For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10

Dear brethren,

These past weeks have been really intense, but full of blessings from our Lord. Last July 1st, I had the privilege to preach the Word at a church in Villagarcía de Arousa. Our congregation in Marín started this church plant some years ago (50 minutes north from our home), where drug trafficking and corruption reigned. It was such a joy to spend the day with the Christians who are persevering and growing spiritually in such a difficult environment and to witness once again the power of the gospel to transform lives.

We also received a Short Term Mission group from Grace Community Church in Los Angeles (California). Thirteen young adults came to help us with our evangelism ministry in the cities of Marin and Lalin. It was such a wonderful opportunity to have them in our midst, not only because they did a wonderful job sharing the gospel with unbelievers, but also because they were such an encouragement to the believers in our church, who were challenged to proclaim Christ with courage and passion. Our focus was particularly in Lalin, a town with approximately 20,000 residents and no Christian church or known believers. We were able to preach the gospel without any restrictions and gave out a good number of Bibles and New Testaments. As a direct result, a young girl named Julieta has already begun to attend our Wednesday Bible study. Please join us in prayer for the seed that was planted during those days. Pray that it may be fruitful in Julieta’s life and in the life of all who heard the gospel.

I am currently discipling a gypsy pastor who lives in a town 50 miles away from us. Like many other pastors, he is a bi-vocational minister who must oversee several congregations. After reading some of the books that I lent him, this man recognized that only Scripture can save and sanctify the believer. He then asked very humbly for help to study and interpret the Bible. We pray the Lord might keep working in his life so that he might have a greater spiritual impact in the large community of gypsies— a community that has sadly been strongly undermined by cultural traditions.

On July 18th, we welcomed into our family our third child — Benjamin Torres. By God’s grace, he and my wife Olga are both doing very well. Our daughters Alejandra and Lucia are delighted with their new baby brother. We had a parent dedication last Sunday in which he was introduced to our church family. May the Lord save him and use him for His glory.

Beginning this week, I will be preaching at our church’s youth summer camp on the topic, “Newness of Life,” based on Ephesians 4:17-32. We have a great opportunity ahead of us to present Christ clearly. It is our hope that the Holy Spirit may bring salvation to many through His Word and challenge the believers to walk in holiness.

We are so thankful to God for your involvement and support of the missionary work, particularly in Spain. We are well aware that our strength and capacities are very limited, but we rely upon the One who is Omnipotent and Sovereign. May the Lord glorify His name in our midst!

In Christ,

Heber Torres