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It is a good Day, Hello!  She was new to San Carlos. She heard of the ‘spiritual center’ near the church and went there a couple of times. One day she saw the church and inquired about it. So she came and checked out the church. She is open to spiritual matters. She heard of the different studies and events at the church and started to attend them. She is a quite lady, bright and pleasant to chat with, and just quickly blends in to the church. She made a few friends.

One Sunday she took one of the Bibles from the church home. Then she approached me about the Bible and we discussed her preference and need. I gave her what I thought might work better as a study Bible for her. She said she knew Jesus and wanted to be baptized. Excellent we will get that going for you. I gave her a study to work through on baptism and each week we talk a little bit in the foyer. She often has a few questions. Soon we will have to sit down and go through the study together.

This Sunday, as I concluded my sermon message, I offered a prayer to commit your life to Jesus, never knowing if anyone responds. But after church she came to me and told me she had said that prayer. With a big smile on her face she said, “I wanted to be sure. And now I feel different.” Many of us know what that is. Yeah something has changed, she committed her life, formally, to Jesus in prayer. You can imagine how happy I am for her. Death will have no hold on this life.

Lives get changed at SCCC.

Also I want to tell you that coming up March Thursday 23 at 6 p.m. we have a movie at the church. It is a romance/adventure story, of two Jews who were atheists, but come to know Jesus as Saviour and Lord, and then survive the invasion of the Nazi army into their homeland. The biggest part of this story that I found was the power of love and secondly, if you think you are a strong Christian, this video will challenge your faith. Come join us.  (1) In Theaters Now | Sabina: Tortured for Christ, the Nazi Years | Official Trailer – YouTube

And if you want to volunteer, we need a popcorn chef that evening. We have the popper machine and oil, popcorn etc. But someone who would come in and prepare and make the popcorn, that would be great.

Easter is coming up. Good Friday is April 15. Here in Mexico many of the people celebrate with parties and excessive late night drinking. The town of San Carlos has the capacity to fill up with beach goeres and all night parties. In the last two years the police have controlled this to an almost non event.  But some us suspect that this year with less restrictions that there will be a lot of partiers here for the weekend.

I have been praying about what to do to reach the people during this Easter event. Now I have 20 cases of a book in Spanish. The book is called, “Historias de la Vida Real.”  I think even as an English speaker you can figure out that title. They are filled with testimonies of people who came to Jesus. It seems provisional. I have an idea and will continue to watch and pray and see if the opportunity presents itself. The idea is to take cases of bottled water and put inside these books a short leaflet about the church and the love of God and go to the main street and pass out these books and a bottle of water with an invitation to visit the church on Easter Sunday. Pray with me as I continue to see how God may unfold this opportunity.

Baptism; a couple of people are interested in being baptized. We have a pool available to us. Or we may chill out for Jesus in the ocean! If you have not been baptized as a believer and this interests you, please let Pastor Chuck or Pastor Mayra know. We want to set aside Sunday April 17, which is Easter Sunday, and we have a lesson to go through with you before you are baptized.

Sunday; Wayne came to me with an 8 inch cookie. It even has a white moustache. I guess the only material he had, made that white colour, and I just have to imagine it as a darker colour! After worship service we gathered on the veranda for cookies and fellowship. It is always a great time.

My message was about clinging to Jesus. It came from a story in 2 Kings 18 about King Hezekiah of Judah. He was a God-fearing man and a contemporary of Isaiah. It was in the times of the Assyrian invasion and exile. The scriptures describe him as a reformer and man who trusted in the Lord for all things. Even in those bad times, he prospered in everything he did! Why? The story tells us “He clung to the Lord.” I wonder if I can do the same?

Then we looked at a nameless woman in Luke 8 who was constantly bleeding. Her story is a little different. In faith she got through the crowds and reached out to touch Jesus and was healed. The rest of the crowd was pressing against Jesus, probably because of narrow streets and the size of the crowd in a confined area. There is a difference between ‘pressed to Jesus because of crowds’ and ‘reaching to touch’ because of want to touch.

One person, Hezekiah, clung to the Lord, the other, our nameless woman, reached out to touch the Lord. Notice that getting to the Lord was their desire.  The lesson is, regardless of what the people around me are doing, I need to make an individual choice to be with the Lord. It needs to be my personal desire.

You can listen to Sunday messages the SCCC website You can listen to these messages @; http://sancarloscommunitychurch.com/streaming_christian_audio_sermons.php

or view on the SCCC facebook page.  https://web.facebook.com/pg/sancarloscommunitychurch/videos/

Blessings, Pastor Chuck. Next week, “Do you want a donut?” John 4:31-34

Other Events

Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning @ 8, come pray with Pastor Chuck at the church.

Monday@ 2:22 Grief Share at the church with Christie

Wednesday @ 9 a.m. – Ladies Mountain Mover’s Prayer.

Also, Wednesday @ 1:30 Bible study – The book of Revelation. We watch a video and ask how accurate is it to the Bible.

Thursday @ 8:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible study, prayer and breakfast at Tortuga’s. First time is free! Come on gentlemen.

Friday @ 5 p.m. – Youth Ministry,

Sunday @ 9 a.m. –Children’s Church with Pastor Mayra; Bi lingual.

You can contact the church by email for more information about these events at office@sancarloscommunitychurch.com

We will be open for public worship services Sunday. Service will also be LIVE on Facebook. You do not need an account. If the “live” feed you are receiving is interrupted we encourage you to please return and go the page and bring up “Videos” and you will find the recorded video for each Sunday.

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