Some weeks ago we received a loving invitation to participate in the bilingual services the Evangelical Pentecostal Church hold for a quite unexpected congregation of American Baptists and Hispanic pentecostals. We drove 9.5 hours to Winston Salem, North Carolina, and arrived there on Saturday night, praising the Lord that our 1-year old baby was amazing during the trip.
Steven had then the opportunity to share the Word of God at the 11am service on Sunday morning about the importance of a faith in Christ alone that is exemplified by love and compassion first toward God and then toward those around us. Any faith different than that does not fulfil the Lord’s expectations set out in the Scriptures, but most importantly it will be an obstacle to see God one day, as “without faith it is impossible to please God.”
There was also another opportunity to address the Hispanic congregation later that same Sunday, during their evening service at 7pm, and we were very blessed by the open hearts and the touch of the Holy Spirit moving us to worshiping Him in spirit and truth.
Please pray for this church congregation, and for its pastor, David Fuentes, and his wife. We at Messiah Missions have felt the strong desire to help pastor Fuentes in his work for some years and now we pray that the Lord will continue to direct our paths and leads us where He needs us to be.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.
It is like the dew of Hermon,
Descending upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing—
~ Psalms 133