Below is an e-mail that I sent out to others that are interested in receiving updates about the Hispanic Ministry at Rockport. I was thinking...you know, there are some that do browse this page and might be interested in the same information. So here you go. Let me say...please pray that we might be faithful in preaching the True Gospel, above everything else that we do or would like to do!
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I believe that we are seeing some good things through Iglesia Bautista de la Gracia (IBG). We are averaging between 20 - 30 people on a consistent basis every Sunday. We have taken out an add in the Hispanic Yellow Pages as we are going to look at putting an add in the "Red Latina" which is the widest read newspaper among Hispanics in our area.
In addition to seeing people on Sunday, we typically have around 20 people meeting for our mid-week community group in South St. Louis Count. Prayer Request - Pray as we consider how we are going to start a new community group for Southern Jefferson County. In speaking with the brother that is working with us. Our desire is to begin getting to know more of the people in this area, and start a small group as the Lord provides leaders as well as financial resources.
Please be in prayer for us financially. The people who are coming are very immature at best, and most of them are not born-again. However, they are not resistant to hearing the Gospel, which leads me to believe that the Lord is going to bring about a great work here. We are collecting an offering each week, and we are receiving $100.00/month support from the Jefferson Baptist Association. We also receive $200.00/month from Rockport. However, we would like to take care of the brother that is helping us by teaching/preaching/visiting, etc. Right now we are not even capable of reimbursing his mileage, that is to say nothing of any sort of compensation for his time. Again, I am just asking that you would please set aside some time to pray over this matter.
Extra Worker during Christmas break. We are going to have a college student from southern Texas, originally from Mexico, coming to assist us for a few weeks in December. Please pray that we might have some extra funds to help bless him. He is going to work in the community, making visits, and lead some Bible study discussion as he serves a mini "internship" with us during this time. His name is Irian and I know that he would appreciate your prayers.
Brothers and sisters, thank you for praying over this ministry. Please do continue to pray that the Name of Christ would be exalted and proclaimed where it is not currently known. I am speaking now specifically of the Hispanic/Latino culture in the United States of America.
In all things...Christ preeminent!