Although the world-wide pandemic of the Coronavirus has reached Chile, we continue to see God do great things here through His ministry.
My pastor, Derik Lawrence, and his wife, Michelle visited us this past week. They both were able to teach separate classes for men and women in our church and at the Chile Training Center. Pastor Lawrence also preached in three of our churches as well as our weekly teen meeting. They both came ready to minister and be a blessing to all of us and they did exactly that. He was my youth pastor for 10 years and has now been my pastor for the last 15 years. We are very thankful for them and our home church, Victory Baptist in Loganville, GA.
On Sunday, March 8, my pastor preached our charter service to officially organize Love Baptist Church as an independent Baptist church. We also had the signing of the charter members. It was a sweet and special time. God has given us a great core of members to grow on. We are looking forward to Him adding others to the church in the months and years to come.
Today we had another church planted among our team of churches here in Chile. Carlos is a Chile Training Center graduate. He, his wife, and their young son, held the first services of Liberty Baptist Church in Parral, Chile. Parral is a city about 4 hours south of Santiago with a total population (including surrounding areas) of 80,000 people. God laid this city on Carlos’ heart because there was no church with biblical doctrine in the area. This is a common occurrence here in Chile. Please keep Carlos and his dear family in your prayers during this new stage in their lives.