We are also thankful to God for Jack and Patricio who make this possible. What a blessing to be able to reach out to the whole family!
The Men’s Bible Study, which began April 2016 and is led by Jack O’Brien and Patricio Paredes now meets weekly on Friday evenings on Zoom and has been doing so since the beginning of the pandemic.
We continue to thank God that we are able to minister to the needs of the men. And we are thankful for those we have seen trust in Christ and grow in their faith as a result of this outreach.
The Men’s Bible Study was able to meet the week after the Hispanic Bible Conference at Keswick before the coronavirus shutdown. They reviewed the Bible Conference lessons from 2 Timothy and began memorization of 2 Timothy 1:7 and 2 Timothy 2:1. They were also joined by a new man that Jack met during the first weekend of the Hispanic Bible Conference. (There are two weekends of the conference and we attend the second weekend.) Realizing he was from the area, Jack invited him to the Bible Study, and he came.
We ask that you remember these men in prayer in this uncertain time of the coronavirus as many of them do not have full-time work or work at all. Most of these men began working in their teens and have been steady workers in the mushroom industry supporting their families. This is traumatic for them to not be able to adequately care for their families. Pray that their faith would sustain them as they struggle to support their families and lead them spiritually as well.