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 Kevin Wynne from Mexico City; Pastor Luis Parada from San Luis Potosí; Pastor Alejandro Córdova from Celaya, GTO and Pastor Victor Castillo from Texcoco. All of them had the power of God in their preachings and we felt convicted by the Holy Spirit every time they preached. The preachings of the Conference are in MP3 in Spanish, and if any of you would like to have them, just let me know.

 

We had a lot of expenses before and during the Conference, but God provided! As you well know, we moved to our new building about 10 months ago and we are still in construction mode. We were able to build another two provisional classrooms. We also rented 400 chairs and two extra portable-toilets since we don’t have enough here in the church. There is a gas station across the street and they were willing to let us use their bathrooms too! 🙂

But one of the biggest blessing of the conference (in addition to the ones that got saved!) is that we had thirteen people that surrendered for full time service! So. Thank you for praying! Make plans for next next year for our Leadership Conference that will be held may 7th to the 9th, 2018!

If you would like to come down to Mexico and visit us, this is the perfect time. Puebla was selected among the five best places to vacation in 2016, among Cancun and San Miguel de Allende. But also, during the summer time, we are full of activities. The first week of July we have our family conference and anniversary of our church. Starting on the 17th of July we have youth camp. And the following week we have our VBS in five different locations at the same time. Also, towards the end of the year we have our Missions Conference! Which is November 9th-11th.

On another note, please pray for Mrs Beatriz Juarez. My wife and I led her to the Lord last Saturday. During the time that we were praying, she started to cry, but she didn’t want to tell us why. She was so happy that she got saved but also sad for the problems that she is going through. Many “Poblanos” (people from Puebla), don’t like to share their personal problems or circumstances. So, if you can pray for her, that she will end up coming to church. And pray for our city… We have started two other missions churches here in Puebla, and can’t wait to start more. We just need your prayers!

Thank you and God bless you!

May 12th by Arturo Munoz

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. And just last week we sent out our first missionary from our own church to India! And I can’t wait to see how God is going to use them in reaching the souls in that, very needed country, with the Gospel. Please pray for Bro. Jav-ier and his family.

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During the time they were in our church, they constantly brought people to our church. He and his wife went soulwinning almost every day. Wherever they went, they always shared the Gospel with many, many people. And I know God is going to use them in a very special way in India.

Adjusting to our new place

We have been in our new place for eight months now, but we are still adjusting to it. We praise the Lord that He gave us this building in a miraculous way! We are working hard to make this building meet the needs of our church as much as possible. We need more classrooms and we also need to build some walls to close the warehouse-style building that we have. Please pray that God will provide all the funds that we need for that.

I love when I see the excitement of our people, specially while the church develops into a better place of worship. And I also love the fact that we are all growing in His Grace! Just before we moved, we had about 140 people in our church. Now we are running close to 170 people every Sunday! Our goals is to have 200 people in our church by the end of the year.

National Leadership Conference

Please pray for our National Leadership Conference coming up in lees than two months. We want to have our church ready for the conference as much as we can. Specially pray that the conference will be a help and a blessing for those attending it!

We are expecting close to 50 Pastors come to our conference. Our goal is to motivate every Pastor that comes to the conference to do more for God. Last year we spent close to nine thousand dollars for the conference. I don’t know how the money will come this year, but God always provides!

Fernando

At the end of last year, we had a young man named Fernando come to our church. He lives down the street from our church. During the invitation, Fernando lifted up his hand, and a man in our church led him to the Lord. Fernando had many problems. The most important problem that he had — besides him not being saved — was that he was a drug addict.

Few weeks after he got saved, he was found dead, not very far from his own house. His family were destroyed when they heard the news. We reached out to them and few days later, his mom and dad came to church. Praise the Lord they got saved that night! Fernando’s mom said to me that she wants to continue what Fernando wanted. And that is — to bring more young people to the feet our our Savior. Pray for them, as this coming Wednesday night they are starting a discipleship program here in our church.

You never know when someone else’s life will come to an end. All we need to do is reach them before it is too late. And, praise the Lord — Fernando is in a better place!

Thank you for praying for us and thank you for your support!

In Christ,

Bro. Munoz and family.

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Mar 15th by Arturo Munoz

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 to close it up and make it more secure. Please pray for this need and if you can help in any way, we would really appreciate it! 1,000 blocks or bricks cost 3,500 pesos or about $190 dollars. And one ton of concrete is 2,700 pesos or about $150 dollars. Any of these would be a big blessing.

Wednesday night church service

Wednesday night church service

Youth Camp

Two weeks ago we had our annual youth camp. We had 90 in attendance including some workers. Different Pastors from the area preached to the youth and praise the Lord we had some young people saved and three that surrendered for full time service. One of them is a young woman named Paola that already finished college and has a medical doctor degree. She decided to leave her career and now is in Bible college ready to serve the Lord!

Youth Camp Oasis de Agua Viva Valsequillo Puebla

Youth Camp “Oasis de Agua Viva” Valsequillo Puebla

Bible Institute

This first week in September we started our 8th year in our Bible college. We started with fourteen students this semester. One of our teachers is a missionary that we have known since we arrived here in Puebla. He has been very involved in trying to reach Muslims to the Lord, and now he is teaching a class in our Bible Institute on how to do exactly that! Pray that our students will get a burden to reach those that are trapped in the Islam teachings.

Our final payment

Please help us pray –urgently- so that we can make the second and final payment of our new property. Right now we are selling our old church property for a little over 100 thousand dollars and that is the exact amount that we need to make our final payment for our new place. The owner agreed to give us four months and the time is running out. Our due date is the 20th of October. We have faith that God will help us find a buyer! It’s just a matter of time.

