MISSIONARY PRAYER LETTER, MARCH 2005
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me"
We celebrated Genesis's 7th birthday on March 21st. She was very glad for this experience. She had a nice time with her cousins in our house. We praise the Lord for her life.
Our daughters had evaluations at their school and they did well. Belen is learning very quickly about the world around us. Anita is sharing conferences every Saturday afternoon with the Women's Society of our home church. So in this time I need to care for my daughters, especially Belen. Galilee is ok and enjoying her studies. She is an excellent student. We are very proud of her.
The third week in March, we received a visit from working visitors from Tishomingo Chapel Baptist Church in Corinth MS. This church is working as "sister" of San Jose Alto Baptist Church. Joselito preached at special service with ten indigenous churches at this time. You can see this sermon on our web site.
We celebrated Holy Week in our home church, with a special service. Joselito preached about Word Number 8: "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!" (It is very common to preach on the "Seven Words of Cross" during Holy Week.)
Also we had a "prayer vigil " on the Friday prior to Good Friday and it was a good experience for all in our church. That night we were singing, praying for each other, studying the Bible, talking about our lives and sharing testimonies.
ECUADORIAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
We are going to start informal theological conferences in Quito, with the purpose of introducing new programs. The goal is to reach all Baptist pastors in our city. The first topic will be about Hermeneutics.
PALM MISSIONARY MINISTRIES-Ecuador
Pray for the wife of our boss in USA, Sister Barbara. She is very sick. Her husband, Brother Art Patray, is waiting in the grace of the Lord and enjoying the Lord's peace.
Joselito is helping his sister, Lourdes, by bringing medical care, because her husband is working in the countryside. Please continue praying for Lourdes. She is stable now. She is sleeping, eating and resting better. But, she has infection right now, and the doctors told us, that she needs special and urgent treatment for this disease.
We had a special workshop with leaders (Brother Donald Rhody, Regional Director to Latin America) from the Bible Training Center for Pastors Inc. because we will use theirs materials in our job of pastoral training in the countryside.
We need to increase our support. Please make this a priority prayer request.
For our next work team from Louisville Ky, in April (first week)
Pray for pastor Pedro Vasquez, he is very sick. He is my contact and my partner with my indigenous ministry. Pray for him and for his wife Anita too.
"The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
Thanks you so much, for your prayers and support for us. God bless you All.