Your Prayers and a Baptism Kickstart a New Christian Rancher Group

Good morning everybody!

For about six years, we have traveled to Catacamas, Honduras, to work with cowboys and ranchers and other friends connected to the National University of Agriculture. On one Sunday morning on our last trip, about 40 people gathered at the ranch of a good friend and former senator, Jose Matute. Jose came to Nebraska with a delegation from the university about four years ago, and ever since he has helped Cesar and me get acquainted with many people in the region.

Last year, Jose lost his wife unexpectedly to a stroke, and he has battled his own health issues. Since her death, he has told us that he wants his ranch used for God. With it being less than a mile from the university, we decided to invite the university bull rider team, along with other friends in the region, to Jose's ranch so that we could demonstrate how a Christian Rancher group works. 

 Cesar Gonzalez speaking to the gathering at Jose Matute's ranch

Cesar Gonzalez speaking to the gathering at Jose Matute's ranch

Attending on that Sunday morning were about a dozen bull riders, a few of Jose's family, the Andrade family (who had a bull riding son that was murdered a couple of years ago), and friends of Carlos Guifarro, another rancher in the area who also came to Nebraska the year Jose did.

 

 

 

 Having some fun after hearing Cesar Gonzalez and Frank Molano speak to the group

Having some fun after hearing Cesar Gonzalez and Frank Molano speak to the group

 

As you know, when our groups gather, we do three things. We play. We story. And we eat.

But as an added bonus for this day, Carlos wanted to be baptized! So Frank and Cesar got the honor of baptizing Carlos while Rick Watson and I took pictures. 

 Frank says a few words before he and Cesar baptize Carlos. Looking on in the hat is Jose Matute. 

Frank says a few words before he and Cesar baptize Carlos. Looking on in the hat is Jose Matute. 

 Friends congratulating Carlos

Friends congratulating Carlos

Since that Sunday, we have heard that they have continued to gather at Jose's place, and more than 20 bull riders have been coming, along with the Andrades, Carlos, Jose, and other friends.

 

10:02 Prayer

Please pray for the PSE group meeting at Jose Matute's ranch. Pray that it not only grows but multiplies as they invite others in the region to join them.

Also ask God to lead Bill and me as we equip a team for discipleship across the street and around the world through the PSE Experience this Friday and Saturday (June 23 -24) at Open Range Fellowship in Lone Jack, Missouri.  

Invest

Thanks for your continued generosity. Bill and I will be painting a couple of houses in the next week or two to raise funds that will help all of us get closer to the vision: "Every person in the Americas has a friend who loves Jesus."

 Real cowboys get baptized with their boots on!  

Real cowboys get baptized with their boots on!  

Engage

It's not too late to come and experience for yourself the FUN, CONNECTION, and JOY of the Play. Story. Eat. Experience/Discipleship Process this weekend, June 23-24. Invite your friends in the Kansas City area. Please contact us to register.

Open Range Fellowship, 509 W. Lone Jack/Lee’s Summit Road (map link)
Lone Jack, MO 64070
 
More stories to come!  

Steve

PS... Investing Information

You can mail checks to:

Daybreak International, 11628 Oakmont St., Overland Park, KS 66210

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On our websites, you can give at www.PlayStoryEat.com or www.DaybreakInternational.org.