Please see the following update about the ministry of Joel & Blanca Mayorga, the new pastors of Iglesia Amigos Emporia.
We give infinite thanks to God for allowing us to come minister to the church in Emporia. We arrived March 15, and have been staying in Wichita in a house provided by the Zortman family. We are so thankful for the ways God has been providing for our needs!
Our two main leaders at Iglesia Amigos Emporia are Yanira and Marleni, two women who have shown perseverance in their prayers and work on behalf of the Church and the Lord. They have met nearly every evening for the past two years to pray for God’s work to continue among Spanish-speakers in Emporia.
Even though we are living in Wichita, we have been very active in ministry on the weekends. In the past few months we’ve visited several members in their homes, held worship services on Sunday afternoons, helped to plan and run VBS in August and have been working alongside the people from both Iglesia Amigos Wichita and Iglesia Amigos Emporia to refurbish a mobile home where we hope to live as soon as mid-October.
We are giving thanks and praise to God for every person he has allowed us to minister to in the short time we have been here. At our last worship service, we had 25 in attendance! We are looking forward to see what God will do once we have moved to Emporia!
On a more personal note, we’ve enjoyed fellowship with Friends at Ministry Conference, in our Northeast Area gatherings, at Family Camp, and our brothers and sisters at Iglesia Amigos Wichita and Emporia Friends Church. We feel very loved! We’ve had a lot of firsts as we transition to a new culture and language, our first English language class taught by Charlene Littlefield,
and our first taste of waffles—which we love!
Here are some pictures so that you can share in our adventures!
– Joel and Blanca Mayorga, Pastors at Iglesia Amigos Emporia