We are glad to report back to you since our last update. We are thankful for what God has allowed our family to do for His service in Ecuador. The Lord has blessed in a very special way. As I have mentioned before, Loja is a very strong Catholic city. Not many people have been saved during the year. Although we go out to knock on doors and do personal soul winning, the results are few. But in all, we keep on going. The year 2017 has been a great challenge for us, but we thank you for your prayers and kind financial support.
We have seen 96 people get saved since we moved to this city—some while doing personal soul winning and some as a group or in the church services. We had 15 converts baptized this year. The church averages between 35-50 in attendance on Sundays. We have put a Gospel tract in every house around the zone where we are located. We have had many activities to share the Gospel, and we praise the Lord for the fruit He has given us. Nothing we do for our Saviour will ever be in vain (I Corinthians 15:58).
We finished this year with our first missions conference. We met for three days; on one of the days, we pushed for a big day. The Lord blessed our church people, and we are ready and excited to do more for the Lord in 2018. We love and pray often for you. We ask you to continue to pray for us.
To God be the glory!
Alberto Perez and Family