It has been a very cold, dry winter in our city, yet the saints continue to be faithfully involved in our weekly evangelistic efforts. God has opened a door for college bible studies and bi-weekly concerts at New Mexico Highlands University.
We entered our Charlie Brown Christmas float in the annual Christmas parade to advertise our play, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Hundreds of people lined the streets and heard the Gospel through music and face-to-face witnessing, and many visitors attended the play and responded to the message of salvation.
During our New Years fellowship fast we held ’round-the-clock prayer meetings in anticipation of God using us and our fellowship in these prophesied last days, in the year 2018. We broke our fast with traditional New Mexican food and our thematic Las Vegas Got Talent show. Many kids, teens, and adults joined the fun, and visitors joined us as we praised God into the New Year.
In January we had a revival with evangelist Tom Quinlan from Prescott, Arizona. Several visitors gave their lives to Jesus and many were healed from a variety of injuries and sicknesses. Others received spot-on words, confirmed by the testimony of the saints.
In February we held our Valentine’s Marriage Seminar with Pastor John Maiolo and his wife Erin from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He spoke to us about the value of a spouse. Then fathers were challenged to solidify their relationship with their daughters at our annual Father-Daughter Seminar.
We are also sending two teams to help our missionaries in the countries of San Ignacio, Belize and Tokyo, Japan.
We will send an updated report in the fall.
Pastor Ray Rubi