Stacy and I have been on an emotional roller coaster. As the Lord continues to move and open doors, we have also experienced pain and heartbreak as well.
Here is what you missed. We were both hit by covid. Hassan stepped on broken glass and needed 7 stitches. We lost a family in our congregation, who strayed from sound doctrine and started a new church, teaching salvation by works of the law. The husband of one of our congregants was shot 7 times in broad daylight. One bullet lodged in his brain. By the grace of God he survived and is recovering slowly. The biggest heartbreak was the loss of our brother Noe.
At the end of January, one of our beloved brothers passed away in a horrible car accident. His life was taken by a drunk driver. Noe was an amazing servant and friend. He and his whole family served the church with excellence. He played on the worship team, his wife served (and still serves) as an usher, and the kids serve in the media studio. They would show up early and clean the sanctuary together. He was an amazing father, husband, and servant of the Lord Most High. He left a mark on us all. He will be greatly missed. Please pray for his family.
His grace is sufficient
Even though we have gone through heartaches and pain God has still shown Himself faithful. We were able to attend a leaders conference in Cuernavaca Mexico and invited the leaders of each church plant to come along with us. The theme was “The Prodigal Church” and the speakers shared a warning not to be misled by today’s current climate of fear. All our church plants and their leaders were able to attend.
The great commission continues!
Every 2-3 months we have baptisms and fellowship. It’s always a joy to celebrate as a church and witness the Lord’s saving grace.
Encouraging the ladies
Stacy is teaching Romans to the ladies in our church each week. She recently was invited to be the guest speaker at a Calvary in the heart of Mexico and Calvary Colosio, our latest church plant. She did an amazing job encouraging the women to keep the course. Please pray for her next speaking engagement in Tijuana for Pastor’s wives.
As the book of Acts says “The Lord added to them day by day those that were saved.” All three church plants have seen the Lord move within the fellowship. We are blown away to see the growth of each one. Lord willing a new church will open within the next couple of months. This will be on the north side of Acapulco. We will keep you posted. Please continue to pray for them.
Every Monday Stacy and I continue to invite new families to our house for dinner. It’s a great time for laughter and fellowship. This allows us to get to know every congregant that attends our church. As you can imagine we have a long way to go.
Love is in the air
This past Valentines’ we put together a dinner followed by a couple of teachings. It was a perfect moment to remind everyone of the importance of our first ministry, Marriage. We had 17 couples attend the event.
We started this newsletter with sorrow, we end it with joy. OUR KIDS: our greatest joy!
We were able to have a wedding for Elijah and Bianca here in Acapulco! It was wonderful to have all our kids together!!
- For Our kids: Elijah, Bianca, Noah, and Micah
- For Our church family and church plants
- For safety and protection
- For Hassan’s upcoming trip to Jordan. Lili is also going and raising funds.
- For evangelism and souls to be saved
- For Miriam, our children’s ministry director. She was just diagnosed with breast cancer.
We pray for you as well!! Thank you for your prayers and financial support. May the Lord bless you 100-fold! Philippians 4:19 “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”