Archive for May, 2005

Prayer Request – Update

May 30, 2005 6:08 pm

Pastor Verde is back and feeling much better. Thank you for your prayers.

He was honored this last Sunday as having pastored the church for 20 years. In all this time, this was the first vacation he has taken. More than anything doctors could have done for him, I think this was all he needed. He is back now with a renewed eagerness for the ministry.

He says he does not plan to wait another 20 years for his next vacation. Again, thank you for praying.

Two Deaf Saved! – May 26

May 26, 2005 6:26 pm

We had 2 of our Deaf saved tonight! Israel, who has been coming since the first day of our studies and Maria Eugenia. Thank you for praying.

Due to different things that have come up the last couple of weeks, our faithful 5 have been temporarily pared down to 3. One of the 3 was not able to make it tonight, so that just left us with the 2 most advanced students in the group. I had been looking for an opportunity to meet with them separate from the group since I have felt that they are ready to make a salvation decision while the others are not to a point of understanding.

When just those 2 arrived tonight (along with a group of our sign language students) I knew the Lord had planned it. I took the opportunity to present the Gospel as clearly as I could based on the last several months of Bible studies with them.

Praise the Lord they both understood and accepted Christ as their Savior! The father of Israel was there with us too. Their family has been praying for 14 years that someone would be able to teach their son about the Lord. I am humbled to think that God used us to answer 14 years worth of prayers!

Update – May 13

May 13, 2005 8:06 pm

Maria is a 9 year old deaf girl that we were able to meet this week. She lives in a village about 30 minutes from Mérida. She has just recently started to school and therefore is really limited on her communication skills. We are going to be trying to provide support to her through the school. This will give us an opportunity to help 5 other Deaf at the school.

Our ministry is not education per se, but if a person cannot even communicate, it is that much harder to get the Gospel to them. Will you pray for us as we seek to help this girl and the other Deaf at her school?

May Prayer Letter

May 8, 2005 2:43 pm

After several months of actively working to acquire our visas, we finally have them in hand. This has been…