A special thanks to Ben Mize, who works so hard in the Spanish ministry, for this special update!
Did you know that there are actually two parts of Vision Baptist Church? Not only are there services in English, but we also have services for Spanish speaking people. La Iglesia Bautista Vision (Vision Baptist Church) meets at the same time as the English services do, in the main classroom next to children’s church. You might have heard the singing and preaching, because the church has been growing. Sunday School attendance averages around 20 to 25, while the main service is up to around 35. There is also a service on Wednesday nights, beginning at 7:15 and averaging around 20 people. Pastor Ronald Tubillas and his family have been faithfully serving in the church for five years, Pastor Ronald preaching every service and his wife giving a lady’s devotional Wednesday evenings.
What you may not be aware of is that Pastor Ronald actually pastors the Spanish segment of another church located in Norcross, Trinity Hill Baptist Church. Every Sunday afternoon, following the service at Vision, Pastor Ronald and a group of young people go to Trinity Hill to teach Sunday School classes, lead the singing, give devotionals, and various other jobs. This is an area full of opportunities to serve, so if you would like to help out (even if you don’t speak Spanish), you would be a huge blessing. There are services on Thursday nights at Trinity Hill as well. One area where the Lord is at work is in the life Brother Jose, one of the men of the Trinity Hill congregation. He has personally invited and brought 7 men to visit the church, 5 of which are attending regularly. It really is a joy and a blessing to see God working through the life of this man in such a powerful way. Also, the Foundations series of discipleship lessons were recently translated into Spanish thanks to the efforts of John Pearson and Miguel Sanabria, and one of the men in the Vision congregation is already receiving lessons from Pastor Tubillas.
The Lord is really blessing La Iglesia Bautista Vision, and is working through the Spanish church to touch the lives of many Hispanics in Alpharetta and Norcross. Even though we are from different cultures and speak different languages, we are all one family in Christ.