A huge “Thank You!” GRACIAS to the new Hispanic District headquarted in Lubbock, Texas, the West Texas & Plains District A/G. We ate lunch together with District Superintendent and pastor Zeke Pecina and his lovely wife Carolyn in Abilene on Thursday, May 26th, after our Missions Revival services at 1st A/G in Haskell. The Pecinas are a gracious and gifted couple who have been very successful in their pastorate and have a great heart for missions. At the end of our lunch, brother Pecina invited us to come to their very first General Presbytery meeting of their brand new District which would be meeting in Lubbock on Tuesday. In 40 years of foreign missions service, this is a FIRST for us!
We learned at the Hispanic Fly-In in Houston that there is a great desire for more couples in their churches to be called of God to the Mission Field. We know that the number one recruitment method that the Holy Spirit is using is that of a missionary preaching a missionary message in the local church. We have a strong desire to be used of the Lord so that He will call more laborers into the Harvest. THANK YOU WEST TEXAS & PLAINS DISTRICT.
We were humbled and at the same time delighted. So after traveling back to Waxahachie for weekend ministry in Maypearl and Athens, we traveled to Lubbock where the District put us up in the Holiday Inn. We were asked to address their meeting on Tuesday morning. Later they shared with us that they had been discussing different ways in which they could promote missions in their District. It is one of their top priorities – Praise the Lord! After sharing our hearts in a wonderfully receptive atmosphere, we broke for lunch – Cyndie went with the Ladies and had another wonderful time of fellowship and sharing; I went with the men for fried catfish and great conversation centering on what God is doing and the challenge which is before us. To top it off, they gave us a generous offering! What a wonderful blessing and one more demonstration of God’s provision and the doors which He is opening for ministry.