Sunday, March 30, 2008

But Wait, There's More

“But wait, there’s more.”

When I hear those grating words on the TV commercial with the bearded guy, I lunge for the remote to mute whatever infomercial he’s doing that day.

But those words were pretty sweet here in Bolivia.

Yesterday I saw Pastor Luis, whom we worked with last year. A year ago our team of Kip, Greg, Jocelyn and Mike worked with Pastor Luis as he planted a new church. Pastor Luis is a missionary from Argentina, and he already had started the work. But we had the opportunity to serve him and his team for a week as they planted “Iglesia Biblica Missionara” (Missionary Bible Church).

This morning I had an exciting assignment—I got to preach in that church. Here’s a picture of the adults attending this morning after the kids and their leaders went to do Sunday School. About 60 adults attended, plus 5 leaders and 30 kids. God is at work. This church is thriving. Hallelujah!

“But wait, there’s more.”

This week this one year old church is planting a new church! It has picked an area about 40 minutes away where it is working to establish a new church. So Kip, from last year’s team, and Scott and his son Sam, are again serving Luis and his team. God is at work in Bolivia!

Please pray for Jesus to fulfill His promise in each of the 8 places we are working this week: “I will build My church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

3 comments:

gfunk said...

I am so glad to see Pastor Luis and his church thriving, and planting another church! I love these brothers and sisters!

-Greg

Mike Yang said...

God is awesome! I'm so happy for Pastor Luis and his church. I do miss everyone from last year's team very much. May His light continue to shine brighter and farther in Santa Cruz.

- Mike Yang

Pr Luis Benavidez said...

Greg y Mike yo soy el Pastor los amo y los llevo en mi corazon y doy gracias a Dios po sus vidas fueron y son de mucha bendicion para mi vida para las personas que impactaron con el evangelio gracia la verdad me emocionaron en su recuerdo, de aca los amamos y estamos muy agradecidos pero mas agradecido esta Dios
Romanos 11.36