Carelinks | USA
A man called Pedro from Cuba, but now living in Florida, USA was attracted to our material about satan, or the lack thereof, in the traditional sense. He studied further and desired baptism, and our local brother Josh was able to baptize him, with the following glowing report:
“It was a blessing for me to have gotten a chance to spend time with Pedro. Pedro is certainly a man who is strong in his faith and definately in his understanding of the truth. It has been a tough year as his wife left him at the same time that he lost some of his toes to diabetes. There were points where some tears came to the eye, yet his resolve in his faith would quickly come back. He certainly knew that his objective was to be baptised. I picked him up to head out to the beach and he merely wanted to go to the nearest point of water even though we were not that far from some beautiful beaches. He relayed to me his story of how he came to read ‘The Real Devil’ along with speaking with the gentleman overseas. He certainly did not care for being given a hundred point questionaire on whether or not he understood the faith, however he was not bitter about it. Truthfully he said there wasn't enough space for him to answer the questions and he still answered them all and replied back.
The Lord was with us in the language barrier, however his English really wasn't that bad. We ended up pulling over the side of the road and I said a prayer before we walked in the water. He was so excited I started counting and he just fell right back and in and I pulled him out and said “You are baptised in Christ my brother!” We then looked around and a woman had shown up and was willing to take our picture and then another guy turned up and specifically asked us what we were doing. We proceeded to explain what baptism was and why we just did it. With a smile on his face Pedro turned to me and said “See we have witnesses to my baptism and we even were able to witness ourselves!” It was in that moment that his heart and desires once again came through. I then asked if he wanted to go break some bread together. So we hopped in the car and I went to the store to get some wine and bread. He took me to the best Cuban bread place in town :) We went back to his place and he showed me the room he stays in. Not much, but he was excited to show me his computer, Bible books, and English to Spanish dictionary. He also showed me some of his medicair that he likes to give to others in need. We read the Word and had communion together and then prayed together before parting ways. He was so strong in his understanding of the Word that I truly encouraged him to go out and preach the good Word. He felt he needed to learn English more as well as get a better understanding of the Word. Truly the man could have lead his own church it was such a blessing to hear. I told him I would continue to stay in touch with him and help him in any way that I could.”