To earn money for my family, I traveled to the city to buy onions, and then returned to sell them in my village. I must travel by bicycle because the bus fare is too costly. One day in the city I was selling onions and a Christian family made me sit. They gave me buttermilk and snacks, then the elderly lady told me about Jesus and His salvation. I asked for a New Testament and I read it completely. I understood how and why Jesus came into this world and wanted to trust in Him. Then she sent me to her pastor. I was ashamed of having worshipped idols of stone and metal and wood but I believed in Jesus.
When I returned home, my father inquired where I had been so long. When I told him, he took an ax to cut me into pieces. I told him that if he did, Jesus would put the pieces back again. He was furious and shaved half of my head to shame me. The neighbors all stood around mocking me as if I were in a circus. Then he cut half of my eardrum and half of my nose with a sharp knife and cast me out.
With blood flowing from my nose, I went to a hospital and received care, then a Christian friend took me into his house and cared for me. I began to study the Bible carefully and attend church. Then I began to witness and with the help of the believers erected a small prayer shed. Since that time I have won nearly 400 souls to Christ and have started 4 churches. God has given me a good Christian wife and lovely children who will never see their father worship idols. They are young but already know about Jesus.
My ministry remains church planting and discipleship. Two men are pastoring now that I trained. I am pulling on with the small offerings of money and rice given by the church people, thus your generous support will be a great blessing to my family. We give you thanks in Jesus name.
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I accepted the Lord on March 4, 1975, in a Central American Church called Christ Love You, in Concepcion Sur, and after six months I was baptized. I was living in a village, and traveled to a church where I came to know the Lord more deeply as I learned the doctrine which enabled me to grow spiritually.