Dear Friends in Christ,
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2 Corinthians 4:1
Camargo: The Iglesia Bíblica Bautista is trying to recuperate from having to dismiss my assistant.
Three of our teens, Paco, Javier and Cristian have pretty much dropped out, but still come to a few teen activities, so there is still hope! Our church seems a little discouraged, some missing now and then. Please pray we’ll recover completely and then some!
Door knocking – evangelism: We’ve had record numbers of our people come out to knock doors, and have covered a large section close to our church building, this summer! We are still following up on several who made professions of faith in Christ. Bro. Joel has started leading people to Christ, being a good example to their three kids.
Teen Camp: I took eight teens to camp in Huachichil, Cuauhuila in July. Three of them made decisions to serve the Lord full-time and are working toward that!
Work Group: Valley Forge Baptist in Collegeville PA helped us with materials and sent a group of 11 men and ladies to help us insulate and stucco the outside walls of our church building. The building looks very nice, to the glory of God! It is also cooler inside, thus easier to cool. The ladies helped get the nursery and bathrooms cleaned, walls painted and decorated. Wow, what a blessing! What would have taken our church several years, was done in one week. Every time we knock doors, someone says they’ve seen our “new” building on the corner.
Vacation Bible School: We starting the first day with 56 kids, increasing every day, to 117. The theme was THE WAY. Some of the girls from the youth group made the back drop and road leading to the cross at the front. We had great participation of our church people, many helped teaching, with crafts, refreshments and clean-up. What a blessing! I am thankful for our church!
Usiel and Jorge, who have been serving a year in the church we started in Anáhuac, Chihuahua, came down to put the VBS on for us. What a blessing! We have a couple of families who come some as a result of the VBS, and we are still working with others.
Civil Association: We are trying to register our church as a legal entity, as being a service to the community. This should allow us to have the property of the church in the name of the association and not just one person. Please pray for this lengthy process!
Assistants: I mentioned in the last letter that God has called Arturo to preach, and that he is helping me with the youth. He is also teaching a kids class, and helping me every day with construction, various jobs around the building, as well with visits and such.
Jorge Orozco, brother of the pastor in Anáhuac, will be coming the middle of October, to work with us. He is in his first year of Bible institute, on-line. Though he is not officially engaged, he and his girlfriend who lives in Sinaloa, have talked of getting married next September. Please pray that I know how to help these young men to mature, and grow in the Lord, that they would serve Him to the best of their ability, wherever He would lead!
Praise: Good number out evangelizing, souls saved; Teen Camp & decisions made; Work group, construction; Great VBS; Assistants, Arturo & Jorge;
Prayer: Church to recuperate, Teen boys to be encouraged; Follow-up – Evangelism & VBS; Civil Association; Assistants – God’s will.
In His Service,