Greetings from Mexico,
My family and I hope you had a blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Life is never easy, and I’m not sure how 2023 went for you, (hopefully well) but they do say that you can tell if someone is a pessimist or an optimist by how they treat the New Year. An optimist stays up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, to WELCOME IN the New Year. But a pessimist stays up until midnight to make sure the OLD YEAR LEAVES!
Life is hard, yet God is always moving both in the struggles and the victories of life. This past year has not been easy for anyone, yet God has once again been faithful. We not only had a fruitful year, but in December we were featured in the worldwide online edition of the Calvary Chapel Magazine.
An excellent article on our church and ministry was written, titled, “Mexico Calvary Chapel serves as a church planting sending hub!” If you have the time, I believe you would be edified and encouraged to read it. You can access the article digitally through the link below or go to their website at “CalvaryChapelMagazine.com,” and search articles and the title of the article should come up!
As we move into 2024, I am happy to share some good news with you! As the year begins, we have been honored and blessed to send out my good friends, Mario and Mari Vega as our next church planters. (Thank you Lord, #39) Mario and Mari are long time servants in our church and both of them completed our 2-year church planting class with excellence.
A couple years ago, we sent this gifted couple out as part of a church planting core team to assist a planter who was church planting in a local city. After helping that church get established, I asked my friends to come back and join our church for a season so they could be raised up and sent out to plant their own church!
I am happy to announce the official grand opening of Calvary Agua Caliente (Hot water) located in South Tijuana. This new church plant is located in one of the nicer colonies (areas ) in Tijuana called Aguas Calientes! (Around the corner from where the large Tijuana stadium is located along with Tijuana’s first division soccer team, Los Xolos) They have been witnessing and sowing faithfully in that community for six months. Their weekly evangelism outings and weekly mid-week Bible study have proven to be very fruitful.
At their sending weekend service at our church, we not only sent out Mario, Mari, and their two daughters, but a core team of eight adults that feel called to assist them in this great work. Their plan is to begin Sunday services in the next week or two. (Please pray for the right building, centrally located and reasonably priced!)
Although the focus of our ministry is and always has been our local church, Calvary Rosarito, it is such a blessing that He has allowed our missions program to be a sending hub of church planting. After planting three 1rst generation church plants, and seven 2nd generation church plants in 2023, this will be our 39th first generation church plant. Thank you Lord!
Finally, I want to thank you once again for the privilege and honor of serving as your missionaries here in Mexico. It is through your financial partnership that God meet’s our physical needs, and through your prayers that God meet’s our spiritual needs. We love you and give thanks for you!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- Pray that God would bless our new church plant, Calvary Agua Caliente in Tijuana.
#2- Pray that God will bless our church, as we gear up with several new ministry projects and Bible studies in 2024!
#1- Praise God for wonderful Christmas outreaches with many professions of faith!
#2- Praise God for God’s faithfulness and guiding Hand to make it through 2023!
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 enclosed envelope or mail directly to Saving Grace World Missions, 17451 Bastanchury Rd., Suite 203, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1873
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