|Six talking with one of the ladies from the church|
|Abraham watching while some|
children chose toys
In order to pay for the zorb balls and the transportation to and from the park, we planned a garage sale. People from Puebla Christian School and the church Dios es Amor donated a variety of items, and we set the sale date for the 18th of December. It was a long day, but we raised more than the amount necessary for the day trip. The remaining funds will help pay for Bibles and will help a widow start a tamale-making business.
In addition to raising money for Huejotzingo, we had the chance to witness to some of the people who came to buy items. One of the people is a teenager who came to see if we had dress pants. He asked if we were starting a business. I told him no, that we had come on behalf of Dios es Amor. I explained where the church was and invited him to attend. His response caught me off guard. He said, "I am not permitted to." Then, by way of explanation, he showed me the chain around his neck that had the image of La Santa Muerte. He told us that he began following Holy Death after he received a job the day after praying to her. Those who follow her vow not to seek any other religion. Abraham was able to spend some time talking to Jovani, telling him about Jesus' promise of eternal life and explaining that Jesus has conquered death. We intend to visit Jovani on Wednesdays before going to the church for Awana. Please pray for him; he has become involved with a powerful evil. Pray also that we can share the gospel clearly with him.
|Pedro helps Naty hang a poster|
|One of the church ladies donated|
gift bags with treats for the kids
|The children and adults thought of gifts|
to give to Jesus this Christmas
During the afternoon after decorating, we sang Christmas carols and then discussed what gifts we could give to Jesus for his birthday. Suggestions included obedience, respect, and love. Abraham also read the Christmas story from the Bible. When the service ended, we dished out pozole and Christmas punch that had been donated by several people from Dios es Amor. Everyone ate their fill, and we saved some to take to Marta, Lupe, and Jorge, the people that Abraham has been studying with on Thursdays. Marta and Lupe are the two who recently accepted Christ into their hearts, and Marta is the widow who wants to begin selling tamales in order to have an income.
Thank you for your prayers. Please keep them coming.
Have a very merry Christmas!