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Central America From t he St reet s to t he Pulpit From the Streets of Juárez, Mexico, to the Pulpit of the Tabernacle Baptist Church By John Ridings & Terry Jones Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful (1 Corinthians 4:2). Webster defines faithful as: “True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, by ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.” Some may think that faithfulness is hard to find in today's world. I know several examples of faithfulness, one being Missionary John Ridings who serves in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Brother Ridings has remained faithful for more than 40 years. Even after the death of his first wife in Peru and then his second wife in Mexico, he continues the work to which God has called him (see BIMI World, Volume 2, 2013). I have had several opportunities to witness what God is doing through this servant. Working in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Brother Ridings has seen many come to the Lord as their Savior and has seen their lives changed. Below are two of the most recent victories won for the Lord, using Brother Ridings as His servant. John Ridings testifies of God's working: God worked a miracle in Jorge's life. Jorge was involved in gang activity, drugs, Jorge 16 fighting and just about anything else one can imagine. He had done many things in the past and was very wicked. Marked by tattoos on his body and gang identification on his neck, he had fought for his life on the streets of Juárez. However, to the glory to God his life was touched by God. He has been saved and baptized and is now one of our young preachers who fills the pulpit often. He and his family are a blessing to the church. God has brought this family a long way. I had the joy of marrying Jorge and his wife this past year. The grace of God can change anyone! Luis and Mary are a young couple who have been miraculously changed by the grace of God. I have had the joy of knowing them for many years, but it has not always been pleasant. From the time they began dating, their lives were without God and hope. Luis was a young man who would not talk to anyone. Our church started in his mother's house and he would go as far back in the house as he could. He had no desire to hear the Gospel. Mary was the same way, a very hard and difficult young lady. However, God touched their hearts one day. I had the joy of winning them to the Lord, baptizing them, and later marrying them. Luis now helps preach and Mary is a Sunday school teacher. They have a wonderful family, and they are now deeply in love with God. How important it is to share the Gospel with others! Praise the Lord for Brother Ridings, a faithful servant, who has continued the work through many trials. We thank God for the faithful Christians who continue to give so the work of the Lord can go forth, not only in Cuidad Juárez, Mexico, but also to the uttermost part of the earth. God, working through His servants, makes it possible for lives to be eternally changed. W Luis & Mary