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God Gave the Increase By Evan & Carmen Williams After we had served our Lord in the Gospel for of us met to sing hymns and to study the Word 25 years, God clearly showed us His desire that of God. The following week Carmen’s nephew we should leave my native homeland in Ireland joined us along with a neighbor. After that, to serve Him in Santa Lucia, Honduras. Santa new people came in every week until the house Lucia is a rural township of 25,000, tucked up could no longer hold the numbers. in the mountains seven miles above the capital In February 2009 we began meeting in a city of Tegucigalpa. It was here God would conference center in Santa Lucia and on our first have us commence an independent Baptist Sunday we had 21 people gather with us. On church for His glory. that date we started two Sunday school classes, When we arrived in November 2008, we moved one for the adults and young people together in with Carmen’s parents in Tegucigalpa while and the other for elementary age children led by looking for a house and meeting place for our Carmen. We also announced that we would be future church in Santa Lucia. We felt it right to meeting Thursday nights for Bible study back at hit the ground running. On our first Sunday my in-laws’ home, as the conference center was in the country, we held church in the front too expensive to rent for more days. room of the home of Carmen’s parents. Due to God continued to add to our numbers through false doctrine, they had long since fallen out of 25 salvations and through the restoration of church and were more than happy to have us 21 souls whose faith had grown cold and who start our ministry there. The first week the four 6