By Victor Mancillas
The year 100-313 was a time of great persecution for the Christian church. A period when just because of refusing to follow in this world’s tradition it was easy for some to shout “Christians to the lions”… they were crucified, burned, robbed, beheaded, beaten, etc. It was a time that despite the tribulation, the Church stayed firm, and preached in such a way that by the end of this time half of the Roman empire was converted to Christianity. It’s interesting that before the persecution they were full of power, gifts, but were comfortable at their home town expecting the return of Jesus. A not very pleasant encouragement had to come for them to preach. Today we have no lions, crosses for us to be nailed to, nor swords chasing us. But I can say that nowadays we don't need any of those circumstances for us to share God´s Word. We can say that ground for soul winning is more fertile than ever, the time is coming and Jesus is bringing to Him, not only those that are His, but also as well “those who will believe in Him through our message,” (John 17:20).
It has been a month since twelve young people took this challenge of receiving not just out of books but from the Holy Spirit, whom has been breaking each one of our characters and building us according to His plan and purpose. A month of blessings in which each of us practices house to house and door to door evangelism, preaching, and physical labor building our new multi sport court. Every evangelism day is a blessing, a new experience, and a new story to tell.
Together we have been supporting “Gospel Torches Youth Ministry”, ministering to young men and women… Our goal is to attract them and allow the Holy Spirit to light a fire in them. Pray for this motive since we are having monthly services, that God will bring His blessing every time. Pray for the Bible school students that He might make of them ministers of fire, pray for the teachers, that they may be instruments of God. That His presence will embrace us every day.
To our God be all glory and honor for ever!!!
To participate in this ministry through donations, go to this link: Yes, I want to help!