Dear friends, Greetings from the Grenades. Our family is doing well. Havva just turned 1 year old this past Wednesday, and she continues to bring much joy to our lives. Our other children are doing well too. Liam just started second grade, Adrien is in his last year of pre-primary school, and Ashlen will be starting pre-primary school next year.
This past December my brother and his wife—Lionel and Grace—came to Mauritius with their daughter—Evangéline—for a visit. It was good to have my whole side of the family together for Christmas for the first time in 13 years. Lionel recently quit his job at 21st Century mortgage company to accept an associate pastor’s position in Dallas, TX. He started serving in that capacity upon his return to the US.
In our latest update we mentioned that we were in the midst of a 3-days kids’ club at church. There were about 40 children present everyday, and many of them were children who have had no exposure to the Gospel. We would appreciate your prayers for those who have heard. Pray that the Word of God will bring forth repentance and faith in them. One of the children who was present just started grade 1 at Liam’s school, and I had the opportunity to meet his mom. Pray for open doors for us to reach out to this family.
We would also appreciate your prayers for one of our church members who is under church discipline. This past week my dad and I visited him, and if he continues in his disobedience, in accordance to Matthew 18 and 1 Corinthians 5, we will bring the matter to the church and exclude him from our communion. Pray for our church. As far as I know, we have never had to carry church discipline to its final stage. Most importantly, please pray with us for that person’s repentance. Pray for him that he will come to understand that obedience to Christ and honoring Jesus our Lord is more important than his own comfort and security. Repentance and restoration to fellowship is always the goal of church discipline, and we would appreciate your prayers for him.
Many of you have written to ask about my father’s health. He is doing well, and he is now over a year removed from his heart attack and quadruple by-pass surgery. He continues to be active in ministry and in caring for the congregation.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this update and for praying for us. Your partnership in praying for us and supporting us financially for the ministry of the Gospel humbles us and means a lot to us.
Pascal and Becky