Inspired by the early church in Acts, Fabian decided to follow their lead. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42) During the month of August 2010, the members of the small church continued to have home fellowships and also made several road trips to Houston together, where Fabian and Annette were receiving training from their spiritual leaders. On August 21st, 2010, Fabian, now Pastor Fabian, baptized nine individuals in the Medina River. Since its humble beginnings, United House of Restoration and its ministries have grown tremendously. We have gone from meeting in a living room, to sharing a sanctuary, first service September 5th, 2010, to having our own space in the basement of the very church our pastor was saved at. Our first service was held in December 2010.
Before the month of September 2010 was over, Fabian had moved into the official men’s home with one soul. House of Restoration (HOR) became a reality. HOR housed 11 solid men, who willingly sought discipline, direction, and discipleship. One of our brothers was married on Valentine’s Day 2011, the first ceremony performed by Pastor Fabian, but, not the last. In fact, August 2014, he had the honor and priveledge of marrying is son, Jonathan Delgado to the beautiful Jasmin Sarkis.
Pastor Fabian’s vision was adopted readily by his congregation. To reach the lost, one soul, one family, one community at a time, this is the focus of our church and our men’s home.
“I never let a day go by that I don’t remember the life God took me out of. Some say it’s better to forget, I say never forget. I remind myself everyday and replay the images of that life in the back of my mind to stay humble and broken before the Lord. You don’t have to have a crack pipe in your hand, or a needle in your arm to be “backslidden”. The day you become complacent, the moment you display ungratefulness, that is the moment you are backslidden. Being “clean” is easy. Longevity is hard. God wants us to be fruitful, to be true to Him and His word. This keeps me going everyday. I can never do enough to show my gratitude for the precious blood of Jesus, but everyday, I give my all to win one more soul to God’s kingdom.”
Pastor Fabian Ybarra
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” - Acts 2:42