TENGA EN CUENTA: La carta en español de la familia Amorós sigue a su carta en inglés. Gracias.
I want to start our letter by thanking the Lord for the opportunity to serve Him and for what He is doing in the life of our church. We just finished our Marathon 2015 celebration. This year we named it “Sowing and Reaping.” We also held our Anniversary Campaign. We completed it with a special day the last Sunday in November. By God’s grace, we had a good turnout in all services; 142 received the Lord as their Saviour, and some were baptized. Pastor Amado Reyes was our guest speaker for the anniversary. This servant of God has been pastoring the Sword Baptist Church for 42 years. Our church loved his preaching and his good command of the Scriptures. He is also an excellent musician, and his wife sings lovely. Praise God for this servant of God! The Holy Spirit worked with power during these days in every church service.
As most of you remember, for several years we have asked you to pray for the great need that we had to get another place to congregate. The place we were in was very small; and, to be honest, I think that the lack of space was preventing us from growing. We were praying fervently for this need, as the area around the church is a very expensive place. When a good, cheap place would appear, the prices for rent were between US$1,200.00 and $1,500.00. In truth, we could not afford that without affecting our missions program and other ministries that we have as a soul-winning church.
God answered our prayers when we needed it most, because a few weeks ago, somebody opened a smoke juka (juka is a type of drug) store almost next to the place where we meet. Now there was a liquor store, a betting shop, and a juka store in the same square where the church met. But God answered our prayers. We found a property just two corners from where we used to meet. We have rented it for US$750.00, with the option to buy it. The owners are asking US$175,000.00. The place is excellent, as it is right downtown and spacious. The second floor has a place for the auditorium, and the first floor has a lot of space for Sunday school, three bathrooms, and a large kitchen. It is also located at a corner intersection and has a big parking area.
On December 1, we are moving. We have been preparing the auditorium, rooms for cribs, and facilities for Sunday school. We need US$140,000.00 to buy it. Please help us pray, and if you can give, would you consider helping us with a special gift to buy this building? I know that our Lord would remunerate your investment in the Gospel of Christ in a special way.
Heartfelt thanks for your financial support. You help us to want to do more for our beloved Lord and Saviour, Whom we honor, serve, and glorify forever.
1. My wife’s health
2. Our children: Endhy, Liliana, and Caleb
3. Moving the church
4. US$140,000.00 to buy the property where we will meet as a church now
Because Jesus Christ lives,
Andres R. and Dora Amoros
Your Missionaries in the Dominican Republic