Mar2022072022 / Mar / 07
God has been doing awesome things in the Burgos church and beyond!
Thank you for having an important part in this work by praying and giving!
Look at our wonderful new chairs. They arrived just in time for all of the new visitors. God is so good! Thank you partners for giving to help us get chairs!
Testimony: A Life Transformed
Rueben (name changed) has been faithfully attending the church for 6 months. Here is a list of what he has said in various conversations.
- I feel so at home in this church. It is my church.
- I am free from depression. I no longer take antidepressants.
- I hurt 3 disks in my back when I was young. I am usually confined to bed in the winter. But look at me, I am moving around and free from pain!
- I quit smoking after over 25 years.
- I’ve had 9 kids with 7 different women. That lifestyle no longer satisfies me. I want a different life.
- My business has turned around. I have so many new clients and so much work. Thank God.
- I listen to worship music during the day and watch the church’s YouTube videos at night.
- Before I came to this church, I was thinking about committing suicide. Now my life is completely changed.
Glory to God!
Praise God, the Youth Ministry is growing too!
Oct2021142021 / Oct / 14
Partner reception in Forestville, NY. Thank you for joining us. We had a great time!
Enjoy this video of Rev. Rich ministering at Impact Family Church in High Springs, Florida.
Rev. Daphne at our 15th Wedding Anniversary celebration. Awe!
(PS: Rev. Rich was there…)
We had a wonderful time in the USA. It was great to see and spend time with you: our Pastors, partners and family. Thank you for inviting us, greeting us, and taking time with us. And thank you for your continued prayers and generous support. Together we will accomplish all of God’s plan. We love and appreciate you!
“Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”Revelation 20:20
The Solution to all of our Problems
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
These are interesting times in the world. These are interesting times in the United States. Some of us are experiencing unique challenges in our personal lives. Many are asking why things are turning out the way they are and what they can do to see an improvement. As always, God gives us the answer in His Word.
In Matthew 5:14-15, Jesus tells us that he has made us, His disciples, the light of the world. When darkness enters any situation, any nation, God will shine the bright light of His truth to overcome and drive out the darkness. The interesting thing that we must remember is that the church is God’s light. That means that it is always through us, His church, that He will shine His light. The church is God’s lamp. But if the lamp is unplugged from the power source, or covered up with clutter or dirt, God’s light will not shine in the world, no matter how bright it is when he sends it. What is the solution? By filling ourselves with thoughts of God’s Word, by boldly speaking forth the truth of His Word, and by practicing the Word, we shine the white-hot light of God into our lives and our nation and we drive out the darkness by His power. When we fully cooperate with God, we experience the fullness of His blessings.
Philippians 3:16 brings out a truth that is very important and pertinent to the time in which we live. Our responsibility as Christians is not to know everything about every Bible doctrine. We don’t have to have all of the answers. Our job is simply to live up to what we have already attained which means to walk in the light that we have or to practice the things that we already know. God knows and can do everything, and He stands ready to rush in and help us at our point of need. But God never does something that we know to do for ourselves. He will wait for us to do our part so that He can do His part. We don’t have practice what some great minster knows or what our brother in Christ knows. We are only responsible for what we personally have learned. And that is enough. In your own life, faithfully do what you know to do, and watch God powerfully work to bring you into His full blessing.
We must, as Christians, resist the voices in our society that tell us that we don’t have to do what is right. They would encourage us to take a shortcut to success. “Lie to get ahead. Take the instant pleasure no matter who it hurts. If you are unhappy, it is God’s fault because He made you wrong. Go ahead and get an operation to change how you were made.” These are all lies from the devil. If we will faithfully practice the truth of God’s Word in every circumstance, we will see His blessings and find true satisfaction. And if we miss it, as all do, we repent (I John 1:9), receive God’s forgiveness, and move on. And by doing what we know, we open ourselves up to further revelation from God where we lack His wisdom and knowledge.
This same truth will save our nation. The Christians in our nation must arise and simply practice what we know. Charismatics, Pentecostals, Denominational Christians, the ministers, the mature, the young, new born Christians, if each one would simply practice the things that they have heard and been taught by the Lord, the exceeding abundant light and power of God would flow through the church and right the wrongs that we see in our nation. Let each of us dedicate ourselves today to practicing what the Lord has already shown us in His Word so that we can see all the best that God has for us and for our nation.
If we don’t know where to begin, how about we practice 2 Chronicles 7:14?
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Great things are ahead for us as we walk in the light! We love and appreciate you.
Aug2020272020 / Aug / 27
We got a building! Praise God!!!
The hotel where we had been meeting went out of business and didn’t reopen after the quarantine. We began to pray for God’s highest and best for our next step (Romans 12:2).
At the same time, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Burgos left their building after 19 years. It seemed good for us to look at it, so we contacted the Pastor. Three weeks later, we had rented it! It is an exciting time for us and the people of our church.
Below are some photos of our initial workday. Stay tuned for ongoing progress reports!
Thank you for your prayers and generosity. Your faithfulness is making a difference!
God has brought it to pass!
Mar2020272020 / Mar / 27
We are doing great! How are you? The Lord is with us!
This has certainly been an odd time for the world, but for those of us in the Lord Jesus, it is the greatest time ever to be alive! He warned us that we would hear about pestilences or plagues. Covid-19 is exactly that. I know things can seem intense, especially if we have a loved one with symptoms or if the social changes threaten our job. However, as plagues go, this is actually mild, thank God. And the Lord told us what to do when we see bad things happening in the last days. “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” – Luke 21:28 The Lord is with us now in the spirit and is coming to take us to heaven with Him! How wonderful! We rejoice and rest in Him. He has everything covered for us.
What is going on in Spain?
The Spanish government has declared a state of emergency from March 16 – April 12. According to their rules, we can only leave the house one at a time for groceries or medicine (or to walk the dog if we had one). Our church cannot meet during this time, but we provide livestreamed services and lots of calls and texts with our people. The ones that are faithful to church are doing very well.
It has been awesome to see the many ways that the Lord helped us prepare for this over the past several months. We moved from a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment into a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment which is way more functional for lockdown. We had paperwork issues with our residency that got all cleared up just 2 weeks before the state of emergency was declared. The Lord directed us to do a 5 week intensive class on healing that ended on March 11, so our church people were built up in their faith for healing when this hit. God usually leads us to travel quite a bit, but He hasn’t had us plan any trips since October. We are healthy and provided for (Thank you for being so generous!). Our God is truly faithful to us and to you. How wonderful it is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ at all times!
We trust God to take great care of you and show you his peace, protection, and provision like never before. Covid-19 will be over soon! Many blessings to you and yours.
Jan2020302020 / Jan / 30
God is moving in our Burgos church!
Over the past several months we have seen such an increase in our meetings. More visitors are coming, even from near-by towns. Some people that had left are returning and seeking a deeper relationship with God. Two people recently got filled with the Holy Ghost. Praise the Lord! It is so good to see an increase in spiritual things and growth in the number of people. You have been faithful to pray and give, we have been faithful to teach the Bible, and now, together, we are seeing God’s faithfulness in Burgos. How wonderful!