Monday, May 15, 2006
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico was discovered by Columbus on his 2nd voyage to the New World and has been settle practically since then. This street is in "Old San Juan", the part of the city that dates back to the 1500 and 1600's. There are almost 4 million people living in Puerto Rico now, with close to 2 million of them in San Juan.
The history of the church does not stretch back nearly so far--to the 1980's. The church in Dorado is growing and will now have 30 or more on Sunday. The church in Caparra Terrace is not doing so well--if everybody is there they will 5-6, but some Sundays there is no one.
If the Lord permits, Ed Rangel and I will be preaching in Puerto Rico beginning next Sunday, one of us in each of the churches. We have also been asked to preach in English Wed.-Fri. with a group that meets in the Caparra Terrace building--they number 15 or so.
Why is the church in Puerto Rico so small? One of the primary reasons is the lack of someone who can dedicate themselves to the work fulltime. Joe Carrasqullo has been working with the church in Dorado 3 years or so now, hence their growth, but there is no one at Caparra Terrace. Please pray that the Lord will send workers, not only in Puerto Rico, but throughout the world.