Elvia and Gerardo first came to my El Jubileo cell group after the death of their 2-week old son. They were devastated.
On December 14, as part of our worship gathering, the El Jubileo congregation walked to the construction site together. There are large trenches where the foundation is being built in which we placed white stones with our names on them to represent our part in the project and the future of Jubileo. We also took communion and spent time praying for God's blessing on the ministry and outreach that will occur at the new building dedicated to His service. God has been moving in the El Jubileo congregation.
Elvia and Gerardo first came to my El Jubileo cell group after the death of their 2-week old son. They were devastated, broken, angry, and questioning how such a tragedy was possible. Over the course of the past year and a half, FaviÃ¡n, my cell group co-leader, and I have spent much time studying, praying, and answering questions with them. It has been incredible watching them grow and recognize what God is doing in their lives. At the end of service just one week after we prayed and dedicated our foundation to serving Christ, Elvia came up to me and told me she wanted to be baptized and start fresh for the new year.
After she told me of her desire, we quickly made plans with our cell group to baptize Elvia on Monday night and celebrate together. What a party we had with over 20 people in attendance to witness Elvia surrender her life to Christ in baptism and eat pozole (a traditional Mexican soup)! Please continue to pray for her as she grows in her faith. Please also pray for Gerardo that he will make his own decision to follow Jesus.