Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. -Luke 10:2
Dear Brethren in Christ,
We are on a temporary visit to the US right now. There is so much to share and so much to update you on, but I want to announce what appears to be a real answer to prayer for the Lord to send more laborers to help us. Recently, a dear brother in Christ came down to Guadalajara to visit us and spend some time fellowshipping and ministering with us, and it was a blessed time in the Lord. This brother is the one that has translated some of my articles and booklets into Spanish, and in fact, the first time I met him (and the only time prior to this) was when he translated for me as I preached the Gospel at my own wedding. Well, we didn’t know each other very well, and a while back he contacted us saying that he wants to visit with the possibility of the seeing if the Lord was leading him to work with us.
So when he came down to visit, I didn’t know him very well, and didn’t even know his exact theological views on some important issues, or even his convictions on many things. And my prayer has been that if the Lord sends someone, they will be equally yoked and we’d be able to be of one mind, especially since it is my heart to make disciples and raise up a more lasting work in Mexico, starting in Guadalajara where we’re stationed. When working with a team to establish a lasting work (i.e. disciples & not just converts), it’s necessary that the team see eye to eye on doctrine and practical issues so that the work can continue and we can keep our eyes on advancing against the powers of darkness without having to deal with internal struggles. So praise God, we were of one mind and one heart in the Gospel, and it appears that the Lord is now bringing this brother to our city to preach with us.
His name is Aaron Block, and he spent two years as a missionary in Peru. Some of you may have seen him translating for Charles Leiter at a Heartcry Conference. He has some health issues that have caused him a lot of pain, and almost a year ago he went back to the USA where he’s from in order to seek medical treatment. But when he was with us preaching and ministering there was a lot of grace and he was able to minister without being held back, and really got some good preaching in at the center of our Catholic-pagan city. So that gives you some background, and I will let him tell the rest.
“If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervor at a white heat, it is concerning missions. If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness, it is the matter of sending the gospel to a dying world.” -Charles H. Spurgeon
“If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” -Charles H. Spurgeon
There is a prayer I mean to continue to offer until it is answered, that God would pour out on this church a missionary spirit. I want to see our young men devoting themselves to the work, some that will not be afraid to venture and preach Jesus Christ in the regions beyond. -Charles H. Spurgeon