Added Note: Last week I was able to meet with Rigoberto face-to-face in Vancouver, WA. Thanks to Mark Olander who gave Rigo a ride down from Olympia and to my son-in-law, Ben Sadler, who drove me to Vancouver for the meeting. The most recent update is that Rigoberto and his son, Juan Carlos, are leaving their families in Olympia for reasons of safety and are now traveling back to Managua to check on the condition of their home and see if conditions have improved in Nicaragua. Please pray for their safety and their wisdom as they plan to continue the work there and in Central America. And please pray for the political climate in Central America to settle down and return to peace, so that they can continue to preach the Gospel and plant new churches.
As 1 Timothy 2:1-4 commands us, “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority (this includes Daniel Ortega and the Sandinista party of Nicaragua), so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”