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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Wise Son

" A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother." - Proverbs 15:20

My 21 year old son is getting married this Saturday. This is the boy that we saw for the first time 21 years ago, prayed for, cared for and will soon release to become a husband and eventually a father. He has been a joy to raise, and we didn't experience any heartache during teen years either. There were times, and still are, when we don't see eye to eye but I know this is part of him becoming a man. I enjoy conversing with him on a range of topics, much of it about Scripture, Theology or our Christian walk. On a weekly basis we also Skype and talk about a book we are both reading. It brings me great joy to see him growing up to be a wise son. Today, his mom (my wife) and I spent some time sharing some of our experiences in our marriage (as well as offering advice), some that involved suffering and pain. We cried as we talked and yet we know that it is through our pain that we have learned about the wisdom and sovereignty of God. Our desire as we open our hearts is for him to become a wise son, husband and father. We are so grateful for him. He has brought joy and gladness to our lives (and to many others as well) and we couldn't be more proud.

This week will pass quickly, Saturday will come (Lord willing) when I will have the privilege of performing their ceremony. It can't get any better than that! He will stand before me, others and our God to become one with his bride. We will see him go with his dear bride as they begin their own marriage journey. We praise our God for his unmerited grace he has shed on us as we have raised a wise son.





Sunday, October 05, 2014

Tanto Amor - Juan 3:16

Sermón hoy en Village Bible Ministerio Hispano.  Cinco características del Amor de Dios. Puede encontrar las notas en PDF aquí

Village Bible Ministerio Hispano

Nuestros servicios se llevan a cabo los domingos a las 9:30 AM en el gimnacio. El servicio envuelve tiempo de adoración a Dios a través de cantos y alabanzas, estudio de la Biblia (el mismo tema que el servicio en Inglés) y tiempo de compañerismo. Los niños y jóvenes tienen sus clases en Inglés. A las 11:15 AM tenemos clases dominicales para todas las edades. 
El ministerio Village Bible Ministerio Hispano es parte de Village Bible Church en Garden Grove, CA. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thoughts on Sharing the Gospel via Restoration Church in DC

Here are some thoughts on how to share the Gospel in our daily conversations.
Restoration Church is a young, healthy growing church who is reaching DC and abroad with the Gospel. They desire also to start a Hispanic church in Columbia Heights.   I am very thankful for the men who lead this church and for helping my son get rooted in the Gospel.

What God can do when we make ourselves available.