December 2002

December 16, 2002

Dear Friends in Christ,

Thank you for your prayers for us during this Christmas season. We enjoyed two wonderful programs in our church yesterday. First, the children presented the Christmas story to the entire church during the Sunday school hour, and I finished with a Christ-centered message. Then, in the evening, the young people presented a Christmas related drama, which was a real blessing.

God is blessing our church, and we have seen several come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. We are thankful for a good spirit among all the members. They are working together to see that there is unity in purpose and ministry. It is a blessing to see the leaders of our church take over the responsibilities of the Bible Institute.

Two weeks ago we participated in the annual “Book Expo” here in Guadalajara, presenting my book, “Becoming A Christian” (in Spanish). We sold over 150 books. The same week I had the opportunity to present my book at a ministers’ conference and sold 350 copies. There are good prospects of selling many more books in the near future to this group.

The Lord willing, we will begin the reconstruction of the present Sunday school building the first week of January! The plan is to remove some of the existing walls and to change the asbestos roof. It is necessary to make these minor changes before the major plans can be submitted for the construction of the new educational building. Please continue to pray for the needed new permits and for all of the prayer requests we sent in our October letter.

We are looking forward to the ordination of Miguel Angel Camacho in February. We are taking steps to turn over the pastorate of the church to Miguel in the spring of 2003. Please continue to pray for this transition. We are thrilled to see this additional fruit of our labors!

Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support that make it possible for us to serve the Lord in Guadalajara. Be sure to visit our Web site: www.becoming-a-christian.org

Sincerely in Christ,

Myron and Dotty Philippi