Pastor Roger Dabideen, who is planting Grace Brethren churches in Trinidad, sends the following update:
My family and I are excited about the work in Trinidad and what God is doing in the lives of the people here at Trin-Grace Ministries and Grace Church, Cunupia.
The week of October 26–November 2, 2006, we were blessed by the visit of the Women of Grace GO2 Team from Columbus, Ohio. They ministered to a Pastors and Leaders Wives Retreat for the first few days. They also ministered to the ladies at Grace Church, which ended in a fabulous meal.
Grace Church Cunupia held its first baptism service on November 4 (pictured), when three people dedicated their lives to Christ in water baptism. On November 5 our first Communion Service was held and lives were again touched. Dr. Charles Davis and his wife, Millie, were there for both those services and it was a joy and a privilege to share it with them.
During the Christmas holidays we had our Christmas dinner, which was celebrated in Trini style: lots of food and fellowship. Grace Church also gave out fifteen (15) hampers to needy families in the Cunupia and Kelly area as our Christmas project. Grace Church is continuing the grocery hampers on a monthly basis (one box per month) or as the members give.
This year also saw the start of our Wednesday evening Bible study, to complement our Ladies and Men’s Fellowship which started in late 2006. The attendance in our Sunday service has increased for 2007 as we see the mighty hand of the Lord at work every day that passes.
-That God will continue to bless us and give us the grace to do his work in Trinidad.
-Financial support for Trin Grace Ministries
-Dr. Charles Davis and his wife Millie for leading and lending direction to Trin Grace Ministries
-Grace Church, Cunupia, that it continues to grow in the Lord and the ministries attached would bear fruit
-Our second baptism service, as more people seek to pledge their lives.
-Church Planter Institute scheduled to start in September 2007
-The people of Trinidad & Tobago, that their hearts be receptive to the Gospel.