Today has been one of those wild and crazy days.Â I am here in Cochabamba, Bolivia with Kevin and Beth White.Â They are doing a great job in their new church.Â God gave them over 60 people in the service tonight.Â I again had the privilege of preaching and there were more professions of faith. Beth is a tremendous hostess and a great wife for her husband. I am very proud of them.
I also had the privilege of seeing several folks from Arequipa that are here helping in the ministry for a while or were kind enough to make the trip over here during this meeting.Â Velda Salazar and Maria her mother came over.Â They are two of the finest ladies that I have ever known.Â I was privileged to be their pastor for a number of years and can’t think of a greater privilege.Â There are also several young people from Arequipa here helping as well.
Also Jorge and Jenny Montenegro are doing a tremendous job as they work in the church as missionaries sent out from the church in Arequipa.Â It is a real blessing to get to see people you know that God gave you a chance to have a small part in their lives doing such a great work for God.
The church had a great day with 89 in Sunday School, 106 in the morning service and then 68 tonight.Â I thank God for good friends like Tony Howeth that did such a great job today at Vision.Â God is moving in the lives of people and we are thrilled.
My mother is in the hospital with a broken hip and I am all the way on the other side of the world but we have such a great church that people are just picking up and helping like crazy.Â Emily Crabb took my sister home with her. Ryan and Crissy Murphy were the first to get to the hospital to visit my mother.Â Hugh and Elizabeth Watson were right there helping as always.Â Several let me know that they would be there for my parents.Â You are wonderful people and I thank God for Vision Baptist Church.
My mother will be operated on tomorrow morning at 8:30, Lord willing.Â I thank you in advance for your prayers.Â My dad is hurting about as bad emotionally as my mother is according to Betty.Â Thank you for encouraging them.
I thank God for the greatest wife in the world and the way she just takes care of everything.Â Though I am not there she is working like a wild woman to meet the needs of my parents.Â God blessed me with a wonderful wife for sure.
I am having a great time here in Bolivia but I still can’t wait to get back to you all and to my wife.Â I am the most blessed man that I know.Â No one could ask for a greater church. God bless you and thank you.