It was a great honor for me personally to be able to minister as the preacher of the Friday morning service of the South Central Hispanic District Council held in June in McKinney, Texas. It was exactly 50 years ago this year that I took my first pastorate, Templo Bethesda in Waxahachie, Texas, which belonged to the Latin American District – today part of the South Central Hispanic District. Texas back then was just a Section.
We thoroughly enjoyed and were blessed by all of the services of the District Council, and were especially inspired by the ministry of brother J.R. Rodríguez, the superintendent of the Texas-Louisiana Hispanic District, who marvelously underscored the tremendous importance of keeping our Pentecostal distinctives, walking and praying in the Spirit and speaking in tongues!
Congratulations to Brother Marines for his re-election as Superintendent and Eddie Cantú as Secretary-Treasurer, and our good friend Rev. Amos Garza in his election as the new Assistant Superintendent and Missions Director of the District!