It seems with every change of season is a show of God’s unchanging grace in our lives. Fall is brilliant for the vibrant colors revealed by the changing of the leaves. The world is changing, but God’s immutable love never changes. There are changes happening in our lives, and God’s power never ceases to amaze.
In October we were privileged to attend the 2014 Homecoming of First Baptist Church, Hammond. It was encouraging to hear Spirit-filled speakers and spend time with wonderful, godly servants of the Lord. The weekend after the conference, we were blessed to begin our deputation with our first meeting in western North Carolina. It truly is an exciting time of change for our family. The materials are prepared, and we are praying for many more meetings to come after the holidays.
In the meantime my wife and I are still serving the Lord here at Fellowship Baptist Church, Durham. Holly is still teaching and enjoying her time spent with the students. I am continuing the work with the refugees and seeing God’s amazing power work through us. There was one night Holly was visiting with her brother in Durham. Just up the street, there was a commotion of police cars that was blocking the road. Upon further investigation it was discovered that a neighbor’s home had been robbed. Thankfully, no one was hurt, and by God’s grace my wife was able to share the Gospel with several people, including those whose house had been robbed. At least 4 people accepted Christ as Saviour, and we are still praying for one man named Arturo who has not found a relationship with Christ and is still holding on to his religion.
I also had the privilege to share the Gospel with several of our Hindu and Muslim refugees. By God’s grace one Hindu young man came to trust Christ. There are a group of Nepali believers in Durham that I am meeting with every week in home Bible studies. Please pray with us for these believers to get a burden for the lost Nepali Hindu people. God has also sent our way in Raleigh several Iraqi families that have just recently arrived as refugees. We are burdened for these precious Muslim people, and we praise God that He led us to an Arabic Baptist pastor who was willing to help us in sharing the Gospel with these people. Although at this time none of our Muslim families have come to the decision to trust Christ, we still believe in the power of God’s Word and His promise that it will not return void.
God is so good. His mercies are renewed every day. The seasons may change, and the world around us may change; but God’s love for the lost sinner never changes. Please be in prayer with us for the Nepali Christians to grow in faith and be obedient to God’s commission to reach the lost. Pray for the Muslim families to come to know the love of God through salvation in Jesus Christ. Pray for meetings for our deputation and safety of travel.
Your servants for Christ,
Dennis and Holly Lagos