Greetings from Mexico,
The bible says in 2nd Corinthians 5:17, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Jesus said that He “came to seek and save the lost”. (Luke 19:10) One of the great blessings we have seen in our ministry is lost and hurting people finding faith and hope in Jesus Christ!
So far this year we are averaging over 10 first time professions of faith in our church each week. Now that is very exciting, but to be honest with you, one of the problems we have had in the past is connecting those people that profess faith to our church family. In an effort to meet that need, last year we created a New Believers class. This 4 week course that covers the basics of the faith meet during each one of our four main weekly church services. The four topics that are covered are: #1- Jesus, #2- The Bible, #3- The church, and #4- How to grow spiritually!
These courses are taught by four gifted husband and wife teaching teams, and this past week we had 29 new believers of all ages enrolled in these courses. To graduate, these new believers need to not only attend all four classes, but finish up by getting baptized at one of our church’s monthly baptisms.
In our two baptisms so far this year, we have had the honor of witnessing 28 baptisms. But the most encouraging part of this is that most of those baptized are new believers that have only a month or two in the faith! In the rest of this missions update, I wanted to share the testimony of one of these new believers with you.
Juan was invited to church by a friend of mine a broken man. Juan’s marriage was on the rocks, he was unemployed and was losing hope. That very first Sunday, Juan responded to the Gospel presentation and made a public profession of faith in Christ. The following Sunday, Juan brought his wife and children with him to church, and his wife professed faith that 2nd week! (They had never stepped foot in a protestant church up until this time.)
Over the next month, Juan and his wife completed our new believers course and then were baptized together at our most recent baptism. It was such a joyous time to see God restoring what the enemy had stolen. Juan and his family continue faithfully at the church and are also attending our weekly marriage builders study to strengthen their marriage.
Juan and his family are just one of many that God has allowed us to reach with His love and offer of salvation here in the mission field of Mexico. Thank you so much for partnering with us, we love you!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would continue to help us plug in and disciple these new believers!
#2- That God would provide for the financial needs of our family and church!
#1- Praise the Lord for our new believers completing the New believers class and getting baptized!
#2- Thank you Lord for the three new church plants we have scheduled for later on in 2018! (In Western Tijuana, and Campeche and Oaxaca (States in southern Mexico)
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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