Xavier Lopez Prayer Letter: Preparing to Return, Winning SoulsThank you for your faithful prayers and support for our family and ministry. The last step to take before returning to the field is to renew both of our daughters’ passports. We have already turned them in and are expecting to receive them in December. Then we’ll buy our tickets and launch off to start our next church. In the meantime, Rebecca is diligently homeschooling our precious girls while I prepare for our travels and continue striving to reach the lost for Christ!

I was on my way to win souls and decided to pick up a coffee. When I got to the window, the cashier nodded, slowly handed me the coffee, and with a cheesy smile quietly said, “The car in front of you already paid for your coffee; have a beautiful day!” That was my beautiful Saviour whispering, “I love you.”

I visited in an apartment complex where I met a 21-year-old named Lorenzo. When he answered the door, he had two video-game controllers in one hand, an iPhone in his other hand, headphones in his ears, and the television blaring in the background. He said he was baptized but did not know he was going to Heaven. He allowed me to share the wonderful plan of salvation, and with an unusually large grin, Lorenzo got saved. After Thanksgiving, he is flying back to Georgia where he is from, so please pray that God would lead Lorenzo to a good church where he will find good friends and grow spiritually.

Another time while I was visiting, I noticed the tire on my car was very low, so I took it to the tire shop. When I pulled in, a worker sprang into action to service the tire. Soon after, a lady named Moisha pulled in. As we both stood at the opening of the garage waiting for our vehicles, I began talking to her about church. She said, “I was recently thinking about getting to church.” I witnessed to her, and she trusted Christ as her Saviour! Immediately when we finished, a worker called her away, and she shuffled into the dark garage. Please pray that God would lead Moisha to a zealous, soul-winning church where she can hear great preaching and learn to fulfill God’s will for her life.

Recently while knocking doors in a trailer park, I met Peter Lopez, a 45-year-old immigrant from Oaxaca, Mexico. His first response to me was to stand in his doorway, cross his arms, and say, “I am a strict Catholic.” After telling him how I got saved, he decided to listen. It was a beautiful thing to see his countenance change and the lights turn on in his eyes as he heard the Gospel story and trusted Christ! When we were finished, we said our goodbyes, and I continued knocking doors. Eventually he ran up to me and handed me a cold water. He then sincerely looked at me, firmly shook my hand with two hands, and thanked me again. That simple act of kindness touched my heart. Please pray that Peter Lopez’s family would get saved. He lives far away from any churches that I know of, so please also pray that God would provide a way for them to get plugged into a good church where they can be planted and grow.

As we transition from furlough back to the field, we desperately need your prayers. It can be dangerous when there are no schedules to follow and everything is unfamiliar. Please pray for our health, safety, and spiritual well-being. Please pray that we find the right place to live right away. Please pray that God would provide the funds to purchase a vehicle. Please also pray that God would make it clear in what part of the city to plant the church. Thank you again for your faithful prayers and support!

Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all,

Xavier Lopez