Jose Moreno

The jail ministry is doing very well. The inmates are happy as they study the Bible lessons. I continue as an instructor of Crossroad Bible Institute, which includes correcting lessons of two books and writing encouraging letters. I spend a few hours doing this. I just corrected a book in Spanish of many pages, “Married & Divorce Until Death Separate us.” What a book! It is a blessing to serve our God.

July 2017

We thank the Lord for His loving patience, greatness, and mercy. We are also very grateful for having regularly good health.

The little surgery on my ear is healing well. I have been to the doctor two times, but my little wife examines it everyday. I have not yet received the report on my full body check.

My daughter, Maria Parra, has paid my ticket to visit the family for two weeks in Texas. I will also be with my two granddaughters who have come home from the university in OK. Vanessa is working at a camp, and Veronica also has a job.

C writes, “My Brother Mentor, I have the privilege to greet you in the name of our loving Lord Jesus, wishing you abundant blessings. In this humble note, I wish you good health. I am a little sad because I have not received any news of my family except that my wife is sick, and this preoccupies me because I cannot do anything for her. I only pray that she be healed, and that Christ, our celestial Healer, intervenes in her health. Please pray for my family. I am helping a little in the Lord’s work here. My desire is to be in His work. Forgive me for not returning the lesson to you on time. A short time ago my trial started, and possibly they will be sending me to Guatemala. If this be the case, I will try to communicate with CMP.”

M says, “Appreciated family, I trust you are well, as I am. I ask that you forgive me for being late in answering your correspondence. I had a problem, and I felt mentally perturbed. But then I read some Psalms, and I felt fortified in my spirit, and I was able to surpass the problem. I ask that you pray to my celestial Father for me because only He can solve all my problems. Thank you for all you do. Please keep on encouraging me. I thank you, and may you be blessed by the Lord.”

Generally speaking, it is hard for those that have just been liberated from jail to continue being faithful in their faith in Christ.

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my heart.” Psalm 94:19

For the Harvest,
Jose & Arcelia Moreno

Jose Moreno

May 2017

Dear Prayer Partners:

Our God is always so good. In this region we have not had tornadoes; our climate is getting better, though we can’t always foresee it ahead of time.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17)

An inmate writes: “Hi, appreciated mentor. I greet you in the glorious and blessed name of our Lord, wishing you the best of all blessings, peace, wisdom, and as the Apostle, Paul, says, in love. Because without love our faith is not complete. Also, we should not forget that God loved us first, so let us share that love. In my brief Christian walk I am learning many things, and what most impresses me is to know how to forgive as Christ forgave me, loved me, and gave His life for me. This is helping me to be able to forgive and try to love more where necessary. Here in prison it is not an easy thing to do, but it is not impossible. As it says in our study, ‘I can do everything through Christ Who gives me strength.’ (Philippians 4:13) This is the truth, for without Christ I am nothing, and I cannot do anything. In the past I would say to my family that I could live without money but not without them. But now it is different; I can live without money, or worldly attractions but never without Christ Which is much better; it is the most. I have it all in abundance in spite of the circumstances.”

Now, I, Jose, am in observation after having a small surgical procedure for skin cancer on my left ear. The doctor’s first recommendation was that I should sleep sitting up for 15 nights and have a daily dressing. I was sleeping on three pillows and in an easy chair. I have had a couple checkups and will see the doctor again next month when I will have a full body check. I had that exam in Florida years ago.

I would like to ask you to pray for me because starting May 21st I am teaching a class in the Sunday School on the topic of “Offerings, According to the Bible.” Even though the church is in financial crisis, we need to learn how to worship the Lord through our giving. The pastor has asked me to preach on Sunday, the 28th, as he will be out of town. Please pray for me.

Blessings in Jesus,
Jose & Arcelia Moreno

Jose Moreno