We wanted to give you an update about what is next for us in Oaxaca. As some of you already know we were attending a language school in Cacalotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico for the past 8 months. The Lord had placed it on our hearts to spend some time learning Spanish as a first step. Our time there was definitely very trying at times, especially in the beginning. We were watching the calendar for our time to be finished there. Yet as time progressed the Lord began to put people into our lives. We began to love the people. At the same time we saw the deep need in the surrounding areas in the state of Oaxaca. By the end of our time there God had made it clear to us that Oaxaca was where He was calling us to minister. There are multitudes of unreached people groups in the state of Oaxaca, especially in the mountainous areas. A lot of these groups’ primary language is not even Spanish. There are many different Indian tribes that descend from ancient times. Some of those groups are Mixtec, Zapotec, Mazateco, Chinanteca, and many more. There are many different dialects, which has made it very difficult to reach these groups.
The vision that God has laid upon our heart is to plant a Calvary Chapel in the state of Oaxaca. We know that it is very hard ground, especially with all of the different dialects. So we feel that it would be in our best interest to start a church in a major city in hope that we will raise up nationals that will take the gospel back to their villages. As time progresses we would like to try to establish a Bible college to train up leaders.
At this time we are here in the U.S. preparing for living in Oaxaca long term. Please be praying for us as we prepare our family, and for God’s wisdom and financial partners. Thank you all for your friendship, prayer and support.
The Brechtel Family
A Note From the Director
My name is Pastor Mike Thiemann and I have the privilege of leading Saving Grace World Missions and working directly with our missionaries all over the world.
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Pastor Mike Thiemann
Saving Grace World Missions