Thank you for caring and supporting our family and ministry. Because of your faithful prayers, we have seen God provide for our needs and protect us during our travels. Our furlough has also turned out to be a great learning experience for our precious daughters to pray and know God answers prayer.
In July, we arrived from Bolivia in California, and we visited a church during their Wednesday night service. Their Vacation Bible School started the following day, so I asked, and they graciously allowed us to help. That Thursday morning, we knocked doors, and God answered prayer and gave us three visitors. The next two days, their brother also came, and all four children got saved! Please pray that these new converts would be faithful in church and become mighty Christian soldiers for the cause of Christ!
In the beginning of August, we had meetings in Texas, so we packed our family into our car and traveled by way of California, Arizona, and into New Mexico through 110-degree weather! Along the way, we reserved a hotel for the night, and when we arrived at midnight, they said they could not find our reservation. Instead of charging $65 for the night, they wanted to charge $120, so we continued on until we found a better hotel. The following day, we decided to look for a prophet’s chamber to save money, so we urgently prayed. We called a church in New Mexico, and the pastor graciously allowed us to arrive the same day and stay in their prophet’s chamber for a few days. Since then we have stayed in numerous prophet’s chambers in several states and have enjoyed the privilege of rubbing shoulders with some of God’s giants of the faith. Our home base is our car. We have decided to trust God with where we will stay in between meetings in order to teach our girls that God can and will take care of us as we serve Him with our lives. Please pray that God would be glorified and continue to provide places to stay throughout our travels.
On one occasion, I was driving down the fast lane on a highway late at night. There was a solid concrete divider on my left side, a massive big rig on my right side, and I was following a beige minivan. The van in front of me ran over a long, white, metal object, causing sparks to spray out from underneath the vehicle. Then the object shot up into the front end of our car. After it struck our grill and hood, it ricocheted past the windshield and broke our driver’s side mirror. We thank God for our safety, because the situation could have been so much worse. Thank you also for praying for our safety. We believe your prayers have protected our family as we have traveled up, down, and around the United States on our furlough. Please continue to pray for our safety as we continue in our quest to raise more support to help in reaching Bolivia and South America with the Gospel!
Thank you to those of you who take seriously your responsibility to pray for our family and ministry. Only in eternity will it be possible to calculate how much you have helped advance the cause of Christ through your love and generosity. November 27th will be the 14th anniversary for our first church plant, Iglesia Bautista El Faro. Please pray for God’s protection and blessing on this church and for God’s leading as to where to start our next church after our furlough.
Please pray that several more churches would take us on for support. Please pray that God would use my preaching to encourage and strengthen churches and to call new servants of God to surrender to be missionaries. Please pray that we would see more souls saved and baptized and that God would use us to plant new converts in the churches where we visit.