Pastor Luis and Yeni are worship leaders for Iglesia Evangelica Libre (Free Evangelical Church in English) IEL and also pastor a growing fellowship in Falcon. Even Libni sings. Yeni also leads a worship dance team. We went to Falcon with them one time and hung a sheet up on a house for a movie screen and showed a Christian movie. Many people showed up for the movie. Twenty received the Lord for the first time and ten recommitted their lives to Him.Now almost fifty attend the new facility up on the hill overlooking the area where Calvary Chapel Downey provides a pastors conference each year. The conference hosts almost 1000 now. Pray for this area to be able to grow in hospitality and services to better serve the needs. IEL is on the liberal side of things within christianity so pray that they are able to stand against the voices calling for more rights for so called christian homosexuals. Yeni and Louis are very serious and faithful leaders and teach scripture well.
This is Pastor Jose Angel showing us his coffee tree. He is a very kind and gentle man. He has a disease and may not live much longer, but he is so happy that we were able to lay the tiles for the floor in his house so that his family will have a floor when he is gone. He helped us work for three days, even though he’s not supposed to do much physical activity, and his wife worked cooking lunch for us every day over an open fire and making sure we had coffee (talk about fresh). His precious children helped also when they came home from school. Across the street from his house is a place where the government officials meet with the local farmers. The farmers arrived on horseback and the officials arrived in jeeps and motor cycles. Cuban music was playing and it looked like a party, but it got real serious when all of a sudden the national anthem began to play and everyone stood at attention and saluted. They do not have the freedom that we have, but they are free in Jesus and we were so blessed to be able to help them so that they can continue to teach God’s word and serve the Lord. On our June mission I got to see his wife, Jolie, at one of the ladies conferences.
Pedro and Sarai are faithfully serving the body of Christ not only in their own neighborhood, Mina, but also across town (Placetas) in a neighborhood called Pangol. They now have a piece of land and just need enough money to build on it. I know a church in Tyler like that. They are very sweet and knowledgeable people who teach very carefully the word of God line by line. Pray for them to get a battery powered scooter. That would be the best thing for them. He does now have a very nice bicycle, thanks to donors.