My wife’s new book

Not too long ago, Nicole – my wife, wrote a book about how to better serve and please the Lord.  If you know someone (a lady) that speaks Spanish and would like to buy a copy of the book, please let me know. You can text me of call my Mexican phone number: +521 (222) 449-6155. The book costs $10 dollars plus shipping. Proceedings will further help our ministry here in Mexico.

Nicole's new book! 6 Lessons to Women That Want to Please God - Spanish

Nicole’s new book! 6 Lessons to Women That Want to Please God – Spanish

Thank you for your prayers and God bless you all!

Sincerely,

Arturo Munoz
Puebla, Mexico.

Sep 07th by Arturo Munoz

Puebla Christian Baptist Church

Our 14th Church Anniversary!

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 building! We are so thrilled and excited about our new place and to God be the glory!

Our new place has 8,600 square feet of land with an included warehouse (3,500 sq. ft.), three extra rooms, fitted with a woman’s and man’s bathroom! Near the main road and just one mile north of where we used to be. Plus, it’s right next to a bus stop, RUTA, which is the public transportation for the people of Puebla.

We had 195 people that attended our anniversary and at least two people saved! We invited Bro. Ron Goodman, missionary in Morelia, Michoacan, to come and preach during this special event. We were encouraged by the preaching and the tremendous amount of enthusiasm that the people had for this first Sunday in our new place! We also had our first baptism in this place. We are looking forward to build a baptistry, since all we have for baptisms right now is a big tub.

Please help us to pray so that we can sell our previous church as soon as possible. We gave 30% of the value of the property and we need to pay the rest within three months! We know God will provide and that we just need to take a step of faith! and faith right now is all we have. Our finances are low, but our spirits are high!

Not too long ago, missionary-par-exellence in Mexico City Kevin Wynne, said to me… “Arturo, I am mad at you. Because, I believe God can use you to run 1,000 people in your church!” Well, this place, might not help us to run one thousand in church, but is a step in the right direction. I believe that we can very well grow to 400-500 people here. And, by the way, we are not here in Puebla to “run” a big church, but to reach as many people as we can!

Eight years ago, when we bought our first building, I told our church not to get “used” to the new building, because it was only provisional — while we “finally” settle in what God has for us. Last Sunday, I told our church the same words. I believe God has something bigger than this, and we are not going to get “used” to it, but do everything we possibly can, while we can.

Thank you again for praying; now, lets win some souls!

For His Service,

Arturo Muñoz and Family

Jul 15th by Arturo Munoz

National Leadership Conference 2016

Thank you for your prayers for our Leadership Conference. Praise the Lord, we had 16 people that surrendered their lives to serve our Lord and Savior full time! We also had an attendance of 550 people and among them, we had 44 Pastors, assistant Pastors and Missionaries attending our Conference. We had the privilege to have the following guest speakers during our conference: Pastor Kevin Wynne, from Mexico City; Pastor Luis Ramos, from San Luis Potosí; Pastor Luis Parada, from Long Beach, CA; Pastor Oscar Galvan, from Sahuarita, AZ; Pastor Gil Torres, from San Diego, CA; and Pastor Alejandro Cordova, from Celaya, GTO. All of them were used by God greatly to bring exactly what we needed!

Group that surrendered for full-time service

Group that surrendered for full-time service

Group of Pastors and Missionaries that attended our conference

Group of Pastors and Missionaries that attended our conference

20,000 Tracts – Battle of Puebla Parade

As we do every year, we were able to go early on the morning of “Cinco de Mayo” and give 20,000 tracts just before the Battle-of-Puebla-Parade started. Our family had 1,000 tracts, and we gave them out in less than 30 minutes. One young men that we sitting waiting for the parade to start, helped my oldest son Japheth, to give out some tracts to the group of people around him. I even took some pictures of this “unbeliever” helping us give away these Gospel tracts! Praise the Lord many, many people were reading these tracts, and I am sure, many got saved!

My son and an "unbeliever" giving out tracts during the parade of "5 de Mayo"

My son and an “unbeliever” giving out tracts during the parade of “5 de Mayo”

Giving 20,000 tracts during the "5 de Mayo" Parade here in Puebla

Giving 20,000 tracts during the “5 de Mayo” Parade here in Puebla

Update on New Property

I would like to thank all those who had been praying for the purchase of our new church property. The owner accepted our proposal and within 30 days we were able to come up with the first 1 million pesos! We only had 300k and God provided the rest through a series of miracles. The first one is that our church gave an extra 300k pesos within 20 days! The last miracle is that we were still short 120k pesos and a brother from another church new about our need and gave the rest of the money! We are so excited about this answer to prayer. We have been looking for a new place for our church for quite-a-while. This new place has 800 square meters of land and is a little over three times the size of our current place. Our 14th anniversary is the first week of July and we would like to have our first service in the new place by then. Pray that this will happen!

New Church Property here in Puebla

New Church Property here in Puebla

New Church Property here in Puebla

New Church Property here in Puebla

Soulwinning

Naason Joaquin Garcia

Few days ago, my wife and I were witnessing to a man named Raul Jimenez. We were in an area that is inundated with people from a sect named “Luz del Mundo” (Light of the World). This sect buys and rents houses all around their main church, and is very difficult to find people that does not attend this church. This sect is very similar to the Mormon church; it is like the Mexican version of it. They worship an “Apostle” named Naasón Joaquín García. Anyway, after I was done talking to Raul, I asked him if he wanted to pray and ask God to save him; he, without hesitation, bowed his head and started to pray by himself, a very honest prayer for God to save him. Praise the Lord for God’s grace, and for one more person going to Heaven!

