The Cable Family
Missionaries To
Bolivia and other Hispanic countries

Charity Baptist Mission Inc.
P.O. Box 692
Bristol, TN 37621

 

                                                                                                                      

Dear Pastor, Friends and Churches,                   December 2013 - Newsletter

As we close the year 2013, I think of the highlights and the most memorable moments of that year.  I will have to say that it has been a tough year, spiritually and physically.  In one Hispanic country we have had one battle after another; between my getting in and out of the country and many other problems which I cannot mention.  But I will have to be honest; God has been good to me and my family.  We have had a measure of good health, our table has not been bare, we have had clothes on our backs.  How could I complain?  God has been good to me, for which I could not possibly complain!  Jesus said in Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Jesus also said, do not worry about tomorrow, it will be all that you can do to take care of the "evil" of today!  That is for sure.  A preacher who was in the "Burning Hell" film, used to say, speaking of the embattled Christians’ life, "it is all uphill".  That is true, but one day we will climb our last hill, we will fight our last fight, and then we will go home to Mt Zion!

While in this country, we won some spiritual battles and we lost some spiritual battles.  A lot of people are coming to the Lord, and we continue to support our nationals despite the economic down turn in America.  We have seen new churches organized and new preaching points started.  We have also watched a lot of people walk the aisles for salvation.  But we have had to stand before the authorities in the airports and in immigration offices, and be questioned for no apparent reason, other than for the cause of the gospel.

But what should expect?  Paul was treated that way, Peter was jailed, Jesus even said, "I was wounded in the house of my friends." Why should we expect anything less?  Jesus said, "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets."  Brethren keep up the good work; fight the good fight of faith!  Keep on keeping on! 

Our many thanks for all that you do for Cuba and the other countries in which we now work.  Do not grow weary in well doing.  Maze Jackson used to say, "We are heaven bound with the hammer down!" 

Please continue to pray for me, I have had a health issue for some time now and it has hindered my activities to the point of needing surgery on Jan 8th.  We love you and appreciate what you do.

Joyfully Yours, Farren Caeble, 1Sam. 12:24

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Dear Brethren,                                                    Fall 2013 - Newsletter

Well, it has been a very interesting summer to say the least. We just made a trip to Cuba, and it had its troubles as expected. I would think it strange if we did not have trouble. I learned a long time ago anything that you try to accomplish for the Lord you will encounter some sort of obstacle and difficulty. I was reading today in 2 Cor. 4:18, “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal”. Everything you see is worth noting, but you must remember what you see with the eye is temporal. If we are not careful, we esteem things seen as more tangible and noteworthy than the things which are not seen. As such, you can only believe some of them, and that with reservations. But Paul said those things which are not seen are eternal. Then the preceding verse, which I love, 2 Cor. 4:17 states; “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”. Someone said, "faith that is not tested cannot be trusted."

When our pastors arrived in Cuba, during the first Sunday service that was held, there was a baptism with over 50 people being baptized! There were around 10 conversions in the services where our American pastors preached at. One of the American pastors when returning to his church here in America preached a message titled, "Quit your complaining!" We as Americans have it made compared to the rest of the world, with our lives, our jobs, etc. A trip to a third world country reminds us of just how much we are blessed.

Please pray for the Cuban pastors, I say this a lot, but some of them are facing challenges now that they have never faced. We need to pray that God will give them courage and wisdom to make the correct decisions.

Joyfully Yours,

Farren Caeble, 1Sam. 12:24

PS; If you would like more information please contact me at: (828) 460-0196 (dcableyr2004@yahoo.com)

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Dear Brethren,                                                   April - May 2013 Newsletter

Our Spring has been an eventful time to say the least. We began our trips to the countries of Panama, Chile, and Bolivia. In Panama we had a great time. We spent the first 2 days close to Panama City and preached in a church there. We then drove across Panama to the city of David, were the spent the next few days and saw several works. The works in the mountains where we were last spring continue to grow. They now run about 350 people, including 200 kids! The same day, we also went to a new work called the "Broken Rock", it was only their 6th service with about 70 people attending. We held the service under two big trees. Several made professions of faith.

We then flew into Chile where involved in preaching and teaching in a missions conference. Most of our churches are all located close to Santiago, Chile. I was amazed at how many Chilean national pastors I knew. Over the last 12 years I had interpreted for several in conferences here in the States. We had a great time as we fellowshipped and participated in services together there in their churches - I enjoyed the music immensely.

