Vincent Family October 2020 Missions Update

Greetings from Mexico,

I hope this update finds you and your family healthy and blessed! In our updates, you usually get a generous dose of what is going on in the church and ministry, and even my life (Mike) personally. But in this update, I am excited to focus on the rest (and better part) of my family, to give you an update on what the family is up to.

Throughout our 18 plus years of service here in Mexico, I couldn’t have done a thing without my amazing and virtuous wife, Sarah. Sarah isn’t only my partner in ministry, but my best friend and a key part of everything God has done here over the years.

Presently, Sarah is teaching Spanish to American homeschool families two days a week. This unique job connects Sarah’s love for the Spanish language along with her love for children. (You may not know that Sarah is a credentialed California teacher, who taught Kindergarten in the California public school system for our first three years of marriage!)

With the coronavirus affecting everything we do, this year Sarah’s teaching load has doubled. Not only is she offering live classes with social distancing up in Orange County, she is also doing ZOOM online classes. This adjustment has not been easy for Sarah or her students. It has been a blessing for me to witness the zoom meetings and hear these youngsters excelling in their Spanish. Please keep my favorite school teacher Sarah and her Spanish classes in your prayers.

My daughter Grace is now 20 years old and she has been staying busy finishing up her AA through the local San Diego Community College. Grace is and always has been diligent and self-motivated in her college studies, and continues to get straight A’s in her classes. (I guess she takes after her mother in that!) Grace is still deciding what her college major will be, but I know that wherever the Lord directs her, she’s going to work hard and excel.

On the church side of things, Grace enjoys spending time with her friends in our church’s young adult group Agamos! (Greek word that means “unmarried” ) She also assists me in my live preaching by being my faithful media assistant. In this important position, Grace is in charge of putting the worship slides and sermon notes up on the video screens for the services. This job has taken on added significance as much of our congregation is now tuning in online for our services. I am very thankful that God has given me a quiet, godly daughter that has brought much joy to my life.

My son Daniel just graduated from high school and also turned 18! After I jokingly posted online that he was looking for a car (while standing in front of two old junkers) a ministry partner donated their used Cadillac. I have never seen a young man more excited than Daniel was to receive this 23 year old car that was still in great condition. Daniel has now become the main errand boy in the house, as he looks for each and every opportunity to go out and take his new car for a drive.

Daniel is very focused on his basketball and he has progressed to the point where his old man can’t keep up with him anymore. This summer he tried out for and made the local youth all star team, and he has even traveled to different Mexican states with his team to compete in tournaments. As the only gringo (white guy) on the team, his opponents are amazed to see this white boy that speaks perfect Spanish. Of course they aren’t aware that Daniel has lived in Mexico since he was 2 weeks old.

Daniel is also active in ministry at the church. He leads a weekly discipleship group on ZOOM where he disciples a couple of the freshmen boys in our church youth group. Daniel also helps lead worship three times a week at the church in our men’s study, youth study, and on our main worship team. A special blessing for me was having Daniel lead worship with me on the keyboard during three of our services in September.

I am so blessed to have a family that loves Jesus and serves with me in the great work that God is doing here. We feel honored and blessed that you have chosen to partner with us through your prayers and finances which allow us to serve full time with you in the ripe mission fields of Mexico! THANK YOU!

Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

1- That God would provide for our family’s needs, and raise up 3 new financial partners to cover our friends that are no longer able to continue!

2- That God would bless Grace as she prays about her next steps in schooling. (Her major and her new college)

3- That God would bless and strengthen Sarah in her online and live Spanish classes!

Praise Reports!

1- Praise God that He has kept our family safe from the coronavirus.

2- Praise God for our new batch of church planters who are studying and preparing to be sent out to church plant in the future!

For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section. For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit. Simply click on this link to directly support our family as your missionaries.
https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=DFA990CC09D942B
Or, you can go to our mission’s website, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. Please remember to type in “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section

Vincent Family September 2020 Missions Update

Greetings from Mexico,

This past month our church was blessed to host our 6th annual international church planting conference! Even though things have been crazy with the corona virus, we decided to step out in faith and have this conference live, with safe and social distancing practices in place. As we prepared for the conference, we had no idea how the attendance would be, but we were pleasantly surprised as over 350 people joined us live!

