3 John 4 states, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” This is a true statement for those of us in ministry. We praise God that we were able to celebrate a vow renewal for Martin and Carolina as a result of this “walking in truth.” Their marriage had crumbled before they came to know Christ, and it has been wonderful to see what God has done in and through them these last three years since they were saved; even leading them to a vow renewal/church wedding that they never had done before. God is in the life, marriage, and family restoration business, and we are so excited to get to be a part of it in this family and others like them!
FIVE YEARS!! Iglesia Bautista Redención celebrated its fifth anniversary on June 12th! What an emotional time for us to see this baby church of believers continue to grow and mature. So much has happened during these past five years and we have learned so much through this ministry. God has amazed us by bringing our church family this far. Please pray that we will continue to grow in spiritual maturity as well as in number as we reach the lost in our surrounding area and disciple those reached for the glory of God.
Well, winter vacation has come and gone here. But it was a two-week period of busy-ness with two YOUTH CONFERENCES. One took place for almost a full week across the country. Our youth were challenged to follow God through wonderful preachings and were able to make more Christian friends from other parts of the country. They came back drawn closer to each other and with a stronger desire to serve the Lord. The other one was a two day retreat at camp, hosted by our and sister churches in the area. We praise God for the six young people who came to know the Lord as their Savior, among other decisions as a result of this retreat!