Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Prayer Letter

May 2011

Dear Praying Friends,

It doesn’t seem possible that a year ago we held the opening service of the Windward Side Baptist Church in Lagos, Portugal! After much preparation, evangelistic efforts and prayer, we had two boys attend that evening. The low attendance was a bit discouraging but we determined to remain faithful to the calling of Almighty God.

Now a year later we celebrated one year of services here in the ancient city of Lagos. The small crowd sang the gospel hymns with enthusiasm, the special music was well received as was the gospel message that I preached. There were nine who were there that day and we thank the Lord for each one of them!

The city of Lagos, Portugal is over 2,000 years old and was the site where Portuguese slave traders sold hundreds of thousands of African men, women and children into lives of bitter hardship and bondage. Now it is a center of occult worship and demonic activity. Satan continues to fight the establishment of this church and it can be disheartening at times. Yet, we know this is exactly where the Lord has called us and we plan to stay until his will is done!

Thank you for your faithful battles there to keep us in the battle here!

Mark Hale

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