Greetings from Mexico,
Our family hopes and prays that you had a blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year! I am not sure about you, but I am tired of failing in my New Year’s Resolutions, so this new year, I have two resolutions that I think that I am going to be able to keep this year. In the year 2020, I intend too #1- Eat more, and #2- GAIN WEIGHT! (two resolutions I believe I will finally keep!)
Well in this update I wanted to talk to you about our vision for the family and the ministry! Personally, my vision for my family for 2020 is IMPROVED COMMUNICATION! My beautiful wife Sarah has reminded me of the importance that I communicate my heart and feelings and highs and lows with my family, and this year I am committed to doing that. I also want to get better at communicating with my precious children Grace and Daniel, who I am so proud of and blessed with! Please keep my communication in your prayers!
In the church, our focus for 2020 is to re-focus on our church’s vision statement, REACH- EQUIP- SEND! To begin, we want to continue to REACH the lost with a relentless commitment to love the lost living around us, while continuing to present the message of salvation at every single one of our church services and events.
Next up, we want to EQUIP! Our main church services where I preach and our 30+ weekly studies where I don’t, all have the same goal of equipping believers to do the work that God has called them to do. The Bible reminds us of the purpose of the church in Ephesians 4:12! The church exists to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry!” And that ministry isn’t just serving the Lord at church, but it always begins in the home with the family and continues on out into the community where we interact with our co-workers and friends and neighbors.
Third and finally, as a church, we want to continue to SEND out Pastors, finances, and training to reach Mexico and beyond through church planting. We are excited about a possible 6 church plants that we believe are ripe and preparing to be sent out in 2020! This gifted group includes our first church plant outside of the US and Mexico, which is set to be in Guatemala! (Our church planter Giovanni is there right now on his church planting vision tour!) Please pray for me and our church planting program to have the wisdom from the Lord regarding who is to be sent out, and the timing of when they are to be sent!
Precious partners, God has a wonderful plan for you and your family as well in 2020! We are praying that God’s “good and perfect” will is fully revealed in your lives as we begin this new decade. We are thankful that you have decided to partner with our family. It is through your prayers that God meets our spiritual needs, and through your financial support that God meets our physical needs. We are honored and blessed to serve the Lord as your missionaries here in the ripe fields of Mexico!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would help me grow in communication, beginning with the ones I love the most, my wife and children!
#2- That God would continue to provide for the needs of our family and church in Rosarito!
#1- Praise God last month for a new church plant sent out to Tulancingo Hidalgo (Near Mexico City)
#2- Praise God for a blessed and fruitful Christmas season!
For our personal support, checks should be made out to Saving Grace World Missions with “Vincent support” in the memo section. For special projects, checks should also be made out to Saving Grace World Missions or SGWM, with the project name in the comments section. Use the SGWM mailing envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873
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