Have you ever moved to a different house? We just did! This makes April 2014 the busiest month ever on the mission field. Despite the many activities we were involved in, such as having open-air evangelistic campaigns every Friday and Saturday, organizing a Couples’ Retreat and Family Conference, traveling to a foreign field to preach a conference, and having Missions Month at one of the churches we started, my wife and I could not be happier to say that we are happy in the service of the Lord.
Our twin daughters Kimberly and Kaytlin turned four this month. When we first arrived to Mexico, they were just six months old. They can truly say, “We have been raised in Mexico.” Thank you for the birthday wishes, cards, and e-mails. All four of our children speak fluent Spanish and English, and they are all healthy.
In the month of April, we emphasized missions in the church of Apaseo el Grande. Several families, including ours, made a new commitment to give by faith and not by sight. We are taking on new missionaries thanks to the new commitments this month. There is no greater joy than to see families living by faith, growing spiritually, and also investing for eternity in the greatest business—missions.
For the Couples’ Retreat and Family Conference 2014 in the church in Celaya, we chose the theme “Marriage is not an agreement—it is a commitment.” My wife organized and trained couples to sing all the music specials. She also helped me to decorate a large building, where we hosted over 200 couples for a special, romantic dinner.
All of these duties were done while we were moving to a different house. I thank God for my helpmeet, because in all these activities she has helped me and played an important role in our family. She is my virtuous woman.
At the beginning of April, I was honored to travel to the country of Bolivia with Pastor Alejandro Cordova. We trained the nationals to become soul winners and preached a conference about soul winning and leadership. The people in South America also seem to be very receptive of the Gospel. They might need more than we do, but they truly need Jesus more than anything.
In the evangelistic campaigns we have had since the end of February, we have seen thousands of people come to hear the Gospel and a couple of thousand people saved. The average attendance to these meetings is between 200 and 600.
To give you an idea of all the work and investment in just one evangelist campaign, we start promoting about a week before the event with flyers and loud speakers on the streets. We promote free bags of groceries, special music, toys for the kids, etc. We work hard and also invest extra money, but all of it is worth it because many people received the greatest gift—eternal life. Thank you to all of you who donated extra money to make these campaigns possible.
Please note our new home address in Mexico: Monte Blanco #500 Colonia Arboledas 2da Seccion CP 38060.
Thank you for helping us to reach many people with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for praying and for supporting our family and ministry here in Mexico.
For the kingdom of God,