The title of this conference was, “God’s Plan for Missions,” and our main theme was to encourage those in attendance to see God’s plan to use local church plants to reach the world with the saving message of the Gospel. We had friends fly in from as far away as Florida in the USA, and Oaxaca (south Mexico)! Each person in attendance came with a heart prepared to hear from the Lord in regards to their place in church planting!

We had seven gifted speakers that shared at our main sessions. From the USA we had our church planters Aaron Smith (Punta Gorda Florida) and Donnie Aldana (Waddell Arizona) along with our church planting partners Phil Metzgar (San Diego by way of Hungary) and  Danny Hodges with over 35 years of pastoring experience in Saint Petersburg Florida! From Mexico we had our planters Hugo Limon (Culiacan) and Tony Carranza (Mazatlan) and I got to share as well! Each teaching was well prepared, related to church planters, and creatively applied to the audience.  

A special blessing of this conference was our breakout session workshops. We had 15 workshops with a wide variety of topics for our attenders to choose from. Many of my friends joined us with amazing workshops including Pastors David Zamora, Greg Seymour, and my own pastor Trent Douglass from our sending church, Calvary Chapel Saving Grace.

Without a doubt, the most popular breakout sessions were our three ladies workshops taught by ladies, for ladies. I snuck into the workshop my wife Sarah was teaching along with our pastor’s wife (Debbie Douglass) and they knocked it out of the park. The ladies in attendance were so encouraged and blessed and reminded of the important part that they have in church planting!

The conference ended with a bang as we attempted something that we had never done before. We sent out a church plant together with our friends and guests at the end of the conference. What a blessing it was for each person in attendance to witness a church plant being sent out!

Although all of our 24 previous church plants have been a huge blessing, this particular church plant was special. Over the years, we have been honored to plant 24 churches in Mexico and the USA, but this plant was sent out to Guatemala. We sent out two brothers (Geovanni and Jonathan Loarca) and their families to plant in the largest city in Central America, Guatemala City!


         These brothers are highly skilled bible teachers and both of them completed our two year church planting program. Geovanni who will be the Senior Pastor of the church plant, served as an intern living at the church and on our full time staff for the past 2 years.  I believe that this church plant is going to help us reach Central American and beyond. Please keep them in your prayers!

Finally, I want to thank each one of you who partner with us in the ministry! It is through your prayers that God meets our spiritual needs, and through your financial partnership that God meets our physical needs. Please know that we are extremely thankful for your partnership, and we pray often for you! THANK YOU!

Con mucho amor de Mexico,  (with much love from Mexico)

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

#1-  That God would provide for our family’s needs, and raise up 3 new financial partners to cover our friends that are no longer able to continue!

#2-  That God would bless our new church planters as they move to Guatemala!

#3- That God would help our congregation safely return to the church!   

Praise Reports!

#1- Praise God for our 25th church plant to Guatemala!     

#2- Praise God that God has kept our family, staff, and congregation safe from the Corona Virus!   


For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section.  For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit. Simply click on this link to directly support our family as your missionaries.https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=DFA990CC09D942B

Or, you can  go to our mission’s website, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. Please remember to type in  “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.

Vincent Family August 2020 Missions Update

Greetings from Mexico,

Isn’t the world we live in strange? How many of us could have ever guessed we would be facing this pandemic that has come crashing into all of our lives? The world is changing day by day, but God remains on His throne and God’s calling for Christians and missionaries and the church remains unchanged. We are to reach people with the love of Jesus! 

This past month, we have been blessed to have our congregation returning as we practice safe social distancing services. Even though our attendance has been much smaller (currently around 50%) we have been once again seeing weekly professions of faith. A special highlight was having the privilege of baptizing 12 new believers at our church’s July baptism. We hadn’t had baptisms in 5 months, and it was amazing to get back to it, although baptizing people with a mask on was a new experience!

To help us adjust to the new normal of church online, we were blessed to finish our church’s new recording studio! This 2nd story sanctuary addition serves two purposes. 

#1- Our studio is being used for special bible studies, announcements, and our new “Today’s Good News” 5-minute daily devotional series available to view on our Youtube Channel!

#2- Our new studio is where our video team live-streams our services.

