I met with Antonio and Gloria this week for the Bible study. It was an especially good study, because the passage we talked about dealt perfectly with a need they were facing. The Lord is so good to use His word like that. On a different note, it has been very cold over the past few days, and this weekend we got a lot of rain. So on Saturday morning when we woke up, we found that all of the mountains around our city were covered with snow. It made for a nice excursion with the kids to go and play in the snow. This weekend we planned a series of special meetings for christmas. On Saturday evening we met with the majority of the believers for a time of fellowship and teaching about the person and work of Jesus. Then we continued on Sunday with an all day activity including lunch. It was a wonderful time of fellowship for our little congregation, and the people responded very well to the preaching.
Monday, December 14, 2009
The day after we got back from the retreat, I had a Bible study at the university. We once again had a good group. I continue to encourage them to invite friends and fellow students, but so far we have not had any new attenders. For the weekend we had a special guest. I invited a Spanish pastor from Guadalajara to be with us on Sunday. He spoke to the students from Bible institute on Saturday evening, and then preached for us on Sunday morning. We enjoyed a good time of fellowship with his family, and the Lord blessed the different activities of the weekend.
Monday, December 07, 2009
This week there were two holidays, one day apart from each other, so we had a little extra time off from school and work. A few weeks ago, a church in Barcelona called me to ask me if I would speak at a special church retreat which would take advantage of those days, so our major activity this week was that retreat. Our family with a couple from our church spent four days with a group of about 50 representing several churches. The Lord gave us a wonderful time of fellowship in the word. I preached six sessions from James chapter one about dealing with difficulties. Back at home, Israel held the service with the remaining believers.