Two years of depression, one listening friend and rumors of a remedy in Lemoa set the stage for God and
His people to demonstrate the power found in acts of grace.
Vicente,(checked shirt, right) the listening friend, led Favian, now two years into deep depression, to Clinica Caris in Lemoa for a medical consultation with Dr. Lisa Dunham. But with Dr. Lisa, it is never about medicine alone…she is one of
Prior to Favian’s visit with Dr. Lisa, his life was filled with mountain top highs and valley lows. During the highs, he was intimately involved and highly respected among the charismatic church fellowship, Prince of Peace, going so far as to personally purchase expensive audio-visual equipment. The lows arrived with the bills for the equipment!
Being a man of integrity, Favian was determined to pay those bills, so he sold his land and traveled to the US looking for work. He left behind a wife, several children and a piece of himself. Favian paid his debts and returned to his beloved Guatemala, only to find his wife and children had moved on without him. Abandoned by those he loved and many of his former friends, Favian began to walk a path away from God until Vicente helped him change direction.
Dr. Lisa introduced Favian to Gaspar, our highland evangelist and another of
His people. They talked, prayed and made plans for a visit in Chicabracan. Jesus rose from the grave after three days and Favian, after three days of intense study with Gaspar (over the course of three weeks) decided to be immersed and wash away his sins. Favian was baptized in Lake Atilan and is now, one of
Gaspar helped Favian start a new church in his community and the Chicabracan Church of Christ now has twenty-two baptized believers and fourteen children.Favian is determined to make his people,
His people through acts of grace.
Please remember Gaspar and Favian in your prayers, and look for another article about the Chicabran church family in December…Marta the self-proclaimed prophetess!