Mexico City Update

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Dear Praying Friends,

We had a very good Kid’s Day.  Although we did not meet our goal of 400, we did break our attendance record again with 392.  Our routes brought in 207 and we had 208 adults and 184 children.  It was nice to know that we have a comfortable capacity of 180 in the auditorium.

Many people come to Kid’s day thinking that it will be a big fiesta in spite of us being a church.  In the adult Sunday school hour, I could see a restlessness among the people.  In fact, two families of 11 people left between the services.  Two teenager boys in the front row were particularly restless and I once had to call them down in Sunday school; but at the beginning of the preaching, a holy hush came over the auditorium and I could preach with great liberty.  Of the 48 first-time adult visitors, 14 adults came forward to accept Christ and one woman who would not leave her baby to go to the auditorium could not escape the gospel as one of our nursery workers lead her to the Lord.

One of the people saved was Esteban, a neighbor of Oscar, one of our Bible Institute students, who has been attending our church for several months. Esteban, who just retired last year after 30-years of military service, was baptized the following Sunday.  Others saved were Rosa and her 16-year old granddaughter, Elizabeth, who I visited the following Saturday.  Rosa described her feelings when she accepted Christ as if a heavy burden was lifted from her.  Julio Cesar, his wife Nicole, and their teenage daughter, Yareli, also were saved and returned the following Sunday.

The Tuesday after Kid’s Day, I had the opportunity to lead Ernesto to the Lord in his home.  Ernesto is Oscar’s brother-in-law.  Oscar’s sister, Lizeth, is very active in our church; although there was a time when Ernesto was not keen on Lizeth’s faithfulness.  She obeyed her husband when he prohibited her from coming on Sunday nights, but would be as active as her husband would allow.  A couple of months ago, because of a family problem, Ernesto started attending on Thursday nights with his wife.  It was obvious that God was working on his heart.  When it was time to pray and ask Christ to save him; Ernesto asked his wife to sit by him and with her hand in his, he prayed in a such a sincere heart-felt way that God would forgive him, then I helped him finish praying as it may have been the first time he had ever prayed aloud.

This past Sunday, we had Co-worker Day as it was Mexico’s Labor Day.  Phebe, a lady who has been coming for a few months,  invited her co-worker, Veronica, who accepted Christ in the service.  Also saved was Sandra, a thirteen-year old teenager and daughter of Leticia, one of the most faithful lady workers in a our church.  Sandra had made a “decision” in our church when she was 10 and is one of the best-behaved teens in our church, but she said that this time her decision was real and with understanding and she wants to be baptized next week.

Thank you so much for praying for our evangelistic campaign.  We have seen the results of your prayers and I ask that you continue to pray for the recently saved as well as for the next two evangelistic Sundays: Mother’s Day and Friend Day.

For His Cause,

Clint Rardin

 

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