Our younger daughter Alyssa began inquiring about going to Heaven, so when we were convinced that she was ready, I led her to the Lord! What a great joy it is to see our whole family saved and on our way to Heaven. She asked to be the first baptism when we start our new church, so we’ll baptize her in our first service! Please pray that God would bless Alyssa and that she would wholeheartedly follow God’s will for her life.
In September, I visited our church in La Paz, Iglesia Bautista El Faro, and we had 25 people go out soul winning and several people saved. Oh, what an enjoyable time we had! Pastor Alberto asked me to baptize, so I had the honor of preaching, getting people saved, and baptizing in my old stomping grounds. The young men in the pictures below who got baptized were some of the people who, during the invitation, consecrated their lives to God. Please pray that they would vigorously grow and become mighty servants of God and powerful preachers of the Gospel!
October in Santa Cruz, I was invited to preach to a family at their home. I fervently preached, and they responded; one lady also got saved. A week later, a member of their family sadly died, so I was asked to do the funeral. God used me to lovingly preach a Gospel message, and nine family members and friends responded, having trusted Christ as their Saviour! Please pray that God would bless these new converts and that their lives would count for the glory of God!
I thought finding a building to rent for our new church plant would be the easy part, but I have not found it yet. Please help me unleash a powerful avalanche of prayer over Santa Cruz to bind the strong man, to help me find a building, and to prepare the way to birth a beautiful baby church for our King, the Lord Jesus!
Please pray for our family’s wellbeing and our physical and spiritual protection. Please pray for our marriage to be stronger and for God’s help in rearing our girls for Him. Please also pray for boldness to speak God’s Word.
A heartfelt “THANK YOU” to those churches that have sacrificially given to help us buy land for our church in La Paz, Iglesia Bautista El Faro! They continue to win souls, baptize, and disciple their converts just like they were trained to do! We are saving and have raised $40,179.50, but we are still short $28,820.50 to accomplish our goal.
Please continue to pray that God would provide to buy property to establish this faithful church. If you are interested in giving, please send a check to FBMI and designate your check to “Xavier Lopez #65 Land Purchase.” You can also give through our website at http://www.fbmi.org/missionary/lopezx, and we can receive your gift that way also. If you ever need prayer, please send me an email at http://www.fbmi.org/missionary/lopezx, and I will give myself to pray for your request!
Oh, how He loves you and me!