First off! We are so very grateful for all of our supporters. You guys have been faithful to the Lord and this ministry and we have been able to accomplish a lot. Secondly, we apologize for the delay in sending out our newsletter. These past few months have been intense (in a good way). Stacy and I spent some time at the Calvary Bible College in Ensenada. I taught a block course on one of my favorite subjects, apologetics. It was a 3-hour class, Monday- Friday and Stacy taught the women on campus and helped with their open house.
While in Baja, the Calvary Chapel Association of northern Mexico (which I’m blessed to be a part of) put together a men’s conference and I was one of the honored speakers. We had over 400 men in attendance.
Church plant #4
By the grace of God, we officially planted Calvary Chapel Jardin. Pastor Luis Felipe and his wife Erika have been faithful to the Lord and His saints. We are so excited to see what the Lord has in store. God is so good!
Calvary Chapel Acapulco in Israel
We can’t believe it! We were able to make a trip to the Holy Land! This was the first time for everyone in our group. This was a dream come true for our Acapulco natives. The biggest blessing for us on that trip was being able to see the joy of the Lord in each one of our members.
This past month the women’s ministry put together a breakfast for the ladies with a special message given by Toni Schork. It was on Psalm 34:8 “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the Woman that trusteth in Him.” Two women gave their lives to the Lord that day and many left very blessed.
Calvary Chapel Monrovia visit
We were super delighted to have CC Monrovia visit us. This small group did BIG things. Apart from helping with projects at every church plant, they evangelized to the community with beautiful results. They also cleaned, did a puppet show, encouraged people in the ministry, and gave a class on addiction.
Calvary Chapel Iguala…. coming soon….if the Lord allows it!
We are prayerfully considering opening another church in the city of Iguala. This town has a reputation for being the most corrupt of them all. It’s about three hours north of us. This would be a huge blessing. Pastor Julio and his family have a calling for that part of the state and not many are willing to go. Please pray for them! We are also planning a mission trip with Pastor Julio to the town of Teloloapan, Guerrero at the end of June (photo included). We will be evangelizing, giving kids classes, helping with medical needs, and giving needy families bags of food. Our goal is 120 bags of food. We have saved enough for 62 bags. We just need 58 more. Each bag costs about $14 dollars.
It’s so encouraging to see these men committed to Christ. We have been going through an intense discipleship program equipping them for the work of the ministry. If the Lord allows it, some of these men will be sent out to start a new work.
Carlos Needs Prayer
Carlos is an engineer who fellowships at our church and has been out of work. We hired him at the church to do construction and repairs. He has done a great job for the last seven months. While working with an electric saw, he cut his hand so severely that he needed surgery. We are helping out as much as we can. If you have it in your heart to help, any amount is appreciated.
Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him!!
Thank you again to those who have stood by us and helped us in the ministry! We appreciate your prayers. We know that there is power in prayer and we ask that you would continue to cover us! Please pray for Hassan. He is extremely fatigued and dealing with a bit of depression. The enemy loves to bring discouragement, however, we know greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. We trust that the Lord will bring him out of this for His glory.
We also are grateful to those who help support us financially. We know that every good gift and every generous act of giving comes from the FATHER. May He bless you in abundance with love, peace, and joy! There is a link below if you want to give. God bless!!