Greetings from Mexico,
During May in Mexico, the focus is on the children! And to celebrate children, this month our church got to celebrate the “Día Del Nino”! (the Day of the Child) This fun holiday began in Mexico all the way back in 1924. And one of the many things I love about our adopted country of Mexico is the way that it honors and blesses children!
In every city that you visit in Mexico, you will see streets called “Nino’s Heroes” (Children Hero’s) These street’s honor 6 boys that were part of a military academy in a city called Chapultapec that fought to the death against the invading US marines back in the year 1847. One of these courageous boys famously wrapped himself up in the Mexican flag to keep it from falling into the invaders hands. Sadly all 6 boys were killed, but they are celebrated and remembered still to this day in every city of the Republic.
Our church has always loved children! Our love for children began all the way back in 2002 when my wife Sarah and a few good friends picked up the poor children of the community to bring them to church. And to this day, we are averaging nearly 300 precious children each weekend at our church. Our children’s ministry director Oliver and his team of 50 servant/ teachers do a fantastic job ministering to and blessing these precious children.
On April 30th, Mexico celebrates and honors the children of Mexico and to join in the fun, our church threw a huge party for 180 of our children. This 3 hour Saturday event was packed with fun, candy, games, and all you can eat pizza! But the focus of this party was Jesus! And it never get’s old to see children respond to the love and salvation that Jesus freely offers them.
It was our Savior Jesus that told His disciples “let the little children come unto me” (Matthew 19:14) and it’s such a blessing to see children coming to Jesus. Children come to Jesus with what He described as “a childlike faith” (Matthew 18:3) that He desires that each one of us would have.
Our young adults group AGAMOS hosted and served the children at our Día Del Nino party! This team of 20 young adults (including my daughter Grace) gave up their Saturday to serve these precious children. And they joined in the fun by dressing up, acting silly, and making sure that each one of these children felt deeply loved.
Thank you so much for allowing us to plant a church and ministry that reaches the precious children in Mexico that God loves so much! Each one of these little ones is precious to our heavenly father, and we are thankful that you partner with us in this great work!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would bless our next church plant in May! (Calvary La Mina “The mine”) in the outskirts of Rosarito!
#2- That God would provide for the financial needs of our family, church, and church plants!
#1- Praise God that we got to plant our 28th church in April! Please pray for Menifee Bilingual church and it’s pastor, Jonathan Hernandez!
#2- Praise God I was able to take two fruitful church planting trips in April to Guatemala and the Mexican state of Chihuahua!
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