Prayer Request

Please pray that we can sell our current church building at a good price and fast! so we can finish paying the new church property. The owner is giving us three months after the first down payment to pay the rest of the money for the new property. Thank you!

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May 19th by Arturo Munoz

We Found a New Property For The Church

We have been praying now for about two years for God to give us a bigger place for our church. Two weeks ago we found one property that is about 15 blocks from our church and in the same main street where we are. The place is three times as big as our current place. We have 250 sq. meters and the new property is 800 sq. meters (about 8,500 sq. ft.) It sells for a good price and we think we can come up with the money. I would like to ask you to consider us helping us to pay for this new property. We have most of the money, but we are still short 20 thousand dollars. Our church has been saving money for the last five years, and we also want to sell our current property for a good price. Please, help us to pray for this needs. And if you, in any way, are able to be a blessing to us, please call me or send me an email. We could easily fit over 500 people in the new property. Here is a video below…

Trip To Cuajinicuilapa (Say that five times!)

From April 1st to the 5th, we took a group of 16 people from our church in Puebla (including our family) to visit my sister Aglaee and her husband in Cuajinicuilapa. My brother-in-law and my sister are doing an excellent job in this town. Cuajinicuilapa is about 9 hours south from Puebla, and only three hours from Acapulco. It’s very hot and humid; about thirty minutes from the Pacific Ocean. During our time there, we went out soulwinning and our group was able to lead 30 people to the Lord, and 15 came to church on Sunday! Praise the Lord they were encouraged in their third anniversary with the church.

Trip to Cuajinicuilapa

Trip to Cuajinicuilapa

Evangelizing Puebla

We continue with our vision to reach Puebla with the Gospel. This is our soulwinning group that went out two weeks ago to knock on doors and tell people about salvation. My wife and I were able to lead four people to the Lord. Just so you can understand why is a little more difficult to lead people to the Lord here in Puebla, I would like to give you an example. On our trip to Cuajinicuilapa, ten of us went soulwinning and 30 people got saved. Here in Puebla, over 30 people went out soulwinning, and only seven people got saved. And it was a good day! Normally we see three or four people saved, during our soulwinning time on Saturdays. Please pray for Puebla, we love the people, and we want to reach them before it is too late. That is why we are constantly praying for God to let us start 20 churches within 20 years here in the city.

Our Soulwinning Group here in Puebla!

Our Soulwinning Group here in Puebla!

 

Apr 20th by Arturo Munoz

We’ve been driving through the thick fog for more than an hour through the high mountains of Hidalgo. I have been invited to preach in a small church, and Bro. Javier Gonzalez is with me, along with his young son, Pablo. My iPhone has long-time-ago lost cellphone signal, but the GPS part of it still works, and it shows that the village in the mountains is 30 minutes away. When we arrive, there is a small gathering of faithful people, waiting to be preached at. It’s about 33 degrees, with no heaters, but that doesn’t matter, they are used to this weather. Who would have imagined that there would be an Independent Baptist Church like this in the mountains, but Bro. Daniel Munoz is a man, called by God, to bring the Gospel to these dear people.

 

Church in Calnali, Hidalgo. Bro. Daniel Munoz is the Pastor.

Church in Calnali, Hidalgo. Bro. Daniel Munoz is the Pastor.

 

It’s my turn to preach, and God blesses the message. The six hours that took us to get here was all worth it. Three of those hours was driving on the mountains famously known “La Huasteca.”

The next day, we drove for one more hour, deeper in La Huasteca Hidalguense. There is a video below if you are interested to see the one-hour drive. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la1dJmLh_8g)

The name of the village is called Tlalchiyalahuica. Here we meet Pastor Geronimo Esteban. And let me tell you, he has an incredible story on how he became Independent Baptist:

He tells me that in 2008, he was very much discouraged. He drove to the next big town, Huejutla, which is about one hour away. There, on an internet cafe, he searched for something that would comfort his heart with preaching. He found our website: http://www.iglesiacristianabautista.com/predicaciones/ were we have hundreds of sermons. He downloaded them all and listened to them. He was quickly encouraged and went back to his church. He had been a Pastor of a church that belong to the Baptist Convention. He started to go soulwinning every day! They changed their standards! And they quit the Baptist Convention few months later. The church that once was running 20, now runs 200. And they have four mission-churches that they have started in the last five years, with and average of 70 in each one of them. They are starting one more mission-church this coming Thursday!

Church in Tlalchiyahualica en la Huasteca Hidalguense

Church in Tlalchiyahualica. Bro. Javier giving his testimony. Pastor Geronimo is sitting down.

I had the privilege to preach for Bro. Geronimo, in his church twice on Friday night, twice on Saturday night, twice on Sunday morning, and once on Sunday night in Huejutla, where they now have a mission-church. Huejutla is the big town where Bro. Geronimo downloaded the MP3 preaching in his phone to listen to.

Mission Church in Huejutla, HGO

Mission Church in Huejutla, HGO

On Saturday morning, I had the privilege to lead two to the Lord. His name is Andres, and his wife’s name is Sulpicia. I talked to them for about 45 minutes. They listened attentively, and at the end, the asked Jesus to come to their hearts. Pray for them, if you will. They said that they would attend the church that Bro. Geromino started there in Huejutla.

Ganando almas en Huejutla, HGO

Andres and his wife were saved!

