Each year Bequia hosts an Easter regatta full of local boat races and activities. I was able to participate in a few sailing races on Friday and Saturday, and several practice races leading up to the regatta. I sailed with a local group of youth sailors from the Paget Farm area and before each race I was able to take 5-10 min and preach to the 9 sailors. I also had the opportunity to speak to several of them concerning their salvation. Pray for them as the seed has been planted. Bequia is much like the US, when you ask someone if they have ever been saved they often respond with “YES” but upon further questioning you'll find out that they base there salvation on good works or baptism. Pray for each of these that we have been able to witness to that God will show them their need of salvation.
First of April we had to take Malachi to the hospital on the Mainland because his feet started to swell. After about 3 days they finally determined that he had Rheumatic Fever. He was in the hospital and off of his feet for nearly a week, at his last doctors visit all of his blood work is normal! He is doing much better and we are thankful for God’s Healing.
We have three areas we would like you to pray with us about; First, we are putting our applications in for our residence this week. Please pray with us concerning this that the application process will go quickly and we will be approved. Second, many of you have been praying for us concerning a building or land that we will be able to put a church on, I have been talking with a man that owns some property in a new local development that he might be interested in selling to us. We would be the only church in that area. Please pray with us concerning this. Third, we have been talking with a man the last few weeks concerning his need of salvation. At first he told me that he was saved and as we talked and I gave my testimony and showed him what the Bible says about how to be saved. He looked at me and said “I don't have what you have”. He has been asking many questions and wanting to know everything he can because he has been so confused by many other religions. Please keep him in your prayers and pray that God will show him his need of salvation.
In Christ Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands” Isa 42:12
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