Friday, July 26, 2013

Watching today's News (07/26/13)

I was watching the news on ABC News and learned that there was a horrible train accident.  I am praying for those who were injured and not sure if there were any killed in that accident.  I pray that everyone made it alive and recovered. 

There are many tropical storms in this world already.  Especially the one that is heading to Hawaii. and its name is Flossie.  Pray for their safety from this storm that may turn into a Hurricane.

I usually don't watch the news since they can be depressing.  But for some reason, the Lord wants me to watch the news and pray for those people.  Prayers are very important for those who are hurt and struggling.

Father, bless those who are hurting and give them health, wisdom and strength along with hope.  Thank you in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, July 22, 2013

My wife, April Dawn!

My wife and I have been married for over nine years.  It's amazing how quickly time have passed by.  My wife is always making sure I am fed, well taken care of, and so much more.  There would be days when I felt like I don't deserve her as my wife cause you know, I can be insensitive to her needs. And yet, she would still continue to love me and smile at me when days are hard. 

So I decided to look up in the Bible of what it says about a wife and of how a husband should think of his wife as.

Proverbs 31:10-31

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Virtuous Wife

10 Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
15 She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
25 Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

My wife is an awesome housewife / mother.  She does everything.  She cleans, cooks, washes clothes, and even mow the yard!  She made sure I am resting.  I am sitting here thinking, " Only God can send me a woman like her!  So beautiful, kind, strong, wise, and full of Jesus". 

So when the Bible says, " Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her", I realized how much I loved her.  I have already given up my life for her because she sacrificed a lot for me. So when I see some men disregarding their loving wives, that saddens me.  I pray that husbands who have wives that does everything for them, appreciate what they are to them. 

Sure there are days when we have ups and downs but that doesn't stop us from loving each other more everyday!

April Dawn, I love you very much!  Thank you for being my wife!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Great day!

Had an awesome day at Grace New Covenant Church!  We had 27 people today!

God bless this church!  Looking forward to many years of this church!  Thank you Lord for the wonderful church! 

After preaching my sermon, I realized I am blessed to be alive today to be able to preach.  If it wasn't for my wife, April, encouraging me to keep on reading the Word of God, I probably wouldn't be here today.  I remembered not being able to move,  eat, or even take a sip of water, all because my own body wasn't functioning as it should.  After April gave me a Bible to read, I turned my bible to 1 John 4:17-18

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

That very next day I read those verses, I was able to get up from my bed, took a bite of food and drank some water!  Even though I was still weak after a week later, I was still able to see my third daughter, Mimi, being born.  What an awesome day that was.  Today, Mimi, is 4 years old and will be 5 very soon. 

Love is powerful.  Love can heal.  Love can give all of us hope.  The more we know how much God loves us, the more we can share the Love with other, even with those who we may dislike, God wants us to love them and bless them no matter what.  The more we show love to other, the more they can see Christ in us. 

So keep on loving as Christ loved us! 

Today's Sermon , "Love Thy Enemy"

What a great day to wake up and thank the Lord for another day!  This is the day that we can say "Thank you Jesus!" for being alive and get to spend time with Him, the family, and friends at the church! 

For today's sermon, I will be preaching on the topic, " Love Thy Enemy".  This will be a sermon that will make us all think of how we should treat our enemies, those who have hurt us in all forms,  through the Word of God. 

Love your enemy and pray for this person no matter how badly he or she may treat you.  Even God sends rain on those who are good or bad.  God still loves them no matter what. 

Matthew 5:43-48

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Love Your Enemies

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies. Pray for those who treat you badly. 45 If you do this, you will be children who are truly like your Father in heaven. He lets the sun rise for all people, whether they are good or bad. He sends rain to those who do right and to those who do wrong. 46 If you love only those who love you, why should you get a reward for that? Even the tax collectors do that. 47 And if you are nice only to your friends, you are no better than anyone else. Even the people who don’t know God are nice to their friends. 48 What I am saying is that you must be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 5:43-48

King James Version (KJV)
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

God bless you all!

Pastor Roger A.Sanchez Jr.
God bless you all!

Prayer Petition on Facebook.

I really enjoy the Prayer Petition group on Facebook.  I have been blessed to pray for all those people.  If you want to check out that group, go to

Prayer Petition Group.

Check it out and hope you join in! 

God bless you all!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Updating my page.

It has been awhile since I have been on this blog page.  I have added a translation box on the upper left corner of the page.  I would like to take this blog to the world and allow them to be able to read this blog in their language. 

I am going to see if I can update more on this page. 

Thank you very much for your patience and prayers!

Back to the old blog!

Hello everyone!  I am back!  I really enjoyed writing on blogger.  So far, I have been writing on Hubpages and since it's not for personal blog, I decided to pour out my heart to this blogger page again. I hope and pray that this page will continue to bless you.

Grace New Covenant Church *Deaf Mission* is going very well.  As a pastor, I have noticed that many people are hungry and thirsty for His Word.   Since ASL (American Sign Language) wasn't my primary language to start out with, the congregation was kind to teach me as much as they can.  For that, I am always grateful for their love and trust that have in me as a pastor, a friend and a brother in Christ. 

This church started out as a bible group that had about 6 people (not to sure if I remembered correctly!) and over the next few weeks, they have asked me to set up a church.  I have had the desire and heart to create a church for a long time and I know that God have called me to the ministry for the deaf.  Now we have over 20 people in the church, both deaf and hearing and I am so blessed to be their pastor. 

I would like to start writing my input on my thoughts and experiences as a pastor in this blog.  If you have any question about my experiences, my thoughts, questions on the Bible, let me know! 

God's Blessings

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