Monday, March 23, 2009

March 17-23

On Tuesday we had another good Bible study at the university. We were
missing a few that I thought would come, but some others came, so
there were still five of us at the study. After the study, I visited
Antonio and Gloria for a Bible study. We talked about another of
Christ's parables. It was fascinating to watch them meditate on the
image of the mustard seed and the leaven and come to Christ's teaching
about the kingdom. This past week was special, though, because we had
several days off from school because of Fathers' Day. So we spent a
good amount of time on Thursday and Saturday doing projects around the
house. On Friday morning we went down to the university to attend
Ruben Pineda's defense of his dissertation. He and his wife and
children lived in Alicante for a year while he was taking his
coursework. They were very involved in the church in Alicante during
that year. So it is always a blessing to see them again. It was a
special day for them, though, as Rubén finished up his doctoral work
and graduated with honors. We were glad to be able to accompany them
on that special morning. On Friday afternoon we had some unsaved
friends over for lunch. Flor studied with Maribel, and Antonio has
been in some of my classes at the Universidad Permanente. We had a
good opportunity to talk about the things of the Lord with them.

Yesterday morning Israel called me. He was not feeling too well, so he
stayed in bed. But almost everybody else from our small congregation
came. I preached on the Christian's armor from Ephesians 6. Yesterday
was our monthly church meal, so after the service we had a potluck
lunch. And then in the afternoon we watched a Christian film which
highlighted the family relationships we had talked about a few weeks
ago in Ephesians 5. The message was very powerful, and there were good
comments afterwards. We were glad to have Antonio and Gloria with us
for the first time at a church meal. Also, Angel and Patricia brought
some family members who just arrived from Argentina. We trust that the
Lord will give us further opportunities to sow the word with this

David & Maribel
"vide ministerium quod accepisti in Domino ut illud impleas" Col 4.17

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