VILLAVICENCIO, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA
VILLAVICENCIO, META, COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA
(Updated March 9, 2001) - Mission’s
3rd Year - Vol 2 No.1015
Sponsored by: Village Green Baptist
4707 S.W. 127th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33175
Address: A.A. 2578, Villavicencio, Colombia S.A.
Confirming the Faith is an important part of mission work
Bro. Joe Salgado visits the WORK
The mission is encouraged
by Bro. Salgado’s leadership
Villavicencio-. 80 turn
out for Bro. Joe’s second visit to the mission. «My first visit»,
according to Bro. Joe, «the mission barbecued Llanero style a whole
cow. On this visit, you butchered a pig (lechona). With my
luck, my next visit will be a CHICKEN and if I prophecy correctly,
my fourth visit will probably be a FASTING.» All kidding aside,
it truly was an enjoyable and profitable visit.
A BLOW BY BLOW ACCOUNT, (not literally)
as soon as Bro. Joe arrived, we put him to work. Evangelistic services
were held at the Barzal Mission and for the Bible Institute. Most of Saturday
was used to catch up on the mission activities and reports. One of
the main purposes for Bro. Joe’s visit was to look over the property that
the mission is buying. A $500 dollar offering toward the purchase
was given by the Keansville Florida Missionary Baptist Church. (That
whittles the balance down to $1250.) Then Saturday night we unleashed
Bro. Joe for the Theological Seminary held her Official Opening with a
Message and A Charge to Preach the Word.
Sunday was a full day at Barcelona with preaching,
Bro. Ignacio Osorio being baptized then followed with the Lord’s Supper
and the reading of the Church Covenant. Baptist are famous for dinner
on the ground. This mission ranks high with a Lechona but Bro. Salgado
won the blue ribbon for eating the most. Of course, the importance
is focused on great fellowship and working personally with the mission
Sunday night took us back to Barzal for the Ordination Service for
Bro. Mauricio to the Gospel Ministry. Bro. Montoya has been helping
the Manantial Mission, sponsored by Panama City’s Church. Barzal
also had two to be ordained as deacons: Bro. Jorge and Giraldo. Truly
a learning opportunity for all that attended.
Monday was our first day of Classes at the Seminary and after prayer,
meditation and lessons from the Word of God, Bro. Salgado’s visit came
to an end. Tuesday, bright and early we put him on a plane back to
Miami and with that, we end our story with, AND EVERYONE
LIVED HAPPILY EVERAFTER.
Update on Purchase of Lot
This is a copy of the plans for
the property. The size is 10 mt X 30 mt (Aprox 30 ft. by 90 ft.).
The mission along with several special offerings have reduced the dept
to $1250 dollars. We still have a month to come up with the rest
of the monies needed and would ask that you remember this need in your
prayers. The mission is growing and we are doing what we can to finish
the payment in time.