Darrell Ratcliff Prayer Letter:  14 Years on the Field!The Lord has been so good to us, and truly “all things work together for good,” as the Lord promises in Romans 8:28. God’s grace is always sufficient; His mercies are new every morning; and, praise the Lord, He will never leave us nor forsake us. These truths mean so much to us as we think about how we just completed 14 years on the mission field this May. Of course, in these 14 years, we have faced many difficult challenges, but we have also had many great victories for the Lord Jesus Christ.

In Mexico, we have faced the challenges of learning a new language, adjusting to a different culture, being held up at gunpoint, being robbed, going through the death and burial of our first child (our little daughter Alejandra), and having our son Michael get meningitis as an infant and later be diagnosed with autism, as well as encountering other difficult challenges and circumstances. Many of you know that Mexico is a dangerous place. However, in spite of everything, God is doing a great work, helping us to reach many precious souls for Christ.

The Lord has given us great victory, with literally thousands and thousands of people coming to know Christ as their Saviour. To God be all the glory! We have also helped in establishing seven churches, as well as supporting many missions works. God is blessing, helping us in teaching and training others to take the Gospel to the whole world. Thank you so much for your prayers for God’s power, protection, and provision for our lives. This is helping us to reach precious souls for Jesus.

The Lord has blessed us so much in the past two months in our evangelistic efforts. In an evangelistic rally in Monterrey, we preached to over 600 people, with around 400 people trusting Christ as their Saviour. To God be all the glory! Later in an evangelistic Youth Conference, we preached the Gospel in evangelistic Bible Clubs, public transportation, and personal soul winning, and a great multitude received Christ as their personal Saviour. Many great decisions were made in the night services to take the Gospel to the lost. Later we did evangelistic clubs for 5 days with another church, with about 2,795 salvations. Then in a soul-winning conference in Irapuato, we preached the Gospel to about 950 people, with over 600 people accepting God’s gift of salvation. Later in Celaya, we helped a church to have a Big Day on Sunday, and 127 people trusted Christ, with 41 following the Lord in believer’s baptism. Oh, praise the Lord for the great things He has done!

So, we are truly grateful to all of you for all your help through your love, prayers, and support that are helping us to reach precious souls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are truly overwhelmed and grateful to the Lord for allowing us to serve Him for 14 years on the mission field, proclaiming the glorious Gospel of Christ. Thank you so much for helping us to make a difference.

Yours for souls,

Darrell Ratcliff
Philippians 4:13