Brother Israel was baptized last week in Mexico - praise the Lord! Israel lives in Tlaxcala, but his baptism took place in Tehuacan where a few other brethren live. Please pray for Israel; he had to forsake family to follow the Lord, as is the case with many true followers of Christ.
A small group of us were thankful to be able to go up to BC to visit some brethren there. While there, Brother Joel was baptized; you will see him here with Brother Michel. Our visit there was a blessing - the main message was recorded; you can hear it here: Preaching in BC, august 2011
Praise the Lord! (Joel, if I got something wrong, please let me know!) This picture was taken on a bridge; from wiki: Hagwilget Canyon Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Hagwilget Canyon on the Bulkley River, at the Wet'suwet'en village of Hagwilget, British Columbia. It is one of North America's highest suspension bridges.
It was cold in BC; here is Brother David K. by the wood stove. He and Brother Olen slept near it each night.
Chris is a young man we met while preaching on the streets in downtown Springfield. He spoke with Brian a year or so ago and then more recently he spoke with Brian again one weekend and then with David K, Kevn and Olen the next weekend. At that point he decided to leave all and follow the Lord. He has had to fight many battles but has been faithful. He is a blessing to have around and we praise the Lord for another brother.
Chris was baptized 1 1/2 weeks ago; here are a few pictures of that: