Born Anew (Jn. 3:3-5)

God is working here in Cuernavaca, Mexico and I would like to share a wonderful story with those who support our family and pray for our requests. Last Sunday a man was walking by the church building and stopped to ask me if we had anything we could give him to eat. I told him we were going to have a Bible study and he was welcome to come in and drink coffee and eat some cookies. I also told him if he stayed for service we would have a potluck afterwards with lots of good food. He stayed and told us he was headed to a Chiapas (most southern state of Mexico) and asked the church if they would help him get to the next town where he could find a ride further south. He expressed that he loves Cuernavaca and would like to live here if he could find a job and a place to stay. I went and talked to one of our brothers in Christ Julio who rents a few apartments and asked him if he would give Adrian a few days to find a job. Throughout the week I met with him and tried to help him find a job. After church on Sunday he came to our house and the subject of baptism came up. We then began to study for the next four hours starting in Genesis until we reached how people were saved in the New Testament (Acts 2:38, 8:9-13, 8:35-38, 16:13-15, 16:30-34, 19:1-5, 22:3-16). It was encouraging to hear his excitement when I told him he did not have to wait until Sunday to be baptized. He said “that’s great because I don’t want to wait that long to start my new life”. I am really excited about Adrian and his desire to follow Christ but he does have a lot of struggles to face and overcome. Adrian lived in the United States for more than 20 years but he lost his permission to be in States after he got into trouble with the law because of a drug and alcohol problem. Adrian has a lot of determination and enthusiasm to face his struggles, Adrian and I are going to start a men’s study at the building this Friday to confess and help one another with the personal struggles we all deal with. This week we will start with anger. God is good and continuing to bless us here in Mexico! Please keep praying for us…

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