Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Por lo tanto, si alguno está en Cristo, es una nueva creación. ¡Lo viejo ha pasado, ha llegado ya lo nuevo!
2 Corinthians 5:17
God has been doing some great things this winter.
A few weeks back I received a letter from Ruben (the child I sponsor through Compassion) which contained the sentence, “Te quiero decir que acepte al señor en una iglesia.”
I can’t read Spanish, but fortunately the letter came with a translation which read, “I want to tell you that I accepted the Lord at a Church.” My heart was filled with joy and thanksgiving as I thought about the life of faith ahead of Ruben as he grows in his relationship with Jesus and the church. He asked me to continue praying for his spiritual life, and I am asking you to pray for him as well.
After I took this photo a few weeks back thinking of Ruben and the new life he had been given, I found out that God had new things in store for me as well. This summer I will be heading to Guatemala and El Salvador with three of my best friends from Duke Divinity. In Guatemala we will be enrolled in language school in the city of Quetzaltenango (Xela) for four weeks and then we will move to El Salvador where we will be working with the Evangelical Methodist Church of El Salvador for the next six weeks. Please pray for my friends and me as we sharpen (or begin in my case) our Spanish, the church in El Salvador, and that God would begin preparing all of our hearts and lives for the beautiful things that he wants to happen in them this summer.
I look forward to the day when I can communicate and share God’s love with Ruben and others in their native tongue.