We then began our last leg of the journey into Bolivia. On the way we had a layover in Lima, Peru, where I had major heath issues as we waited for our connecting flight. I had to have medical attention before leaving the Lima Airport. When I arrived in Bolivia, my problems continued and I went to a doctor and stayed behind as Bro. Drake and his wife continued on to Tarija to meet with our nationals that we support through Help Ministries. Please pray for me as I continue to be attended to here in the States for this medical problem. Everything seems to be OK.

A few weeks later I took my next trip to Cuba. We had great services as we visited an existing church in Santa Clara, as well as many house churches. At the end of the week they had a last service at the existing church with an overflow crowd, as news of us being there attracted many people. The building was packed out. We had a total of three people saved throughout the week, but, we also had our share of problems. The government detained me 3 hours going into Cuba and 1 hour leaving, not to mention having other problems with immigrations that space will not allow. I am having trouble now because I have made so many trips into Cuba these last 12 years. Other men will be helping me make some of these trips in the future.

Brethren pray for us. Our work in Cuba continues to grow, but the obstacles continue to mount also. I will continue to be in charge of the Cuban Ministry but I am going to be using other men as far as some of the traveling is concerned. My responsibility with Help Ministry is greater, as I am traveling to all of the Spanish speaking countries in South America, as well as in the Caribbean’s and Central America.

Joyfully Yours,


Farren Caeble, 1Sam. 12:24

PS; If you would like more information please contact me at: (828) 460-0196 (dcableyr2004@yahoo.com)

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Dear Pastors, Friends and Churches,                                                   Feb-Mar 2013

 As we see Spring developing around us with buds popping open and the birds singing, it is a joy to see the full expression of Christian life evident in so many people's lives.  During the month of March we had great services in eight different churches throughout West Virginia.  One church actually had a revival during a mission conference with people weeping on the altar each night.  In one of the churches, an older man was driving his car as he left the church parking lot one night and blacked out.  While his wife was trying to hit the brakes, she hit the gas pedal instead and knocked him out the door.  He was clipped by the door and a tire ran over his foot.  But, he was back at church the next night!  I was standing at the back of the church as he came out grimacing literally dragging his foot.  I made the comment to him that most people would not have come back to the services because of the pain.  He answered emphatically, “I would have come tonight if I had to of crawled!”  That is the type of assertiveness and tenacity we need in our churches today.  So many times we are hindered from serving the Lord by the smallest interruptions in our lives.

 In James 1:2 the Bible says, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.”  I think that this verse is not talking about falling into some sinful temptation, but rather when we find ourselves in a certain situation of suffering or testing we ought to recognize the trial as such and go on.  Not only should we go on, but esteem each occurrence as a learning experience and let it mature our faith in the process.  I am preaching to myself as much as I am writing to you all.  We ought to see these trials as such and take courage, thanking God and ask him for strength that we might glorify Him through the divers temptations.

 Pray for me, I am traveling to Panama, Chile, and Bolivia on April 13 and will be there through April 26.  Pray for protection, and that there will no problems making all the flight connections.  Also, pray for the national pastors there.  They will be traveling to the meeting and holding preaching and teaching sessions.  We also will be going to see many of their works.  Shortly after we return home we will be making our Spring trip to another Hispanic country.  Pray that we will make it into this country and back out without any problems.

 Upon my return and after things settle down I plan on writing you all of the great things that the Lord hath done and is doing.

 Please, pray for my back.  I had surgery on it last year and now they tell me the same disk is herniated again and I may have to have another surgery on it in the near future.  Love you all!

 Joyfully Yours,  Farren Caeble, 1Sam.12:24

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Dear Pastors, Friends and Churches,    January, 2013

Cuba was hit with hurricane Sandy just after we left in October 2012. Later, I received a call asking if we could help them in any way possible. As I have explained in the past these people never ask for anything, so I knew this was serious. A couple of our nationals were left with just the clothes on their back. I called several churches and pastors who helped with an offering. A total of $3,000 was given in relief funds for theses nationals in December. Thanks to all of you that have helped in their hour of need. They said it looked like a war zone where the hurricane came through. Santiago, which is their second largest city in and situated in the southeastern end of the island was severely damaged.

Due to the trouble I encountered in last time, arrangements were made for two brethren to take my place during a recent trip in January. I have now traveled over 40 times to this country and must keep my visibility low for the works sake!

