Yesterday Puebla celebrated their 150th anniversary of The Battle of Puebla, which happened on May 5th 1862. Every year we have been present at the parade, but not to watch the parade, but to give out tracts. This time we made our own tract, explaining a little bit about the Battle of Puebla, talking about the freedom that we have, and then explaining the real freedom from sin that Jesus can give them. It was a total success! We saw very little tracts in the floor. All of them were taken and many people were reading them right there! Many asked for more. I heard a mom saying to her daughter: This is great for your homework! We printed 20,000 of these tracts. If you want the original files I can send them to you and you can give them out next year in your own town if you happen to have a parade of some kind for the 5 de Mayo.
Brother Jason Knabb and his family
This last Tuesday and Wednesday we had the Knabb’s staying at out house. Brother Knabb and his wife are serving the Lord in the south part of the state of Veracruz, in Jaltipan. They brought with them Brother Manuel and his wife and three kids. Brother Knabb and his wife Sarah (Sloan) have six kids! So, we had a total of 18 kids and 6 adults in our house… clearly outnumbered! Sarah was in Bible college at the same time I was, and I had not the privilege to know her husband that much, but few hours with them were enough to get to know them better and enjoy their company even more. Brother Manuel is a faithful servant that decided to homeschool their three kids — they also attended the Homeschooling Conference that I had a part of last week in Queretaro, where Brother Steve Miller serves.
Today we celebrated Mother’s Day at our church. We had 50 moms and they all got a rose, with a special note and a nice picture with a Bible verse. At the end we had cake and some fellowship. I preached 7 Great Things that we can Lear from 7 Great women in the Bible. They all enjoyed the service and we had a good time in church.
We also gave out some certificates. Some baptism certificates, some for those that finished the Basic Discipleship Lessons, and some for those that finished the Advanced Discipleship Lessons. In the picture is Sarah holding hers with Brother Miguel and Brother Cesar. They got baptized about a month ago.
Our Big Conference
Please pray for our Conference. It starts tomorrow and ends on Wednesday. Our guest speakers are Pastor Luis Parada, Pastor Luis Ramos, Pastor Ezequiel Salazar and Pastor Kevin Wynne. If you are interested in the MP3 audio files of the preachings in Spanish let me know.
Arturo Munoz and Family in Puebla, MEX