Even though finances were tight, our church was able to invest in new cameras and a new audio and video setup, all in an effort to help our viewers enjoy a better live-stream experience. If you ever want to tune in, we are streaming our main services on Facebook live and Youtube on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 9 am!

In July, I was blessed to teach at two missions schools that stepped out in faith and decided to continue even with the pandemic. First off, my sending church (Calvary Chapel Saving Grace) has their Missions school down here this summer. These 15 students are on fire, and ready to be sent out for what God has called them to do!

I am also teaching this week at the Calvary Training Centers (Tijuana) annual church planting school! The young adults in this class are open and desiring to be sent out to church plant in Mexico. It’s always a blessing when I get to step outside of our church family to pour into the new generation of believers that God is building up!

I would also like to ask you to pray for our upcoming international church planting conference on August 7th and 8th! We have friends flying in from all over the USA and Mexico to be stirred up and learn all about God’s heart for church planting. We are stepping out in faith and having this conference and praying that God doesn’t only protect us, but He speaks to each heart in attendance!

Finally, I want to thank each one of you that partner with us in the ministry! With the economic difficulties we are facing in today’s world, we have understandably had several supporters that are not able to continue partnering with us financially as their missionaries. This reminded me of the sacrifices that you are making to partner with us. Please know that we are extremely thankful for your partnership, and we pray often for you! THANK YOU!

Con mucho amor de Mexico,  (with much love from Mexico)

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

#1-  That God would provide for our family’s needs, and raise up 3 new financial partners to cover our friends that are no longer able to continue!

#2-  That God would bless our upcoming church planting conference (August 7th and 8th) and 25th church plant to Guatemala!

#3- That God would allow us to open up our church doors again in a safe manner!  

Praise Reports!

#1- Praise God that we were able to finish our new audio/video studio!    

#2- Praise God for the 12 July baptisms at the church!  


For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section.  For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit. Simply click on this link to directly support our family as your missionaries.https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=DFA990CC09D942B

Or, you can go to our mission’s website, click on the “become a financial partner” button, and fill out the information. Please remember to type in  “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.

Vincent Family July 2020 Mission Update

Greetings from Mexico,

We are continuing to try and adjust to this new normal of the coronavirus. We are still being radically affected here in Mexico, with churches still not being allowed to “Legally” meet live and in person. But as we continue to work hard and minister in the middle of the coronavirus, there are five clear lessons that God has shown me that I would like to share with you!

Lesson #1- Ministry and God’s Work Continue in difficult times!  

Our ministry has changed but it continues. The Mexican economy has been devastated by this coronavirus and many in our church family have lost their places of employment. To fill emergency needs, we have been focused on our church’s hospitality ministry. This ministry has been busy giving out close to 100 family food bags per week! These bags are designed to feed a family of four the basics for one week, and are advertised and offered to anyone in need in our community, no questions asked. We are blessed that our church has been able to be the hands and feet of Jesus during this pandemic!

We also have continued on with our church planting training. In June, we finished our church planting spring semester, with 28 students enrolled and 6 graduates. (Including two brothers that are being sent out to church plant in Guatemala in August)

I was also able to fly out to Arizona this past month to speak at our new church plant, Refresh Church Waddell, and do some homeless ministry with their church!

Lesson #2- Technology Matters!  

If you’re an old person like me, you know that technology can seem difficult and even impossible to learn! When I have to ask my 7-year-old nephew to help me with my phone, you know that I need to up my technology game. But this pandemic has shown us the importance of media in the world today!

To be honest, this was an area where our ministry had been lacking, but not anymore. We have made a deep investment in technology to purchase new cameras, computers, and even built a new recording studio at the church! As the world moves more and more into the digital realm, we are blessed that this push from the coronavirus has forced us to progress and improve in the areas of technology and video production!

Lesson #3- Life Goes on!

This past month our family was blessed with three new milestones. First off, our baby Daniel turned 18 and graduated from high school with honors. So many of this year’s seniors missed out on the normal senior activities, but our homeschooler Daniel didn’t seem to affected by it! We celebrated Daniel’s graduation, by getting a small air b-n-b in San Diego with his family and missionary friends.

