Henry is hispanic and does not speak much English. He has a great heart and is a hard worker. He is always happy. One day he mopped and swept our entire church building ... a tough job. Through a mixture of broken English and hand gestures Henry made it clear to me that he wanted to be baptized and be a member of the Central Church. Perhaps when Tammy and Ramona Matthews get here, they can sit down and have a good Bible study with Henry, since they know how to speak his language. I am going to make an effort to learn some conversational Spanish. I've been wanting to, but this gives me more motivation. I also would like to offer some English speaking classes, but I'm not sure how to get started. I've written Dennis Mitchell for some information. He teaches those classes to international students at University Church of Christ in Monroe, LA. Anyway, I believe Henry is my brother in Christ. We communicate in smiles and hugs mostly. A J Olivares is one of our hispanic teens, and he talked with Henry for a while tonight. I should have gotten a picture of that, but I didn't think about it at the time.
Tonight we had a Super Bowl party at the church building. Since we have a crew here from Pennsylvania, they had a great interest in the game. We had a great time visiting and enjoying the game together. Our new brothers and sister were with us, giving us even more time to enjoy getting to know them. Tomorrow the crew from Hope Missions will get started on a week of intensive work. I can't wait to see what they accomplish.
This morning a brother offered to pay for my radio program if I would go back on the air. I will begin making those arrangments asap!
I think tomorrow we are going to address a problem we have in the fact that our seating is too limited on Sunday mornings. A great problem to have, yes? Yes! We've never had that problem in the 14 years I've been at Central!
We continue to keep needs lists updated as well as work crew reports at our church website: www.123Jesus.com . Any of you who have the ability, we would love for that website addy to be published in church bulletins and other places where Christians might access it. Thanks for your help in getting the word out!
Hope your week and mine will be one spent with our eyes wide open to the opportunities provided by our Father.
Below: Heather has a new security job and had a humorous moment with David Kilbern this morning!