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Oliva - God is doing a good work in her life
God is doing a good work in Oliva’s life

The Lord has done a good work through our Friday evening English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Two woman have come to faith through our ESL ministry. Last spring an international Korean college student, Tesory, came to Christ and was baptized into the church.
Recently, Oliva, a Mexican woman started coming to ESL classes. She learned about the class through a newspaper ad.
As a part of the class, Ray Call leads a devotional time in English to encourage their English and to share the love of Christ with the students. Our intern, Emily Gryder is also involved in ESL. She has been teaching the classes while she’s been with us. Emily took the initiative to invite Oliva to the Spanish service we have on Friday evenings.
While Oliva was at the service she met Edgardo and Elizabeth Avila who lead the Spanish ministry. Elizabeth explained the gospel message to Oliva, and she gave her life to Christ.
Oliva has been faithfully attending Harbor Mid City on Sunday. The Lord is drawing her nearer and she is considering making a deeper commitment to Christ and his church.
It’s so encouraging to see the Lord at work!
A huge need we have now is to build up our teaching team. Emily has done a great job, but she is leaving in about a month, on November 30th. We are talking to some other friends about teaching English. Pray the Lord raises up a good team, and that he continues to use ESL to be a blessing to the City Heights community.
In His Grip, Dave


  • By Allan Hiller
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Great to hear that English programs are opening doors there as well. Blessings, Allan

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted October 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Yes – I saw you just had a group from Canada help with English. Hope you are doing well.

  • By Naphtali
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    How wonderful! Praise God!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted October 26, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      It is encouraging – I pray that many more will come to know our Savior through ESL and other ministries!

  • By Debbie
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I love reading these stories , Pastor Dave! Thank you for sharing with us and God bless!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted October 26, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      Thank you – I appreciate the encouragement. It is exciting to see God work in people’s lives!

  • By findingyourblessings
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Praise the Lord! That’s what it’s all about. That’s the reason we are missionaries!!

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