In our missions prayer time today, we’re going to pray for Raphael Valter, one of our North American missionaries serving near Atlanta, Georgia. Our church supports him through our Cooperative Program giving. Raphael planted a Spanish-speaking church called Iglesia Bautista Ágape in 2019.
The church has been reaching the many Hispanics who have settled in the Stone Mountain area, northeast of downtown Atlanta. Hispanics have come here from Mexico and many other Central and South American nations.
Raphael uses the shoe leather approach to evangelism — he goes door to door, calling on home after home as he meets people and shares the gospel. One of the first new believers was his own mother, who accepted Christ as her Savior soon after the death of her husband, Raphael’s father.
Raphael and his wife, Aura Jicela, have four children. Let’s pray for Raphael and the new church. Let’s ask God that through it, many thousands of people will become followers of Christ.