Also in June, Sarah and I got to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary, which coincided with our 18th anniversary of living and ministering here in Mexico. Yes, the world may have come to a halt with this corona virus, but just like you, our lives continue to move on!

Lesson #4- Too much news isn’t good for the soul!  

This month I finally decided to turn off the news completely! I am tired of the scare tactics and depressing and hopeless newscasts that the media was attempting to force down my throat. The truth is that no matter how crazy this world gets, our Almighty God still rules and reigns on heaven’s throne!

One interesting side note of this situation is how easily the world’s masses and governments have fallen in line with the fear tactics being pushed upon us. For me, I see a world ripe for the amazing end times events laid out for us in the book of Revelation that seemed unlikely just 4 months ago!

Lesson #5- God’s People Remain Faithful!  

I am so proud of our church family here in Mexico. Though scattered in our homes, our church family has proven faithful in joining us for our online services. They have also prayed for us and been faithful in their financial giving!  

And it’s not only our friends here that have been faithful, we are thankful for you, our precious ministry partners who have continued to stand by us and pray for us and support us financially in these trying times. We are honored and blessed that you have chosen to partner with us in this great mission work here in Mexico! THANK YOU!

Con mucho amor de Mexico,  (with much love from Mexico)

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

#1-  That God would keep our family, church, city, nation, and world safe in this coronavirus, and deliver us!

#2-  That God would bless our upcoming church planting conference (August 7th and 8th) and 25th church plant to Guatemala!

#3- That God would allow us to open up our church doors again in a safe manner!  

Praise Reports!

#1- Praise God for the great response to our improving online services! We have had thousands of views, and many first time professions of faith!   

#2- Praise God that God’s people are continuing to give financially so we can keep our church staff employed, and continue to support our church planters!


For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section.  For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit. Simply click on this link to directly support our family as your missionaries.https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=DFA990CC09D942B

Or, you can  go to our mission’s website, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. Please remember to type in  “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.

Vincent Family June 2020 Missions Update

Greetings from Mexico,

Just like you have, we have been working hard to make the best out of this difficult CORONA VIRUS situation. And we believe that we are going to see God bring good out of it just as He has promised! (Romans 8:28)  

During the past month, we have been hosting what we are calling “CAR CHURCH” services on Sundays. To prepare for this special service, we first built a 450 square foot outside stage in our large parking lot, and then we made a giant 20×30 foot banner that said “WELCOME HOME” (Bienvenido a Casa)!

We also purchased an FM radio transmitter  that transmits a live audio signal to a 5 mile radius. The end result is that people get to watch the live service onstage from their cars, while listening to the service on their fm stereo!

As we began to invite our church family we had many safety and security questions and we assured our friends that everything would be held with their safety in mind!  We have now held 6 CAR CHURCH Sundays, and each Sunday the participation has grown. This past Sunday, we had over 160 cars full of our friends that attended our two Sunday services.

We are enjoying this special service, but are looking forward to opening up the church again with live services. Would you please join us in prayer about the timing of our re-opening? (The Mexico Government has not yet made any public statements about allowing churches to re-open)

Also during this corona virus, we have been working hard on improving our live streaming for services. If you would like to tune in and watch our live services, we stream them on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Sunday mornings at 9am! You can find our live streams at our church facebook page, and also at our church YouTube channel. (Here is a link :  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe6XmDBjFSJ-Hjd2zBWEDfA   )

We have also taken advantage of this down time to build an audio video studio inside of our sanctuary to improve our audio and video online services. This 400 square foot addition was  built out of the 2nd floor of our sanctuary. It includes a large office for our media staff, a production area for our audio and video team that will be recording the services live, and a permanent small studio where we can record online Bible studies, interviews, and video announcements! We are excited to debut our new studio and recording equipment next month, and hope that you will tune in to our new live-stream services and let us know what you think!

Finally, once again I want to thank you our precious co-laborers for your partnership in this great work. It is through your financial giving that God provides for our physical needs, and it is through your prayers that God provides for our spiritual needs. We are honored and blessed that you have chosen to partner with us. THANK YOU!

Con mucho amor de Mexico,  (with much love from Mexico)

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

#1-  That God would keep our family, church, city, nation, and world safe in this corona virus, and deliver us!

#2-  That God would allow us to open up our church doors again in a safe manner!  

Praise Reports!

