Missions Conference One of the most anticipated events of our church is our Missions Conference. I always remember Pastor Jim Vineyard saying: “Never have a missions conference without missionaries.”This year we had three missionary families. They were with us: The Mora family, missionaries to Egypt, The Miguel family, missionaries to Haiti, and the Díaz family,… Continue reading We are now supporting 50 missionaries around the world!
Short Furlough After taking a short furlough in the United States over the summer, we are back in Mexico, eager to further the Lord’s work in our church here in Puebla. Staff Retirement Upon our return, we held a three-day “Staff Retreat” in a beautiful hotel in the city of Atlixco, Puebla. A group of… Continue reading Six family members saved in the same month!
We are happy and excited about what God is doing here in Puebla. We continue reaching the lost and bringing people to our church. God has been good to us. Thank you for your prayers! Children’s Day In anticipation of Children’s Day, which is celebrated on April 30 here in Mexico, we held four Bible… Continue reading Rosa and Nora arrived at church at 5:30 am!
Sharing the Gospel! Two weeks ago we had a one-week challenge to give out tracks. This challenge consists of encouraging the people in the church to give three tracks a day, every day of the week, for the whole week. Thanks to that challenge, a new brother in our church named Pedro invited his co-worker… Continue reading 40% Increase for our Faith Promise Giving!
After fifteen long months of furlough – where we visited new churches and gave our report to churches that already support us – we have finally returned to Mexico.During the time that we were away, our church grew by about 20%. Our attendance is now closer to 200 people. What a joy and a blessing… Continue reading We Are Back on the Mission Field!
Furlough progress For several months we lived in the city of Longview, TX, where our children had the blessing of attending the Christian school of our sending church and our oldest children took classes at the Bible Institute (TIBSS). Now that school is over, we have moved to Oceanside, CA. We will be living here… Continue reading June 2022 Update!
We are on furlough! In the month of July, we were in California at my father-in-law’s house in Oceanside, CA. During our time there, we visited many churches in the state of California. God opened the door for us to visit new churches and also to be with friends from Bible College, such as During… Continue reading Our 3 Oldest Kids are now in Bible College!
On June 1st, we left our beloved church in Puebla and took an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to Reynosa, Tamaulipas. (Reynosa is a Mexican city that is right on the border.) Then Pastor Tim Aguiar picked us up in a Suburban at the airport. We had a lot of luggage, but all of our… Continue reading We are finally in the States on furlough!
Furlough 2021 A few months ago, on one of our trips to the United States, I was detained at the Dallas airport by an immigration officer for a few minutes, because I still do not have my American citizenship. (I am currently a resident.) They told me that I had to fix my resident status… Continue reading One-year Furlough Starting Summer of 2021
New Sending Church Three years ago during a Conference in Houston, TX, we had the opportunity to meet Pastor Bob Gray Jr. It was a great blessing to hear him, so we invited him to preach at our church in Puebla. A few months later he came to preach at our church and it was… Continue reading New Sending Church
Praise the Lord we are all doing fine as a family during this pandemic. Although I have two uncles that contracted the virus, but praise the Lord, they recovered quick and are doing fine! They live three hours away. Here in Puebla, the city was never shut down completely, but some restrictions were put into… Continue reading We cannot drive our cars two times per week – June 2020 update
God has allowed us to stay strong during this time of coronavirus. Our church was able to keep its doors opened but we had to divide our church services in two, in order to accommodate fewer people in our facilities. One service starts at 10:00 AM and the second service starts at 11:30 AM. Our… Continue reading April 2020 Update
Vacation Bible Schools July and August are always sooo busy in our church. This time around we had the opportunity to have our Vacation Bible Schools in seven different areas of our city. Some of our students of our Bible Institute helped as leaders in each one of our VBS. At the end of VBS… Continue reading August 2019
About three months ago, Mrs Garcia, a widow, contacted a member of church asking us to please send someone to start a church. It happens that, about five years ago, when her husband died, the church that they had at their house for 25 years also died. It used to be a baptist church, but… Continue reading New Mission Church in Puebla…
Last month we celebrated our 9th Annual Leadership Conference here in our church. It was exciting and we for sure saw the hand of God move within our midst. Pastor Bob Gray, from Longview, TX, came to preach for the first time. We also had with us Pastor Oscar Galván, from Sahuarita, AZ; Pastor Ezequiel… Continue reading 9th Annual Leadership Conference, Puebla, Mexico
Wow! I cannot believe we have been here in Mexico over 15 years! When we first arrived, it was only my wife, and our three-month old baby, Japheth. Now, we are nine in our family (including my wife and I), and our church in doing amazing! Ministries are growing, souls are being saved, and families are… Continue reading 15 Years in Mexico!
Last week we hosted our National Leadership Conference here in our church! It was a tremendous blessing to see pastors come from different States near Puebla. We had over 30 Pastors from the southern part of our country. We also had the blessing to hear the following Pastors: Pastor Oscar Galván from Sahuartita, AZ; Pastor… Continue reading Thirteen Surrendered For Full Time Service!
We have been here in Mexico for 16 years now. We have started three mission churches here in our city. (Our goal is to start twenty.) We have two other national pastors that have started two other works outside our state. We have a Bible Institute with 19 students right now. Our church is growing.… Continue reading Sending Out Our First Missionary!
Construction We moved to our new building the first week in July. Since then, our membership has grown about 20%! Our people is very excited about the new place and we believe soon we will fill this place up! The new building that we bought is like a big warehouse and needs lots of construction… Continue reading Church Under Construction, Youth Camp and Bible Institute!
To all who have been praying for us for a new place for our church, thank you! We finally bought a property for our church that is a little more than three times the size of our former church! We moved last Friday and on Sunday we celebrated our 14th church anniversary in our new… Continue reading Our 14th Church Anniversary In Our New Building!