Vincent Update Oct

Greetings from Rosarito, Mexico. Our family completed a busy month and in this update we wanted to share with you some of our highlights. (Picture: Grace, Sarah, and Daniel on the movie set)

On the church side of things, the ladies in Sarah weekly Bible study class called “Caminemos en Victoria”(walking in victory) graduated! This two year Bible study program is designed to help ladies break out of the cycles of sins, defeat, and bad choices in their lives and walk in the spiritual victory that Jesus has for them.

At their graduation ceremony it was a joy to see over 20 of these precious ladies receive their diplomas. A number of these precious saints tearfully recounted the battles and struggles that they have faced and overcome over the past 2 years of the program. They also shared about the victories that God has been bringing into their lives as they have applied God’s timeless principals to their difficult lives. (Picture: Some of the precious ladies from the Caminemos en Victoria ladies study)

I was excited in September to begin a new 9 week Sunday series on marriage, family, and relationships at the church. Please join us in praying that God will use these teachings to heal and strengthen the many broken lives and hurting families in our church. (Picture: Preaching at Calvary Chapel Rosarito)

In the Vincent household, our family was excited to start up a brand new homeschooling year. With Daniel now in 4th grade and Grace in 6th grade, that means that Sarah and I have a whole new batch of academics that we need to brush up on in order to teach our children. (Picture: Sarah teaching a class at the Christian homeschool co-op)

Our children are also very excited about the change of venue for their bi-weekly homeschooling co-op. After hosting it at our church facility for the past two years, this year we have moved it over to a local gymnastics studio. The director/owner/homeschooling dad that owns the studio (who is a retired Mexican Olympian) helps Sarah lead up a wonderful, educational, Christ centered, and FUN program. We are excited that once again a number of the families in our church are involved, including several local missionary families that call CCR home. (Picture: Grace with a couple of her missionary friends)

I am happy to announce that I now live with three movie stars! Our children received parts as extras in a brand new Feature film scheduled for release in 2012. The new film called “Little Boy” is directed by a famous Mexican director named Alejandro Monteverde. (Alejandro is best known for directing the 2006 award winning family film, “Bella”, and best of all he is a Christian.) (Pixture: My Three “Movie Stars”)

This film is being filmed at Fox Studios in Baja. (located in southern Rosarito, and the sights of filming for the past films “Master and Commander” and “Titanic”) And recently, a local casting director advertised in the local Rosarito news paper that they were looking for “American Looking Extras” to be in the film.

When Sarah took Grace and Daniel to the studio for the auditions, not only did both of our children get chosen as extras, but Sarah was also picked and she is going to appear in the film as well. You will be able to see the Vincent family “Starring” in the movie “Little Boy” as it is scheduled for world wide release in the summer of 2012.  (Picture: Grace and Daniel on site at Fox Studios Baja )

An added benefit of being in this film is that Sarah has been able to openly share her faith in the waiting rooms over the long waits between filming. Over the past two Sundays, Sarah was able to bring two brand new families to visit our church for the first time.  (Picture: Daniel is part of a gang of bullies in the movie)

We are so excited at the great work that our God and Savior Jesus is doing through the ministry here. But we also want to thank you. It is because of your faithful love, prayers, and financial support over the years that we have been able to fulfill the mission’s work that God has called us to. We love you!  (Picture: I married a beautiful movie star!)

With much love from Mexico,

Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

Prayer Requests:
  1. Pray that God will bless our new church planting family (Isabel and Jose Luis Rangle) as they are getting established in their new city of Irapuato.
  2. Pray that God would bless Sarah, Grace, and Daniel in their filming, and open up doors to witness.
  3. Pray that God would strengthen and transform the 81 students we have enrolled in our Bible College for this new semester.