We find ourselves looking at March already this year. Where does the time go? We spent three weeks in Florida and Texas in January. It was so good to spend time with family and friends and to attend a couple of conferences. One was for Thrift Stores in Texas and the other was a Pastor’s Conference in South Florida where we were able to represent the Bible College. The Spring Semester started the day after we got back to Ensenada and it has been a whirlwind since.
Omar, one of the young men we knew from Surf School, was killed in a wreck on his motorcycle in February. That was really hard for both Pilar and me. He was only twenty one years old. He was such a nice guy too, everyone’s friend. He loved life, loved to surf, loved his family, and most of all loved Jesus. He was a real positive influence at the surf ministry – he always helped setting up and putting stuff away. He would be the one to volunteer to pray or comment on the Bible Study and how it impacted his life. It was so nice to be a part of the paddle out – that’s what surfers do as a memorial to those who pass away – and get to speak a few words on his behalf. Everyone spoke of his faith and his good natured outlook on life. Omar’s dad was led to accept Christ as his Savior that day too. What a blessing but it has been a sad time for us and we will miss him.
We have another great semester happening this spring. Our theme is, “Bought with a price”, from 1Corinthians 6:20. There is a sense of excitement and expectation to see God move in our lives. The student prayer times and the worship times together are so amazing. My Discipleship class and the Thursday night Bible Study I teach are going well. Pilar’s Tuesday morning and Thursday night Bible Studies are always encouraging to hear about too. We so appreciate all your prayers for us. At times it is a battle but God encourages us along the way with just the right amount of grace that we need.
We were privileged this weekend to be a part of the wedding ceremony of two of our Bible College Graduates – Lalo and Linda. One of the traditions here, along with a lasso and giving of family gifts during the ceremony, is to have a Bible presented to the couple. They chose us to present it. It was such an honor as both of them were in the class I teach. Upon presentation of the Bible the pastor encourages them to read it and keep Christ central to their marriage and life together. Lalo is attending a church planting class and Linda has always wanted to be a missionary. Pray for them that God would just really bless them.
We want to thank each of you for your support and prayers for us. It was so encouraging to visit some of our friends while we were in Florida and Texas as they shared that they had been praying for us. We couldn’t do it without you. We are so privileged to be here in Mexico and have the opportunity to serve here. THANK YOU!
If you would like to mail financial support and partner with us in the ministry here you can click on the Become a Financial Partner button on our site at SGWM.com/gray for bank draft or credit/debit card. Or you can send a check to SGWM 17451 Bastanchury Rd. Suite 203 Yorba Linda CA, 92886. If you send a check please make it payable to Saving Grace World Missions and in the Memo Line write – “Gray.”
To contact us by mail: By email:
Leo and Pilar Gray email@example.com
3621 Vista Campana South #75 Pilar@ccbcmexico.com
Oceanside, CA 92057
THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT AND GOD BLESS YOU!