We are happy to help support Heiner Montealto, a native of Costa Rica, who now preaches for the San Jose del Sur Church of Christ. He spends most of his time as an instructor at the Costarrican Theological Institute, a preacher training school. Already one new congregation has been started and they continue to work with students in planning and starting other congregations.
Costa Rica Mission Report July 2019
Dear brothers and Sisters in Christ. I am very happy to write to you at this time. Everything is good down here in Costa Rica just been very busy in the Lord’s kingdom. As you know I’m serving as a full time instructor at the Costarrican theological institute. I’m there from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. I have an office there as you can see on the picture. We have 12 man as a students and we not only study the bible the all day long but we also go out and rich the lost. We are not just the student body and the staff but we are a team Work. In recent days we had a group from Keller Church of Christ that came and help us. For one week we went out and knock doors in a place call Guadalupe here in San José. There is no Church of Christ in that city and we are working hard to establish one. As a result of the 2 Groups we ended with 56 contacts that will be follow up by the students and my self. In the picture you see a guy of a green shirt, his name is Andres and he is a second year Student. We study almost every week with Ricardo. I’m was present in almost every bible study and i did take a main participation on the study but, in other preaching schools the instructors let the students baptized them for the students to practice. Here in Costa Rica we let our students to practice with real situations. We have seen about 5 people in this corer been born from the water and the spirit in our congregation “San José del Sur Church of Christ”. We have been out talking and studied with people, and let me tell you that, no matter where; the city or the country the gospel still been the power of God unto salvation. This is just the beginning, we will never know how many more souls our students will touch with their preaching and the sound doctrine. 12 Man is the all student body right now but in December we will put out 6 of this good sound man to preach. Some of them will go and preach for a congregation and work at the same time and others (4) are planing to start a new congregation in a new location where the Church have never been before. Is not that amazing? One of the students got marriage in April of this year and there is another one that will on December. Monday July 8th We are gonna start a new corer after the only 2 weeks of break they have in the year and i will be teaching: Ezekiel verse by verse, 1& 2 Kings, Nehemiah, Ezra, Esther, 1&2 Chronicles verse by verse also a technical one call “Exegesis” dealing with a deep and detail process and steps on the interpretation of the scriptures. I will be teaching all this from July 8th to the last week of September. Plus during this time we will work on gospel meetings, seminars and contacts. For us in Costa Rica is break time (June-July) but its not summer. At this time many congregations host campaigns and gospel meetings. I have been invited like never before to preach in many of this meetings. I wish i could attended and preach in all where I’m was invited but i can’t be in two places at the same time, so i went and preach in 4 of them until my car broke. I been having a hard time with the car for few months when i fixed one thing and another thing fail…on and on and so now i have no car, with its hard for me to believe. There is a lot of evil in this world and i can’t believe how somebody will sale a bad car without telling the other person what its the problem. In all God is good. I’m so happy dear brothers and Sister for all your help and all your support until today that have make possible all this things. Please continue to pray for us for the Bible institute that so much good can continue to happen here for the Lord and for his Kingdom. Please know that you are welcome here anytime as individual or as a mission trip from your congregation. Ones again, i appreciated everything you do for me and i love each and everyone of you. In Christ Love, your brother Heiner L. Montealto