FOCUS FROM FAYE
October 15, 2010
Fall is in the air!
It has been cooler this week and I pulled out a sweater for early mornings and after dark. That means that I am also sleeping more soundly, because there is no fan humming in the background.
We started meeting in our rented building on October 3rd. It´s exciting to see and hear the way that the different believers are beginning to take more responsibility for their church building, clean up and provision of needed supplies. I enjoy the move because I don´t feel like I´m intruding into someone else´s space. However, several of the people in our local church body have had major health, financial, family and other such problems this last month. When we see growth and victory on one hand, we aren´t surprised when the enemy attacks on all fronts. This is a spiritual war zone and we continue to need your prayers.
Francisco, Lola´s husband, finished the Basic Bible study and confessed Christ as his Savior on Wednesday night. Marichuy & Josefina from Blanca´s family group are on hold until Jan & Ev´s health improves enough for them to continue their discipleship study. Raquel M. continues to gain strength, but has to wait until Oct. 28th to see if her surgeon will give her permission to begin walking again. Moni G. & son Diego are settled in and I am hoping to see them at our Celebration (Sunday service) this weekend.
Yesterday at our regular team meeting, we discussed the multiplication of Paty´s current group, just five months since the previous multiplication! I shared a list of 14 adults and 4 children with my coworkers. Much of the growth is because Juan Carlos & Socorro are reaching out to their families. Praise the Lord for the growth. So, at least a couple of the newer Christian men will be asked to be interns in the family groups. (The interns are trainees to become, Lord willing, servants in new family groups.) This is fantastic since originally the Mexican servants were both women.
I am so gratefully for your support of Avant´s work here in Guadalajara. I enjoy hearing from you, primarily via e-mail. Your prayers and financial investment are contributing toward the growth of this local group of believers. I am looking forward to that wonderful day in heaven when I´ll be able to introduce you to these people and vice versa. May God bless you for your faithfulness.
Looking forward to that great meeting in Heaven,
Col. Independencia, Guadalajara
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