I received this letter from Jhonatan’s church in El Salvador.
Dear Alisa, May God bless you. My name is Victor Manuel Antonio Torres Diaz. I have the honor of greeting you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am the representative of Elis Christian Mission in Sonsonate, El Salvador. I minister to Jhonatan at the Caminando de la Mano con Jesús Child Development Center.
I want to thank you for your great love you give to Jhonatan in our Center. Thanks to your prayers and support we can transform our children’s lives.
God is working in our children’s lives. They live in different communities close to our church. In those communities they face different problems and we are praying that God stops violence and makes our children’s communities safe. We work hard every day in order to release our children from spiritual, physical, social, and emotional poverty in the name of Jesus Christ.
The vision of our church is focused on the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have to go to villages, streets, neighborhoods, and communities proclaiming that our Lord Jesus is the only one who can transform the lives of men, women, and children. Through evangelism and support of the Center our activities are aimed at making our children’s parents know Jesus and their lives are transformed by the Holy Spirit.
I cry for joy when I see children and their families giving their hearts to Jesus and receiving Him as their personal savior. This year 50 children have received Jesus and 10 children have been baptized so far. When I listen to them, I realize what God is doing in them. They are different than other children in our community.
We have been blessed with the participation in many activities and I am amazed to see how God used the talent of our children who are in the Compassion National Choir. Other children play musical instruments in our church.
Thanks to God, in our church there are many ministries to glorify the name of God. We evangelize through home groups in different communities where our children and their families attend.
I want to thank you so much for being the sponsor of Jhonatan. I tell you that all the children get so excited when they receive a sponsor letter. The correspondence from sponsors is very important for children, they keep every letter they receive and place it in a special place. They save all letters they have received and become part of their valuable belongings. Every day they ask to the coordinator if they have received a letter. It is something very important for them.
At the beginning of this letter I introduced myself as a representative of our church because our dear Pastor passed away on February 3rd, 2014. That was a hard time for the members of our church and many children. However, we remember how he worked hard to release children from poverty in the name of Jesus.
I hope with all my heart that God rewards you for praying for Jhonatan in this Center. i ask you to never stop praying for the Center, tutors, our children, our children’s families, and our church, that God always supports this mission to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thank you so much for all you do to glorify God. I remind you that all you do in the earth will be rewarded in the heaven.
May God bless you, Sincerely, Victor Manuel Antonio Torres Diaz