New Contacts


Exciting things have been happening here in Honduras. God has been helping us make new contacts in our community. We frequently take walks hoping to meet people and also make our faces familiar. We are starting to see some fruit from these efforts. This past Sunday we took such a walk. It was a few days later while I was sitting in an internet cafe that a little boy came and tapped me on the shoulder. This little boy had seen us walking on Sunday and had recognized me. I learned his name was Cristian and he was seven years old. I invited him to our house. From that point on he was our friend.

He has come to our house twice now. Just last night he paid us a visit and I thought I would take the opportunity to give him a little gospel message. I had my Spanish New Testament and I had just marked some scriptures to use in witnessing and I wanted to try them on him. After I finished I asked him if he wanted to ask Jesus into his heart and he said yes. So right there in our living room he repeated a prayer after me inviting Christ into his heart. Only God knows what is in store for this little boy.

Cristian longs to be loved. He lives in a house with five siblings and six cousins. It´s quite a sight! He doesn´t know who or where his dad is, and doesn´t care much for his stepfather. Last night while he was at our house he noticed we had two beds. He said to me ¨you have two beds. You, your wife and the baby can sleep in one bed and I can sleep in the other. I want you to be my daddy ¨

He introduced us to his mother and she is coming tomorrow to visit us. We are excited about this opportunity. Pray that God would speak to this family and that He would helps us win them to the Lord.

8 comments:

Tiffany said...

WOW...that's great!!

Jeanne said...

Great Eric, keep up the good work.
We'll be praying for you...
Love you all...

wayne said...

That is awesome. I got blessed reading the story. We just had a boy get saved in our junior church. God is amazing.

TIMBO2U said...

Eric...soon you will be putting on an addition so you can be everyone's daddy!! What a blessing you are to those people

lizzie said...

So when are we going to open up the orphange?!?! Love you guys and miss you so much!

Jeanne said...

When you open the "orphanage", we will come and be the "dorm parents"....

Janet Renteria said...

Eric and Hannah,
It is so exciting to see how the Lord is helping you all. I met Eric in Phoenix, AZ several year ago and again saw you all at Penn View. These pictures make me want to get on a plane and come and help the work. I will be traveling to Colombia for Thanksgiving to be with Phil and Heather Dickinson... so I will fly over your location and will think of you and pray that God will continue to bless your work. Blessing in His Precious Name. :)

Janet Renteria said...

sorry my e-mail is ijrenteria@yahoo.com