The following is a report of their trip: They flew into Havana and without incident cleared customs. They preached over 12 times during the trip and said they had great services. One even remarked, it was the best mission trip he had ever taken. They had several adults get saved including a teenager. The Cuban people are so precious and genuine. You would have to go for a visit to appreciate such a statement. As always the churches are receiving pressure from the Communist government, but they have learned to adapt and carry on anyway.

I am taking advantage of the gap in my schedule to take care of some health concerns that have been put off for quite some time and will be glad to get this over with! I have plans to make trips into Chile, Bolivia, and Columbia in the spring of 2013.

Thanks a lot for your care and love for the thousands!

Joyfully Yours, Farren Caeble, 1Sam.12:24

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Dear Pastors, Friends and Churches,                                                Sept - Oct, 2012

Well, it has been a very busy fall as usual.  We just returned from another mission trip.  Lately we have had trouble entering this particular country.  The custom officers asked questions that they had never asked before.  They also put pressure on my American pastors (which accompanied me) as they thought maybe they could get something more concrete out of them.

The churches that we went to were in the midst of a 40 day fast and prayer session.  We were blessed to be a part of this endeavor as God's presence was so real.  We had 19 come forward to be saved.  It was so exciting as I watched some of the Christian young people almost jump out of their seats with excitement to see people coming to the altar to get saved.  It reminds me of the 70's when I got right with God, all the excitement among God's people as people were being saved all over our community!

As I sat on the plane getting ready to leave I was reflecting on these experiences.  It made me think, "oh how I wish we could go back to those days in America".  We could, but what is it going to take for us in America to get back to that type of Christianity?  I am glad God has given us the opportunity to be a part of His harvest in a country where serving God is a priority in the lives of the Christians.  It is evident in their services and in their lives! 

Thanks for all that you do.  You all have a part, whether it is supporting the national pastors, or praying for our protection as we travel in and out of this Communist country.  May God bless you and verify in your hearts of what He is doing!

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Dear Pastors, Friends and Churches,                                                      May - June, 2012

We made a trip to Panama in June and had a great time. It was very interesting to see some of the sights of this country, especially the Panama Canal. We stood and watched gigantic ships go through the guided passage ways. What a project for the French to start in the 1880's, though they did not finish it. The US bought the unfinished project and completed it a few years later. This was the largest construction project our nation has ever taken on.

While spending the weekend in Panama City we preached at a national preacher's church. He has a very small van and makes several trips to bring in the people to his church. They had 93 people at his house on Sunday, with people in every room of his house during Sunday School.

On Monday morning we flew into Chiriqui, Panama and spent the week with several national preachers whom “Help Ministries” supports with their churches. The highlight of the week was to go to the mountains with one of these preachers. He goes there to feed the children and also holds two services a week. There were over 100 Cuna Indian children attending each service with numbers totaling over 200. What began as a project for the children has been the means of reaching the whole village! We saw several adults and children saved during these services. Over 20 souls made professions of faith on this trip.

I wanted to thank you all for your prayers for my wife and myself these last few weeks. I had back surgery just a few days after returning from this trip and I am still recuperating. My wife's surgery went well also. Thank you again for the prayers.

I am planning a trip on August 7th. Please pray for our protection and that God will use us in His work there.

On each of my trips I send out an e-mail asking for prayer and then I send out another with the results when I return. If you would like to be on my e-mailing list, please let me know. dcableyr2004@yahoo.com.

Joyfully Yours, Farren Caeble, 1Sam.12:24

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Dear Pastors, Friends and Churches,                                                    May, 2012

Our mission trips to have gone well. We made a trip in January, traveling with three men who helped in a Bible institute. There were around 90 nationals attending, including 60 pastors. We had a great time and in the middle of the week we had to make more copies of the courses we were teaching. You should have seen the excitement as some who did not have copies stood in line to receive their course to accompany the teaching that we were covering that week.

We just got back from our spring mission trip and had a great time. Our first service was a memorable one. It was in a community called "The Condado", "The County", more like the county jail. It is a concentrated criminal infested “pueblo“. The missionaries were doubtful of starting anything there; they said “they would prefer working with those in jail where they would at least have bars between them!”

God's presence was so real, that the missionary moderating the service was weeping, including the lost people that sat in the cramped quarters. At the invitation 6 people received Christ! Others were standing on the street encouraging the lost to respond to the gospel invitation as they looked through the window and door.

