Greetings from Mexico,
I hope this update finds you and your family healthy and blessed! In this update, I wanted to do a special THROWBACK EDITION! As we approach our 19th year of serving as missionaries here in Mexico, I wanted to take a trip down memory lane with you and glance back and give thanks for all of the great things God has done!
We were sent out from Calvary Chapel Saving Grace in Yorba Linda, California back in June of 2002. At that time, Grace had turned 2 years old, and Daniel was less than one month old! (I have often laughingly told our church planters, I don’t recommend church planting with two babies two or under!) Our welcome to Mexico was having our vehicle stolen from the front of our double wide mobile home. From the beginning, it was obvious that the devil didn’t want us here.
After 6 months, our small home fellowship meeting in a living room in a house up on the hill had grown to 12 adults, and it was time to look for a little storefront to rent. Our first rented sanctuary had room for only 20 chairs, and we loved it! We were so blessed to have two small rooms to gather in, a small sanctuary and packed out children’s ministry which was led by Sarah every Sunday!
Little by little God added new believers to the church, and after 2 years in our small facility, we made the move to the church on the hill. What a blessing it was to spend 7 years on that hill and see the Great things that our Lord wanted to do.
It was during that time that God began to stir my heart about church planting, and we started up our church planting program! And it was in that facility, that we were able to send out our first three church plants! It was also during those foundational years that God began to bring strategic church partners and called men and women to partner with us in this great work!
After 7 years in the wonderful facility on the hill, God called our church to move one final (I hope) time in 2012. At the perfect time, God opened up a large factory off of the famed Rosarito toll road, which has become our church home for the past 9 years!
What a blessing it is to reflect on all that God has done. The baby dedications and the weddings and the baptisms, and changed lives! God transforming our local church to be a sending hub of church planting to the nations. God’s promises are true, and He has truly done “more than we could ever ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20)
Over the years, I have come to realize that the ministry constantly changes. The people change, the facilities change, the challenges change, but there is one thing that never changes, and that is God and His faithfulness. In fact, if I had to whittle the past nearly two decades of ministry down to just one phrase it would be this, “God has been faithful!” The Bible puts it this way in 2 Timothy 2:13, “Even when we are faithless, He is faithful!” Even when our faith has faded, God has remained faithful every step of the way!
Another key part of our ministry has been you, our precious ministry partners! You too have been faithful every step of the way through this long journey. And it’s been through your faithful prayers and financial support that we have been able to remain here in Mexico as your missionaries over the past 18+ years!
I want to finish up this “Vincent Throw back edition” update by saying, thank you Lord for your faithfulness, and THANK YOU to you, our faithful ministry partners!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would keep our family, church, and community safe in these difficult times!
#2- That God would bless our new church plant we are launching to the Rosarito dump in March! (Called Homex)
#1- Praise God that the people of our church have been healthy, and are returning to the fellowship!
#2- Praise God that we had 40 students enrolled in our church’s church planting program!
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
For your convenience, you may consider giving through electronic funds transfer or direct deposit. Simply click on this link to directly support our family as your missionaries.https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=DFA990CC09D942B
Or, you can go to our mission’s website, click on the “become a financial partner” button and fill out the information. Please remember to type in “Vincent” in the “purpose of gift” section.