We drove back to Puebla all day Monday. Praise the Lord we made it safe and with no complications. Praise the Lord that God is not only using us here in Puebla, but through our online ministry, where in the last four years, we have had over 1 million visitors downloading thousands of sermons in Spanish.

Thank you for your prayers!

Jan 20th by Arturo Munoz

Vacation Bible Schools

We had a great week holding 3 Vacation Bible Schools at the same time. Our highest day was on Friday with 95, 70 and 60 on each of of them, making a total of 225 kids and adults attending. Our goal for the following year is to have 5 different Bible Schools in 5 different locations of our city. We praise the Lord for the many, many kids that heard the Gospel over and over throughout the week and that God saved!! Two days before Sunday, I asked our neighbor if we could use the empty lot that is next to our church, so that we could accommodate the 80-100 kids that we were going to have for Sunday, and he, not only sad YES, but he said that if we wanted to use the lot to park the cars on Sunday, we could DO so!! Praise the Lord for this. We do not have enough room for 100 kids in our church and God surely answered our prayer!

225 attended our 3 different Vacation Bible Schools!

225 attended our 3 different Vacation Bible Schools!

200 in attendance

On Sunday we broke our previous record for attendance! We had 200 people in church; 100 kids and 100 adults. The most exciting thing about this is that we not only had the kids that attended the VBSs, but we also had their parents attending. They came to see their kids receive their diplomas for completing the VBS. We had 32 Adult VISITORS!! and 12 of them received Christ as their personal Savior!! This is so exciting as well. You could see the whole church so happy, and helping and motivated to see what God is doing in our midst!

Lot next to our church

Lot next to our church

7 Baptisms + 4

We also had 11 BAPTISMS. 7 of them got baptized in our church and 4 got baptized in our mission church. Our mission church is also doing very well. Last Sunday we had close to 100 in our mission church. That means that we actually had close to 300 last Sunday! Please pray that we can start a second mission church here in Puebla ans see more people saved.

7 got baptized last Sunday!

7 got baptized last Sunday!

Prayer Request

  1. For our safety this Friday and Saturday. We are traveling to Texas to renew our van’s permit. We will be visiting some churches while we are there. (August 10th to August 30th) Pray that more churches will take us on.
  2. For a bigger place for our church. We would like to sell the building that we have and find a property that is at least twice as big.
  3. For our Bible Institute. We start the second week of September and we are praying for 10 students or more.
  4. For our young people that are going away to a Bible Institute. We have 5 young people and 1 matrimony going to San Luis Potosi to study there in the Bible Institute. 4 of them are from our church and 2 are from our mission church. Our mission church is in a very poor area, and subsequently, one man, who is very poor, is leaving this Friday to go to the Bible institute. He is taking his wive and three children by faith to the Institute that is about 5 hours away. If you would like to make a one time offering for this precious family, we will be very thankful. Or if you would like to support them with $50 or $100 dollars a month while he is in the Institute, that, I am sure, will be a big investment in the work of the Lord. His name is Abel. I will try to post a picture of their family so you get to know them. Thank you!

Pictures of our VBS in Puebla and Baptism:

Thank you and may God continue bless you!

~Arturo Munoz

Aug 06th by Arturo Munoz

Youth Camp (3 Surrendered)

This week we had an amazing time at our youth camp that our church organized. We had 70 young men and women at our camp. Three of them surrendered to serve God for full time. This years theme was taken from Daniel 6:3 “…an excellent spirit was in him.” Here are some pictures:

Youth Camp in Puebla, MEX

Youth Camp in Puebla, MEX

Visitors Dinner (10 Subscribed)

Last Monday we had a special dinner for our visitors that we usually have every three months. This time we had 25 people that in the past had visited our church, that showed up for this special dinner. At the end we encourage them to take a discipleship class on Wednesdays and 10 subscribed for the discipleship class!

Visitors Dinner (First Steps)

Visitors Dinner (First Steps)

Today we had an amazing Sunday! (23 visitors+7 second time visitors)

Today was an uncommon Sunday. Normally, we have people visiting our church every Sunday. But today was incredible! We had 23 people visiting our church! Besides this, we had 7 people that visited our church last Sunday and returned this Sunday for the second time! The church auditorium was packed! We need to expand as soon as possible. Thank you for your prayers and financial support.

Special Prayer Requests:

  1. For our safety next month. We are traveling to Texas to renew our van’s permit. We will be visiting some churches while we are there. (August 10th to August 30th)
  2. For our vacation Bible school that we are having next week. This time we are planning to have 4 VBS at the same time in different areas of the city.
  3. For a bigger place for our church. We would like to sell the building that we have and find a property that is at least twice as big.

Thank you and God bless you!

… More pictures of our youth camp:

Jul 27th by Arturo Munoz

Praise the Lord, we had an amazing 12th anniversary of our church here in Puebla! We had 149 people attending, 4 of them were first time visitors. Pastor David Cortés from Open Door Baptist Church in Tijuana, Baja California was our guest speaker. He preached for our anniversary, and also for our Family Conference that we had during the same time.

Iglesia Cristiana Bautista 12th Anniversary

Iglesia Cristiana Bautista 12th Anniversary

Pastor David Cortes preaching

Pastor David Cortes preaching

Every year we have premium stakes for our anniversary!

Every year we have premium stakes for our anniversary!

Prayer Requests:

  • For our safety next month. We are traveling to Texas to renew our van’s permit. We will be visiting some churches while we are there. (August 10th to August 30th)
  • For our youth camp this week. We are expecting to have 70 young people from churches around the area. For them to make good decisions.
  • For our vacation Bible school that we are having next week. This time we are planning to have 4 VBS at the same time in different areas of the city.
  • For a bigger place for our church. We would like to sell the building that we have and find a property that is at least twice as big.

