We started out with multiple commitments from people to be in attendance at the service. So, Daniel and I met and together we spent a great time discussing the Word of God rejoicing in truth, exhorting one another to holiness and Godliness. We shared testimony, triumph, and requests for prayer and thanksgiving for answered prayer.
Throughout the week we have been in contact with more people, and this seems to increase each week. For the upcoming Tuesday there are new people that have given a verbal commitment to come to the Bible Study. We will be following up with them throughout this week. Specifically pray for the following people.
- Ingrid and her family
- Armando (He has been very, very sick for almost two weeks now. He is improving and hopes to be back next week.)
- Ed (This is a friend of mine that I have known for about a year. He is expressing interest in coming with me.)
- Antonio and Lazaro (Brothers, both in need of salvation)
- Elias - This is a new person that I have come in contact with over the past few weeks.
- Amado and Family - This is a new family that moved in to our apartment complex. He and his wife have two teenage children.
You may ask...are you discouraged because it was only the two of you this past week? The answer is absolutely not!!! We knew that we would go around planting seeds, sowing, praying, and dependant upon the Lord to build His church! (Matthew 16:18)
Secondly, after almost two hours of time with my dear brother, Daniel, I rejoiced in the goodness of God. On a side note...it has been said in the past that accountability is the most talked about, but the least done action within the church. I used to say this many times and still believe that there is a great need for reform in this area. However, I now believe that there is something that is said about 100 million times more than "accountability" and is truthfully done even less, and that is exactly what we were able to experience Tuesday night, that is...fellowship.
I wonder how much genuine fellowship actually occurs among God's people? What do we consider "fellowship?" Does our opinion and the Bible's clear picture match up? If not, why?
In all things...Christ preeminent!