BAPTIST CHURCH = IGLESIA BAUTISTA FE
3100 N. 19th - Waco, Texas 76714 - (254) 752-4128 - 722-6990
My dearest Pastor and Brethren: Our most sincere and warm salutations in Christ Jesus from Waco, Texas.
We are the only independent Bible believing fundamental predominantly Hispanic Baptist Church in Waco. On October 3rd, we celebrated our thirty-fourth church anniversary.
At Faith Baptist we conduct all services bilingual, Spanish and English. Many Hispanics have been reached with the blessed Gospel of Christ in Waco during the past 34 years. Many of the legal and illegal immigrants have returned to their homes in Mexico and Central America with the Gospel to share it with their loved ones and neighbors.
We have contended for the faith without any apology for almost 35 years in this city. Our church has been instrumental in starting several churches and/or have assisted the founding of seven churches.
Waco is on the IH 35 corridor and many Hispanics are still arriving. It is truly a mission field. We have supported foreign missions until recently.
On November 2005 we completed our new worship center at 3100 North 19th Street, Waco. We prayed much about this and stepped out by faith. Most of our members are very poor and destitute; this is why I do not draw a salary from the church. My wife and I live on a limited annuity. I am 76 of age and my wife is 70. Praise God we have good health! But we have an indebtedness of about $195,000 due to the recent church building construction.
Charles Thomas Studd was born in England in 1860, one of three sons of a wealthy family. He trusted Christ as his Savior in 1878 at the age of 18. In a D.L Moody meeting in Cambridge, England, he was challenged to go "all the way with God Almighty." Mr. Studd was one of the "Cambridge Seven" who offered themselves to Mr. Hudson Taylor for missionary service with the China Inland Mission. He sailed to China in February of 1885 at the age of 25.
After arriving in China he inherited a fortune from his father's estate. He felt led to give his entire fortune to the cause of Christ. His philosophy was that if
he were to live by faith in God, he could not rely on his personal fortune. So he gave it all away to different mission endeavors. He gave several million dollars to the Lord's work. C. T. Studd did what the Lord Jesus told the rich young ruler, "sell all and follow me." He and his wife had only God to rely upon. They served in China, India, and Africa.
My wife and I have mortgaged our home and signed for the church's mortgage loan. We are relying upon the Lord of the harvest for our needs.
We are now facing the probability of having to sell the church property. We have labored much for the Lord here and it would be a real tragedy to see this ministry fold up. Perhaps God would lay it upon your hearts to help us. by contributing $100. $500. $1.000. $10.000 or more to this ministry in order that the loans may be paid off. I'll be more than glad to provide you with any information about myself, mv family and our church. There may be someone with ample means, who can invest the full $195.000. We know God will bless marvelously those who give to His work. Please claim God's promises.
I served in the U.S. Naw during the Korean War on several ships, particularly on the USS O'Hare Destroyer Escort. I humbly surrendered to my Lord's calling to serve Him in His battle for souls in 1952 while serving in the U.S. Navy. Our life's verse has been: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33). It is indeed an exceptionally great privilege to serve the Lord.
Please call me at a/c 254-722-6990, 254-752-4128, and send all correspondence to Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 8270, Waco, Texas 76714. All contributions are deductible under Internal Revenue Tax Codes.
Yours humbly for souls,
Pastor Abraham Silos
"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace" (Numbers 6:24-26).
"...Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land (Deuteronomy).