Greetings from Mexico,
This past month was a busy one for me and the ministry! In February, I was blessed to travel and visit 6 of our ministry partners and update them on the great work that the Lord is doing here in Mexico! At the beginning of the month, I traveled up to central California to visit our friends at Calvary Nexus in Camarillo, Anthem chapel in Goleta, and Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara!
Later on, in the middle of the month I got to travel with my best friend (and wife) Sarah to Florida to visit our church plant, the Rock Calvary and our church planters Aaron and Robbyn Smith in Punta Gorda Florida! Finally, at the end of the month I traveled up to my home town of Orange County and visited CCWestgrove in Garden Grove, and Living Way Christian fellowship in Fontana!
Each one of these six churches are partners with our ministry in church planting, and many of them support our family as their missionaries as well. Visiting these churches and pastors reminded me of the great partnership we have with not only churches, but with precious friends like you that allow us to serve full time here on the mission field of Mexico!
Sadly our extended family suffered a tragic loss this month as well. My cousin Steve Wilson was always my favorite cousin growing up as we were not only the same age, but we had much of the same interests! It was always a child hood highlight when our family made the long drive north over the grapevine to visit our cousins that lived in Shafter!
Later on, my cousin Steve played electric guitar in Mine and Mitch’s Christian band New Faith! After High School, Steve moved down to Yorba Linda to live with our family to see where our music could take us. As inevitably happens, life went on and we eventually went our separate ways, got married, had children, and started our separate careers. As a career Steve was my one cousin that chose to follow my Grandpa and Uncle into the crop-dusting business.
Over the past 20 years, every time I would see Steve at our family gatherings, I would invite him to come down to visit our church in Mexico and we would joke about a “New Faith Reunion” as he would join me on stage and help lead our congregation in worship. For many years, that reunion was only a dream until last November. Just three months ago Steve made it down and joined my brother Mitch and my son Daniel for a weekend worship set at our church! My parents also drove down to witness that long dreamed of reunion finally take place.
We had such a great weekend together, Steve drove down two more times in January to join us at church here in Rosarito. Steve even began to talk about joining us full time down here when he retired. Sadly, on February 16th we got the shocking news that Steve had been killed on the job when his cross-dusting helicopter crashed!
My cousin leaves behind a wife, 4 children, and several grandchildren. Although the loss is painful, I was blessed to text back and forth with Steve on the final day of his life. We talked about God and prayer, and his next trip down to Mexico! One of the great blessings for me, is the love for Jesus and the church that I saw in the heart of Steve on those three final trips down to Mexico. I feel blessed and honored that the Lord allowed me and my brother Mitch to have those final visits together before He took Steve home to heaven!
Once again, I want to thank you for your partnership with our family here in Mexico. It is through your prayers that God meets our spiritual needs, and through your financial giving that God meet’s our physical needs. We love you, are praying for you, and thank God for you!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would strengthen and comfort our family and help me as I lead up my cousin Steve’s funeral on March 4th!
#2- That God would bless the 3 church plants we have planned in the rest of 2022!
#1- Praise God for the blessed church planting partnerships with the 6 churches I was blessed to visit with in February.
#2- Praise God for the new ministry partnerships He has brought together.
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