#1- Praise God for the great response to our improving online services! We have had thousands of views, and many first time professions of faith!   

#2- Praise God that God’s people are continuing to give financially so we can keep our church staff employed, and continue to support our church planters!


For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section.  For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit. Simply click on this link to directly support our family as your missionaries.https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=DFA990CC09D942B

Or, you can  go to our mission’s website, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. Please remember to type in  “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.

Vincent Family May 2020 Missions Update

Greetings from Mexico,

I think that all of us have had way more than our share of BAD NEWS recently, so in this missions update, I wanted to share some GOOD NEWS with you! At the end of April, we were able to send out our newest church plant, and I want to tell you all about it!

I first met my friend Martin Ramirez and his wife and children about 3 years ago when they began attending our church after suffering through a difficult experience at a former church. After sitting for a season, they began faithfully serving with excellence in our children’s ministry!

Eventually a couple of Martin’s friends also joined up with our church and they all began to serve together. I learned later that all of them lived in an adjoining community called La Gloria. La Gloria is a small town of about 20,000 people located between Rosarito and Tijuana, and is about a 20 minute drive to our church.  

As I got to know Martin, he shared with me his life-long desire to serve in the ministry but he had never had the opportunity to be trained up. I asked him to pray about joining up with our 2 year church planting program. Martin excelled in this course, and eventually,  two of his friends joined up in the class, and they did well too!

Over a year ago,  I asked Martin to start a home fellowship bible study in his home in La Gloria, which is one of our first steps to church plant. When I visited their church plant, I was pleasantly surprised to see 30 teens and adults packed into a small home listening to Martin’s Bible study! In fact, the room was so stuffed, that I had to sit on the floor.

As I watched Martin teach, God placed it on my heart that it was time that they move out and rent a local storefront. Their first step of faith, was a very small rental that could hold 25 seats. After outgrowing that small room, they took another step of faith and rented a larger one double that size. In the final meeting before the corona virus hit, they had 60 adults attend their Sunday afternoon meeting!

Just last Wednesday (April 29) , I had the opportunity to ordain Martin as the new Senior Pastor of this church plant, Calvary Chapel La Gloria! Even though the service was online (due to the quarantine) we were able to celebrate and rejoice in the great work that God has done and we are asking our Almighty God to do even greater things! As I watched Martin preach from our church pulpit, God reminded me that the attacks of the enemy and even pandemics cannot and will not stop the work of God!

I was also reminded that all of our ministry is a team effort including this church plant! We could never have planted this church (or the 23 before it) without the faithful prayers and financial support of you, our precious ministry partners! As Paul the Apostle wrote about his ministry in 1st Corinthians 3:6  “I planted, Apollos watered, AND GOD gave the increase”    I want to thank you once again for your prayers and financial giving, we are honored and blessed to serve the Lord as your missionaries here in Mexico!

Con mucho amor de Mexico,  (with much love from Mexico)

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

#1-  That God would keep our family, church, city, nation, and world safe in this corona virus, and deliver us!

#2-  That God would bless our new church plant, Calvary Chapel La Gloria!

Praise Reports!

#1- Praise God for the great response to our improving online services! We have had thousands of views, and many first time professions of faith!   

#2- Praise God that God’s people are continuing to give financially so we can keep our church staff employed, and continue to support our church planters!


For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section.  For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit. Simply click on this link to directly support our family as your missionaries.https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=DFA990CC09D942B

Or, you can  go to our mission’s website, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. Please remember to type in  “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.

Vincent Family April 2020 Missions Update

Greetings from Mexico, 

What a shocker this has been for us all living through the dangerous days of the Corona Virus. Please know that I am SO SORRY that you and your family are having to live through this. I am praying for you, and believing that God is going to get you and your loved ones through these difficult days. 

In this missions update, I wanted to update you in regards to how our church and family are responding to the tragedy of the Corona Virus. Just like up in the USA, the Corona Virus is alive and kicking down here in Rosarito, Mexico as well! Our Government and leaders have been basically following California in the wise restrictions they have put in place to limit the spread of the virus through social distancing. 

