Dear friends, mission partners, brothers and sisters in Christ,
We have been working hard already in this early part of the year and your prayers are needed. This month we are doing a two day outreach event in Hato Mayor. Brother Kelvin and I will be preaching evangelistic messages on those two days. We also have a brother from the States who is coming to teach for three days on the family. Please pray that the Lord will use these two events to receive glory for Himself, strengthen families, and to call sinners to repent and trust Christ. I have recently been asked to preach at a few other churches as well. Please pray that the Lord would give me just the right message that He would have for those who will be present, I pray the Lord will use me to glorify Himself as I exalt the name of Christ. Please pray.
We have recently committed to taking a small group of brothers to the town of Cotuí which is about two hours away on a regular basis. We will be going twice a month to share the gospel and hold church services in a place that has no evangelical presence whatsoever. Two families have already opened their homes to us and we pray that the Lord will save and allow us the privilege of seeing a new work started there. It is exciting to see such a young church as ours already beginning to see the need for mission work in other places as well. We had eight people volunteer to go last time and had about 25 people show up for the worship and a message once we got started there. Praise the Lord!
The sanctuary on the church building in Hato Mayor is tiny and the tin roof is very old. We are growing and are now planning for the future. Presently the sanctuary is full with about 40 people. We are getting quotes on what it will cost to knock down the front wall and a side wall to make the sanctuary larger and put a permanent cement roof on it. We have a quote on the labor and I just received the material list of what will be needed. As soon as I get the price on those materials, we should have a total number for what we would need to raise. Please pray about your church helping us raise the funds we will need for this project. This is a project that would give us the necessary room we need for growth and to be able minister more effectively here. But we have recently been made aware of an even more urgent need.
Unfortunately we received some very bad news this month and really need your prayers and your help. Our sending church is in a financial crisis and has notified us that they will be cutting down our support possibly all of it. They are our biggest supporter and this is a huge financial blow for us as a family and as a ministry. It is quite possible that we are in danger of losing up to 50% of our already low budget. I ask that you pray that the Lord would open doors and make possible the connections we will need for more mission partners very soon. We are presently running with no emergency fund, no insurance for our family, and still have yet to raise the money needed for the children’s schooling for next year among other needs.
Brothers and sisters we need your help. If you or your church are presently not mission partners, would you please pray about supporting? We are putting together an information pack about our family and ministry to send to churches that are mission minded and that would be willing to come alongside of us in financial support. Any contact information of such churches would be greatly appreciated. You can always reach us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free share this newsletter with friends and others. We will be praying for the Lord to provide the necessary funds that would allow us to continue the work He has called us to here. What we need most of all now is consistent, fervent prayer. Thank you and God bless you all. Pray.
In service to our Lord and King,
Antonio Salgado and family
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:20-21