Thank you and God bless you!

Jul 21st by Arturo Munoz

Our 2014 Leadership Conference in Puebla

What a blessing it was to host again our Annual Leadership Conference here in Puebla. We had a great number of people coming from different Churches and States, as well as Pastors. This year we had nine people surrendering for full-time-service! What a privilege to see more laborers willing to go to the fields to reach more souls for Christ!

The choir of our church singing a special during the conference

The choir of our church singing a special during the Conference

9 people surrendered for full time service

9 people surrendered for full time service

We had also great speakers coming to our conference to preach. We had Pastor Ezequiel Salazar from Ontario, CA, Pastor Luis Parada from Long Beach, CA and Pastor Alejandro Cordova from Celaya, Guanajuato. All of them were a tremendous blessing! Our church had a week of praying and fasting (different people for one day) and we sure saw God working in everybody’s hearts!

Pastor Ezquiel Salazar teaching on Leadership to the Pastors

Pastor Ezequiel Salazar teaching on Leadership to the Pastors that attended the Conference

This year, on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th, same day our conference started) we went out to the parade that is organized in our city every year, and we gave out 20,000 tracts! What a blessing it was to see many of our church members taking charge and going out to the streets of Puebla and giving the Gospel to the people of Puebla. Our goal this year is to give out 170,000 tracts. Please pray for us so that we can permeate Puebla with the Gospel.

Giving out 20,000 tracts during the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Puebla

Giving out 20,000 tracts during the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Puebla

Our oldest kids giving out tracts before the Cinco de Mayo Parade

Our oldest kids giving out tracts before the Cinco de Mayo Parade

Thank you to many of you that sent emails and notes to us saying that you were praying for the Conference and for the 20,000 tracts. We would like to invite you next year during the Cinco de Mayo parade so you can also help us to give out more tracts.

God bless you,

In Christ,

Arturo Munoz and Family
Missionaries in Puebla, Mexico.

May 16th by Arturo Munoz

First Time Visitors

Last week we had a good number of people visiting our church for the first time. On Sunday morning we had 9 people that came to our church for the first time and on Sunday night we had 7 people that visited our church. Most of the people that visit our church come from our church website. I would encourage every church to have a nice looking website. If you need help with this let me know. I know someone that can make you a nice looking website for about $400 usd.

People Saved

We have seen also a good number of people getting saved in church and out in the streets. Last Sunday night we had 4 people getting saved and a Sunday before we also had visitors getting saved.

Yesterday, during our time of soulwinning with our Bible Institute here in Puebla, we had a husband and wife get saved. That is just way too exciting!!! And… they even let us come into their house. First the wife got saved by the door of her house, and then she invited us inside her house to speak with her husband. Her husband Victor got saved kneeling down right in the middle of their living room. He said that he had never felt anything like it before, (and we are not pentecostal.) He assured me that he asked Jesus to come into his heart with…. all his heart. Please pray that Victor and Dolores will come to church soon. I am planning to visit them next week to follow up on their decision. Once I heard a Pastor say: Steward every lead!

Victor and Dolores. A new matrimony for Christ

Victor and Dolores. A new matrimony for Christ

Our trip to Texas

Last month we had to drive up to Texas in order to renew our car permit for another 6 months. The laws here in Mexico change all the time, and now we have to drive to the States every six months to make sure our car is legally in Mexico. We also visited some churches in Texas to take advantage of our trip. Here is a list of the churches that we visited:

We would like to thank each one of the churches that accommodated us, fed us, and even gave us a love offering. Praise the Lord, He provided for all of our needs during our trip, even for our van’s fuel pump that was $600 dollars, installed.

Before our trip to Texas, our kids kept asking if they were going to see any snow. We told them: “No. It doesn’t snow in Texas.” To our surprise, we saw snow four times! That made them very happy. Many of our kids had never seen snow.

Also, I would like to mention, that we were very excited to be with one of my favorite teacher from Bible college: Bro. Bob Ross, now Pastor of Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite, TX. They had a Missions Conference called: “South of the Border.” Where they invited only missionaries that are in Mexico. I was glad to see many of my old friends and families from Bible College:

  • Bro. Nick Sutmaier, missionary in Cuajimalpa, Estado de Mexico, just outside Mexico City
  • Bro. Matt Johnson, missionary in Tula, Hidalgo
  • Bro. Mark Lockhart, missionary in Mexico City
  • Bro. Bill Norton, missionary in Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo.

If your church is looking to support good missionaries, I would recommend any of these missionaries. All of them have been in the mission field for more than 12 years.

Thank you for your prayers,
Sincerely,
Arturo Munoz

Visiting Crossroads Baptist Church in Gainesville, TX

Visiting Crossroads Baptist Church in Gainesville, TX

Feb 27th by Arturo Munoz

40,000 Gospel Tracts

Bro. Salvador Derreza, missionary to India, giving out tracts

Bro. Salvador Derreza, missionary to India, giving out tracts

First of all, I would like to thank every one of you for praying for our ministry here in Puebla. This year, during the “Day of the Dead” we were able to give out 40,000 tracts, in just few hours, in many of the cemeteries of the city of Puebla. Last year we gave out 20,000 tracts and next year our goal is to give out 80,000 tracts. Many of our church members did this for the first time and were really thankful to be part of this endeavor. They praised the Lord for participating on this and many of them shared with us amazing testimonies on how people got saved.

