Vincent Family/ CCRosarito December Missions update 2009

Ladies Conference

This month we were excited to host our annual women’s Conference. We were blessed to fly in two very special friends to share with us. Our speaker was Jean Davis, a Pastor’s wife from Idaho who was Sarah’s mentor back at Calvary Chapel Bible College. We had another very special friend, Maura Cathey, who flew in from Sayulit in Southern Mexico to translate for Jean.

Over one hundred ladies from our fellowship came out to spend the day with Jesus at the beachfront location of the conference. Our theme this year was, “lead me to the cross”, and each message powerfully reminded the ladies of Jesus’ unchanging and unending love for them, a love that He demonstrated for them through His sacrifice on the cross. Throughout the day, the ladies were given time to fellowship, worship, and to get alone and rest and pray and seek Jesus.  God used the conference to bless and refresh all of the ladies that were there. We would like to give a special thank you to our friends from Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara and Calvary Chapel Westgrove who came down to serve the ladies and to head up the child care.

Surprise Wedding

Also in November we had a surprise wedding that amazed everyone. At church we have been studying the Old Testament book of Ruth on Wednesday nights, and the book ends in Chapter 4 with Ruth marrying her husband Boaz. We also just happen to have a couple in the church with a bride named Ruth that were preparing to get married. So that Wednesday night we decorated the church with wedding decorations and told everyone that the decorations were to celebrate the wedding of Ruth and Boaz. But at the end of the Bible teaching, the wedding march began, and I was proud to invite everyone to stick around for the real life wedding of Ruth. (Only eight people were in on this surprise!)

So after studying a Biblical wedding, we got to witness one firsthand. It was a great evening, and Ruth and her new husband Angel even dressed in traditional Hebrew clothing for the event. And on that note, love is definitely in the air at CCRosarito. We have five weddings being planned for early 2010. Please keep these engaged couples in your prayers.

Missionaries Going out!

At the end of November we held our church’s first “Sending Sunday!” A Sending Sunday is when we hold a Sunday service to commission and send out one of our own church families to plant a church in another part of the world. As we mentioned in our last letter, the Vicencio family is moving to a mostly unreached city located in the Southern part of Mexico called Teoloyucan.

That Sunday I began our services by reminding our church of the great commandment that Jesus has given each of us as members of the Body of Christ. That command from Matthew Chapter 28 is… To go out and make disciples of every nation. Each one of us have a part to play in the Great Commission. All of us are called to pray, many of us are called to give, and a few of us are called to go! The Vicencio family has heard Jesus’ call, and they are making final preparations to leave their jobs, their home, their schools, their friends, and their church, to move their family and share the Gospel and plant a church in Teoloyucan Mexico.

Our church and church family are trying to send out the Vicencio family with the finances that they need to make this move and begin their ministry. If you would like to give a one time gift to the Vicencio family to help with their trip, please make your check payable to “SGWM” and place “Vicencio family” on the memo section of your check. Or you can contact me and I can give you support details and answer any other questions that you might have.

Church planting is a real burden that God has placed on our hearts, and we believe that God is going to raise up many more church planters and missionaries from our church in this next season of ministry. Please pray with us that God will raise up many from our church, to go out and share the Gospel and plant churches.

New Baptisms

Also this past month we were excited to use our brand new patio and fellowship area for a baptism. In the back corner of our patio we built a covered Jacuzzi that is to be used especially for our church’s winter baptisms. So in November we had eleven new believers christen our new ‘Calvary Chapel Jacuzzi’ and use it to publically proclaim their faith in Jesus Christ.  Please pray that God will continue to save many people in our city with the Gospel, and that our church can shine as a light shining in the darkness of Mexico.     

Holiday’s

Finally, with the holiday season upon us we are feeling very thankful. We are thankful that God has brought each one of you into our lives. And each one of you have played a vital role in the provision for our family and of the success of the church that God has called us to lead. Thank you so much for your prayers, for your love, and for your partnership. And it is our prayer that this Christmas may be a special and blessed time for you and your loved ones.  We love you!

With much love from Mexico,
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel

 

Prayer Requests

 1. That God will bless the Vicencio family as they move to Southern Mexico to plant a church in the city of Teoloyucan.

2. That God would bless our holiday outreaches and community events.  

3. That God would continue to provide support for our family, the church, and the families in the church.