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
#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!
#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.