Friday we were free from quarantine, and Thursday Rafael’s were free, so we decided we should celebrate. They planned to come for supper Saturday.
They were supposed to arrive at 6:00, but they showed up shortly after 8:00. The children were too hungry to wait that long, so we fed them around 7:00.
We were glad Rafael’s could come. We hadn’t had a good talk in weeks. As always, our conversation turned to things of God. Elisabet had a question about whether we wanted them to join our church and be like us.
She didn’t allow me to answer but went on to tell us that she has been given dreams from God that they were going to join us and look like us. They have been talking about it during their quarantine and decided to float the idea by their family. That didn’t go over well, apparently.
Their family told them that they are already changing too much, and if they became Christians, they would lose their family. Rafael went on to say that the sacrifice is too great, but that they still want to learn to know God.
I told them that we would love to have other families to join us, but our greatest goal is to lead our friends to Jesus and to see them living in full obedience. They said they were relieved that we wouldn’t reject them and asked if they could come study the Bible with us again now that they are all well.
So, they came this afternoon. It is easier for them if they come Sunday afternoons, and it’s no hardship on us. We were able to call in to the church in the States in the morning, which was a blessing.
Please continue to pray for Rafael and Elisabet. We helped them get started on another Bible study for themselves personally besides what we discuss when we are together. Elisabet says God is speaking to them so clearly that it is frightening, and they know they must make a decision for Him soon. They said even random strangers are coming into their store and telling them that they must pray and read their Bible. They said they are “at the door, but it is too great a sacrifice to enter.”
- Pray that Rafael and Elisabet would answer God’s call.
- Pray that Javier and I can figure out my carnet process.
- Pray that we can all feel better after our Covid experience.
- Pray that other families could come to live here.
- Pray that Rafael Roca’s foot can be healed.