Dear Friends in Christ,
And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. 2 Kings 2:14
Camargo: The Iglesia Bíblica Bautista is autonomous!
The last weekend of March we had the organization service for the Bible Baptist Church in Camargo, Chihuahua, to change it from mission status to official church status. My pastor, Edward Barclay, came down to pass the authority from the First Baptist Church of Milford Ohio to the Bible Baptist Church in Camargo, for it to be independent.
We dedicated the building to the memory of my wife Connie, who gave the last 4 years of her life to the church in Camargo. We had the ribbon cutting ceremony and presented a picture of Connie and a dedicatory plaque, which is displayed in the entry of the building.
We ordained Bro Jorge Orozco, who had been my assistant for 4 years, to the Gospel Ministry and presented him to the church as their next pastor. The church seems united in their commitment to follow their Mexican pastor’s leadership.
The weekend finished with Pastor Barclay preaching a charge to the church, to pastor Jorge and his wife, and to me in my new ministry. In his introduction he said; “God blessed the Bible Baptist Church today; in the last 24 hours, a Church was organized, a Building was dedicated, a national Pastor was installed and a missionary finished this work well. All glory to God!”
Transition: Not only was this a huge change for the church in Camargo, but also for me, after 36 years as a missionary to Mexico. For one, most things cost twice as much in Oklahoma.
I’m living with my kids until I can find my own place.
As I moved from Mexico in April, I stopped to visit a lady from the church in Camargo who is getting cancer treatments in Odessa, Texas. I was able to lead her 2 daughters and a son in law to the Lord!
I’m setting up my itinerary to report to the churches that I’ve not presented my change of location and ministry to. Email me if you want me to come to your church a certain time.
Hands to the work: I’m still a missionary to Mexico, working the “Hands to the Work” ministry that I’ve been doing part time for the past couple of years, to take doors, windows, pews, pianos and other musical instruments, tables, chairs, Bibles, etc. to churches in Mexico. I’m gathering materials from the U.S., to distribute them in Mexico. Let me know if you or your church have or know of good items that you would want to donate to churches in Mexico.
Praise: Organization, Building dedication, Ordination and Change of pastor of Iglesia Biblica Bautista; My move to Oklahoma, souls saved in Texas
Prayer: The church in Camargo to prosper; The Lord’s direction in my “new” life and ministry; Continued support and materials to make the help to Mexican churches possible
Your Co-laborer, ministering to churches in Mexico