In late March we received an appointment letter for my wife to renew her green card. The appointment was scheduled in Chicago on April 8, 2016. Not knowing how long it would take for her to accomplish this, we just bought a one-way ticket to the United States. Needless to say, she was gone a month. I missed her, but letting the church family spoil me and keeping myself busy helped the time go by.
After a month she was ready to come back. I planned her return back home. In early May I flew to Chicago so that we could come back together. We stayed for the Hyles-Anderson College graduation and attended the alumni lunch. I was so blessed to see other missionaries I had not seen for about 15 years.
After that weekend my wife and I returned to the field, but we first stopped in our hometown in Mexico to visit family. One day I crossed paths with a friend from childhood, a friend I had not seen for over 25 years. We talked for a while, and I asked him to give me his phone number. Before we parted ways, I told him I would be calling him to talk again. I began to pray for his salvation right away.
Two days later, I called him and asked him to meet me at the downtown plaza because I needed to talk to him. He showed up, and we talked some. When he told me that I was a good friend to him, my answer was, I could not be your good friend if I didn’t tell you how to be saved! I pulled out my New Testament and began witnessing to him. I stood at the bench as I was telling him how happy I was since Jesus came into my heart. His face lit up with enthusiasm. “Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.” My enthusiasm continued as I came to the question, “Do you want to be saved?” His answer was, “Definitely!” So he asked Jesus to saved him right there. Amen! I said good bye, telling him, “I hope to see you again before another 25 years!” We laughed! But if not, I will see him again in Heaven!
Thank you for the birthday cards and emails in April.
Please continue to pray for:
1. Our family’s spiritual life.
2. Our finances.
The Leyva Family