P.O. Box 1453
Calexico, Ca. 92232
Jan. 31, 2012
Your Brother Raymond and Sister Martha Gonzalez happily report to our beloved in
Christ in the city of Lakeside The God of all, bless you in your faith in His beloved Son
Jesus the Christ. The Lord bless you with the love and knowledge of Him who gave His
life for us and was raised from the dead to the glory of God.
Well here we are brethren, with you~ believing evermore in the gospel of Jesus. We
are convinced that it is God's power unto salvation so we strive to take it to the world.
In the behalf of all who benefit from your generosity we thank you. It was good to be
with you last Sunday. We appreciate your obvious love to us and all who call upon the
name of Jesus for salvation.
On Sunday mornings we are now in John 8:31. We are moved by the accuracy of our
Lord's teaching from God's Holy Scriptures. If there is anything that man must learn
from the Word of God, it is that Jesus is Lord! Jesus is the LORD Jehovah (Phi1.2:9-
11). The only way to change that is to change the Word. Some, to their own destruction
have done just that. They have missed the point of the entire Scriptures!
On Wednesday evenings we continue with Psalms. We are now in Palms 115.
Personally I have benefited very much not only by the study but I have made several
sermons from our study. I love it.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays we have our studies in Calexico with brethren and new
borns. Things are moving right along. Interesting to study with brethren who have been
Christians for over 25 years who are still in the dark about God's character. Our God is
a Good God .. a Patient God .. a Just and Righteous God. I do not claim to have some
special knowledge of our Lord, but one thing I have learned .. "He delights in Mercy". I
keep repeating this in my reports because I think too many of us judge others and
ourselves "not good enough". It is not how good we are but how Good our God is.
Our study with Juan Leyva goes forth with interest. He eagerly looks forward to our
visits and is coming to our Wednesday evening classes. He is doing much reading apart
from our study and that is a great sign that he is hungry for God's truths.
Our good friend who has been visiting us, Maria de Jesus has asked us some
questions about Baptism. Her sister Emma goes to a none-denominational group in
Calexico but they don't baptize but twice a year. Maria asked me about it and I
presented a couple of lessons on the subject and gave them the recordings. Maria wants
us to go over the subject with her because as she said; "I want to know what I'm doing,
all of this is new to me".
We continue visiting the church in Boulevard every 3rd Sunday evening of the month.
The brethren always welcome us warmly. The little church is doing very well.
The church in Tecate is also showing improvement. I visited them on the 3rd Sunday
of the month, usually I go on the 1st Sunday but due to it being New Years this month, I
skipped. When I go there, Brother Fernando was fully into his sermon. I was so happy
to see him up front presenting a good lesson to the brethren. He stopped and asked me
if I wanted to take over. Of course I could not do that. I told him to continue and that I
was enjoying his lesson very much. It fills me with joy to see the brethren there
stubbornly continuing in the things of the Lord.
At the track where I run in the mornings, I got a walking class going with a friend of
mine by the name of Salvador. Keep us in your prayers that He will take that leap to
continue asking questions and to consider the Lord Jesus.
Beloved that is all. I miss you all so much. Only God knows how much I desire to
visit and spend sometime With you. The work and now our grandchildren take up our
vacation time. Our daughters have moved far away from us. Clara is in Vernon, British
Columbia, Canada and April is in Portland, Oregon. They are doing well.
Until next month, the Lord bless you,
In His service,