Circle Drive Baptist Church
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Our visit to Monte Vista
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Comments (0)
Last Friday Kathy and I drove to Monte Vista, Colorado, to visit with Al and Marcy Barrera and their 3 daughters. It was such a joy to see them again!
Kathy and I enjoyed our time with them in their home, which Marcy has tastefully decorated. Their girls were terrific! Piper picked a "flower" for me from the lawn, and Emma drew me a picture and addressed it to me from her. Willa has grown, and is really active. We were thrilled to hear that Marcy was expecting another baby. I told Al that having children is a good way to grow a church (ha!)!.
We also had an opportunity to tour Calvary Baptist Church for the first time. Improvements have already been made with the facilities, and more are "on the horizon.' GOD has blessed the church with growth since the Barreras began their ministry, and are poised to see additional growth in the future.
Al and I met in his study for a while to talk ministry. We try to meet once a month to discuss ministry issues, ask and answer questions, and enjoy a mutual spiritual coaching relationship.
Kathy and I then took the Barreras out to eat at Dos Rios Restaurante, a good Mexican restaurant in Monte Vista. Afterwards, we went back to their home for a few minutes to enjoy hearing Emma play her violin. She has just begun taking lessons.
We were so blessed to have the Barreras here at Circle Drive for a "season." GOD has greater things in store for them, and is going to use this family in an amazing way to bring glory to GOD in the years ahead. Join with me in praying for them and their ministry at Calvary.
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