Author: José Mauricio Vicente Romero
Hello; It’s me again, do you remember my name? My name is José Mauricio Vicente Romero, I am a pastor in a church located in a town in the department of Lempira in Honduras, I am very excited because this month on the 14th we celebrated twelve years of the church Rio de Dios. During these years of ministry, we have shared the gospel with people from the community and we have traveled to nearby communities to share with brothers from other churches.
With a group of brothers from the church, we have visited the local hospital to pray for people who are patients in the hospital as well as praying for their relatives who care for them. Although in the last year due to the restrictions from COVID we have not been able to visit because the entrance is restricted. However, we pray in our homes for these people.
It also gives us great joy to be able to serve at a maternity center for pregnant women who have been attending for more than two years. In this ministry, we are responsible for providing them with a place to sleep and food. Most of these women come from low-income communities and this provides a way for us to be able to share the love of Jesus with them and take them to church on Sundays until their day of delivery.
As a minister of the word of God, I have felt tired and discouraged at times when I don’t see changes in people’s hearts. I have managed to understand that it is not in my strength, nor in my time, but it is in God’s time as it happened in my life. My heart is filled with the strength of hope.
I know that I am not perfect that there are still weak areas, but I’m reminded of a Bible verse that we have highlighted in church. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” Psalm 150:6. So while I breathe, I know that I must praise God because of the love he has given me. I do not deserve it but he died on the cross to cleanse me with his blood.
Having joined the 61 Isaiah team a little over a year ago has allowed me to be able to serve more efficiently since I am learning to improve the way of reaching people who have not yet given their lives to Jesus, meeting people with customs, language, nationality different from mine, shows me that there is no barrier of any kind to serve God.