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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