These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
On March 3 the youth of Templo Libertad took part in a youth gathering in Torreon, along with about 200 youth from 8 other churches. The theme of the conference was missions and Stephen was the main speaker. For some time we have been praying that God will open the way to establish a missions school here, and now things are starting to fall into place. We are still in the planning stages, but we are aiming to open the school in September. Stephen felt very strongly called to preach at this gathering, and in keeping with the missions theme he shared a message entitled "Called, Chosen, and Faithful", which he also preached in church a couple of months ago. God calls us to his service, but we must respond to his voice. Those who are called are chosen by God to be part of his family and to bear fruit for him. We do not choose God first; he chooses us because he wants us as his children, whether we feel worthy or not. Being called and chosen, we must then ourselves choose to be faithful to God no matter the cost - as he was and is faithful to us.
We're excited to watch the plans for the missions school unfold, and just a few days after the conference we have already been contacted by people who want to enroll. Please pray with us for the success of this new area of ministry, and that many here will respond to the call of God in their lives.