July and August 2005

Dear Friends in Christ,

“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:” 2 Thessalonians 3:1

Furlough: As we mail this letter, we are heading back home to Mexico. After 4 1/2 months and 16,000 miles we are anxious to get back to the work. The Lord has blessed in our meetings and we have seen several saved and many recommitting their lives to the Lord. We have had safety in our travels and only had a problem when a spring on the travel trailer broke toward the end of our trip. The Lord blessed in getting that fixed as well.

God allowed us to share the gospel with several along the way. On one occasion, as we traveled south we were bucking such a head-wind that we had to stop in a tiny town in northeastern New Mexico, to buy gasoline. I fueled up, went in to pay the owner, and he was just waiting for me to show him how to be saved, and he trusted the Lord as his Savior! Amen!

Anáhuac: The Iglesia Bautista Semilla Preciosa seems to be doing well in our absence. Some of our men have filled the pulpit from time to time. Working together, they have had more church activities than ever, and we want to encourage them to keep on doing the same after we are back.

We will be celebrating the church’s anniversary in July with several things planned for that day including a baptism. There are several adults and at least 8 teens awaiting baptism. It is good to see that our folks have been working in our absence.

We will also be taking the teens to youth camp the last week of July. They still lack some of their money but are working hard, doing different jobs and fund raisers to be ready to go. We hope to take a good group, and pray that the Lord will speak to their hearts.

Family: Connie and I celebrated 25 years of marriage in May!!

Praise: Safety in our travels; People saved; Church in Anáhuac moving forward in our absence; 25 years together!!

Prayer requests: Youth camp; Right man to pastor the church

In His Service,