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ELIAS CORREA FAMILY

SERVING WITH WINGS BEARING PRECIOUS SEED

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Elias Birthday 10/30
Robyn Birthday 05/10
Elias & Robyn Wedding Anniversary 09/04
Joshua Birthday 09/09
Kendalle Birthday 09/05
Suzanne Birthday 11/30
MY TESTIMONY

*As given on the UNSHACKLED! Radio Program on August 1997

From Prison to the Pulpit:

I grew up in Adrian, Michigan. When I was just a small child, my parents divorced, and I lived with my dad. I don’t recall ever going to church, and as a teen I chose to live without direction or proper standards. Through a series of poor choices, I became very rebellious and, at the age of nineteen, found myself in jail. I attended a jail church service, where folks from Berean Baptist Church came to preach to us. Upon hearing the Gospel for the first time in my life, I readily accepted Christ as Saviour on February 28, 1990. I spent the next two years incarcerated and spent that time getting to know the Lord. Daily I spent hours upon hours in prayer and Bible reading. I became a student of the Bible and had an unquenchable desire to grow. I witnessed to the other inmates the best I knew how.

In the spring of 1991, a Muslim inmate was getting released. He had a stack of preaching tapes that he hadn’t taped over with his rap music. They were all by a Baptist preacher, and he asked me if I wanted them. They were all by the pastor who came to hold the services I attended, except one. That particular tape was by Dr. Jack Hyles. It was through this tape that God called me to preach. I was rebellious and told God that He couldn’t use me, because I had messed up my life too much. But God was at work in my life.

I was released from prison in January of 1992, and that first Sunday I began attending an independent, fundamental Baptist church pastored by Dr. Mike Cox. I was baptized soon after that. God was still at work. I knew He wanted to use me, but I didn’t think I was a qualified candidate. I sought counsel from Dr. Cox and an assistant pastor. They assured me that God could use anyone He chose, and that “if God wants you to do something, the best thing to do is to just go ahead and do it.” I surrendered to God’s will for my life and made preparation to move to Northwest Indiana to attend Hyles-Anderson College.

I met my wife Robyn in 1989; we were high school sweethearts. We stayed together throughout the time I was incarcerated. Dr. Cox’s wife led her to the Lord on February 28, 1990. We were married September 4, 1992. Soon after, we were expecting our first child, due the following September.

In December of 1993, my wife, my three-month-old son, and I packed up a truck and moved to Indiana. I still didn’t know in what capacity God wanted me to serve. God began to plant the seed of missions in my heart, and I watered it with prayer. That seed began to grow. God was directing us towards missions. During a missions conference held at the college, God confirmed that call to missions in my life. I went forward that Sunday and surrendered to give my life to reach the world with the Gospel.

I started full-time deputation January 8, 2003, and graduated from Hyles-Anderson College on January 29, 2003, with a bachelor of science in pastoral theology. I was ordained into the Gospel ministry on October 18, 2003. On November 29, 2005, we left for Ireland to start the Anchor Baptist Church. After turning this work over to another man, God directed me to start a new Bible study in another part of the country. God also opened several doors to help other churches and ministries get started. We have had the privilege to minister throughout the country, as well as in several places throughout Europe. We are honored to have had these opportunities in the past and are excited for further opportunities to serve Him in the future.

Berean Baptist Church

751 W. Maumee St.
49221 Adrian

bereanofadrian.org

I trusted Christ as my Saviour through the ministries of Berean Baptist Church when I was nineteen years old. I am so thankful for a great church and pastor that has loved us though the years.

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2801 Tipton Highway
Adrian, MI 49221

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Elias Correa Prayer Letter: Sowing the Word of God Bountifully in 2017

Elias Correa Prayer Letter:  Sowing the Word of God Bountifully in 2017What a wonderful year we have had! We praise the Lord for all He has done and has allowed us to have a part in. As you know, 2017 was all about sowing the Word of God bountifully! He certainly has allowed us to do just that. In 2017, we were able to ship out over 12 million Scriptures! We had a goal at the beginning of the year to send a shipping container of Scriptures somewhere in the world every month. At the time of the writing of this letter, the Lord has brought in the funds to ship all 12 containers! Eleven of the containers have already left, and the last one will leave for South Korea in the next few weeks. This container will have the materials we plan to distribute in Pyeongchang, South Korea, during the Winter Olympics from February 15-24, 2018. At this time, there will be 11 team members in total that will distribute the Scriptures. Please be in prayer for this time, as we all are very excited to see what God will do.

This year we were also able to take missions trips to Honduras and Brazil. It was very exciting to spend time in these countries and help the local churches and fellow missionaries. We praise the Lord for the souls that were saved, as well as for the many lives that were changed. The missionaries at these two locations continue to report that they continue to receive visitors and good responses from the public even several months later. Who knows how this will affect eternity? God’s business is truly the greatest business in the entire world!

We praise the Lord for what He has done, but we also look ahead to a new year before us. We have set another lofty goal—nothing is too lofty for God—for the upcoming year. Our theme for 2018 is “Bible for Isles.” We would once again like to send one shipping container per month somewhere around the world. However, we are concentrating on island countries in 2018, especially island countries to which we have never shipped before. Combined with this, we have two further missions trips scheduled. The first is to South Korea from February 15-24, and the second is to Nassau, Bahamas, scheduled for May 28–June 5. In 2017, there was much hurricane damage in the Nassau area. At this time there is still much humanitarian aid in the Bahamas. Once they have cleared out, we plan to bring them the aid of Jesus Christ through the Word of God! If you would like to join us on one of these trips, please contact WBPS as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Thank you for all the prayers, love, faith, and support you have given to us. We love and appreciate your sacrifice to make this work possible.

With grateful hearts,

Elias, Robyn, and Suzanne Correa

 

December 14th, 2017|Tags: , |
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