The Roy Report
by Ron & Phyllis Roy
CONFERENCE IN LEON, MX.
During the last week of July, Phyllis and I attended the Conference held in Leon, Guanajuato. With over 900 in attendance, it was the best Conference for that section, ever. The theme was “Levantate” (Rise up). Matt Bennett, Director of People to People Ministries, did a great job preaching to the youth. New leadership, good speakers, good attendance, good reception, good God. Praise the Lord!
Phyllis and I spoke at La Noche de Los Matrimonios (Marriage Night) at Berea. Even though I did most of the speaking, Phyllis held her own. To show how husbands and wives can be, I stopped every now and again and let her kiss me, then proceeded with the message. I assume I said everything correctly. She never refused to kiss me when asked. I think I like her style of preaching better!
SCHOOL OF MINISTRY
On September 11th, a new session of the School of Ministry was started with 200 students. We have both levels going simultaneously. Also, The Lord willing, we have begun to focus on a University. Impossible? Maybe. Doable? You bet. We have everything we need, except a building, which we are working on. We have people with the necessary degrees and education to make this happen. Prayers are appreciated. We will update you more about this in the future.
NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY CLAN
Phyllis and I are proud grandparents and we were blessed on September 1st with our third grandchild. Our oldest daughter and her husband became mom and dad to Avery Harper Kight. She was born with a full head of hair. (I know to the guys that ain’t no big deal, unless you don’t have any hair…) We are blessed! GRAND-BABIES RULE!!!
THE VIOLENCE NOT SLOWING DOWN
The violence in Mexico has not subsided. This makes moving around the country a little difficult. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. When the road gets hard, the determined keep moving. And when the land turns dangerous, the wise move wisely. We endeavor to move wisely. When a local resident tells you, “Even we don’t go there and we are from there”, you don’t go there either. We will wait for an opportune time.
PEOPLE WHO HURT
Recently I listened to some families give their stories of losing their children to drug gangs and government violence. There is a price being paid by old and young for illegal activities. When this all dies down, the opportunities to reach out to these hurting families will be tremendous. Already we are speaking to some people within that area now. On the inside, I sometimes feel like an athlete, ready and waiting for the right moment to spring into action. But as we learned many years ago, it is planning, hard work, and careful timing that allow us to accomplish our goals in reaching the hurting.
Photo Credit: Ron & Phyllis Roy