Dana and I went to the airport last night to pick up Jose or Joe Carrasquillo. Joe has preached for the church that meets in Dorado, Puerto Rico full-time for a couple of years now. The photo is of Joe and his wife Mayra and sons Jose Francisco and Angel Gabriel.
Joe is here for 10 days to meet with a couple of the churches that support him. He is still in need of more support, but he does what he can. He needs at least another $700 a month to scrape by, so you can imagine how his lack of support restricts not only the work, but their life.
Joe has done a good work with the church in Dorado--they themselves acknowledge that they've learned more in the last 4 years than in the 30 years that went before. This knowledge of the Bible has led them to greater faith, which has brought forth fruit--10-12 have been baptized there in the last couple of years.
Although Ed and I will not be actually working in Dorado, we will be working with Joe, encouraging and teaching him. Even though he's been preaching 2 years full time there is still training and teaching he needs. Please pray for him and his family as they labor in Puerto Rico.