We are happy to help support Heiner Montealto, a native of Costa Rica, who now preaches for the Bagaces Church of Christ. This is a small congregation in need of elders and a church building. Heiner is a great encouragement and help to this congregation.
HEINER REPORT JANUARY- FEBRUary 2017
Dear brother and sisters in Christ may God bless you all. Thank you for all the support, efforts and prayers for me. I begin telling you about a campaign we have here 6-12 of January. We have about 150 bible estudies and about 80 contacts and 6 baptism. Is easy to tell you but it was a lot of work, my house was like a hotel having about 8 brothers form all over the country, coming to help also some other members serve having them in their homes. The meals 3 times at day for 30-40 people was fun, but we praise God for the fruit. After that brother Ronal Martinez a preacher for Desamparados Church of Christ here in Costa Rica came to do some benevolence work for people that suffer as a result of the Hurricane Otto he ask for our help and went with him for 4 days looking for the people in that area that were more affected, his group team was about 10 and they all stay over my hotel… i mean my house. After that brother Ricky Berger his wife, father and mother in law came down for 4 days and their mission was to give bibles away to people of the community that did not have. This opens the doors to study with some of these people and as a result Shirley was baptized for the remission of sins. Shirley is the wife of brother Allan who was baptize a month ago, but Shirley have “Multiple Sclerosis” so she can move by her self. She has been in this sad condition for about 6 years and since that happen her husband had to give up his work to take care of here in a full time. They have 3 girls, one of 11 and 2 twins of 6 years old. Shirley obey the gospel and 4 man were necessary to immerse her unto water, actually a river. After that I went to Panama the next country to help as a translator for medical campaign of the Church of Christ for one week. I Came back Saturday and next Monday I had two special brothers coming down my house for a week. Chad Dollahite form Georgia and Wade Webster from Texas both of them graduated from Memphis School of Preaching, and dear friends of mine stated with me for one week and we worked with the contacts of the campaign. 67 Bible studies, 45 edifications visits with members, 14 benevolence cases, 7 baptims, and I’m taking brother Chad’s numbers on Facebook. Total we have 17 baptims this year so far.
Congregation is growing but as you know problems are growing too. Visitation for this babies in Christ are very important and the study for me to feed the congregation is very important as well, so the work is getting heavy. I do appreciated all the work you have put into this great mission, but I also ask for your prayers. I understand the love you put on sending me support for keep on this work but also i’m losing some support because i know the crisis in USA as well, so if you know about another faithful congregation that want to be part of this effort let me know please, or let the Azle Church of Christ in Azle Texas knows about that.
I love to be here and I love to be able to work with the Bagaces Church of Christ. They now are about 40 members and many mans active to work with this good congregation, i have a desire in my mind and heart and is in future, if this congregation will grow more in all the ways not now but in the future i will love to leave and help another group of Christians.
There are 5 members of the Lord’s Church that leave in San Carlos Costa Rica a big big town and there is no “official” congregation in the area. They meet in a house and how i will love in the future to move and leave there and help them to grow been their preacher, there is a jail in this city also and this is just in my mind, but it will be great to work with the Church there and have a future jail ministry at the same time. I Can’t do that in this moment because my support is not enough to do that yet and also i wanted to let my supporters know and hear back from you about this idea.
Again thank you so much for all your love and all your contribution to me. The gospel has been preached, the Truth has been proclaimed and man had hear it. Praise God for that, and also thank you, the good Lord is coming back and i just hope to see you, that day, to tell you “Thank you” in person. God bless you.
Northwest church of christ
6059 Azle Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76135 817-237-1205 email@example.com northwestcofc.org