November & December 2018

Dear Friends in Christ,                                                          
November & December 2018

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:  –2 Thessalonians 3:1

Christmas:  I want to express a special thanks to all who sent a special love offering for Christmas!  It was a huge blessing and real encouragement to see your love for missionaries and for the work of the Lord. God bless you!!  I trust that 2019 will be a great year for all of us!
          The church here insisted and my kids encouraged me to be with them for Christmas.  It has been two years since Connie passed away.  I’m doing fine, though I do get lonely.  I had a couple of days with each of my kids and their families. It was a wonderful Christmas!  I also reported to three supporting churches.  Andrew and Shana and their four girls came back down with me for a few days.  Andrew preached for us and got to see our new church building, and my apartment in the building.  We had a great time, and I really needed the encouragement!

Camargo:  We have people making a profession of faith most every week, at their door. Since my first assistant left in June, first the teens with whom they worked, then some of those parents have been somewhat discouraged, so our attendances have suffered.  But we’ve been fasting and praying, and God is blessing with visitors and some people getting saved and coming out to services. 
          Connie and I met Anita when she was working in a restaurant and had come to one service.  Now, more than two years later I knocked her door and she was excited to get saved!  As I showed her some verses on eternal security, she said that was the most wonderful thing she had ever heard, that Christ had paid it all and that she has eternal life – Forever!  She and some granddaughters came to several services, but then she moved here in town, and I haven’t been able to find her.
          Mónica and her 10 year old daughter have been coming faithfully to services for a couple of months.  Sunday night after the service, she asked one of our ladies if she could get saved!  Then one of the first things Monica asked, was if she could go out with us knocking doors!  AMEN!!
          We will have our Faith Promise Mission Conference this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Jaime Longoria, a Mexican missionary to Panama will be preaching for us.

Assistants:  Jorge went to Sinaloa on the west coast, to propose to his girlfriend.  They plan to wed in September.  He should get back here this week.  We are excited that he will be starting some Bible clubs in different neighborhoods.
          Arturo just left to attend a Bible Institute in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico.  He will be there for three years, coming back home for a couple of months each summer.  I’m already missing him, he is a good worker and he reminded me of things I needed to do!

Praise:  Souls saved – answered prayer; Great Christmas – Christ’s love for us; Special
Christmas love offerings; Anita and Monica’s excitement to be saved

Prayer:  Anita, to find her; Arturo in the Bible institute; Mission Conf. Faith Promise commitments;
Jorge/ Bible clubs/ kids to be saved/ families reached

In Christ’s Service,

Bro. Ron Winter
Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico