Luke 17:5 says, “And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.” I pray you are doing well when you receive this prayer letter. My family and I are doing well, and we greatly appreciate your prayers. We thank God that we are off to a great start in 2016. Our theme for this new year is “Increase Our Faith.” The Lord has blessed us with first-time visitors every service this year. Praise the Lord for those who have been saved and have followed the Lord in baptism.
Recently my son Luis and I were out soul winning in a residential home for the elderly. I was able to witness to a 77-year-old man by the name of Ismael. Ismael shared with me stories of all his friends who had recently died and that he himself was afraid of dying. I mentioned to him that he could have eternal life through Jesus Christ. He asked me if I could pray with him to receive Christ, and Ismael was born again.
• PLEASE PRAY FOR PUERTO RICO TO BE SAVED!
• Please pray for souls to be saved and baptized.
• Please pray for our church growth and its ministries.
• Please pray for my wife’s health and mine also.
• Please pray for more laborers.
• Please pray for our Christian school, Lighthouse Baptist Academy.
During the month of March, my wife and I will be attending a missions conference at our home church, the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. Please pray for travel mercies.
Thank you so much for the birthday cards and gifts for my daughter and me. We were blessed and encouraged by your thoughtfulness. May God continue to bless you as you serve Him faithfully. Thank you very much for your love, prayers, and faithful financial support for the people of Puerto Rico. God bless you.
Luis M. Martinez