Pray for me, God willing, I will be having surgery on my back June 7th. I have a herniated disc and lumbar stenosis, which is a narrowing of the passage where nerves are supposed to work free. This has been causing a lot of pain for some time. Your prayers are greatly appreciate.

Joyfully Yours, Farren Caeble, 1Sam.12:24

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Dear Pastors, Friends and Churches,                                                     November 2011

In my letters I usually talk of the persecution these people receive.  Many hear about the changes being made in Hispanic Countries, but really not a lot has changed as long as there is a Communist government in power.

As we travel into this country there is always some sort of trouble.  They try to discourage any religious activity from the outside world on the island.  Due to these difficulties I had to make two trips there this fall.

During one of these trips, I had two pastors with me from North Carolina.  We lost two days sitting in motels due to the problems I mentioned earlier.  During the night service we had a great time and God moved in a wonderful way.  We met in a small house church and the place was packed.  There were around 20 people in the house and about 30 or 40 people were standing out in the yard.  Both American pastors preached and it was such a good service.  I was surprised at the invitation when no one came forward!  One man finally walked into the house to get saved and when he did 14 more came forward!

On the next trip, a Vietnam veteran came with me.  One night he was going to give his testimony and tell about his experiences in Vietnam.  As we sat in this particular service, we were told “only saved people were there”.  The brother gave the gospel and there was so much liberty that night that he did not get to his experiences in Vietnam.  He simply told of what God had done in his life.  During the invitation I was so burdened and thought, “boy somebody needs to get saved, even though there are no unsaved people here tonight”.  One woman in her 60’s came forward then five others got saved that night!

So you never know who is sitting in a service with you and needs God in their lives.

Joyfully Yours,  Farren Caeble, 1Sam.12:24

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 Dear Pastors, Friends and Churches,                                                     June-July 2011

We had some great services on our last trip.  We did not make the first flight due to a scheduling change, but flew in two days later.  In our first service, 15 people got saved.  In the same church 10 were saved in a service prior to our arrival!

On this trip we had some trouble with the Immigrations.  While waiting for our bags an immigration officer came up and questioned me about our plans and asked “how long were we going to stay in their country”?  In other words, we know you are here and we are watching you.

I’d like to say something about our services in the States.  Every weekend I am traveling, preaching, presenting and bringing updates to our churches.  We have had some very good services!  Years ago when the work began, I prayed, "Lord, these people may never go to a mission field, please verify in their hearts that what we say is true and real".  And He has.  God is so good.  Some of you may never go to these foreign fields, but you have been very helpful in many ways.  When I go to these churches and try to do what the Apostle Paul did as he "declared particularly what things Christ had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry". (Acts 21:19)  I ask the Lord, “Please, let the people know in some way what I am saying is exactly in full descript as to what is happening”.

It is amazing to see all the things which have happened in our ministry and especially in Hispanic Countries.  From time to time God lets us know that it is His ministry and that He is only letting us be a part of His great work.

To better understand our ministry, we support the Nationals because God has worked in the hearts of the American people to take these men on for support each month.  I have preachers asking me all the time, "how do you do it?"  I say, "I don't, He does!"

God Bless! Brother Caeble, 1Sam.12:24

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Dear Pastors, Friends and Churches,                                                                    March - April 2011

 

I hope all is well with you and your church.  While preaching in American churches I have been requesting prayer for my permit to travel into these Hispanic countries.  Some of you know that I could not go due to an expired permit back in March.  A dear friend of mine from the Bahamas went in for me this last time.  The Bahamians do not have to have a license to travel to certain Hispanic countries.  The trip went well and they accomplished the goal we had for this particular trip.

 

Last week I finally received word from the U.S Treasury Department, stating that all my papers are in order.  Some things have changed for the better regarding our permission to travel to certain Hispanic countries, which will hopefully make the trip easier and less dangerous.  Please pray for us as any change in our treatment from the U.S. could complicate matters, this is always a sensitive issue dealing with a Communist country.

 

I got a call from our national pastors last week and all is well.  Lord willing our next trip will be in June.  We have a couple of American pastors lined up to go with us and we are making flight plans now.

 

It is so good to be a part of God’s plan in reaching lost people whether it be here in America or beyond our borders.  As a young preacher 34 years ago, I never dreamed that I would be part of God’s work in other countries trying to reach the lost.  You never know what tomorrow holds!  As a believer I have learned that if you walk through the little doors of opportunity each day, at the end of life’s way you will look back and realize that you have walked through the big doors of opportunity that changed your life forever.

