As the glorious day gets closer where we will hear the words from our Lord and Saviour, “Come hither,” we must be occupied in His harvest. I want to thank you deeply for praying and supporting our ministry.
The months of March, April, and May were very occupied months of laboring in our ministries. March and April were two of the busiest months we’ve had since arriving in Mexico. We were busy preparing for and overseeing our annual Marriage and Family Conference. It was a success! We were able to host over 250 couples and their families. They were challenged to have strong marriages and to continue serving God.
Right after the conference, I drove, along with other veteran pastors and evangelists, to peach two soul-winning conferences in the states of Veracruz and Chiapas. Veracruz is located about seven hours east of Central Mexico, and Chiapas is located another seven hours south from Veracruz. I was the younger preacher in the team, so I was the one who drove. During these conferences I was honored to teach, preach God’s Word, and also translate the preaching services. I personally led 6 people to the Lord during these trips. We also took people out door-to-door soul winning.
During our 14-hour trip home from Chiapas, we found difficulties in Celaya. The main highway was closed because of some protesters. Taking a different route, we got lost, and our trip turned into a 20-hour trip. Not to mention, it was Saturday, and we lost these hours of sleep. We were extremely tired on Sunday for church services.
A special word of gratitude for the real prayer warriors who pray earnestly for missionaries, including our family. When I came back from the conferences in Veracruz and Chiapas, I drove one of our missionaries to the Mexico City Airport. I said the final goodbye as they headed to the country of Nicaragua. After I dropped them off, I found myself without brakes while traveling about 70 miles per hour. I was scared to know that I was without brakes. I immediately pressed the brake pedal and somehow brought the vehicle to a complete stop. When I took the vehicle to the mechanic, he discovered that I had no brakes in the back tires. The mechanic who was paid to put new brakes on the car for our long trip to Veracruz and Chiapas was very dishonest and never put the brakes on and stole the caliper. We literally drove over 2,000 miles in a vehicle with no brakes on one of the back tires. I do remember praying every time we drove long distances, including when taking the missionary family to the airport who is now in Nicaragua. Thank you for praying for our family. We sense God’s hand of protection, provision, and power.
Many have been saved and baptized. We are just very excited to see the fruit that remains. In the new ministry we started this year, we follow up on new converts on Mondays and Tuesdays. I personally oversee the new day of visitation on Mondays, and we go to the houses of these new converts and give Bible studies. We are giving Bible lessons to all these new families, and we have seen other relatives and friends saved while doing these Bible studies.
My wife is doing much better from the herniated disk she had back in February. She also is our virtuous woman. Thank you for praying for her. Continue to pray for her as she continues homeschooling our children and overseeing our Music Ministry. Thank you for the letters and emails on her birthday. Our children are doing great in homeschooling and looking forward to the end of the school year in June. Thank you to all of you who remembered their birthdays in these past months.
Thank you very much for allowing us to represent you as your missionaries in Mexico. Despite danger and adversity, the Lord has been so good to us. May the Lord be magnified as we continue serving together in this His harvest.
For the kingdom of God,