Wednesday, March 07, 2007
And NOW...GOOD News from Venezuela!!!!
A missionary friend of mine here in Venezuela had some great news to share with us last week. Her husband is starting a new work in the city of La Victoria.
The reason I am so excited about this new work...well, there are actually several reasons,the main reason, is of course that it is always great to see the gospel being proclaimed in new places. Also, with the deteriorating situation in this country, it is good to see the good news has not been stopped.
When I first came to Venezuela in 1987, I remember driving back and forth to Caracas every three months to renew our visas, which was the procedure at the time. I am not a city girl and was having a hard time adjusting to life in the metropolis of Barquisimeto, each time we drove through the smaller town of La Victoria, I remember thinking that it would be a great place to live and work. It has grown a lot since those days!
I liked the looks of it so much, I began praying that a work would be started there with the secret hope that we would end up being the ones to go. The Lord in His wisdom had other plans for us and I am so grateful for the ministry He did give us elsewhere, but, the place has always had an attraction to me.
I am excited to see that a new church was just started , two weeks ago. Here are the words of my friend;
"Sunday was a big, exciting day for us! It was the inaugural service of the "Cristo Jehova" Baptist Church in La Victoria, Venezuela. Our small "room" was packed, with over 70 there! It was a wonderful day, after so long waiting... Pray for this new work. We don't know how long the Lord will permit us to stay, but we know that He is in the founding of this new work!"