The Lohen Gonzalez Family
Casilla 10099, Santiago, Chile
Bayou Drive Baptist Church
P.O. Box 1465
Alvin, TX 77512
Bro. Gonzalez has been a BDBC Staff Missionary since 1986.
May 18, 2017
Dear Brothers in Christ,
What a blessing it is to be able to rest and at the same time be sustained by the wonderful promises that the Lord gives us in His Word. Matthew 28:20b says, “…and behold I am with you…,” and then He adds, “always.” He is always with us. That is such an encouragement for those of us who are compromised in the service of our Lord. We are not alone and He continues to assure us that “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5c). Paul, relating his life experience in II Timothy 4:16, shares with us, “At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me….” This is quite common, humanly speaking, and if we were to leave it there, what a disaster that would be without any support or without any help. But thanks be to God, verse 17 says, “Notwithstanding the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me….” For what? So that the Apostle Paul could continue to preach and that all the lost sinners could hear the Good News of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ and be saved. We praise the Lord for His faithful Word that assures us of His presence that is always with us, that we might follow in His steps.
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Easter weekend, the Lord allowed us to share the gospel in a public park and to share tracts and establish contacts with the people and to be able to talk with them and share a copy of the gospel of John and Romans. On Sunday we were there all day and finished off with a 30 minute message in the afternoon using loud speakers and making sure that everyone would be able to hear. The response was very good. Two young ladies showed an interest in the Word. We shared with them a Bible study called “Born of God” so that they can study in their homes. Along with that, we gave them a Bible and we are praying that they receive the Lord as their personal Savior. We will share their names so that you can help us to pray for them: Catalina and Viviana. I also want to thank our Lord for the participation of the people from the mission in this activity. It was wonderful and of great encouragement to see them participate in the work of the Lord. We want to continue repeating this, if the Lord so allows. We want to see the people saved.
We ask for your prayers for a group of people that will be visiting us from Bayou Drive Baptist Church, our home church, the first days of July. For us it’s a tremendous blessing and privilege that they would honor us with their presence here in Chile. In total it will be 8 people, including my pastor and his family. They will be here 10 days, from the 3rd to the 13th of July.
I also ask for your prayers for me because in July I have planned to go to the United States to finally process my citizenship. We will be working with a lawyer to present my paperwork.
We pray for you all and give thanks to God for your help you give for His work. May God recompense you and bless you greatly.
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