Yesterday we had the opportunity to go to Tulancingo, Hidalgo and visit the church Iglesia Bautista La Zarza. Pastor Miguel Angel Gomez asked me to preach for a Special Sunday. Our drive from Puebla was very nice, considering that now we can travel on a new highway called Arco Norte. Before, to go to Tulancingo, it would take about 4 hours. (Tulancingo is North of Puebla) This time it took us 2 hours to get there.
At 7:30 AM we stopped to pick up a dear family – the Andrade Family. Two years ago we celebrated at our church their 50th wedding anniversary. We arrived at 9:45 AM and had breakfast with the pastor and his family. Something very common in this State is that you find Barbacoa everywhere (slowly-cook lamb meat). So we had some of this. Our kids mostly had tamales, but my son Japheth really liked the barbacoa.
After eating a delicious breakfast we went to the church. Church services start at 11:00 AM. The reason is because many of the farmers don’t have time to make it at 10:00 AM or earlier since they work in the fields. So, what they do is have the main preaching service at 11:00 AM and then, they stop to eat between 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Then they have Sunday School at 2:00 PM. Church is over around 4:00 PM.
While preaching or teaching Sunday School, there was a very strong storm with a lot of wind. The roof is made of metal sheets, and for a moment I thought we were going to lose it. It was pouring, and very windy. It all lasted for about 20 minutes. But after church ended, we went outside and it was already sunny and peaceful.
Many decisions were made during the invitation. Many surrendered to start soulwinning again. And 3 gave their lives for full time service, either as missionaries or pastors. Overall, God blessed our trip to this town. My brother-in-law preached in the church in Puebla. He is Aglaee’s husband and did a good job. You can listed to him preach in Spanish here.
Nicole is doing fine with her pregnancy. Last week we went to have an ultrasound, and after see the doctor. Ultrasounds here in Mexico are 350 pesos… About $30 dollars. And our visit to the doctor is $500 pesos. About $45 dollars. We have an excellent doctor. Her name is Bertha Gil ans she has delivered all of our kids, except Japheth – who was born in San Diego, CA. When we first met her, we asked her if she could give us a discount, since we wanted to have 7 children. She agreed! and now, every time we have a baby, she charges us the same she did 8 years ago (about $1,000 dollars – not including the hospital which is about another $1,000 dollars) Anyway, the doctor visit went fine. Nicole is out of Bedrest! but still, she needs to take care of herself. This time Nicole was able to witness to her for about 30 minutes! Pray for her so she can get saved. She was impressed with Nicole’s testimony.
Last week we had two people added to our church! Actually, two of our church members had babies. Bro. Abraham and his wife Lili had a baby girl, and Bro. Ivan and his wife Selene had a baby boy. Bro. Ivan also helped preach last Sunday morning – and Sunday night they had their little girl.
Thank you for your prayers and support.