Mexico News November 2018

Many thanks to Olivia for sending us some photos of their recent outreach at the park with youth groups from two different church families joining together to do dramas to spread the gospel. They also had a movie night at a couple’s home where they showed the Christian movie, “Courageous”. They have been having discipleship classes at the fellowship center and just finished the “13 Steps for New Believers” study and will be starting the “Changed into His Image” study. It is special that they always include family into their events. They haven’t been able to have the tambourine classes because it is so cold in the evenings so they will be rescheduling those to Saturdays. Miguel and Olivia continue to attend services at the men’s and women’s federal prison every week and are also supporting different feeding ministries in the outskirts of the city. They are concerned about the violence associated with the caravan of immigrants that has been gathering at the border which is impacting the residents of the border towns and could possibly result in border closures over the December holiday season. Please pray for wisdom for the leaders and the people in these communities. This is especially important as they prepare for the mission team from Washington that will be visiting over the holidays.

We received this testimony from Pr. Obed and Suri who coordinate Harvest Vision Ministries in the south Mexico state of Michoacan. Miguel and Olivia, our Mexico directors in San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, were instrumental in getting sound and video equipment to them to support these various outreaches that provide an opportunity for people to come to faith in Jesus Christ and strengthen existing church families.

“The congregation is growing through our fellowship, celebration services and prayer meetings with the Body of Christ. Educational games are being used to disciple kids and teenagers and we are blessed to be visiting and encouraging new families in Christ. We are showing movies with a Christian message to the youth and children and are teaching in discipleship about marriage and baptism. God has been good and has permitted His message to be preached whatever the circumstances. As a church we have been through a difficult situation with a dear brother in Christ going to be with the Lord. This separation hurts but the Lord is Sovereign and through all this many heard the Word of God at his funeral and some of the family made a decision and now believe. Please keep us in prayer for: a property to be bought and stop renting; that God may confirm the decision of the new believers to be baptized; that God affirms His Word in some sympathizers that we have around here; that God guide and support the pastoral family and

that God may speak to the lives of the mission leaders and they may have the same vision and interests and work side by side with us. Praise be the Name of Jesus Christ.”

Miguel and Olivia are tentatively planning to visit Obed & Suri in Michoacan in mid-January.