Dear Co-Laborers in Christ,
Greetings in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are so
very grateful for each of you that uphold us in prayer and also those
that so faithfully support us. It is our prayer that the Lord would
richly bless your lives and in his infinite grace repay your service
of love to His name.
For some time a little ten year old boy named Mauricio has been coming
to church. His mother is a prostitute and he suffers from demonic
oppression. He has caused many headaches for his teachers at church
because of his unruly behavior. A month ago he wanted to speak to me
before the service. He told me he sees things at night and can’t sleep
because he is so afraid. I prayed with him and shared the plan of
salvation with him. He accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior. The next
week he told me he no longer sees things at night and can sleep
without any problems.
The end of November we celebrated our seventh anniversary as a church
in conjunction with our annual missions conference. It was a great
blessing to have Pastor Danny Ortiz from Lewisville, TX, with us for
those days. We were encouraged and challenged as a church body to
continue investing in the cause of the Gospel around the world. The
daughter of one of the pastors that attended the conference
surrendered her life to full time Christian service, much to the joy
of her parents.
The day after the conference the country was thrown into political
confusion. The communist party claims they won the presidential
election, but the national party also claims they won. The communist
party blocked all roads, stopping all travel and commerce. As a
result, many parts of the country were without gasoline and food.
Banks and stores closed due to the looting and vandalism. Twenty-five
of the pastors and guests from the conference were unable to return to
their homes. We hosted one family as far away as El Salvador. The good
part is we all had a wonderful time of fellowship in the midst of the
turbulence and there was enough food to go around. A week after the
conference all the missionaries were able to return to their
respective homes in various parts of the country and El Salvador.
Last week my mother in law became ill. Her gall bladder was removed
and she was released from the hospital. Two days later she had to be
taken back to the emergency room. She was diagnosed with congestive
heart failure and apparently also suffered a heart attack. My wife was
able to leave the country to spend some time with her. We covet your
prayers for the family during this time.
Please also pray for the construction of our church building. We would
like to begin next year.
We desire that each you would have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year full of God’s blessings in your lives.
Napoleon & Esther Flores