Rejoice!

Below are pictured four of Jesus’ recent additions to His church in Anaheim (Acts 2:36-41)!

“Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.”

Cesar Perez

Cesar dropped in on a midweek Bible study with the Anaheim saints for the first time back in June of this year. The next day Cesar and I met for a gospel study which he responded to by putting Christ on in Baptism! Interaction then dropped off to only a couple of email interchanges until October. Yea, about three months! In October we met again for Bible study which Cesar responded to by beginning to meet with us consistently on Sundays and Thursdays. He is now a regular part of the our weekly fellowships. 

Juan and Marilyn

Juan, Merilyn and I met about a month ago in Chaparral Park which buts up against the Anaheim meeting house parking lot. We met through an invitation to join the Anaheim saints in a devotional we were having in the park that Sunday afternoon. Though they did not end up attending our devotional, they did contact me by email asking for personal Bible study. David Norris and I studied the gospel with them to which they both responded by becoming children of God in baptism (Gal. 3:26,27)! Due to various hinderances, we have not yet gotten to fellowship with them in any of our assemblies. 

Surgio

Sergio is the mechanic I mentioned meeting in a recent post titled, “An Object In Motion…” A month after our meeting, Sergio dropped me a line and scheduled a personal study together. We two weeks ago today to discuss some things he had on his mind, we also studied the gospel. Sergio responded to the gospel by being baptized in order to be forgiven of his sins and united with Christ (Rom. 6:5)! 

Please keep all of these new Christians in your prayers for strength and growth in faith. Please also pray for the Anaheim saints as their brethren, that we would be a source of loving support in their new walks with God. 

Rejoice!

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