Praise the Lord we are all doing fine as a family during this pandemic. Although I have two uncles that contracted the virus, but praise the Lord, they recovered quick and are doing fine! They live three hours away.
Here in Puebla, the city was never shut down completely, but some restrictions were put into place. For example, as a measure from stopping people going out, there is a new law where we cannot drive our car two times per week, depending on our license plate number. Thankfully we have two cars, and we are able to drive all the time.
Also, we no longer go to the supermarket, because of the many restrictions, but we do order online from Walmart – it almost seems that we do this every day! We have a household of nine and things tend to quickly run out or they just… disappear!
As far as the church goes, we had to split our churches’ Sunday morning services. Those that were sitting on one side of the aisle, were asked to come at 10 am, and those that sat on the other side of the aisle, were asked to come at 11:30 am. This makes more room in our auditorium, but we can’t wait for it to be full again!
We also had to cancel our Sunday evening and Thursday night services. I still go to church to preach and to stream our church service. We have had few visitors and few people from our church still come. Every now and then I get a text from our church members saying: “Pastor, it’s just not the same. I miss church. I am ready to come back to church when all this is over!”
Our soulwinners numbers have decreased, but we are still seeing people saved! Recently, on May the 23rd, my wife and I were able to lead Mayté and Karla to the Lord. Karla, who is fourteen years old, suffers from depression and she was glad to accept Christ as her personal Savior! We told her that Jesus is the only one that can take her burdens away. Please pray for her.
Also, a week later, I was able to lead Ernesto right on the street, as he was walking by. He stopped to receive the tract that I was giving him, and very attentively listened to the Gospel. Fifteen minutes later he received Jesus as his personal Savior! He promised to come to church once the pandemic is over. Please pray that he will.
Short visit to the States
It seems that our plans to visit the States change every month. Both of our kids, Japheth and Rachel, will be graduating from Abeka Academy in Pensacola, FL., on July 31st. Then, we are planning one more trip at the beginning of September to take them to Bible college. The Lord has directed us to enroll them at Texas Independent Baptist Seminary at Longview, TX with Pastor Bob Gray. Please pray as we make preparations for all of this. Thank you!!
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