Monday, January 04, 2010

December 29-January 4

With the holidays come special activities. On Tuesday we hosted a gathering of some of the "old young people" from Maribel's church in Elche. There were several who no longer go to church, so it was a good opportunity to continue the contact. After the meal I gave a devotional about knowing God. Yesterday in our services we were down in number. Gloria has been fighting some new physical battles so she and her husband were not able to be in the service. I preached about the sufficiency of Scripture and challenged our people with being diligent to spend time in the word daily. We also distributed our first church newsletter with several short articles. This is an opportunity to put our message in print as well as involve the people in yet another way in the ministry. In the evening one of the families hosted the study. We looked at the star of Bethlehem from Matthew 2, since King's day is coming up on Wednesday!

Con los días festivos vienen actividades especiales. El martes tuvimos en casa un pequeño grupo de amigos que iban al grupo de jóvenes con Maribel. Después de la comida tuvimos un tiempo devocional y compartí unos pensamientos sobre conocer a Dios. Ayer tuvimos menos gente en los cultos. Gloria está luchando con una nueva batalla física, así que ella y su marido no estuvieron. Prediqué de la suficiencia de las Escrituras y nuestra necesidad de estar en contacto diaria con ellas. Por la tarde tuvimos el estudio en casa de una de las familias. Miramos Mateo 2 sobre la estrella de Belén, puesto que tenemos el día de reyes el miércoles.

David & Maribel

"servabis pacem pacem quia in te speravimus; sperastis in Domino in saeculis aeternis" Is 26.3-4

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