02 Jun Church Plants Enjoying the Harvest
This past month resulted in 16 baptisms, all in recent church plant locations led by our church planting team. The new congregation of Villamí, just 5 months old, enjoyed the baptisms of 5 new souls. The work in this community began about a year ago with family Bible studies. Once interest was established, our team began conducting worship services on Sundays. Currently there are about 20 adults and a couple dozen children meeting weekly. They have had a total of 8 baptisms so far. Our newest church plant in Los Mangos witnessed the baptism of their first man. Just after the first of the year, our team began visiting homes and conducting Bible studies there. With this past week’s baptism, there are now 2 individuals who are Christians. In La Paz, God’s harvest yielded 10 baptisms thanks to the hard work of our church planters in that region. This congregation meets weekly and has about 30 in attendance since beginning 9 months ago. We are fully aware that baptisms represent salvation, full and free, but also the beginning of a journey that requires perseverance and encouragement from mature Christians. Our church planting team is dedicated to providing what the leaders of these baby congregations need to grow and mature and then multiply. It’s hard work and often lengthy, but we are committed to such works.