Greetings from Mexico,
This month we had an amazing Grand Re-Opening celebration for our church, and in this update, I wanted to tell you all about it! Many of you know that we have three weekend services down here in Rosarito at the church, and although our church has never experienced explosive growth, little by little the Lord has built up and added to our church! (Mostly through new believers, praise God)
Last year our sanctuary began to fill up, so we began a fund raising campaign to prepare for a sanctuary expansion project that would be built over our old patio. Our church responded generously and 6 months ago we broke ground on our 250 seat sanctuary expansion! Last month, we were blessed to have our grand re-opening and what a celebration it was!
It was such a blessing to see our church families smile and rejoice, as they entered into the courts of our new sanctuary area with praise. On our very first weekend, we had over 600 local adults for our third and final service, a new single service church record! This newly completed expansion will serve our church body in a number of vital ways.
First off, the new facility serves as our new family zone! Although we have a fantastic children’s ministry with many dedicated teachers, some of our parents enjoy keeping their children with them during the church service. To meet that need, we now have special family zone seating in the back where the little ones can enjoy their freedom as their parents worship!
Our new expansion also comes with handy removable doors, that shut to transform the space into a large standalone classroom designed for weekly studies, meals, and other gatherings. Already, our Celebrate Recovery Ministry, young adults, and Marriage ministries have claimed it for their weekly meetings, and the results so far have been fantastic.
Another huge blessing of this expansion is that it has given us a brand new 2nd level 3000+ square foot patio for fellowship. Called the upper room, this breezy new patio will eventually be covered and equipped with restrooms and bbq facilities for the church to enjoy!
In Matthew 16:18 Jesus said “I will build my church”, and slowly but surely, we have seen the Lord do that here in Rosarito. We are so thankful for not only our friends and family here in Mexico, but for you, our precious ministry partners! We have seen God do great things here, and we are honored and blessed that you are co-laborering with us. Thank you once again for your love, prayers, and financial partnership!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would fill up the new seating that he has provided in our sanctuary expansion with new believers that we could love and disciple!
#2- That God would continue to provide for the needs of our family and church in Rosarito!
#1- Praise God for the 27 mostly new believers that were baptized in our February baptism! (include my brother Mitch’s youngest daughter Hope)
#2- Praise the Lord for our new batch of church planters that started a new year of classes in February!
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