Iglesia Bautista Gracia de Dios (Grace of God Baptist Church) of Monterrey, Mexico: Pastor Elias’ wife Susi says: “We don’t get tired of thanking God for what He is doing in this new church! We are so full of enthusiasm as we see everyone cooperating with love and joy! We have a list of 130 official members to start the church, and have between 200-250 attending!” The actual organization has been changed to March 21. They have rented a new locale to meet in and are working together to get it ready so they can begin meeting in it this Sunday! Praise God with us for this amazing response and pray that they will continue to grow in love and health for Kingdom purposes!
Red de Amor (LoveNet) ministry for pastors’ wives: It keeps on sowing seeds of love and joy in the women who serve the Lord so faithfully! On February 21, 25 pastors’ wives met together in the Monterrey Red de Amor! Rosy, one of the leaders reported: “The women left filled with joy and very blessed!” Praise the Lord with us for not only this group in Monterrey, but for pastors’ wives around the country. Please pray that they will continue to be encouraged in their walk with and service for our Lord!
God-sighting # 3:
You! As we continue our visits to your churches, you have blessed us and encouraged us over and over again. Our most recent visits were to Brickyard Bible Church in Chicago and to Waukegan Community Church. Thanks to Pastor Santiago for receiving us with such warmth in Chicago, and for the encouragement we received from WCC and from Pastor Fred, his wife Michelle, Pierre, Dwayne and Julie in the time we shared with them! Praise the Lord with us for the sweet times we are having with each of our churches! Please pray for safety and health in our continued travels and the ability to connect with the new ministry partners God has in mind for us.
Eric’s mom’s care and support network: Thank you Dunwoody Baptist Church! Not only is DBC part of our prayer and financial support team, they have been Eric’s family’s church since 1967. As his mom has gone through this health crisis over the past 2 months, we have been humbled and amazed by the care her church family has given her when we were not able to be present. A special thanks to Judy, Joy, Brownie, Bill, Marjorie, Jerry, the Winsome Sunday Class and the church staff! Also we want to thank Linda and Ben and the Friends of the Alpharetta Library who have been such a support and encouragement through the years!! Tomorrow (March 6), Eric’s mom is scheduled to arrive in DeKalb, IL to continue her recovery process and to live close to Jeff, Sarah and us. Praise the Lord with us for His amazing provision for her and please pray for her to adjust to this huge change in her life.