Grace and peace be unto you dear Friends,
This verse of scripture that has been on my heart and mind so much of late and I have been praying what Jesus asked us to pray for. Trusting he will call His labors and that His desired end will be done! Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. Luke 10: 2
Praying for revival fire to fill our hearts, our Spring Revival was held in Flores Magon with Missionary church planter Arnufo Nieto preaching. Daily visitation where the Gospel was shared and people were invited resulted in a large turn out along with a lot of rain! This is important because this church was meeting in the Pastor’s house. The large attendance caused the revival to move out of the house and into the back yard under a tarp and then into the church they are building which did not have a completed roof! The rain did not dampen their spirits or the work of the Holy
Spirit as souls were saved and hearts rekindled with many now burning brighter for Jesus! God has also answered the prayers of this Church, since the revival the roof is on, windows and door are in, and they started pouring the cement floor. Pastor Romero and flock are rejoicing in Flores Magon!
I John 1: 3 speaks to us of fellowship with each other, the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ all centered on the Gospel. We are always looking for ways that our teens can meet other Christians their own age and have that fellowship with other believers. Recently our teens from the Children’s Home, the Church in Constitucion and the work in Flores Magon were invited along with Pastor Ruben Parra to celebrate the anniversary of the work in Senaloa by having revival services and camping there. To make the twelve hour trip safely we needed tires for the van which God provided! It was a good trip for the teens where they meet other teens, played games, attended the services which had great preaching and singing. They came back rejoicing, thank you Jesus for making it all possible!
The revival and fellowship continued on in July as Pastor Parra held the third Annual Conference of Baptist Churches in Constitucion. Wow! What a blessing it was to have so many Pastors and their families from Senaloa as well as those closer. The singing was great and the preaching was both compassionate and challenging. I had opportunity to challenge the men about the harvest and labors. They bought and killed a pig and prepared a lot of fruits for the last day of the conference. What a good time we had, wonderful food, fellowship, and a warm and blessed environment. Six people came to Jesus for salvation during that time and Angela, the oldest girl in the home surrendered her life to Jesus to be a missionary wherever He wants!
Many times children are placed in the home due to some really bad situations. For many it is the first time they are loved, cared for and safe. Recently six children were taken from the home and placed back with their families. This is always an agonizing time for us and the children. It is out of our control, but not out of the Lord’s hands. We take comfort in that they left knowing Jesus. Please pray for them. We took in two more children that same week and they have already trusted in Jesus.
Uniforms and school supplies have been bought and all the kids are back in school. Rosa is back in college. Thank you Lord!
We continue to covet your prayers for Connie’s health. She had a bad reaction to her last blood transfusion but the Lord brought her through it. Her blood count is going down again and her iron is low. She is going to have an iron infusion this week to see if it will help. We don’t know if she will be able to have another blood transfusion. It is all in His hands.
On my eye, there has been some improvement in the eye itself but not in the vision. I am also experiencing a little trouble with joints that just comes with age.
Please pray for the Church in Casas Grandes and Pastor Ruben Robles as they will be having their mission conference September 11-13th.
The Lord has supplied sufficient funds to carry the Children’s home through the end of the year, thank you for praying and giving to the Lord in support of His ministry here!
We had many souls that were led to Christ during the summer months with twenty eight saved in Vacation Bible School, the two from the home, six in Sunday morning services with four following the Lord in Baptism.
As always we want to thank you for your faithful payers and support, may God greatly bless each of you for your service to the Lord.
In His service,
Eldon & Connie Tudor