Greetings from Mexico,
For the past year I have been diligently working on a major project, and as it comes to completion I wanted to share this project with you. For over 5 years now, I have had people encouraging me to write a book about the church planting missions work that God has been doing through our church! I continually put these people off because I am not a writer, but I did tell my friends I would pray about it.
A little over a year ago, I felt God telling me that this book project was His will so I began writing and writing and writing. Over the past year, this little book has nearly come into existence. The title of the book is “”THE SENDING HUB!” For those of you that don’t know, a sending hub, is a church that PLANTS OTHER CHURCHES!
After talking with friends in the ministry and our church staff, we have nailed the format down to 25 chapters. The book has three major focuses. #1- The book is the story of our family’s journey to Mexico and our missions work. #2- The book is the story of our church planting missions work, and how God used our church to be a sending hub. And #3- The book is designed to encourage pastors and other believers to get excited about the missions work of church planting.
It took me eight months to complete the rough draft, and then the editing process began. Thankfully, I had six gifted friends that have been reading through the manuscript and helping me out with suggested edits. Those editors included my friends, Hugo Limon, Lydia Boubion, Pablo Boubion, Doc Miles, Sharon Putnam, and my pops Mark Vincent. Thankfully, there suggested edits were spot on, and many of them will be appearing in the finished copy of the book.
My book is not only going to have an English version, but it is going to have a Spanish version as well. To begin, only hard copies will be available, but as we are using Amazon’s book distributors to print the book, there will be a time when we make the digital copy of the book available through Amazon as well.
As we presently approach publishing time, I want to give you some really good news. I am going to send all of our financial supporters a free copy of the book to thank you for helping us make this idea of the sending hub a reality!
I do have a couple important prayer requests as we quickly approach our printing date. Prayer request #1- Is that the editing and translating is completed in early July so we can go to print. Prayer Request #2- is that the book is ready and available in time for our big church planting conference that will be held on August 4th and 5th!
Once again I want to thank you for your partnership over these past 21 years on the mission field of Mexico. It is through your prayers that God meet’s our spiritual needs, and through your financial partnership that God meet’s our physical needs. We love you!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would help me finish the book and the printing process will go smoothly!
#2- For God’s blessing upon the preparation of our annual church planting conference. (August 4th and 5th)
#1- Praise God for three missions trips in June to visit our church plants!
#2- Praise God for 17 new believers baptized in our monthly June baptisms.
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