DAIRA 2, CENTRO DAIRA AND GUABAL
Hello my brothers in Christ, we love you and sorry for the delay on writing about what God is doing in our country.
Two weeks ago, came back from a mission trip with a dear partner church from the USA to the Bocas del Toro area in two places for a full week of work and the last day we came to Guabal as our meeting place.
God is doing something very interesting in this place, we saw how people believe in Jesus but they are afraid to place their faith in Him for eternal life. In the area lives a person, his name is Rogelio and his family, they trusted in the Lord and were baptized last year, they are the ones that are taking the lead on preaching God’s word, while we were in the area we were able to see how he works hard to study the Bible and tries his best to understand more and more the Bible. Remember that their educational level is not that high.
In Daira 2, the team was able to share the Gospel 78 in the 20 homes visited in the area. The group of men and women had a constant attendance of 12 to 15 in each group. Working with the kids is always a joy, for they are so open and the only POF in the night meeting was of a young boy that came forward and attended the men’s group.
We worked with the men, women and children, in the men meeting around 35 men came every day to the meeting, and we have strong conversation of who is God, and what kept holding them from taking the step to follow Jesus; some times the talk went on for 3 hours, about the Bible and them making questions.
The children were a blessed time to work with them, sometimes I think that it will require a new generation like this kids that are growing with a different way of thinking, been exposed to teachings about the world and the Word of God. The work will continue through the disciples that are been raised in the area.
Guabal is doing very well is amazing how the church in Guabal adopted the vision of mission and how hard they work for it, the church is healthy and strong. Our missionary Mateo, God has given him a very beautiful ministry, please pray for him a lot he needs all our prayers.
Even though there were no POF in this area, there were about 7 people getting baptize, all of them youth that opened their mouth giving testimony of their determination of following Jesus.
We thank the Lord for the team of disciples that Mateo has developed in the area, the vision casted to the Church in Guabal and for the schools, they have always opened the doors for us to stay, to use the kitchen and in some cases the teachers allow us to use their shower (this is a big plus).
The portable equipment received last year was used to show the Jesus film and the life of Paul as a way of showing how the early church started. I spend two days in each village with the purpose of getting the taste of both and showing the film. My mom served in Dayra 2.
David / Mission starts with you.
Edited by Talsidia Vega