The second week of September, we were blessed and honored to take part in the Missions Conference of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Greenville, South Carolina. What a wonderful time we had there! We were encouraged by the love shown to us by the church family. The preaching was phenomenal, and the fellowship and food were extraordinary.
While in Greenville for a week, our son Daniel and his family came to see us for a couple of days, as did our daughter Brenda and her husband AJ. It was an added treat. They got to spend Grace’s 12th birthday with her, and we all had a good time together. We missed having our son Tommy with us. He lives too far away to hop on over to see us.
Upon our return, we had so much to do in preparation for our pastors’ conference, Fuegos de Evangelismo 2021. The theme was Renovando la Vision (“Renewing our Vision”). What a great need we have to renew the vision God has given us for each ministry.
The church family jumped in and helped with all of the preparations: maintenance to buildings, preparation of materials to be handed out to pastors and other delegates, and housing coordination, as well as transportation. Every aspect of an event like this is of great importance. The most important of all is prayer, and our church family spent hours praying for the conference. We could see God’s hand working months prior to the conference. God has been so good to us.
Twenty-seven churches were represented in attendance; 17 pastors and their wives came and spent the week with us. The highest attendance was Tuesday evening, with 266 in attendance, and the lowest was Monday, with 224. Five people surrendered to full-time Christian service. One of the men who surrendered was Carlos Galdámez. He is a member of our church. It was a wonderful week of watching God work in many ways.
Please pray for the following upcoming activities and events in the work here in Santa Ana:
• All of October, November, and December, we will be registering new students in our Christian school. Please pray for wisdom as we seek to have the students God wants us to minister to next school year.
• November 26 is our “End of School” program for John Bunyan Christian School.
• November 29 – December 3 is our Youth Camp.
• January 17 is the first day of classes in the Christian school.
Please pray about sponsoring a student with a half-scholarship by giving $40.00 a month or by fully sponsoring a student with $75.00 a month. The total cost for schoolbooks, monthly tuition, and registration averages out to be $85.00 a month per student. The parents are able to pay $35.00 a month. We need sponsors for the 36-45 students we are expecting to register this upcoming school year.
Thank you for your prayers for our family and the work here. We need your prayers.
Joyfully in His service,