Thursday, November 5, 2015


Yesterday, I asked Pastor Cruz, the local coordinator for this emphasis in Suchitoto, when I could go visiting with him.

"Right now!" he enthusiastically replied.

On the way, we met a young lady of about 15 or 16 who, along with her family, has been studying with the Bible workers. She is having a hard time making the decision to put Christ first in her life.

We went on to her house and met her sister and cousin. They too had some questions, but we spent some time showing them texts about the Sabbath and God's plan for our diet. We asked for a decision, and they made the right one!

We had expected them to be baptized the next day but they said, "No, we want to be baptized tonight!"

Wow, God is really moving in people's lives!

Nearly across the street was the home of a lady in her early 70's who lives alone. We had to wait a bit for her to get there because she was out--inviting others to our evening meetings. Just a short time ago the Bible workers had come to her home and begun studies with her and her ill husband. Soon his family came and took him to a hospital, but not in Suchitoto, and even his wife didn't know where he was. She looked everywhere.

"I'm about to die," he said when she finally found him, "but I want to be baptized before I go."

She comforted him, "Don't worry. God understands, and like the thief on the cross, you are baptized in your heart."

With that peaceful assurance, he fell asleep in her arms.

Already she is working for the Lord, helping those close to her find their place with Him. As we talked with her, she made the decision for baptism as well.

The young girl we first talked to was present for the baptism of her sister, her cousin, and the older lady. We urged her to take her stand, but still she is not ready. Please pray for her.

On this outing we visited with some people who are not simply believing, but demonstrating the amazing work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Praise the Lord! You can see their pictures here.

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