Our Missions Conference

Missions Conference in Puebla, MEX

Missions Conference in Puebla, MEX

We also had our Annual Missions Conference at the beginning of this month. We had the following missionaries visiting our church and presenting their work:

  1. Salvador Derreza, missionaries to India.
  2. Javier Gonzalez, planting churches in the mountains of Puebla.
  3. Luis Colorado, missionaries to Switzerland.
  4. Jesús Alanis, missionaries in Ecuador.
  5. Pablo Yam, missionaries to Venezuela.
  6. Mike Guzmán, missionaries to Venezuela.
  7. Gerardo Castro, missionaries to Venezuela.
  8. Moises Garrido, planting churches in Puebla.
  9. Felipe Sloan, in Xalapa, Veracruz, our guest speaker.

Our mission church also had 5 other missionaries, and their conference was right after ours. This was the first missions conference for our mission church.

Praise the Lord, our faith promise giving for the year was about $17,000 dollars. Our mission church faith promise for the year was close to $6,000 dollars. This means that between both of our churches we promised $23,000 dollars to reach the world with the Gospel! We are very excited about this, and we thank you for your prayers.

People Saved

The ministries of our church include Wednesday soulwinning, Thursday hospital soulwinning and Saturday soulwinning. We soon are going to add Tuesday visitation in the morning time and Thursday visitation during the evening.

On Wednesdays, we have Bible Institute from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. And then at 10 am we go out soulwinning with the students of the Institute for two hours. Today we had 6 people saved! I had the opportunity to lead the Lord Sra. Lucia Arroyo. She said she is interested for ladies of our church to come to her house and give her a Bible study in her house. Also, I was able to speak with Sr. Lauro González. He did not get saved, but he said he would come to church Sunday morning. So, I am planning to pick him up this coming Sunday. Pray that he will come. He said that he lived in the Los Angeles area, in California, for two years and that no one spoke to him about getting saved. I thought that that was kid of sad. But, praise the Lord he is willing to come to our church.

Land Next To Our Church

Many of you know that we would like to buy the land next to our church. Just recently it went for sale. Right now we only have $30k dollars. And the owners now want $160,000 dollars. This land is a magnificent opportunity to grow our church and have more space. (Right now we only have two Sunday School classrooms.) We covet your prayers so that the Lord can provide the money to buy the property. Another option that we have, is to sell our building and buy a bigger lot near the area were we are. We know that God is in control and we need Him to guide us to know what to do.

Thank you for your prayers and God bless you!

In Christ,

Arturo Muñoz and Family in Puebla, MEX

Nov 20th by Arturo Munoz

This last week was a very busy week to say the least. We started with our First Steps Dinner, where we invite all the visitors that have attended our church for the last 3 months, and had great results. One parent, of one of our teenagers of the church, came for the first time to our church and I was able to lead him to the Lord after the dinner. I was thrilled to hear that this man was a worshiper of the “santa muerte” (holy dead), but now he has become a worshiper of the true God and Savior.

This Is Our 6th Year Of Our Bible Institute

On Tuesday we started our Bible Institute. This is our 6th year! We started teaching 8 different classes from Tuesday to Thursday from 8 am to noon. We also have preaching during chapel and go out soulwinning on Wednesdays with the students. Last week on Wednesday we had 8 people saved during the soulwinning time! The class before we go out soulwinning, we have the personal evangelism class with Bro. Moises Garrido, who is a graduate from Pastor’s Kevin Wynne Bible Institute and just arrived to Puebla to start a new church.

Bro. Moises Garrido led this young men to the Lord

Bro. Moises Garrido led this young men to the Lord

On Thursday, while on chapel, one dear lady of our church named Agar, started to feel sick. I ended taking her to the hospital with her son. She almost had a stroke! Now she is on medication. She and her 25-year-old son attend our Bible Institute. Agar is a retired professional nurse. Many years ago, when she received the lump sum of her retirement money, she gave it all to help to buy the church property. About $30,000 dollars. Please pray for this dear lady, she is a dedicated soulwinner and she loves the Lord.

Lady’s Meeting

On Friday night, my wife thought a great lesson during her monthly lady’s meeting. We had 32 ladies in attendance, all of them from our church. They had games and a good time of fellowship. My 9-year-old daughter Sarah made the curtains to decorate the event. She and Rachel (now 11) learned to saw while we were on furlough in a church in San Marcos, CA.

Sunday School Workshop

Last Saturday we had a two-hour workshop to teach our teachers how to teach a Sunday School Class. We had a good group from our church and from the mission church. They were amazed by all the information Nicole gave them. We also video-taped it, and we are going to put it on our Spanish website so that other churches and Sunday School teachers can downloaded. Right now we have more teachers than space to teach. We desperately are praying for the land next to us so that the owner will be willing to sell it.

Nicole teaching the Sunday School workshop

Nicole teaching a Sunday School workshop

Sunday

The street in front of our church is being totally repaired right now. It’s one of the main arteries of Puebla and we had the privilege to buy our property in this very busy street called 11 Sur. One security man, that watches over the heavy equipment, was walking in front of our church on Sunday night and I invited him to come inside and listen to God’s Word. He happily agreed, and after the service he got saved! We also had 10 visitors on Sunday!

Prayer Request

  • Please pray for Nicole, she has tendonitis and her wrists hurt very much. She is doing better.
  • Pray for the expansion of our building as we need more space to put more chairs.
  • Pray for the land next to us. (We need a bigger building.)
  • Pray for our Bible Institute.
  • For our 20.20 vision. (to plant 20 churches in Puebla in the next 20 years.)

