Much to our great pleasure, we had baptisms here in Ixtlan this weekend.
Three people were baptized. Javier and Veronica have been connected with the church for about 6 years now. They both come from very difficult pasts, but their lives now show the might power with which God saves. It was great to hear their testimonies of how God has pulled them out of darkness in to His marvelous light. We pray for their two children Axel and Betel as well. We pray that we will see them grow and become strong members of the church as well.
Laura was also baptized. She is from Veracruz originally and has also lived in Oregon. She has been able to be real witness to her family and we have been privileged to have her dad, Max, and her brother, Adan, here with us for a couple of weeks. It is great to get to know them and to share with them about the hope that we have in Christ.
It was a great weekend. It was very busy with a lot of visitors and a lot to do, but it was a great time. I am exhausted now and trying to get back into the swing of things before I come home again next Tuesday. Time flies and yet trickles past. School is challenging by good. A classroom full of 5-6 year olds is definitely interesting. They are slowly learning, but I am waiting for the books to come in so that we can really get started. They should be here soon and then I will be good to go.
Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. Satan knows that he is losing ground in Ixtlan and we can feel and see his work. We know that God is greater and stronger. He has proven that many times over, but pray for wisdom and grace to follow God even when the going gets tough.