“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). We are currently having services on Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoon. We average around 50 each service. Zac Gardner, from my home church Bethlehem Baptist, is here for three months so he is preaching for us each Sunday morning. He has started a series of sermons in Ephesians. On Tuesday nights I am teaching Dr. Brenda Robinson´s book “It is Finished.” It is of the utmost importance that we lay down a firm foundation, and we believe that through the preaching and teaching of the God’s Word we can do that. Zac has also started a Wednesday night Men’s Bible Study. The first night he had 10 guys in attendance. I have been completely in awe of how God continues to bless this ministry.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24). We had a 3 night revival during the first weekend in September. We are still rejoicing over the 4 souls saved during that time. My Pastor friend, Bro. Stuart from Nicaragua, came to preach for us. Each night God gave him a powerful message for the lost and a wakeup call to all Christians. It was a heart wrenching moment when I realized over half of the people attending had never received Christ as their personal Savior. Needless to say, we have much work to do to get the Gospel out to our neighbors. The revival not only served as a tool in bringing souls to Christ, but also to bringing more people to our church services. The next regular service we had 81 people there. Pray for us as we continue telling others about Christ and teaching them God’s Word.
“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:17-18). During our weekly visitation, we have come across many urgent needs and thankfully God has always provided for us to be able to take care of those needs. We have run across many sick people that didn’t have the money to go see the doctor or even buy their medicine. One day we found a 5 year old boy that had been running an extremely high fever for 3 days but his mom didn’t have the means to take him to a doctor. Of course, we immediately took him to the doctor and got him a shot. The mom said she knew God sent us because she had been praying for Him to help her son. Another time we visited a mom that had 5 kids and her husband had left her. She had small children and wasn’t able to work at the time. We found out she didn’t have food in her house and had no idea how she was going to feed her family that day. So we did what any Christian would do, and we went and bought them enough food for several weeks.
“If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37-38). God has opened up opportunities for us to help some of the local people connect to the main water source. I couldn’t believe the amount of people we have talked to that don’t have access to water. We found out it cost them $40 just to connect not counting the pipe they would need. When you average $1.50 a day, I quickly realized why they couldn’t ever connect because that would take more than a month’s salary just to pay for the hook up fee. That would mean doing without food for a month. I am thankful for those that have so graciously told me they would like to partner with us so we could reach out and help more people.
“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you” (Philippians 1:3). Many of you have been so faithful to help me and this ministry. There aren’t enough words to express to you how grateful I am for your love and support. I realize I couldn’t be doing this full time if it weren’t for each of you. Please know you are always in our prayers.
Until The Last One Hears,