Nancy and I are working in a community called "La Laguna." This is a Chorti Indian community. There are 50 of them throughout the area. By nature, they are very resistant to new people coming in and they most generally stick together. Well, since we have been here, we have been received with open arms of love by the people in the community. They know we are here to show love and minister to them.
What Steve and Audrey further shared with us is what floored us. They have been working here for over 10 years. At this point in time, Steve and Audrey have bible studies in 12 of the communities, but there are NO evangelical churches whatsoever. Just imagine not having a church in your community and how empty it would feel to not have a place to gather and worship the Lord together.
Well praise God, as you all might know, we are building a church in La Laguna this coming June!! This church will be the first evangelical church ever erected within these communities. This is such a cause for celebration. What was once closed to our faith is now open. God has opened this door and many others for us. It will be so precious to see the hearts and lives change for His Kingdom!!