What's Happening

November 28, 2022

As the year winds down to a close, it's natural to look back and think about what has passed in what feels like so short a time. The year saw many rapid changes and events, including the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, skyrocketing gas prices in the midst of general inflation, and a feeling among many that the pandemic had passed and we could go back to "life as normal." Of course, the covid-19 continues to mutate and spread, and is still causing a great deal of illness and loss of life. My wife and I both got it this year and it is rare to find anyone who hasn't caught it at least once, and many have dealt with it multiple times. I also know others, including my mom and my siblings, who have managed to isolate successfully enough to avoid it.

We have seen God work in the lives of many of our dear ones, and this ministry has been one of the channels that God has used to pour out His grace and healing upon us. We are very grateful to Him for all he has done and is doing this year, and will continue to do in the days ahead.

Grace, peace, and blessings to you all!

--Pastors Joseph and Adela

December 31, 2022

Last day of the year, and we are looking hopefully toward the new one. This truly feels like a time of new beginnings both for us personally and for our church family. The New Year's Eve-Eve party last night was filled with fun and laughter, and we all shared with the group things from 2022 for which we are grateful. And we face the new year with hearts full of gratitude to God because no matter where he takes us and whatever happens, He is there!

May your New Year be filled with all of God's best.

Blessings!

--Pastors Joseph and Adela

January 28, 2023

First month of the year is nearly over and we are seeing some changes to plans we had made. At our first meeting of the year last night we announced the cancellation of this year's love feast due to my wife's upcoming surgery in two weeks. We also will not be meeting as a group for at least a month or two. I tend to be be optomistic in my forecasts and I say we might resume in March. Adela says April. Or May. We shall see. At any rate, please keep us in prayer as we navigate this chapter of our life, as we will surely continue to be praying for you. God's blessings on you all!

--Pastors Joseph and Adela

February 18, 2023

We returned yesterday from a week in the Bay Area. I stayed in San Jose and Adela stayed nearby at Stanford Hospital. She underwent major surgery to remove a 9cm cyst from her esohagus. She tolerated the surgery remarkably well, earning the admiration of the surgical team. The nursing staff who attended her first week of recovery were amazed at how fast she was recuperating. Of course, we know that this is due to the many who were praying for her before, during, and after the surgery. Now, back home, we are dealing with the difficulties of managing the pain and nursing her back to health. The good news is that our dear ones are walking this with us, and the best news is that Jesus is very near!

May God richly bless you and yours,

Pastors Joseph and Adela

March 21, 2023

Adela is recovering faster and better than (they) expected. Of course, I'm not surprised; I know my wife. And all the prayer that has been going up on her behalf is bearing fruit. We will be resuming marriage ministry groups in April. All praise and glory to God!

May God richly bless you and yours,

Pastors Joseph and Adela