By His Grace,

Arturo Muñoz

Sep 09th by Arturo Munoz

We praise the Lord for His goodness toward us! Since we came back to our church in Mexico from furlough, we have seen many blessings. One of them is the increase in people going out soulwinning every Saturday. This last Saturday we had 38 our our members going out and reaching the people of Puebla with the Gospel. What a blessing it is to see, not only 10% but over 25% of the church go out soulwinning. I had the blessing to lead to the Lord a young girl named Brenda. It seemed that she was going through some difficult times and we came at the right time to share with her the good news that only Jesus saves!

Soulwinning in Mexico

Soulwinning Group

That night, we had our monthly reunion for married couples. We had a really good time. We had a new couple that had been separated for a while. After the devotional, the husband thanked me for speaking to his heart (it was God who did). But he was very happy he and his wife attended.

 

Married Couples Reunion - Baptist Church

Married Couples Reunion

Please pray for us this week. Today (Monday) we have a special dinner for those that have visited our church in the last 3 months. We call it “primeros pasos” (first steps). Our goal is to enroll them in our Discipleship program that we have on Wednesday nights for 10 weeks.

On Tuesday (tomorrow) we start our Bible Institute. We will be teaching 8 different classes from Tuesday to Thursday from 8:00 am to noon. We have about 10 that have confirmed that will attend, plus two more that said that are coming from the State of Morelos and one more from the State of Guerrero. We are excited about this! This is our sixth year.

This coming Friday my wife will teach the ladies. She is encouraged and ready to teach the ladies of our church. They will have this once a month. Nicole is planning to decorate the church and have a fun time with them. Please pray that God will use her class to encourage others to serve God. I praise the Lord for a Godly wife. She is truly a blessing to my life and the ministry.

Thank you for your prayers!

~ Arturo Muñoz
Puebla, MEX

 

Sep 02nd by Arturo Munoz

2013 Leadership Conference in Puebla, MEX.

2013 Leadership Conference in Puebla, MEX.

This last week we had our annual revival conference in our church in Mexico. We had an amazing time with 470 people attending the conference, and 27 surrendered their life for full time service! We also had 30 different pastors and missionaries that came from seven different states to attend the conference.

2013 Leadership Conference in Puebla, MEX

We had 470 people in attendance during our Conference. We had to rent a building to have our Conference there.

Our guest speakers were: Pastor Luis Ramos from San Luis Potosí, Pastor Luis Parada from Long Beach, CA, Pastor Alejandro Córdova from Celaya, Mexico and Pastor Kevin Wynne from Mexico City.

27 People Surrendered for Full Time Service!

27 People Surrendered for Full Time Service!

Sunday was Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May) and we went to give out 20,000 tracts to the people that went to see the city’s parade celebrating the Battle of Puebla. We started at 8:00 am and by 8:45 am we were done! Many people come to see the parade every year and we hope that many got saved while waiting and reading one of the tracts.

We gave out 20,000 Tracts during the 5 de Mayo Parade in Puebla!

This is the tract that we gave out during the parade. I can send you the format if you want to print some.

We gave out 20,000 Tracts during the 5 de Mayo Parade in Puebla!

We gave out 20,000 Tracts during the 5 de Mayo Parade in Puebla!

We gave out 20,000 Tracts during the 5 de Mayo Parade in Puebla!

We gave out 20,000 Tracts during the 5 de Mayo Parade in Puebla!

That same Sunday, we had three people saved in our church on Sunday morning and one young girl named Karina got baptized. Praise the Lord!

Karina was baptized last Sunday

Karina was baptized last Sunday

Thank you for all of your prayers!

For the souls of Puebla,

Missionary Arturo Munoz

May 14th by Arturo Munoz

In the month of February my wife and I had the opportunity to visit our church in Puebla for few days. The main reason was that my assistant Pastor, Cristian, got married. The wedding was in Mexico City, and Pastor Arandai married Cristian and Cynthia. They are now happily married back in our church in Puebla, serving the Lord!

Cristian y Cynthia's wedding

On Sunday the 17th, I preached all three services in our church. What a blessing it was to see the Christians we love the most — our own church. We miss them very much and can’t wait to be back in June or July. During our time there we had five visitors in the morning and three more Sunday night. I also had the privilege to baptist seven believers. One of them, Leonardo, was studying to be a Catholic priest. About eight months ago, while soulwinning with Brother Manuel Garcia, we gave Leonardo’s mom a track and invited her to church. She got saved and came with her thirty year old son. Leonardo got saved in our church, tuned from Catholicism to God and from wanting to be a Catholic priest to serve the Lord faithfully winning souls for Him. What a blessing it was to baptize him, his mom, his sister and his nephew!

Leonardo's nephew Wife Husband Cristian (not my assistant Pastor) Loonardo's sister Leonardo - Was studying to be a Priest but got saved Leonardo's Mom

That same Sunday we sent my brother-in-law Alejandro, my sister and their three kids to start a church in Cuajinicuilapa – try to say that 5 times! Cuaji, for short, is on the south part of the country, on the coast, near Acapulco. As you might know, Acapulco was just considered the second most dangerous city in the country of Mexico. Please remember them in your prayers and if you are looking for more missionaries to take, they are worth taking. They went under-supported, and any additional giving will be big blessing to them. They have about 7 churches supporting them right now. My sister, Aglaee Munoz, graduated from Oklahoma Baptist College and my brother-in-law graduated from our Bible Institute of Puebla last year.

