Over the last few months, many of the churches in the area have had special evangelism days. People from other churches join them so that they can do a special outreach. You may remember the day of evangelism that we had here in Santa Barbara in March.
Today the outreach was in Iztapalapa, a part of Mexico City about 25 minutes from us. The host church was Iglesia Bíblica Peña de Horeb (Rock of Horeb Bible Church).
I have to say, Iztapalapa is a happening place – and the church made it even more happening! There were activities for the kids, music, crafts – lots going on.
I enjoyed talking to a few people, kids, youth and adults, including two people named Carlos. I seem to talk to a lot of people named Carlos.
I would appreciate it if you pray especially for one Carlos that I met. We had a good talk about the Gospel. It seems that the Lord has really been working in his heart, shaking him up through some time he spent in jail.
Please pray that he will continue to think about and read God’s Word, and that God will clear things up in his mind. He has a wife and three children.
Someone had carved this elaborate image of “Saint Death” into a living tree in the park. It looks like someone left an apple as an offering. If we “appease” the spirit of death, can we escape the power of death? Of course not.
So please pray for the ministry of the believers in Iztapalapa. Thanks to their efforts, there are many people who now know the One who really conquered death – completely.
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.