Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
May and June 2011

We praise the Lord for having our first baptism. It has been a little over six months since the church started and we have seen several people get saved and there are more and more people coming faithfully. We are excited to see the church growing by numbers and spiritually as well. There are several that are really hungry for God’s Word. You can see this in their desire to learn and apply the teachings of the Bible in their lives.

Future of the church:
The young man you see above getting baptized is Emanuel. He has been working with us, since almost the beginning of the church. Pray for him as he grows in the Lord. He is studying in the Seminary here in Chile and has been helping me in several areas of the ministry. We are looking forward to what the Lord has for him in the future. Other areas of the church are also doing well. Stephanie’s Sunday School class is doing well and she is having good attendance. Also, we have several people in the church that are faithful to invite others to come to church. It’s a blessing to see them reaching out to the people that live in this area. Keep praying for us as we continue sharing the Gospel with the Chilean people.

Sincerely Yours In Christ,

Chris and Stephanie McBryar

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends, March and April 2011

Souls Saved:
What a blessing it is to see the results of much labor. There was our time spent on deputation raising the funds to come to Chile. After arriving, we got settled in and began learning Spanish and getting accustomed to the culture. After this time we started searching for a church building to get started in. God gave us a good location and we had our first service on October the 24th, 2010. Almost four months after our first service this February, we saw our first soul saved. His name in Henry and he is 14 years old. I would ask that you pray for him. Now that he knows Christ as his personal Saviour, it is so important that he grows in the Lord. Also in February, we had two ladies that trusted Jesus as their Saviour. Their names are Cosette and Eugenia. As with Henry, they need to grow in the grace and in the knowledge of Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We praise the Lord for the fruit that we have seen.

At the end of January and the first of February, about seven churches participated in an annual youth camp. The focus was for the youth to take the maximum risk in their Christian walk. Youth are challenged to do many things in their life and it’s not all bad things. The unfortunate thing is that they are not usually challenged to do much for their Lord. Pray for these young people to step out and do something for God. I had one young boy named Ivan who came up and hugged my neck one night after service because he became a child of the King. What a blessing seeing God do a work in their hearts! Continue to pray for the next generation.

Growing Church:
We thank God that our church is steadily growing. We are starting to see people who are being faithful to the house of God. This has been a true blessing. I Corinthians 3:5-7 “5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” We thank God that He gives the increase.

Sincerely Yours In Christ,

Chris and Stephanie McBryar

Monday, January 3, 2011

January and February Prayer Letter

English Class Graduation:
On December the 19th in the morning service, we had our English class graduation. We are so thankful for those that came to the English class. We had a great time teaching English of course, but we also had a great opportunity to share the Word of God. Each week the students had a Bible verse to memorize. Also, they were able to hear the Word of God preached before we had the graduation that morning. We are trusting in God’s Word to do a work in their hearts. During this time, we really got to build some relationships with the people in the neighborhood. This was one of our main goals. Keep praying for the people in this picture that graduated and even others that had come for some of the other classes. It is our prayer to see these people come to the Lord!

Special Christmas Service:
For the month of December Stephanie taught a series of lessons on the birth of Christ to the children. While she was doing this, she also taught them to play “Joy to the World” with hand bells. December the 19th in the evening we had a special Christmas service. During this time there was a special presentation where the children sang and played Joy to the World. We also had special songs by several people and preaching on the birth of Christ. We thank the Lord for the 43 people that came that night. It was a true blessing to see each person. After the service we had a great time of food and fellowship and were able to meet and talk to several visitors from around the church. Keep praying for the people in this part of Santiago, Chile. There are many religions in the area; this is exactly what they do not need, but what they do need is the Redeemer, Jesus Christ!

Special Gifts and Cards:
We want to thank each one that has sent us Christmas cards and extra offerings for Christmas. This is a real blessing to our family. We never take for granted the blessing that you are to our family.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

one more

More pictures from first service

First service at Iglesia Bautista Amistad

We praise the Lord for our first service. We had 22 in attendance. We are looking forward to many more services and the opportunity to reach others with the Word of God.