chamber’s Comments Are, in fact, a continual revelation of our need for total surrender to ‘Christ,’ as our Lord.
As He States Many Times in His Writings "giving up the right to ourselves." This is the sum total of our relationship with Christ. Giving all of ourselves to Christ.
The "’TOTAL Surrender of Our Will’s To The Father and His good pleasure, for the direction of our lives in bringing all the people of the world, to the saving knowledge of Christ, as their personal "Lord and Savior."
The Journey of Faith, for the "Lord is Faithful," for "He Will Never Leave, Nor Forsake You."
Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ’All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . .’ —Matthew 28:18-19
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The Key To The Missionary’s Work in Reynosa Mexico, or in Mae Hong Son Thailand, or the Burma Refugee Camps on Thailand’s Border, or other places in the world, is the authority of Jesus Christ, not the needs of the lost.
We are inclined to look on our Lord as one who assists us in our endeavors for God. Yet our Lord places Himself as the absolute sovereign and supreme Lord over His disciples.
He does not say that the lost will never be saved if we don’t go— He simply says,
"Go Therefore and Make Disciples of All the Nations . . . ." He says, "Go on the basis of the revealed truth of My sovereignty, teaching and preaching out of your living experience of Me."
"Then the eleven disciples went . . . to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them" ( Matthew 28:16 ).
If I want to know the universal sovereignty of Christ, I must know Him myself.
I must take time to worship the One whose name I bear. Jesus says, "Come to Me . . ."— that is the place to meet Jesus— "all you who labor and are heavy laden . . ." ( Matthew 11:28 )— and how many Missionaries are!
We completely dismiss these wonderful words of the universal Sovereign of the world, but they are the words of Jesus to His disciples meant for here and now.
"Go therefore . . . ." To "go" simply means to live. Acts 1:8 is the description of how to go. Jesus did not say in this verse, "Go into Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria," but, ". . . you shall be witnesses to Me in [all these places]." He takes upon Himself the work of sending us.
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you . . ." ( John 15:7 )— that is the way to keep going. Where we are placed is then a matter of indifference to us, because God sovereignly engineers our goings.
English Class Reynosa Mexico in Home Using New International Bible as Vocabulary.
"None of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus . . ." ( Acts 20:24 ).
That is how to keep going until we are gone from this life.
Norman Oetker English Class Reynosa Mae Hong Son Thailand Mong Hmong. The Journey of Faith, for the "Lord is Faithful," for "He Will Never Leave, Nor Forsake You."
Norman Oetker Missionary Mae Hong Son Thailand Hmong
English Class Reynosa Mexico October 2008 New International Bible as Vocabulary.