The past couple months have been filled with many extra blessings. Souls have been saved, lives have been changed, and God has been glorified in it all. I am humbled so often at the opportunities that God brings our way to serve Him. We continue to realize that He is in total control no matter what comes our way. Since our latest letter, we have been privileged to see 18 more souls trust Christ as Saviour!
Soul Winning and Preaching in Dublin
This latest trip to Ireland has been the most fruitful this year. I was blessed to spend a few days with a local church in the Dublin area. I spent Saturday soul winning with the men of the church, and we were able to speak to many people door to door, as well as distribute many Gospel tracts. One of those spoken to was a lady named Natalia from Romania. She was very interested in learning more about the church and God. We were able to present the full plan of salvation to her. She was not ready to be saved just yet; your prayers are appreciated for her.
On Sunday morning it was a privilege to be able to preach at the Lighthouse Baptist Church just north of Dublin. I felt greatly blessed to have this opportunity and gladly accepted. The church has recently gone through a difficult time but is mending and just starting to grow again. There are a few new younger families in the church now, so that is encouraging. Please keep them in your prayers that God would continue to bless their ministry in such a needy area.
Bible Clubs in Cork
Sunday afternoon I headed down to Cork for the evening service. As many of you are aware, we had to postpone our Bible Clubs that we normally schedule for August due to a scheduling conflict. These Bible Clubs are the best opportunity we have to get the Gospel to the young people in the Cork region of Ireland. We decided to hold the Bible Clubs in late October this year, which to date had never been done before. We were not sure how they would turn out; but God blessed greatly, and we had above-average attendance throughout the week! We had a high day of 40 children, and by the end of the week, I was able to lead 7 children to Christ! Also, numerous other decisions were made. We praise the Lord that He blessed our efforts throughout this week. It was very evident that God was working with the children each and every day. On the following Sunday, we distributed the Bible Club prizes and had several visiting parents attend the church services. They heard a very clear presentation of the Gospel while they were there. Pray that the Word of God will take root in their hearts and that they will see a real need for a Saviour. By nature, the Irish are very slow to make decisions.
As always, your continued prayers for our immigration process are always appreciated. Once again, I completed the required paperwork and submitted them to the Irish Immigration Office during this trip. We know that the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord. Thank you for your continued support of our family as we continue to go after souls in Ireland and the world. It is a privilege to partner with you in the work and in praying for one another. We love and appreciate you!
Staying after lost souls,
Bro. Elias (Robyn, Joshua, and Suzanne) Correa