December was a very busy month—church work, Bible institute, Christmas with the family, and end-of-the-year activities with the brethren in Christ. Christmas is not celebrated much in Cuba, but New Year’s Eve is a very big event for Cubans. Their tradition is to throw away something old and to buy something new. I preached a sermon on getting rid of old sinful habits and getting a good new habit in the coming year, such as soul winning, prayer, Bible reading, etc.
A WEEK IN THE USA
About the middle of December, my son Moises let me know that he was ready to go to college in January 2016. So I begin preparations to drop him off at Hyles-Anderson College.
On January 11, my son and I flew to the U.S. When we left the mission field, it was 70 degrees. When we landed in Chicago, it was 3 degrees (nice welcome). The next day was Opening Day at the college, so I dropped my son off and stayed for the weekend. Sunday morning I had the privilege to preach for a good friend in North Chicago. On Sunday the temperature was 20 below zero. On Monday morning, January 18, I headed to the airport. It was still 20 degrees below zero, but I returned to the mission field safe and warm again.
One day after eating lunch at home, I stepped outside. While standing on the sidewalk, a middle-aged man with his little son approached me, asking money for food. I immediately said that I didn’t have any but offered them some food! He agreed! I went inside and brought out food for both of them. I immediately began to witness to the man. He had questions about other matters, and I promised to answer them afterwards. I went through the plan of salvation, and He asked Jesus to save him! Glory to God! Amen. Afterwards I answered his questions about the other matters other than salvation, and he was happy to know the answers and even more happy to be saved!
Please continue to pray for:
2. Family’s spiritual life.
3. Furthering of the Gospel in Cuba.
The Leyva Family