Every six months I ask the main three pastors of our church in Cofradia to share a quick update with you. They all have some important prayer requests so please check those out. It is very difficult to dedicate sufficient time to take care of the flock as pastors. For this reason, we have set up a way for you to help them out financially. One time gifts or monthly gifts can be made by clicking on each of their names. Please consider how you can help them.
(His supplemental financial need is $250 per month)
For a while now we have been experiencing growth in some leaders. Some are already preaching, others are leading worship, and still others are serving as deacons serving within the church and for the church. In Las Pilas, the sister in Christ in charge of the outreach there continues to do a good job in her own town. They gather continuously there locally, and in that way they are keeping the fire burning in that town. In short, we are very encouraged by the brothers and sisters who are rising up as leaders here in the church.
To start off 2017 well, we will have fasting and prayer for twenty-one days, beginning January 1, with our focal verse being Galatians 5:1. Our theme for the year is “Let us live in freedom,” in order to keep alive the vision of Cofradía Christian Center and thus be a place where people come and find the truth and restoration through Christ who is the One who gives freedom (John 8: 31-32).
In Las Pilas I would like to have a place specifically for the gathering of the believers who congregate there, and I hope that the Lord Jesus will help us this year to achieve it. For a long time I have wanted to achieve this, and I hope that soon we will carry it out with the help of God.
We thank you for all the support you have given us financially and in prayer, giving thanks to God for His gift which allows the kingdom of God to have many feet and hands. Thank you and may God bless you.
Pastors Gregorio and Maty Hernández and family.
Students, Maintenance, Dwellings
(His supplemental financial need is $150 per month)
We greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, hoping that you are well, just as we are all well. As always, we thank God for your prayers and for the generosity you have shown us all this time, supporting us with your resources, which is and will ever be a great blessing for me and my family.
My wife and I graduated from Summit Bible College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling, and it is an honor to have done so, growing in the knowledge and character of Christ along the way. We are still studying together for our Masters in Christian Counseling, in the hope of help those in need in their marriage and family.
We completed EL RETO (the CHALLENGE), and it was another season of great blessing. Over the six weeks of EL RETO, we had the opportunity to invest in the new young people who came to the event, and we had a good time with the five captains who helped us by leading teams. We gave them more responsibility, which they enjoyed, introducing the name, design, and vision for their team. Pastors and leaders of other churches were involved in the event, and their young people were blessed as well.
My wife and I are working in many areas in the ministry of the church, and we are very happy to be laboring together for the same God. One of those areas I am involved with is the construction of houses for Dwellings. We are building three houses for people who are in need, and it is a very special moment when we hand them the keys to their home and are able to bless them with the word of God.
Recently, my wife and I have had the opportunity to attend women's and men’s retreats, and our relationship is much better for attending those events. Our children are also well here with us.
We ask your prayers for.
● A house that we want to buy.
● One of my children does not know what to study and is discouraged. Please ask God to speak and guide him toward what He has for him.
● For the youth of our church to find their true identity.
Thank you for praying for our requests, and thank you for your support.
Los Arrayanes; Indigenous
(His supplemental financial need is $50 per month)
Brothers and sisters, I send you greetings and good wishes of blessing and hope God is preserving you in good health, as he has done for us.
Thank you for your clear demonstrations of generosity toward us through your financial support. We are pleased with what God is doing in the lives of those who believe.
We continue to participate in the ministry of the local church. Thanks be to God, I had the privilege of sharing God's Word for the church on Sunday, November 12, 2016.
I also thank God that we continue ministering to the indigenous community of Mojocuautla, in the home of Antonio and his wife. Antonio has become a believer, and I hope that God will raise him up as a strong leader in his town..
I also thank God for the ministry of Dwellings, through which many have received the blessing of having a house built for them. One was built in November, and I had the pleasure of working on another last month in December.
Brothers and sisters, please keep Martin in your prayers. He is working as a missionary in the mountainous village Mesa del Nayar, where he works with youth and children.
Thank you, brothers and sisters.
Horacio Garzón Orozco and Maria, Alfredo, and Kenya.