Posted by: Rex Boyles | September 7, 2008

“an unfinished story”

Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 11:30a … Ester Rodriquez was born into the family of God. Enough said! Let’s welcome her home!

But you need to hear this story …

Dennis and Theresa worked at a children’s home, when we first started meeting as an “official” church. One of “their girls” was Lisa. When Dennis and Theresa moved to Cozumel to direct the children’s home there … Lisa continued to enjoy the teaching and fellowship at the OPEN. (Note: She was dating a boy named Adam; eventually they broke up.)

On February 3, 2008 … Lisa decided to be baptized into Jesus. She invited Adam’s family – Teresa and Jason, as well as his little brothers, Brian and Christian – to witness her new birth. After we all welcomed Lisa home, Teresa came up to me and said, “I have never been at a church like this. I just feel so welcome.”

Well, Teresa and her family began enjoying the teaching and fellowship at the OPEN. She even invited her sister, Francis to come with her. Each Sunday Francis brought her granchildren, Brianna – Micah – Julia; and each time we prayed for her daughter, Ruby, the mother of these children. Ruby’s husband, Rick, began to come with Francis.

Eventually, Ruby starting enjoying the teaching and fellowship at the OPEN. She especially enjoyed the “For Ladies Only” class that meets on Saturday morning. On May 10, 2008, Ruby was baptized along with her mother, Francis, and her Tia Teresa. (Then a little over a month later – Ruby’s husband, Rick, was born again on June 20, 2008.)

By the way … Ester’s son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Zimri … along with their children, John, Alexis, and Paul … and Ester’s daughter, Samantha, and her son, Jayden, are now enjoying the teaching and fellowship at the OPEN. 

By the way … Francis’ grandson, Angel, comes with Rick and Ruby’s children to the OPEN. 

By the way … Teresa’s son, Adam and his new girlfriend, Angel, are coming to study the Bible with me now.

By the way … this story is still being written … by the grace and providence of God.

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