Dear mission partners, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ. Greetings to you in the name of our Lord. We are still stateside as I write this newsletter but by the time you receive next month’s newsletter, we will be back in the DR. This month our children will finally take their tests for school. Please pray that they do well. It has been difficult for the children to stay on track in school with all the traveling we have been doing, sharing our ministry and trying to raise support.
We have been here longer than we were on our last visit, but it has given Christen a chance to spend the extra time needed with her father who has alzheimer’s and dementia and has unfortunately been declining. We explained that in our last newsletter about our different reasons for this trip. Please pray for her and the family as it is difficult to see a loved one suffer and decline so much in a short period of time. But, even considering the circumstances, both of us are very much ready to be back in the DR. That is very much our home now and there is so much work to do. As I write this I am on my way, along with a few other brothers, to a Pastor’s conference. I hope to be fed, filled, encouraged, and challenged by the speakers there and I pray that God will use these men to speak into our lives and that we leave there rejoicing in the Lord, anxious to return to our ministries.
Please continue to pray for Pastor Jose and the churches there. We have maintained communication with him, but since we have been gone, much has happened. Please also continue to pray for our mission of discipling new believers and training future church leaders. We prayerfully need to make some decisions that will affect the focus and the direction of how we do this in the upcoming year. We are grateful for all who have been praying for our family and ministry. May God bless you for your faithful prayers.
Everything costs money, especially in the ministry. The area we minister to is very poor and many of the people there have little to no income.The needs are great, but their greatest need is Christ. So we share our ministry with others in hopes that God will open doors to continue to serve there and reach people with the Gospel and make disciples to the glory of God. We share and pray and depend on God to move on people’s hearts. If you are already giving to this ministry, we are very thankful for your prayers and support, and for your obedience and love for the Lord. As I always say..
“Those who give to missions play a role just as important as those on the mission field.”
Please continue to pray for us as we travel and share. Pray for my wife Christen and her father and family, pray for our kids while they test, and pray for Pastor Jose in the DR, who is very busy ministering to four different areas alone while we are gone. Also, pray for God to open doors that will help us to continue our mission (2 Timothy 2:2), of preaching the Gospel and making disciples of the people of the Dominican Republic to the glory of God .
If the Lord so lays on your heart to give back to Him by supporting this ministry, you can send your tax deductible gift to Romeo Baptist Church 20545 SW 5th Pl. Dunnellon Fl, 34431. Please be sure to write Salgado DR Mission in the memo. Or you can just click on the ”donate” button found on the home page of this site to give online. We do not use a sending agency that gets a percentage of the money donated, so you can be sure that every penny of your gift goes directly to the mission field. Thank you and God bless you.
In service to our Lord and King,
The Salgado family