Following the Local laws, three weeks ago we were asked to close down our live church services and forced to go to an online only platform. Now the timing of this announcement for our church was very interesting. Our church has never done live streaming before, BUT just 3 months ago we purchased a camera and the needed equipment, and we had been doing test runs live with our equipment before the corona virus ever hit. So when we were forced to go to an online platform, God had prepared us and we were ready! 

For three weeks now we have streamed our services live on the internet. Our main service times are Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm and Sunday mornings at 9am. If you would like to join us, you can stream our sermons live on our church’s facebook page (search “Calvary Chapel Rosarito” ) or our church’s YOUTUBE channel! (again, search “Calvary Chapel Rosarito) Both of these platforms save our content so our audience can tune in and watch at their own convenience! 

When the corona virus hit, I decided to change up my teaching format from our usual verse by verse teaching to a special topical series I have called “HEROES”! In each service,  I pick a Bible hero and we attempt to apply the lessons and principals from that hero’s life,  to our lives as Christians facing the Corona Virus today! 

To our surprise,  God has given us a large online audience. My recent Sunday sermon on David vs. Goliath, has generated over 11,000 views already. Best of all, we had three first time professions of faith ONLINE, after I presented the message of salvation and gave an invitation! 

Additional studies at our church include a daily devotion for our congregation in Spanish that we stream live each weekday at 10am! Our children’s ministry, youth ministry, and young adult’s ministry have also transitioned to weekly online meetings! Please keep our church and ministry in your prayers during this difficult time! 

As bad as things are, there is still a lot of GOOD NEWS available for you today as a Christian! And as I finish up this update, I want to remind you of FIVE GOOD THINGS that God is doing in the world right now!

#1- God is still seated on His throne in heaven!

#2- God has promised that He will never leave you or forsake you! (Hebrews 13:5) 

#3- The battle (of the Corona Virus) belongs to the Lord! (1st Samuel 17:47) 

#4- God has promised to work all things out for good in the lives of His children! (Romans 8:28) 

And #5- I know that God is going to use this corona virus to bring a great revival of souls into His Kingdom! (perhaps the final great revival of them all, wouldn’t that be awesome! )

Precious friends, you don’t know how much your prayers and financial support mean to our family, especially in these desperate days of the corona virus. Thank you once again for partnering with us and standing firm with us to reach Mexico and beyond for Jesus Christ! 

Con mucho amor de Mexico,  (with much love from Mexico)

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

#1-  That God would keep our family, church, city, nation, and world safe in this corona virus! 

#2-  That God would bring forth a great revival of souls through this corona virus!

Praise Reports!

#1- Praise God for our newest church plant that we will be sending out in April, Calvary Chapel La Gloria! (20 minutes east of our church)  

#2- Praise God that our church’s online services are reaching many people with uplifting content, passionate worship,  Bible teaching, and the message of salvation!   


For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section.  For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit. Simply click on this link to directly support our family as your missionaries. https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=DFA990CC09D942B

Or, you can  go to our mission’s website, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. Please remember to type in  “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.

Vincent Family MARCH 2020 Ministry Update!

Greetings from Mexico, 

In this missions update, I am excited to talk to you about some staff changes that we have made at church since the new year!  Last year, of the five church plants we sent out, 3 of the pastors were our assistant pastors. When we sent out Pastor Fernando to Las Vegas, we realized we were in dire need of some new Assistant Pastors. 

After 4 months of praying, we were excited to ordain 5 new associate Pastors to our Pastoral staff. Each one of these Godly men meets the Biblical requirements of being an elder found in 1st Timothy and Titus. They also have a deep love for God’s people and a long term commitment to our local church. In this update, I wanted to introduce you to our 5 new associate Pastors. 

Mario Medrano, Ted Thayer

Ted Thayer (right) joined our staff as a missionary from Santa Barbara over 5 years ago. Ted joined us after serving on the wonderful staff of Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, and he brought many gifts with him. Ted is a gifted worship leader, an amazing electric guitar player, and a fantastic Bible teacher. Ted has led our weekly English men’s Bible study for the past 3 years, and we are excited to have him serving as our Associate Pastor over English Ministries! 

Francisco Ahumada, Mario De Los Santos

Mario De Los Santos and his wife Wendy came to faith in our church, were baptized, and over time, proved themselves as gifted servant leaders. Mario has recently taken over leadership of our New Believers class and ministry and is doing a fantastic job. This past month, we were blessed to baptize 22 people, and every one of these friends was part of our new believers class. We are excited to have Pastor Mario leading our New Believers ministry. 

