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First of all I am thankful to God for his infinite love and faithfulness. Secondly, I want to thank you for your support. I am convinced that God will recompense you in glory for everything you sow on behalf of His work.
I want to let you know that this last semester has been the most difficult of the five semesters I have studied, but I also know that our Lord God
is working in my life. I have gone through physical problems, had some marital problems, and some spiritual struggles all through which our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit have been upholding me up until now.
I plan on continuing with the goal God has set for me. It is not easy, and no one ever said it would be. The one who sustains me, however, is our Lord Jesus Christ.
I want to thank you for your financial support, but above all for your prayers. I want you to know that I am teaching the 12 to 16 year olds at my church on Sundays. I have also been going out to witness and hand out tracts at one of the hospitals here in the city. The times I have gone back to Oaxaca to the village I am from, I visit the brethren and preach in my home church. I want to ask that you continue to pray for me and my family.
I continue on in the goal to finish seminary and to serve our Lord in a better way every day. I, however, have to keep trusting the Lord on a daily basis because the struggles I have been put through are very hard. I do keep my eyes on God’s great love and not the circumstances that surround me. The love of Jesus toward us in the middle of all the dificulties has upheld us up to this moment.
We do not know you in person, but we are confident that God blesses you greatly. We are praying for you, and we don’t have more to say to you than thank you and God loves you.
Hno. Enoc Emmanuel Soberon Cortes
I am writing to you to thank you for your support during this time. I would like to share with you some of the ministry opportunities I am involved in at this time. I am working at God Will Provide Baptist Church, where I carry out the following activities: on Monday I disciple a new believer, on Wednesdays I help out at church with leading the song service or preaching, on Saturdays I am involved in evangelism with other brethren from the church, and finally on Sundays I teach a class to the young people who attend church.
At school, I am currently in the following subjects: Pastoral Theology, Philosophy of Ministry, Poetical Books, Hebrews, Doctrines, Eschatology and Expository Preaching, with an 8.5 grade average (on a 10 point scale). One of my favorite subjects is Expository Preaching, as it has given me the tools I need to share the Word of God with other people and taught me how to study the Bible correctly. Another subject that has helped me greatly in my personal growth is Philosophy of Ministry, as it provides me with the bases I need for future work in ministry and with a correct and biblical perspective on different areas of ministry.
Some of my prayer requests are that God would allow me to finish my studies so I can dedicate as much time as possible to God’s work. When I finish, I will need to work to finish paying for my studies at the Christian University. My big fear is that a job will make me lose my focus on full-time ministry. I pray that I can continue to grow in my spiritual life and service to God.
Thank you for the support you have provided for me. I feel that I do not deserve it, but God is good and provides for our needs.
God bless you,
Erick González Mancilla
Dear Gene and Rita Krehl,
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you are enjoying the blessing of physical and spiritual help in Christ the Lord.
It is a privilege to greet you again this year. Right now I would like to share with you what God has done in my life during Chapel, my classes, the missions trip, and my Christian service this semester. I thank God for allowing me to continue my studies here at the Institute. The truth is that this semester has been a little bit difficult for me with regard to my responsibility on the student council. But by God’s grace I have been able to keep on going and finish what I began so that I could take His Word to others that God may be glorified.
I’m also very content to be laboring in the work of our Lord Jesus Christ and helping the pastor who is in Navojoa, Sonora. This semester we went on a missions trip on October 29 and 30th. It was an excellent time of working for the Lord Jesus Christ. On that day we carried out activities especially for the children. Our goal was to gather more than 300 children together to talk to them about Christ. With God’s help we managed to gather 200 children. It was a very special moment because all of the kids enjoyed the games and crafta; they also listened to the Word of God. Thank God we were able to see children accept Christ as their only Savior. The brethren are very excited to be helping in the Lord’s work. I can say from my heart that God has been at work in a very special way and has been adding new believers to the church.
This semester I have learned many things, among which has been how to spend more time reading the Word of God and searching the Scriptures. I have learned that I should always trust in Him alone.
God has been very good to me. I thank God for you all. Thank you for sponsoring my scholarship. May God repay you for everything you’re doing and bless you richly.
In Christ, Narciso Pastrana Galind