Matthew 1:23 says, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” My family and I would like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016. My prayer is that together we can accomplish greater works for Christ during 2016.
We thank God for all the souls who have been saved and baptized throughout this year. Recently my wife and I were out soul winning, and we met a Mexican lady by the name of Cynthia. Cynthia had just moved to Puerto Rico and was thrilled to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With tears in her eyes, Cynthia received Christ and was sweetly saved. My wife told me that nobody has ever hugged her that strongly after being saved.
A man by the name of Angel started coming to church. After the service he asked to speak with me about his need of salvation. I witnessed to Angel who, with tears in his eyes and with a broken heart, asked Jesus to save him. Angel has been faithful ever since. Please pray that he will follow the Lord in believer’s baptism.
During the month of December, we had Dr. Mark Bosje and a group from our home church, First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, pay us a visit. We were so thrilled and blessed to have them. They helped us greatly in our school chapel, soul winning on Saturday, playing the violin, teaching Sunday school, and preaching on Sunday. Many visitors attended church, and souls were saved and baptized.
• Please pray for souls to be saved and baptized.
• Please pray for our church growth and its ministries.
• Please pray for more laborers.
• Please pray for our trip to Hammond in March.
May God continue to bless you as you serve Him faithfully. Thank you very much for your love, prayers, and faithful support. WE HOPE YOU HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016. We believe the Lord has so many great things for us in 2016. God bless you.
Luis M. Martinez