The sound was glorious! The message was too! Just before the spring graduation a special choir was formed made up of only single men who are studying the Word of God at the Rio Grande Bible College. Many also study musical instruments with Arleen and me.
How did our 9 teams do in their recent evangelism trips? Here is a synopsis:
#1 In a small community that is hostile to the Gospel the priest announced that if they attend a Bible study he will physically drag them out. However, the team put on a community barbecue and many came.
#2 They presented a five-minute “wordless book” drama, and the doors began to open and people called their neighbors to come and see the skit; several accepted Christ.
#3 This team worked with a local church. They did visitation in the community and held kids’ events. Often adults would come to these presentations. Some were receptive, others rejected their message.
#4 They entered a violent Mexican town known for its drug cartels. Several accepted Christ. In the house of a Christian lady many neighbors heard the Gospel. In a rural area one person accepted Christ.
#5 The team began by going into local trailer parks and holding kids’ meetings. Some of the youngsters came with their older brother or sister. Two of the team members shared the gospel with them.
#6 They held a VBS and had about 60 kids in attendance with most parents attending the closing service. They focused on maintaining good testimonies and what it means to be a foreign missionary.
#7 This team worked with a small church in a violent, drug-plagued community known for its demonism. They showed a video in a tent and several accepted Christ.
#8 They ministered in a border city known for its violence. They worked with a local pastor with an orphanage and preached in several small churches and taught in several Bible study groups.
#9 This team worked with a new church plant, and held a successful VBS. They put on a picnic in an open lot where they did dramas, puppet skits, played relay race games and held an open air service.
Thanks so much for your faithful support in prayer and finances. With your help we are able to continue to ministry as musicianaries to Hispanics here on the Mexican border.
In the strong name of our soon-coming King,
|Phil & Arleen Blycker|
|Field Address: Rio Grande Bible Institute ° 4300 S. Bus. Hwy. 281 ° Edinburgh, TX 78539|
|Home phone: 956-682-6273|
|Cell phone: 956-566-4799|
|Mission Address: Camino Global (formerly CAM International) ° 8625 La Prada Drive ° Dallas, TX 75228|
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