Baptisms in Monterrey
This pandemic year of 2020 was difficult for everyone including our church, Iglesia Menonita Fuente de Agua Viva. As pastors, Alejo and Alma Solis, following God’s will, never stopped preaching the gospel. We stopped indoor services in the month of March but continued to preach outside in front of the church building so that the community could hear the word of God. Our daughter, Carmen, introduced us to DUO on our cell phones so that members of our church and families could connect and hear the service. After several services connecting through DUO only, we started drive thru services with members in the parking lot. We continued this format until May when we were able to, with precautions, resume services inside of the building. We also continued to use DUO for those that weren’t able to attend in person.
It was during that time that Pastor Solis shared the gospel with one of his brothers, Anselmo Solis, who lived in Monterrey, Mexico. He received Christ as his Savior along with his wife, Yolanda and wanted to be baptized. Sadly, he became ill and passed away on the last day of October 2020. Pastor Solis made the trip to Mexico to officiate his funeral service at which the door was opened for him to preach the gospel to the rest of his family and friends. His visit gained 7 souls for God. They connected through DUO and continued to hear the message.
After a couple of months, more family and friends in Monterrey decided they too wanted to be baptized. They asked if their Pastor could travel to baptize them. The Baptism took place on June 13, 2021, in the small town of Garcia, Nuevo Leon near Monterrey, Mexico. We rented a beautiful place that had a swimming pool and space to gather and fellowship. Sixty to sixty-five family and friends came to witness the baptism and also to hear the gospel preached. We handed out personalized bibles to those that were baptized. We also had a Christian group playing worship songs, which Pastor Solis was able to arrange with the help of another Pastor that lived in the area. During the baptism, some were convinced they wanted to continue hearing more about the Gospel, Salvation, and Baptism.
God willing, we will continue to spread the Word of God and His Kingdom with them. We plan to travel to Monterrey once a month to share with all who are willing and want to hear. By their testimony, they are reaching out to more people in their community to attend services when we arrive. We would like to thank UCIM interim RMC, Tim Sweigart, for letting us share this testimony of outreach with you. We hope this finds you well. Please keep us in your prayers.
Sincerely, your brothers in Christ, Alejo y Alma SolisPosted on August 12, 2021 in Weekly Word