Jorge Blancas, Francisco Ahumada

Jorge Blancas came to our church many years ago as a drug-addicted and hopeless man! Eventually, George became an intern and worked his way up to a staff position. Over that time, George also married a young lady from the church and had a couple of daughters. Last month we were honored and blessed to ordain my good friend George as our new Associate Pastor over facilities and security! 

I often call my friend Francisco Ahumada the nicest man in the church. If you have visited our church, no doubt you have been greeted by him as he leads our friendly welcome ministry! Last year, we were blessed as Francisco married our director of Celebrate Recovery Cheryl! It was an honor to ordain this Godly man as our new associate pastor over the welcome ministry and celebrate recovery! 

Mario Medrano has been a missionary attending our church for over 10 years now. After graduating from our church planting program, Mario was sent out to plant a church in La Paz. After 4 years of faithful ministry there, Mario moved back to Rosarito to help me head up our church planting program. Mario is my travel buddy as we travel around Mexico together visiting and ministering to our church plants! It was a great honor to ordain Mario as our new Associate Pastor of Church Planting! 

It blesses me to share the stories of these five men with you, because each one is a partner with you in our ministry here in Mexico! Thanks again for your love, prayers, and financial support. 

Con mucho amor de Mexico,  (with much love from Mexico)

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

#1-  That God would bless our five new associate Pastors who have joined our church staff!  

#2-  That God would continue to provide for the needs of our family and church in Rosarito!  

Praise Reports!

#1- Praise God for our newest church plant in February, CCOtay Mesa in East Tijuana! 

#2- Praise God that we were able to travel to Mazatlan to host a church planting conference, and join them as they planted a new church! (Calvary Mazatlan East)  


For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section.  For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit. Simply click on this link to directly support our family as your missionaries. https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=DFA990CC09D942B

Or, you can go to our mission’s website, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. Please remember to type in  “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.

Vincent Family 2020 Missions Update

Greetings from Mexico, 

In this missions update, I am excited to talk to you about our upcoming church planting work outside of Mexico. As I write this report I am sitting in the San Diego Airport preparing to fly to Phoenix to visit our church plant in nearby Waddell, Arizona, Refresh Church! 

Just four weeks in, this non-denominational church plant led by my good friend Pastor Donny and Coby Aldana (who completed our church planting conference) is already averaging around 100 people. Praise God! 

Also in January we were able to send out one of our American interns, Jonathon Fruin.  (A young man that grew up in our church) Jonathon is preparing to translate for our bilingual church plant in Las Vegas led by Pastor Fernando Serrano. 

The fun thing about this church plant is that it will be the exact reverse of our church. This will be a bilingual church in the USA, where the sermon is preached in Spanish, then translated into English. Isn’t that cool! 

One of the most exciting things I get to share in this update is that God is extending our church planting borders to beyond Mexico and the USA! Jesus told the early believers in Mark 16:15 to go into ALL THE WORLD and preach the Gospel! As our new church planting class prepares to begin in 2020, we are happy to announce that we have four NEW NATIONS represented in our 2020 church planting class!  

#1- We have a couple taking the course who are from Sweden. (Wouldn’t it be amazing to plant a church in Europe together!) #2- We have a couple entering into the class who have an invitation to move North to Canada to church plant. #3- We have a new intern who has moved up to Rosarito from Peru, who is planning on returning to church plant in Peru after he completes our program. #4- Forth and finally, our intern Giovanni is planning on planting in Guatemala later this year after he completes our two-year church planting and internship program. 

Recently Giovanni traveled to Guatemala on his church planting vision tour with two of our assistant Pastors. After our pastors returned, Giovanni stayed in Guatemala for two months to get his legal paperwork in order. While Giovanni is 100% Guatemalan (both his mother and father were born there) he was actually born in Tijuana and had never visited Guatemala or any of his family members living there. 

