Resources by Enrique Leal

Enrique Leal is Tenth's Minister of Mercy.

For decades, the Lord has steadily introduced Tenth members to vulnerable people in Philadelphia. As we are all now aware, to use a word like vulnerable is now a massive understatement. Before the COVID-19 crisis, Tenth’s immigrants and homeless neighbors lacked basic resources. As we are now more than 75 days into the lockdown, any margin these neighbors built into their life has dissolved and the relationships developed through the…

The universal church is a clear demonstration of God‘s sovereign power. Think about this for a moment.  People from all nations gather together on the Lord’s Day with the same purpose, to worship God. Though we have various expressions of worship around the world, the Holy Spirit has the sovereign power to keep us together in one mind, which is to give glory and honor to the giver and sustainer…

After years of going back and forth to the Warwick Hotel during the school year and Fellowship Hall during the summer, Tenth International Fellowship (TIF) has stayed in Fellowship Hall this whole year. This has been a blessing for TIF because more of the congregation has had the opportunity to visit our worship service on Sundays, and TIF members feel more connected with the larger congregation. Many of our TIF…

Proverbs 25:15

With patience a ruler may be persuaded,
and a soft tongue will break a bone.

Are you a patient person? Do you get all stressed when waiting for something? Do you give up easily when you do not see things going in the direction you wish?

Patience is a gift few people have, particularly in our current society. Most of us…

Proverbs 25:14

Like clouds and wind without rain
is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.

Those who have gone on a short mission trip from Tenth to Barranquilla, Colombia and have experienced a rain storm can tell you how serious rain is there. I have been living in Philadelphia for more than four years, and I have not seen a…

Proverbs 23:4-5

Do not toil to acquire wealth;
be discerning enough to desist.
When your eyes light on it, it is gone,
for suddenly it sprouts wings,
flying like an eagle toward heaven.
 

A visiting scholar from China commented about the goals people set for themselves. He took a dollar bill from his wallet and said, “People in China are…