The Lord has shown his blessing the past few months. Perhaps the most exciting thing is our evangelistic ESL program, which we started again in February, after having run a four-month program last year. We are seeing significantly greater fruit this year. We’re averaging more than fifteen students a week, and about a dozen have been coming to worship for the past three weeks! Almost all are Spanish speaking with a Roman Catholic background, and so while holding a general belief in God, have little exposure to the gospel. Pray that the Lord will grant these students repentance, faith, and a true knowledge of Jesus as the Word is preached and shared with them. In January I befriended the Muslim immigrant owner of a local Afghan restaurant.
We continue to enjoy the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in our worship services; and our times of prayer via Zoom on Wednesday night are rich with "the Spirit of grace and supplication." We were so blessed by the outpouring of financial giving in 2021. We also have been receiving building fund gifts to be used for the purchase of property and a facility in Commack, NY. We’re about ¼ of the way to our goal of raising the $425,000 purchase price. One of our Havenites has a Bible Study every other week with the twin daughters of one of our Haven members. Pray for the Lord to open their eyes and turn them to Christ. Likewise pray for a young Jewish mother with whom I have a Zoom evangelistic study on an almost weekly basis. All of our
The congregation of Iglesia Presbiteriana Sola Escritura has moved! Pastor Bradney Lopez now leads worship at a facility in Guayama, Puerto Rico—an answer to prayer. Please pray for the church’s witness in this new location. Pray that God would save local families and bring them to worship. Pastor Lopez writes, “Times are difficult on the island, but we still enjoy our life in the Lord. The church keeps growing, and the members are worshipping God with reverence and joy.”
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Last fall Pastor Jay Bennett wrote, “The city of Neon has been spruced up a bit lately. We’d like to add to that by renovating the face of our storefront building in 2022.” Fast forward—on Monday, Feb. 21, a car crashed through the front window of Neon Presbyterian Church. Praise the Lord that no one was seriously injured. In God’s providence, the insurance money from this accident will make Neon’s desired reno project possible. In an interview with local news reporters, Bennett recounts, “We heard a crash and felt the building shake. My wife thought that something had exploded.” This is the second time the church has experienced a car crash. Congregants were quick to patch up the building and have been able to return to worship, for which