Mexico Chihuahua, Mexico

Spring 2017
Written by Gilberto y Alicia Torrens - Mexico
gtorrensa@gmail.com


Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. Psalm 65:11

In November, the Lord allowed us to have four weeks of gospel meetings in the hall in Valle de la Madrid, and we were very encouraged by the attendance of Edgar, Maribel, and Mr. Constantino, or "Mr. Tino" as he is known. They haven't yet professed faith in Christ, but we trust that the Word of God was sown in their hearts. Edgar used to attend the Bible class and currently works with brother Blas Rodriguez, who reminds him of his need to listen to the gospel. Early in December, the children at both locations had a chance to present memory verses and receive their year-end prizes. Various mothers came to watch them.

I was able to attend the conference in Puerto Vallarta. It was a good chance to share with brother Harrys Rodriguez and other workers who serve the Lord in Mexico.


On Sunday, December 25th, we had a unique experience. The attendance at the breaking of bread meeting was low since some believers had spent the evening of the 24th with their unsaved relatives or travelled away from the city. However, we had joy as we celebrated the remembrance meeting and just as the ministry of the Word of God was ending, someone knocked at the emergency exit door which only opens from the inside. Because of the winter weather, we keep the doors closed. When we opened the door, there stood a man of around 31 years of age. He came in, sat down, was able to enjoy the snack with us, and we invited him to the gospel meeting that night. He told us that he had been out looking for a "Christian" place and that we were the only ones that were open. This is humbling and reminds us of the Lord's words to the church at Philadelphia: I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. (Revelation 3:8) The young man's name is Francisco, and since then he has The work with the children in El Porvenir. not missed a meeting.

The work in Delicias has decreased a fair amount. One reason is that the Dominguez brothers, who were baptized in June, had to move to Ciudad Neza for work. Also, my visits there have had to be scaled back as a result of my operation. We pray for continued strength and that the Lord would show us His will.


The radio broadcast every Friday at 11 am. The work with the children in El Porvenir takes both effort and dedication, and so Lord willing we plan to commence the children's meetings again in January. In the Valle de la Madrid, where the assembly gathers, we are hoping to distribute 1,000 invitations. This allows us to cover various subdivisions right around the hall. The radio broadcast continues, with the gospel being preached every Friday at 11 am.

We are grateful to the Lord that our daughter, Anagabriela, is half way through medical school and we appreciate your prayers for her.

Spring 2017
Written by Gilberto y Alicia Torrens - Mexico
gtorrensa@gmail.com