In a waiting room, Arturo & Silvia Tomé shared the Gospel with several people.  The Tomés write, “When we left, Julia asked for our phone number or email address. She communicated with us and trusted Christ as her Savior as well as her son, Uriel.  They attended the Ebenezer Church.

“Two years later, Julia asked for Bible studies in Tonalá, her town. After four months of Bible studies there were enough people to start a church. Uriel, now 19 years old, is one of the Sunday school teachers. The Lord has prospered this church, both in numbers and in spiritual growth. Julia’s husband has not yet trusted in Christ but he does not oppose the Gospel.”

Scouting for extreme disciples of Jesus Christ!

In January Jeff & Sheny Walker started a scout type program with merit badges for young people from ages 10 and up. Each participant has a banner with their name and picture and places to put the badges. They are very excited about earning the merit badges. The Walkers are presently working on merit badges for Bible Studies, for learning musical instruments, and for playing them as part of the worship team. A few of the kids are new and have not accepted Christ yet, but through the Bible studies they are getting a clear understanding of salvation.

One twelve-year-old, excited about guitar lessons, has been coming consistently for the lessons as well as all the weekly activities and on Sundays.  So far five of the youth have passed the first level of piano—learning to play bass on the keyboard and playing three songs as part of the worship team on Sundays. Several are learning the guitar as well. Pray for them to stay motivated to keep working on their merit badges. Pray for God to raise up through this program more missionaries and Christian workers for the World Harvest.

 

When the Word is shared, some trust in Christ for salvation, while others are not yet ready.

One little girl from the neighborhood is so excited about children’s club.  She even comes on rainy days…when the weather makes having the club impossible.  But she has not yet made a commitment to Christ.  Roli & Ruthann Delgadillo (Argentina) continue to reach out to her and long that she will come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

How exciting it is to missionaries to see believers become mature disciples of Jesus Christ!

“S” was one of the young people whom FIM missionary, Steve, taught years ago in North Africa. The whole family had a lot of spiritual depth. Since then, she has been married and has a daughter.

“S” contacted Steve because her husband is wandering away from the Lord and it is affecting their marriage. She shared that she asked a TV preacher about her problems. He advised her to send money to an address in another country and her problems would disappear! She said he was no different from the Muslim “marabouts” who take money for healing or solving problems. She said that she preferred prayer and letting the Lord work. She asked if she was on the right track and Steve assured her that she certainly was.

Photo of a Muslim “marabout”.