Carlota was born on December 1, 1975, and born again through faith in Christ on February 12, 2019. At that time, we were just a few weeks into studying the Bible together, which our church’s leadership had requested due to concern that Carlota didn’t understand the gospel even after worshiping faithfully with the congregation for two decades. I noted her learning difficulties and tried to explain spiritual truths to her as simply as possible. But it was the Holy Spirit and not my eloquence that caused the light of faith to shine in her heart when we reached Genesis 3:15.
I subsequently watched Carlota grow in her understanding of the Lord and His word during the two years that we studied together, alternating weeks between Genesis and the church’s membership lessons. I was perplexed about struggles in her personal life and pleaded with God to resolve them. In His wisdom, He answered that prayer by calling her home to heaven on Friday, February 5, 2021, after a brief illness which she’d identified to me as a hernia during our final study on February 2. In God’s providence, we’d finally finished the book of Genesis on that very day.
I am happy that Carlota is in the Lord’s presence, and that I was privileged to help introduce her to Him. Now I am reaching out to her family members with the gospel. Please pray that God will reveal Himself to them.