An update from Joselo Mercado, Lead Pastor of Iglesia Gracia Soberana in Gaithersburg;
On January 11th and 12th I was able to spend two days with over 50 couples on the subject of the centrality of the gospel and marriage. Pastor Junior Martinez of Iglesia Bautista La Gracia invited me to share on the topic. The church is in Yauco in the south west side of the island. Pastor Junior was one of the Pastors that we provided with a generator last year and the church was not able to meet for a considerable amount of time because the bridge that connected the community was washed out by the storm. It was a very encouraging time. The teaching was able to help them to see how the gospel changes who we are, in our identity, to be able to walk according to the Gospel. Many of them let me know that this was something new for them but they can see how significant it is for their marriage and for their walk as believers.
In the coming months we will go back to the island to continue to help pastors apply the Gospel to everyday life. In May we will have a bible interpretation workshop with more than 70 pastors, in conjunction with Simeon Trust. In August I will teach at a masculinity conference and in October I will travel with Jared Mellinger to do a preaching workshop for pastors. God is at work in the island and Sovereign Grace Churches are helping pastors to apply the gospel to their lives and ministries. Thank you so much.