Dear Friends in Christ,
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; 2 Thessalonians 1:3
Camargo: Attendances of the Iglesia Bíblica Bautista have been up and down, with school activities, etc.
As we continue to knock doors, about every week there is someone who really seems convicted of their sin, and calls on the Lord to save them, or at least allows us to present the gospel to them.
We took several teens to a state-wide youth conference in August and again the last of October. Several teens confessed their sins, recommitting their lives to the Lord!
The Saturday Bible clubs had been well attended, but attendances have fluctuated lately. But praise the Lord, more children have been coming out to the Sunday morning church services.
Eight year old Mary and her 12 year old sister America had attended the Bible clubs and Sunday church services for a while before they were able to convince their parents, José and Diana to come to church with them. After coming a few times, all four of them trusted the Lord as their personal Saviour! This last Sunday we baptized all 4 of them!
Valley Forge Baptist Temple sent a construction crew of 12 down to help us with flooring, ceilings, painting, electric, and outside stuccoed the front wall and tiled the entry roof on our church building. They were not only a blessing with the building remodeling, but were a tremendous help to encourage and challenge our church to work together in their church, to the salvation of souls!
Hands to the Work ministry: The new ministry the Lord has allowed me to start continues to be a blessing to several churches.
In September, Brother Kevin Langly brought building materials to El Paso for churches in Mexico. Pastor Julián from Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua and Pastor David Eckblad from Phoenix Arizona, accompanied me to load and haul the first trailer load of pews, windows, doors, pianos, etc. to a church in Guaymás and another in Navojoa in the state of Sonora, as well to churches in the state of Sinaloa, Los Mochis, San Miguel and Tosalibampo, all on the western side of Mexico. I was also privileged to preach 3 times on the Sunday we were there.
Upon coming out of Mexico at Nogales AZ, we picked up chairs, ceramic tile, windows and pews in Arizona, New Mexico and the Texas panhandle. We then picked up the rest of the building materials in El Paso. This second load we hauled to Pastor Julian’s church in Cuahutemoc; more than 4,000 miles on a 10 day trip.
Transition: Please pray as we finalize the time and plans, and get things in order to turn the church over to my assistant, Jorge Orozco, early next year.
Praise: Souls saved; Bible clubs, José, Diana & girls saved & baptized; Construction team & work accomplished; Hands to the Work – 5 churches helped in September, traveling mercies;
Prayer: Souls saved & baptized; Church to be faithful and work in harmony; Transition, Bro Jorge
Bro. Ron Winter
Your Co-laborer in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico
Dear Friends in Christ,