Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,
We would like to thank all of you for praying for the requests mentioned in the last letter, as God has been answering them. Robson, for whom I asked prayer concerning his marriage, told me last week that he and his wife have been reconciled, and will be together in a few days.
Pedro, a faithful man in church, who heads up a men's refuge for homeless, jobless men that have a desire to change their life, spent six days fasting and seeking the Lord. God certainly came through for him, as when he returned home, his wife Margarita, who consistently opposed his walk with the Lord and his ministry, decided to repent and accept the Lord as her Saviour! She came to church this Sunday, and also their older daughter and baby came too for the first time! God is restoring some families and we are excited about that. Please continue to pray for this family.
One of the ladies who had called about the church did come and visit, and Juan, the man who did prison time has been doing quite well, although keep praying for him as he has had some slips. He has brought a number of people to church, has been helping others who have need of food, as well as preaching the gospel to many people. While in prison, he led a man named Carmona to Christ, and Carmona has been growing in the Lord. He has already read the first five books of the Bible and is sharing his knowledge with others in prison. At least five inmates are requesting Bible Studies, which I provide when I go in to see Carmona.
Both Juan and I have a desire to be able to enter the prison and do ministry there. Please pray for this, as it can be difficult to get into prison ministry here, although we have a contact person who may be able to help us to do that. For now I have been able to get in through visiting people that have requested that I come. Pray for Francisco, a man who is in the immigration jail (he is from Bolivia and was working here without papers), as I have been visiting him weekly. He has led two African Muslims to the Lord, and has asked for more tracts to be able to witness to more.
We thank the Lord for two ladies, Rosa and Marta who have accepted the Lord as their Saviour, but do need your prayers as they have some difficult problems that need to be overcome. Rosa has come to church several times, and Marta has not yet come, but we are asking God to do a work in her life.
Yesterday I met a man downtown and spoke to him about the Lord, and he asked Jesus Christ to come into his heart. His name is Diego. He gave his testimony in church this morning, and was baptized in the Atlantic Ocean today.
Carolee is doing a great job in homeschooling Leanna and Rebekah, and it certainly is a blessing to see them grow in the Lord through it. Thank you for all your prayers, love, and support! The Schwaderer family