Pastor Luis and Yeni and their daughter, Libni

Pastor Luis and Yeni and their daughter, Libni

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.
 I got to see his wife, Jolie, this time.
We met Pastor Jesus and his wife, Elienai, nine years ago and have been praying for them ever since, not realizing that we would be seeing them again on the June mission. What a blessing to see how God has continued to take care of them since nine years ago when they had a little miracle baby and no where to live. They are still pastoring the same church, but have a house in another part of town now. Their church has grown and when some of the men prayed and went house to house seven people received the Lord in just two hours. Pastor Jesus said he had felt all alone for years, but now he knows he wasn't alone because God had someone praying for him all that time.
Pastor Jorge and his wife, Marisel, are Elienai's parents. Their house was blown down by a hurricane 20 years ago. Since then they have been living in the church kitchen and have raised their three daughters there and continued to pastor the church. They are working on a new building and we were able to help put the roof on one section of it.
This is Pastor Pedro and his wife Sarai. They have a small church in their home. He rides his bike to work at another church where he does mechanics and anything else that is needed. We were able to share with his fellowship several times in the evening services. We also visited many of his congregations homes and did bible studies there. We were always welcomed with someone giving up their chair for us and served coffee every where we went. Pedro and Sarai both graduated from seminary last year and we were able to bring them a laptop to help with their studies.

This is Pastor Pedro and his wife Sarai. They have a small church in their home. He rides his bike to work at another church where he does mechanics and anything else that is needed. We were able to share with his fellowship several times in the evening services. We also visited many of his congregations homes and did bible studies there. We were always welcomed with someone giving up their chair for us and served coffee every where we went. Pedro and Sarai both graduated from seminary last year and we were able to bring them a laptop to help with their studies.

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.

 

" For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward Him."     "Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be know in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD"   ' For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."   "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation."

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