Dear Friends in Christ,
I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth… Psalms 40:10
Camargo: Over the course of 2½ years, The Iglesia Bíblica Bautista had gotten a John and Romans into every home, as well as witnessing to all who answered the door in this city of almost 55,000. A group of Americans from Minnesota and North Dakota came down on a scripture campaign the last of April. Bro. Hector Jimenez and family, with Bearing Precious Seed, El Paso, TX a ministry of my sending church, First Baptist of Milford, OH, brought the group down, and helped with everything. BPS also printed up personalized John and Romans booklets, and the group handed out and put on doors, over 22,000! The last night, we had a meeting in a large plaza in the middle of the largest sub-division in the city. There were 304 adults in attendance, and at least 100 kids. At least 50 made a profession of faith at the meeting, of which we got their names and addresses. Several were saved with people from our church door knocking! Amen!
The Lord has been dealing with my heart about challenging the church to fast and pray every Saturday afternoon through Sunday after the evening service. The final motivator for the fasting and praying was for that scripture campaign. Since we started, we’ve had at least one visitor in every service, even a couple of families, most as a result of the campaign! We are very busy just following up on people who came out to the meeting!
I wrote of Mayra, whose son Arturo, is in a Bible institute. She got saved and never misses, and has gotten some of her family to come as well! She has begun being discipled. Pray her other teenage children would be saved and for an upcoming surgery; they are still not sure if it is cancerous.
Karla’s husband is not saved. She is a faithful soul-winner and after a ladies conference, is making changes to be more submissive to him, etc. We have been praying for Oscar for years, and he just had a health scare that woke him up to his lost state! He is now afraid of dying, so is somewhat receptive! Pray Oscar will be saved soon!
René came with his brother, and after church told me he felt empty inside. He said he had tried to fill that void with women, drugs and alcohol, all to no avail. I got to lead him to the Lord, and he is excited! He brought his wife and daughter to church the next service!
Eight ladies are being discipled! It is exciting to see growth, and a desire in the new converts to reach others!
Health: I’ve been having some digestive issues, so have seen some doctors. There doesn’t appear to be a cure, but with daily probiotics I feel pretty well to work and perform my obligations!
I have also lost my sense of taste and struggle to pronounce some words. Tests have already ruled out heart attacks/mini-strokes, etc., but I’m having more tests to rule out other things. I appreciate your prayers, though I’m not worried. I just want the Lord’s will to be done! I Praise the Lord that excellent doctors and medical care are available in Mexico!
Praise: Great scripture campaign; Souls saved, Visitors; The Lord blessing our prayer and fasting as a church; Discipleships; God’s faithfulness; Faithful churches that support me! Thank you!
Prayer: Mayra’s health, kids to be saved; Oscar to be saved; People who’ve made a profession to come to church and get baptized; My health/the Lord’s will
In Christ’s Service,
Bro. Ron Winter
Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico