Monday, April 20, 2009

Garcia PRAISE Report, April 19 '09

(e-mail sent to friends and family on our prayer list)

Dear Praying Friends,

We are so excited to update you with the ways in which God has answered your prayers in just the few short weeks since our recent prayer letter was mailed!

Two weeks ago - Our neighbors, Emilio and Magy, accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior during a home visit with Pastor Alejandro! They have since been attending church regularly and seem anxious to learn spiritual truths. This week, Magy learned that her father may be gravely ill with cancer. Please pray for them as they grow spiritually and also as their faith is tested through this unexpected family emergency.

One week ago - The Iquique church had 117 people in attendance, and 6 salvation decision on Easter Sunday! The Alto Hospicio church plant, after 800 invitations were passed out door to door, had more than 20 community visitors and 4 decisions for Christ! Please pray that the seeds that were planted will take hold and grow, and for our leadership team to effectively disciple those who made these life-changing decisions.

This week - Stephanie returned safely from a week's visit with our sons in Haiti. Despite some physical ailments both before and after her trip, during the week there she did not have even one headache. The time with our sons was a sweet time of bonding. Please continue to pray for God to miraculously free Ian and Alec's paperwork from a tangled system and bring them home very soon.

Rejoicing in His goodness,
Pedro & Stephanie Garcia

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