JULY / AUGUST 2016
Dear Friends in Christ, July/August 2016
Susie and I are doing well and in good health. We were able to take a short break in June from the work in Mexico to visit a few churches and see some of our family. You may remember our Grandson James who was born with spine a bifida.
At three months in the womb the doctors recommended that he be aborted because he would be a vegetable, be horribly crippled and deformed. His parents said no. At two, James is doing remarkably well. He is very intelligent and is not deformed or crippled. His ankles are a little weak, but he will be able to walk soon. He can pull himself up, stand, and walk while holding onto something or someone. He is a special blessing from the Lord as are all of our grandchildren.
The churches are doing well and many have done VBSs. They have seen over 30 souls saved and several baptized! We chartered a bus and took 50 people from two of our churches in Monterrey to the city of Cuernavaca south of Mexico City, a 14 hour bus ride. We were there for a week to do a missions conference with one of our missionary families. We had a great time evangelizing in the community, presenting dramas and skits at two plazas, and yours truly preached each night of the conference. God blessed with 201 souls trusting Christ! Several of the new converts came to the evening services.
Please pray that we have a great year at the institute, churches, and new works getting established. Also, please remember “Susie’s Christmas Kids” offering. Last year with your offerings, she was able to prepare Christmas bags with candy and toys for about 500 kids in the churches. Please consider helping them this year. It is a tremendous blessing for them. If possible please send it in October. God bless.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support.
Yours in Christ,
Rick and Susie