January 30, 2017

 

Several weeks ago Hector came to me and told me about a mission trip that was being planned for January.  Pastor Oswaldo is the pastor of Community Faith Church located right across the street from Casa de Luz.

 

He was planning to visit a remote area called La Esperanza; which is some distance from Siguatepeque.  His intent was to share the gospel with the people there.

 

Hector asked if he could go on this mission.  We have been encouraging the court boys, and the people we visit in the Colonia, to visit Community Faith Church.  We believe Pastor Oswaldo correctly teaches the Word of Truth, therefore, C4C sponsored Hector’s trip.

 

When Hector returned from his mission trip we sat down and Hector gave me a summary of his experiences.

 

He showed me several pictures he had taken.  The first thing I noted is that all the people on the mission trip were bundled up.  Pastor Oswaldo had gloves and a beanie.  He told me “Mr. Ron, it was like 15!” (59°F)  For those of us who have adapted to an average of 85° with 85% humidity find anything below 75° pretty chilly.

 

Other than wearing more clothes, the people they visited were very much like the people in the Colonia.  All friendly and glad to have visitors.

 

C4C had donated some school supplies for them to share with the people they visited.  We also gave them a bunch of clothes.  It’s always good to share something that you have when you visit people; particularly when its items they have difficulty obtaining.

 

As Hector shared the various experiences he had sharing the gospel with those he met, one particular visit stood out to me.

 

The team had spent over three hours trekking down into this valley to visit a family.  When they shared the gospel the people told them they had never heard of the Bible or Jesus. 

 

This reminds me of Romans 10:14 “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?”

 

The time is short; we need to use our time wisely.  Share the gospel.

 

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