 

Thanks for your prayers and support to us personally as well as to these national pastors.

 

Joyfully Yours, brother Caeble, 1Sam.12:24

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Dear Pastors, Churches, and Friends,                                                                          Aug-Sept 2009

As I wrote in the last newsletter many things are changing and I want to continue this thought.  I have never seen so many pastors so discouraged.  There are things which are happening now and to mention and name them would only discourage the church.  Brethren, the Lord prophesied that this day would come, not only are things happening in the spiritual realm, but also on the political level.  Our country has always been so connected to the Bible and Judea Christian Ethics that what happens on the national scale also has its consequences in the churches as well.  But this is only a reminder of the times that we live in.  In Luke it says, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” Luke 21:28.

As the fall of the year approaches, our schedule tightens.  It happens every year.  We have some revival meetings here in the States and several trips planned out of the country.  Our next trip will be the first week of October.  Pray for safe passage and a blessed time with our pastors.  Those pastors so look forward to our coming.  We want it to be a time where they can be edified from the scriptures and be reminded of the great call upon their lives and ministry.

In August we had a National pastor here for some of the mission conferences that we were going to in West Virginia.  He was trying to get help for some of the missionaries out of his church that are starting meetings in other areas.  He was a real blessing to those conferences in WV.

We have lost a couple of supporters during this economical down turn, but thank the Lord we have picked up a couple of new supporters to take their ranks.  We had one church that was going to have to down scale their mission giving.  After seeing and hearing what God was doing in this country, instead of lowering their amount they increased and took a couple more!  It is God’s work and God will take care of His own.

Thanks to all of our churches and supporters for being faithful in these troublesome times.

Joyfully Yours, brother Caeble, 1Sam.  12:24 PS; If you would like more information please call me at: (828) 460-0196

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Dear Friends and Churches,                                                                                              January 2002

As we close another year, in the wake of the tragedy of September 11, it is easy to be discouraged looking back, and our heart indeed goes out to the thousands that were and will be affected for the rest of their lives.  But we, reflecting back on this year and especially since this horrific incident can see a more spiritual attitude among a lot of God's people that I have not seen in a long time.  In the 90's as missionaries, we had been in Bolivia for some time and when we returned to the States we could tell a difference in the churches, the attitude of materialism, of trying to buy a bigger house and a have a nicer car that consequently produced a no care attitude among the saints that we had never seen.  Now after the tragedy, there is a notable difference that I only hope will not die as time proceeds.  I preached four revivals in October and November that brought results that I had not seen in a while.  In one revival in Kentucky we had seven professions of faith.  The attendance of each of these revivals grew as the week went on.  I am looking forward to the New Year with hopes that interest for the things of God grows.

In 2001, I went into a communist Hispanic country for the first time.  I saw a renewed interest in the gospel as these Hispanic people have an opportunity that they have not had in 40 years, of going to church and enjoying ¨some spiritual liberty¨.  I watched these people flock to the services with excitement.  I came back to the States with hopes of raising support for those pastors that we met there.  I traveled to some of our supporting churches and told of the growth in those churches in this country.  I hope to be able to travel to more of our supporting churches in the year that approaches with hopes of raising support for more of those men.  I now have enough pledged support to support 14 of those nationals!

Our works in Bolivia had some problems in the first of the year 2001 but they seem to be stabilizing now.  We brought one man here with hopes of raising support for him through ¨Help Ministries¨, a ministry out of a church in Brandon, Florida.  His name is Samuel Rojas.  He was here for four months, his support was raised and he will be working (God willing) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  He will be working through our mission board there in Bolivia, ¨Light of the World Baptist Mission¨.  We hope to bring another Bolivian pastor this next year with hopes of raising support for him.  In two weeks we will have a Hispanic national pastor here in the States for three months, with hopes of raising support for him.

In the month of February, God willing we will be traveling for the complete month to several Hispanic countries including, Bolivia, and Chili.  Please pray for our travels and our time in these countries as we check on these works, and preach in some of these churches.

We want to give our thanks to all our supporters who have supported us faithfully this year monetarily and prayerfully.  May God bless you richly in your ministry as we all try to serve God in the light of the things that are happening in these last days.

        Joyfully Yours, Brother Caeble, 1 Sam. 12:24

 

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