Sunday, March 22, 2009

Mission work

How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
"Your God reigns!"
Isaiah 52:7
The churches here are interesting because it is not very common to have one paid preacher or leader, but rather, an eldership and several who are prepared to preach and teach, and sometimes service groups that take turns leading worship services for the week.
We had the opportunity today to worship with some brothers and sisters who are starting a new work in the town of Chinique, about an hour away. This has been a dream of Martin Turquiz for some time now, and he and his father-in-law Enrique Castro and their family have dedicated time to visiting and sharing the gospel in that area. This week they also hosted the students from the Biblical Institute of Central America in Guatemala City, who came and offered bible studies and visits in Chinique. Among those students were 2 young women and 3 young men from the Chichicastenango area. The young man in the yellow shirt with the tie is the son of one of the health promoters that works with us, Tomas Garcia Tecum (they were very happy to be able to see him today). The others are from Paxot 3 (the 2 sisters), Mactzul 2 and Mactzul 5. There are also some young people from the area of Santa Cruz del Quiche. We are so proud of them and their desire to learn God's word and their willingness to share the good news here. Five people came forward accepting the gospel and 4 have been baptized already. Pray for these new believers and the continued work in their town.


Anna said...

As Claire would say: "Hey, where'd ya get those shoes?" She's all about shoes right now and anytime she spots me wearing some different ones, she tries to figure out how to get access to them.

Kemmel and Lisa Dunham said...

I'll try to find her a snazzy pair from around here!