Greetings from Mexico,
In this month’s mission’s letter, I wanted to give you an update on our next church plant!
One of the most surprising aspects for me about our church planting program is that God has given us the great privilege of planting 4 (and soon to be 5) churches back in the United States!
Only God could call an American Missionary to plant a church planting school in Mexico, to train up church planters to church plant in the United States. This certainly was never my plan, but I can see now it was God’s!
I had the privilege of meeting my good friend Donnie Aldana over 10 years ago while he was on staff at a large church in Surprise, Arizona. Donnie led yearly missions teams to our church in Rosarito where we quickly became friends. After Donnie taught at one of our church’s conferences one year, God put it on my heart to ask him to pray about joining us someday to train to church plant! Although Donnie was very open to it, the timing wasn’t right, so we continued to pray!
Fast forward 9 years later, we realized that the timing was right for Donnie and his wife Coby to begin to train up with us to church plant. After a year of training where they excelled in all of their assignments and coursework, the time is now! And we are proud to tell you that Refresh Church Waddell will be having their grand opening services very soon!
The vision of this church is to refresh the saints, and Donnie and Coby excel at doing this. If you ever have the chance to meet them, you will be amazed at their story of how God lifted them out of the ashes for such a time as this! God has refreshed both Donnie and Coby through unspeakable trials and tribulations, and they are ready to share the refreshment they have received from the Lord with others!
Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Waddell, Arizona (30 miles from Phoenix) for the very first time to go on a church planting vision tour and I instantly fell in love with it. As we sought the Lord and prayed about God’s vision for this church plant, God was faithful and He gave us very clear directions about His heart for this church!
One interesting aspect of this particular church I am particularly excited about is that it is going to be the first non-denominational church we have ever planted! I love being a Calvary Chapel Pastor, but I am also aware that God’s plan for the world is much bigger than any particular denomination or religious tradition. I hope that this church is the first of many non-denominational church plants that we get to be a part of!
Presently, the core team training meetings (weekly meetings for Bible Study, prayer, and preparation for the church) for Refresh Church are scheduled to begin in October while the Sunday services will be starting in January of 2020! Please keep this upcoming church plant in your prayers!
Finally, I want to thank you once again for partnering with us here in the ministry! When you read about these church plants, please know that as ministry partners, they are all part of your spiritual fruit! We are honored and blessed to serve the Lord as your missionaries here in the ripe fields of Mexico!
Con mucho amor de Mexico, (with much love from Mexico)
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel
#1- That God would continue to bless the preparation of our next church plant, Refresh Church, Waddell, Arizona!
#2- That God would continue to provide for the needs of our family and church in Rosarito!
#1- Praise God last month for a blessed church planting vision tour to Waddell!
#2- Praise God for the work He is doing in our local church here in Rosarito!
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