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This past month Sarah had an opportunity to do some amazing outreach ministry. So in this update, I asked her to share with you in her own words, what God did in and through her life this past month.
“And he who waters will also be watered himself.” Proverbs 11:25
Normally my days are filled with household duties, homeschooling, and being the family taxi driver, but the month of October was quite different. This month I traveled through 3 countries, 7 airports, 10 planes, and 2 prisons. Each step of the way I saw God’s powerful hand moving around me.
My month began with a missions trip to Belize with my good friend and Pastor’s wife Debbie Douglass of Calvary Chapel Saving Grace. We were invited to speak at a women’s conference put on by local Belizean missionaries where ladies from 5 differentchurches were invited for a time of encouragement and fellowship.
It was fascinating to observe the various cultures of Belize worship and fellowship as one.Belize is an English speaking country, formerly a British territory, located in Central America between the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, yet Belize has a mixture of cultures, peoples and languages.Most people speak English or Creole, but the other spoken languages include German, Spanish, Mayan, and African tribal languages brought over during the times of the slave trade.
I was honored and privileged to fellowship with these lovely ladies. For instance, one of the churches is located inside of a Mennonite community where most of the community continue in the traditions of their ancient ancestors. When the retreat ended, we had the opportunity to travel to their hometown and stay with them. During our time there, we were able to visit ladies house to house, and minister at their church.
Amongst the other cultures were the Mayan- whom I was surprised to find out still speak their native language.Most of the immigrants from Central America are of Spanish speaking decent and are generally some of the poorest in Belize. I was blessed to be able to visit one of the missions located in a poor community of Spanish speakers and encourage the pastor’s wife. Since she is unable to speak English, she is unable to fellowship with the leaders from the other churches. It was a blessing to visit her and the church in the small colony of “Los Tambos” and pray for her and encourage her in the work that her church is doing amongst the immigrant community living there.
Near the end of our trip we flew to a nearby island and visited and old friend in the town of San Pedro.Our friend Clive Welsh, runs a Christian radio station there, where he broadcasts sound Biblical teaching throughout Belize. I was honored to be interviewed on the air and had the opportunity to share my testimony.
Shortly returning from Belize, I was invited to an event in the Ensenada Women’s Prison put on by our good friend Cheryl Hoople of Yugo Ministries Mexico. Cheryl organized a one day women’s retreat for the ladies, with food, crafts, and a bag of goodies.
I was blessed to be able to participate in the event, serving food, leading some worship songs and doing a teaching. My message was a reminder to the ladies that God has gifted them with gifts to use for HIS GLORY and He desires to use them by His grace. Afterward, I was able to pray for the ladies, and minister to them of Christ’s love, forgiveness,and most of all His AMAZING GRACE.
I would like to please ask for prayer for our church’s upcoming women’s event on December 14th.Please pray that God will save ladies and draw the women’s hearts to Himself. If anyone is interested in helping with the event, please contact me.
Finally, we would like to once again thank you for your partnership with our family and ministry. We could not do this ministry without your love, prayers, and support.
Con mucho amor de Mexico,(with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
- Please pray for the ladies that Sarah ministered to in Belize and the Ensenada Women’s prison.
- Please pray that God would bless our upcoming Christmas women’s outreach, and the many other community outreaches that we have coming up.
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