Hi Mankato family,

It was the other day while I was reading the story of the woman of Shunem that something touched my heart. Elisha the prophet didn’t know how to thank the woman, and after talking to his servant, Gehazi, he said: ““Next year at this time you will be holding a son in your arms!” “No, my lord!” she cried. “O man of God, don’t deceive me and get my hopes up like that.””

‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Just a few days before I was studying this passage of the Bible my oldest son, Jobsan, who lives in Texas with his mom, said to me that he wanted to come and  live with me some time in October. 

That got me very excited personally, it’s been 3 ½ years since I got divorced and he doesn’t live with me. But I was experiencing something similar to the women of Shunem. I didn’t want to get my hopes up and then be more sad if my son ended up not coming to Minnesota. 

As I finished studying this Bible story, I felt the Holy Spirit speaking into my heart, this is what I believed I heard that day: “Your son will come, it will bring you great joy, but later you will experience pain and suffering. Don’t be afraid, just keep believing and trusting that I am God, I can even bring something dead back to life”

My son called me this week and said that he is traveling to Minnesota October 12th. I do know that God is in control. I trust him with my life every day. I want to be clay in His hands. I pray for Him to keep working on my character. It can hurt sometimes, but I want my God to keep shaping me so I can be a great dad for my children.

I hope and pray for you to do the same. We serve an awesome God that can turn things around even when pain and suffering knock in our door. 

May God bless you abundantly.


In His and your service,


Pastor Ben Sosa

Mankato District 

(Southern Minnesota)
"Restoring God's love on every relationship"



                      August 2020


Following CDC and Minnesota Governor advice, 
Here are some changes that everyone needs to know:

  1. We will fill only 50% of the capacity of the sanctuary.
  2. Keep social distance among member homes.
  3. To keep people safe we are kindly ask everyone the use of mask. (Except children under 2) We will have masks available, or you can bring your own.
  4. We will respectfully and kindly check your temperature with a non-touch thermometer. We want to do our best in caring for each other.
  5. There will be no children Sabbath school programs. Special program will be presented having our children in mind.


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