P.O. Box 1453
Calexico, Ca. 92232
July 4, 2013
To our beloved who congregate in Lakeside, who live for the Lord. It is our prayer to our Good God that He bless each of you with the Love and Knowledge of our Savior Jesus the Christ. May physical health and prosperity come down from the Lord of Heaven. Again it was a pleasure to be with you. Zoe our granddaughter would like to visit you again. Her mother and she will be living in El Cajon.
Not much change from our last report. Some of us are taking short vacations this summer, but most are staying home. Our temperatures are up to normal now.. with an average of 111?f.. hot.. hot! We spend about one week doing maintenance on a/cs.
On Sunday mornings we met with the Sisters in Christ in Calexico. We are in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 15. Sister Rosalinda who is only 2 years old in the Lord amazingly catches the knowledge of the Lord very quickly.
In Mexicali, the church meets to sing praises to our King and Savior Jesus. We also take advantage to study and share our thoughts from the Book of God. We are now in I John 3. Brother Jesus Ayon is teaching the class but has been having problems with his high blood pressure so I substitute for him.
On Wednesday evenings we gather for class. We have concluded our 20 chapter study of Psalms... from chapters 120 through 140. We will now look at the prophet Obadiah. After that we will go to the prophet Nahum and then return and finish up with the Psalms.
In the Psalms we came to appreciate the simple history of Israel. Mainly the liberation from Egypt and the 40 years in the wilderness.. from that to the Kingdom years and then the Babylonian Captivity. The Psalms are praises to Jehovah with that history as its background. Interwoven are the sufferings of our Lord Jesus. Learn the history and as a consequence, the Psalms and the Prophets are better understood.
Our classes with new brethren continue. Brother Juan Leyva who was baptized last March is very anxious to see our good running friend Alejandro, obey the gospel. In our last studies with Alejandro, we are seeing a very different Alejandro. After reading a chapter I ask him: "did you understand?". Before he would nod "no", but now he will usually himself explain what he read. Finally the Word of God is a revelation that is making sense to him. It makes our day to see his eyes light up.
We have three sisters now who are practically home as "shut-ins". Sister Gloria who had back surgery, Sister Susana Tapia who broke her hip, she is 85 years of age and
Sister Manuela Flores who is 77 and just had knee surgery. We visit them and record our sermons and pass them on to CDs so they hear the Word and several Hymns.
That is all for now beloved. Keep us in your prayers.
Yours in His service,