First Time Visitors
Last week we had a good number of people visiting our church for the first time. On Sunday morning we had 9 people that came to our church for the first time and on Sunday night we had 7 people that visited our church. Most of the people that visit our church come from our church website. I would encourage every church to have a nice looking website. If you need help with this let me know. I know someone that can make you a nice looking website for about $400 usd.
We have seen also a good number of people getting saved in church and out in the streets. Last Sunday night we had 4 people getting saved and a Sunday before we also had visitors getting saved.
Yesterday, during our time of soulwinning with our Bible Institute here in Puebla, we had a husband and wife get saved. That is just way too exciting!!! And… they even let us come into their house. First the wife got saved by the door of her house, and then she invited us inside her house to speak with her husband. Her husband Victor got saved kneeling down right in the middle of their living room. He said that he had never felt anything like it before, (and we are not pentecostal.) He assured me that he asked Jesus to come into his heart with…. all his heart. Please pray that Victor and Dolores will come to church soon. I am planning to visit them next week to follow up on their decision. Once I heard a Pastor say: Steward every lead!
Our trip to Texas
Last month we had to drive up to Texas in order to renew our car permit for another 6 months. The laws here in Mexico change all the time, and now we have to drive to the States every six months to make sure our car is legally in Mexico. We also visited some churches in Texas to take advantage of our trip. Here is a list of the churches that we visited:
- Community Baptist Church in San Marcos, TX, Pastor Eric Barbosa
- Iglesia Bautista Sólo Cristo Salva in McKinney, TX, Pastor Francisco Velez
- Iglesia Bautista de Lewisville in Lewisville, TX, Pastor Danny Ortiz
- Iglesia Bautista in Garland, TX, Pastor José Rubio
- Crossroads Baptist Church in Gainesville, TX, Pastor Steve Adams
- Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite, TX, Pastor Bob Ross
- Beautiful Gate Baptist Church in San Antonio, TX, Pastor Joe Carrizales
We would like to thank each one of the churches that accommodated us, fed us, and even gave us a love offering. Praise the Lord, He provided for all of our needs during our trip, even for our van’s fuel pump that was $600 dollars, installed.
Before our trip to Texas, our kids kept asking if they were going to see any snow. We told them: “No. It doesn’t snow in Texas.” To our surprise, we saw snow four times! That made them very happy. Many of our kids had never seen snow.
Also, I would like to mention, that we were very excited to be with one of my favorite teacher from Bible college: Bro. Bob Ross, now Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite, TX. They had a Missions Conference called: “South of the Border.” Where they invited only missionaries that are in Mexico. I was glad to see many of my old friends and families from Bible College:
- Bro. Nick Sutmaier, missionary in Cuajimalpa, Estado de Mexico, just outside Mexico City
- Bro. Matt Johnson, missionary in Tula, Hidalgo
- Bro. Mark Lockhart, missionary in Mexico City
- Bro. Bill Norton, missionary in Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo.
If your church is looking to support good missionaries, I would recommend any of these missionaries. All of them have been in the mission field for more than 12 years.
Thank you for your prayers,