Archives for: April 2005
Rosarito, Mexico April 29, 2005
Pastor: Angel Dominguez Church: Cristiana Emmanuel
Thank you for your prayer support in regard to my wife’s illness. Really I am very grateful to you.
Pastor: Juan Pantoja Church: Iglesia De Jesucristo
Please keep this pastor in prayer due to the fact that he needed to take a leave of absence due to a family issue in his native state of Veracruz, Mexico.
Pastor: Jose Hernandez Church: Iglesia De Dios Del Evangelio
We are requesting prayer for the building of our church and that God will supply our needs financially. For our projects that they will increase our church.
Pastor: Gustavo Rendon Church: Iglesia De Dios Del Evangelio
Thank you for your prayers. I requesting prayer for my church, for my family (Raquel and 6 year old daughter Raquel Jr.) Thank you!
Pastor: Florentino Galarza Church: Iglesia De Dios
To keep praying for my wife’s health and for our church so that we might grow and that God will bring in the lost.
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico April 29, 2005
These are our pastors in Ciudad Juarez who work diligently to bring the "Good News" of the gospel to all the families we build for year round. Here are a few of the prayer requests that you will be able to add to your prayer list!
Pastor: Valente Reyes Church: Fuente De Misericordia
To pray for my family and our church is in need of some Bibles.
Pastor: Fernando Church: Morada De Paz
We are very grateful for your prayers. We are in need of electronic system for certain instruments like a bass, guitar, and we need a van to transport people to and from church. Thank you!
Pastor: Antonio Sotelo Church: Fuente De Amor
We are requesting that you will continually pray for us and for God’s Holy Spirit to guide us.
Pastor: Javier Heredia Church: Puentas Del Cielo
Please pray for my family especially my son-in-law that was very ill but is doing much better. Also we are opening a food bank and soup kitchen in Anapra and we need a building.
Pastor: Jesus Garcia Church: Josue 1:9
I want to request that God will continue to bless our church and that we would be able to get resources to furnish the dining hall with tables and chairs.
Pastor: Felipe Posadas Church: Juan 14:6
I want to ask for your prayers in that our church will have a spiritual awakening. And that we will be supplied with vacation Bible school material for this summer 2005.
Pastor: Elizabeth Avedaño Church: Amigos En Cristo
We are asking that you will keep us in prayer for a revival in our church. We believe it’s time to harvest souls. And that God will keep providing for the church.
Apart from my ministry here at AMOR I am invovled in a Sunday School ministry at a Child Abuse Center in San Diego. Here are a few testimonies... Due to the fact that these kids are under child protective services there names have been changed and no pictures are posted (except the ones of Tito and his helpers). Any pictures shown are from children that I have ministered to outside the center. I walked into the gym where we hold our services. There was a feeling of anticipation. Then in neat rows the children filed in. As they took their seats their faces said it all. Their little eyes showed the pain that they have endured in the few years that they ahve been alive. Teens in the back row with hoods over their heads not wanting to show their depressed faces. Little ones holding each other's hands for comfort afraid that if they let go someone will take them away again. This is the center for abused, neglected and abandoned children of San Diego. This Center houses them temporarily until the next kin, foster families or their immediate families can take them in. The ages range from 4 days old to 17 years old. My puppets and I with a group of faithful volunteers come to bring light to what always is a dark situation. We start by welcoming them and congratulating them for coming (they come by their own choosing they are neither prompted or encouraged to go to Sunday School). Then we worship together with song, prayer & testimonies. Just two weeks ago a teen girl bravely stepped forward to share about what God was doing in her life. She didn't hesitate to begin to share how God used her. I don't know her story...I don't know why she was at the center...All I know is that she bodly told of God's great works! She shared that the washing machine that they use in their cottage was out of order. So they all needed to go to another cottage to wash their clothes. Unfortunately, that washing machine was occupied so again they went to another cottage. There this teen girl met a little girl who has autism. The staff taking care of the little one was trying to connect with her but was not successful. It was only a moment but the teen said that the little girl locked eyes with her and she noticed that they connected. The teen opened her arms and invited the little girl for a hug. The staff said, "Oh, I don't think you'll get a hug from her. She is very distant". The miracle was that the child ran to the teen and fell into her arms. Everyone was shocked. The teen played with the little girl awhile and invited the little girl outside to play. The staff told her that has not been outside since she arrived. She told her that the little girl was afraid of the security guards on patrol in the center. She relates them with the policemen that took her mother away. The teen was not discouraged. She gently stretched out her hand to the little girl and encouraged her to follow. The little one took her hand and slowly stepped outside. While outside the teen noticed that the little girl stepped out of her prison into freedom. The teen mentioned that it was a "Higher Power" that brought her there to be with this little girl. She said, "It wasn't by chance that our washing machine broke and there was no other machine to use except the one where this little girl was". Yes, I believe so too. It wasn't by chance, but by God's divine appointment!
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23 God's steadfast love has been the strong link that has kept me going for my ___ years! (Can't tell all my business!) I'm celebrating God's mercies in helping me live a long life dream of ministry. I'm celebrating God's faithfulness in keeping me healthy & strong...and for keeping me laughing! April 29th is a day to remember!
This is Tito... Tito is very special to many children here and abroad. If a child has lost all hope for his future due to poverty, abuse, or neglect. Tito tells them in a language familiar to them that God is their hope and their future. Tito even has a fan club that follows him around. Helping in his shows and be blessed in the process. At a Child Abuse Center here in San Diego. Tito is their friend. Showing them spiritual truths and bringing laughter in what could have been a very sad day! Tito and I have been doing this for many years. The stories of how many children have come to know God's love is great. All I know that even when a child enters with a sad, long face...they always seem to leave with a smile that lights up any room.