On this trip, Giovanni got to meet his Grandma and Grandpa, Uncles, Aunts, and cousins for the very first time. Giovanni also got to share the gospel with his family and their friends and to share with them about his future church plant.  (We are targeting this plant to begin in the summer of 2020!) When Giovanni held an information meeting about the future church plant in a local coffee shop, over 20 adults attended showing interest and desiring to be a part of it. Please keep this future church plant to Guatemala in your prayers! 

It blesses me to share about these future church plants with you because all of this is your spiritual fruit. As the Apostle Paul wrote about his ministry in 1st Corinthians 3:6,  I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase! Truly our ministry and church planting is a team effort and we are honored and blessed that you have chosen to partner with us as your missionaries. Thanks again for your love, prayers, and financial support. 

Con mucho amor de Mexico,  (with much love from Mexico)

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

#1-  That God would bless our new batch of church planters that are beginning the course next week! 

#2-  That God would continue to provide for the needs of our family and church in Rosarito!  

Praise Reports!

#1- Praise God for a great beginning to Refresh Church located in Waddell Arizona! 

#2- Praise God that our church had the largest attended regular service in our history in January, with nearly 1,600 in attendance! 


For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section.  For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit.  Simply go to our mission’s website, or insert this web address into your web browser, www.sgwm.com/wp2010/ministries/calvary-chapel-rosarito/   Next, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. If you want your gift to go to support our family, please write “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.

Vincent Family January 2020 Missions Update

Greetings from Mexico, 

Our family hopes and prays that you had a blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year! I am not sure about you, but I am tired of failing in my New Year’s Resolutions, so this new year, I have two resolutions that I think that I am going to be able to keep this year. In the year 2020, I intend too #1- Eat more, and #2- GAIN WEIGHT! (two resolutions I believe I will finally keep!) 

Well in this update I wanted to talk to you about our vision for the family and the ministry! Personally, my vision for my family for 2020 is IMPROVED COMMUNICATION! My beautiful wife Sarah has reminded me of the importance that I communicate my heart and feelings and highs and lows with my family, and this year I am committed to doing that.  I also want to get better at communicating with my precious children Grace and Daniel, who I am so proud of and blessed with! Please keep my communication in your prayers! 

In the church, our focus for 2020 is to re-focus on our church’s vision statement, REACH- EQUIP- SEND! To begin, we want to continue to REACH the lost with a relentless commitment to love the lost living around us, while continuing to present the message of salvation at every single one of our church services and events. 

Next up, we want to EQUIP! Our main church services where I preach and our 30+ weekly studies where I don’t, all have the same goal of equipping believers to do the work that God has called them to do. The Bible reminds us of the purpose of the church in Ephesians 4:12! The church exists to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry!”  And that ministry isn’t just serving the Lord at church, but it always begins in the home with the family and continues on out into the community where we interact with our co-workers and friends and neighbors. 

Third and finally, as a church, we want to continue to SEND out Pastors, finances, and training to reach Mexico and beyond through church planting. We are excited about a possible 6 church plants that we believe are ripe and preparing to be sent out in 2020! This gifted group includes our first church plant outside of the US and Mexico, which is set to be in Guatemala! (Our church planter Giovanni is there right now on his church planting vision tour!) Please pray for me and our church planting program to have the wisdom from the Lord regarding who is to be sent out, and the timing of when they are to be sent!  

Precious partners, God has a wonderful plan for you and your family as well in 2020! We are praying that God’s “good and perfect” will is fully revealed in your lives as we begin this new decade. We are thankful that you have decided to partner with our family.  It is through your prayers that God meets our spiritual needs, and through your financial support that God meets our physical needs. We are honored and blessed to serve the Lord as your missionaries here in the ripe fields of Mexico!  

Con mucho amor de Mexico,  (with much love from Mexico)

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests!

#1-  That God would help me grow in communication, beginning with the ones I love the most, my wife and children! 

#2-  That God would continue to provide for the needs of our family and church in Rosarito!  

Praise Reports!

#1- Praise God last month for a new church plant sent out to Tulancingo Hidalgo (Near Mexico City) 

#2- Praise God for a blessed and fruitful Christmas season!

For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section.  For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the SGWM mailing envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873

For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit.  Simply go to our mission’s website, or insert this web address into your web browser, www.sgwm.com/wp2010/ministries/calvary-chapel-rosarito/   Next, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. If you want your gift to go to support our family, please write “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.