April 2017

Dear Pastor and Brethren:

Church Anniversary!

The Bible Baptist Church of Tenerife, Spain celebrated its 22nd anniversary of existence on Sunday the 9th of April. They also report a young lady from Brazil now living in Tenerife submitting to scriptural baptism. We praise the Lord for those blessings and once again thank those of you who helped to support us on that mission field so many years ago. The Lord is still blessing that work, and Bro. Jose Manuel Garcia and the brethren over there would appreciate your prayers on their behalf

Many Visitors This Month

We have had twelve visitors this month, the six members of the Greg Northern family on Easter Sunday, the four members of the Salomon Cardenas family who came for a Thursday evening service, and Bro. and Mrs. Meirs, a traveling evangelist who visited with us on the last Sunday of the month. I preached to the Cardenas family in Spanish and to the others in English. The Meirs came looking for a place to preach, but they heard what Bro. Meirs said was a “good extemporaneous message.” The Greg Northerns are relatives of Bro. and Sis. Dick Gaches. They are the daughter and son-in-law and grandsons with their girlfriends who have come before, a long time ago. All of these folks, except the Meirs, need salvation. The Cardenas family has come twice now, but do not seem to be inclined to come again because of the Roman Catholicism of Solomon, the husband. The Meirs live in Enid, Ok., about 75 miles to the northwest of Stillwater and are sponsored by a church up there.

Other Activities

The third Saturday of the month a Mexican family, Pablo Gonzales and his wife, Maribel, and their two little boys came to visit us. We enjoyed talking to them for about three hours and left a good witness with them of the things of the Lord. Additionally, we worked with Agustin Segura, Omar Flores, and Felipe, all of whom we have dealt with before.

Sickness

Roxanne and I were both sick with a bad case of the flu for about two weeks. We both missed one Sunday and one Thursday evening service. We both missed the Bible conference at Covenant Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, Ok., although two of our brethren attended and represented the work in our place. The medicine the doctor gave me messed up my heart rhythm for awhile, but we have worked it all out, thank the Lord, and are doing much better now. We do appreciate your prayers and support, and hope that you are aware that these are the Lord’s blessings upon this His work.

By His grace and in loving gratitude,

Timothy and Roxanne Parrow