The following Sunday we were in a Missions Conference in Santa Ana, CA at Bethel Baptist Church. This church has been a tremendous blessing to our ministry. Their support and prayers through the years has always been there. I had the opportunity to present what God is doing with their faith promise in Puebla. We had a good time. Pastor Dan Davidson still the Pastor after all these years, serving the Lord, and always with a smile.

And Yesterday we were in two churches. In the morning service we had the blessing to be at North Hills Baptist Church of San Marcos, CA. Sunday was their Charter Sunday, were they finally became their own church with Pastor David Hetzer as the Pastor. Congratulations! We took the following picture just before the church service:

The Munoz Family

And Sunday night we were at Temple Baptist Church of Perris, CA. The Pastor of the church graduated from Oklahoma Baptist College and is doing an excellent job in this church. I believe he took over the church about three years ago with 100 people, and now they are running over 300 people. Next Sunday they are having two Sunday Morning Services to accommodate more people. Their welcome video is one of the best church videos I have ever seen. If you are planning to make one for your church, take this one for consideration, as it has an excellent outline and powerful message.

After their evening service, we stayed to present our ministry to the Spanish church. Pastor Emilio Llausás has been the Spanish Pastor of the church in Perris, CA for the last 40 years. I believe God used the message to encourage the people to continue serving the Lord. The Pastor said that they might take us on for support!

When we left our church few months ago, we only had 17 churches supporting us. Right now we have 21 and we are praying for 30, so that we can go back to Mexico and continue with the ministry that God has given us. Thank you for your prayers and God bless you.

Sincerely,

Arturo Munoz and Family

Mar 04th by Arturo Munoz

20 Feb 2013
Missionaries in Mexico

The Munoz Family

Arturo Munoz Bio

Bro. Arturo Munoz and his family have been missionaries in Mexico since 1999.

Bro. Munoz was born in Mexico City in 1974. God saved him at the age of eight in a Baptist church in Mexico and had the privilege to grow up in a Christian home. God called him to preach in 1992. God opened the doors for him to attend Oklahoma Baptist College under the direction of Dr. Jim Vineyard. In the summer of 1997, while in a youth camp, God put in his heart to go back to Mexico, specifically the city of Puebla, and reach his own people for Christ.

Bro. Munoz graduated from Oklahoma Baptist College in 1998. He and his wife Nicole left the US right after their wedding in 1999 and headed to Iguala, Guerrero, a town where the Mexican Flag was born, to help a church there while Nicole learned Spanish. While there, hey both helped teach in the Christian school. Bro. Munoz taught 10th grade, and his wife Nicole taught 3rd.  They also started a bus route which had an average of 30 kids in attendance.

In 2001 they moved to the city of Puebla. Puebla is the 3rd largest city in the country of Mexico with over 2 million people.

Nicole Munoz Bio

Nicole was saved at the age of 15 in a liberal Bible church in Southern California.  At age 17 by reading the Bible and praying, she felt that her church was not the church closest to the Bible and prayed and asked God to show her what church to attend.  Two weeks later someone invited her to the only IFB church in her area.  Nicole served in her home church West Coast Baptist Church in Oceanside, California with Pastor Phil Clark for one year before heading to Bible college at Fairhaven Baptist College in Chesterton, Indiana.

During her freshman year in Bible College Nicole surrendered to be a missionary to Mexico.

After graduating, Nicole headed back to her home church in California to teach in the Christian School.  After a few years she met and married Brother Arturo and joyfully followed him to the mission field.

 

The Munoz Kids

We have 7 beautiful children that God has entrusted us to train and raise up to serve Him.

Arturo Japheth was born in 2001.  He likes to read and play “sword fights” with his brother David.  Japheth also helps with the sound system in the church and teaches the object lessons during Junior Church.

Rachel Nicole was born in 2002.  Rachel often has the role of our church pianist!  She has a love for music and is a natural leader.  Rachel has run Sunday School classes when the teacher did not show up and has helped lead songs to groups of up to 80 kids in conferences and Vacation Bible Schools.

Sarah Joy was born in 2004.  Sarah loves to sing songs to the Lord and use her voice to praise God in the church.  She also is a great help in the nursery.  Although she is never in “charge” of watching the little babies, if there is a crying baby or the nursery workers need an extra set of hands, she is always willing to jump in and play with the little ones!

David and Hannah are Twins!  They joined our family in 2006 and it has never been the same since!  David is full of life and loves anything to do with sports.  Hannah is our creative and “distracted” one.  She is always in her own world and doing her own thing her own way! (In a good way!)

Ashley Elizabeth was born in 2008.  Ashley is our quiet but joyful one.  It is always a blessing to see her first thing in the morning with wide eyes and a huge smile!

Caitlyn Grace was born in 2010. Caitlyn is only three but enjoys being in the “Big Kids Class” more than with the babies!  She is our inquisitive one and already shows traits of being a “problem solver”.  She is also a reminder to us to always have faith in God.  Whenever Caitlyn might ask for some money and we tell her that we don’t have any money she will tell us: Just pray to God and He will give you some money!  Then a few hours later she will ask us: Did God give you money yet?

 

The ministry in Puebla has rapidly grown. The church in Puebla currently has 150 in attendance.  You can watch our video presentation that shows how the work has grown since 2001 here: http://www.reachingpuebla.com/missionary-update/view-our-new-video-presentation/

 

The different ministries in the church include:

 

  • Organized soul winning every Saturday
  • Hospital soul winning and visitation every Thursday
  • Street preaching, Bus preaching, and downtown preaching with students of the Bible Institute every Wednesday
  • Bible Institute (We have 5 graduates)
  • First Steps Bible Discipleship for new believers on Wednesday nights. (This is a different class besides the regular service.)
  • Sunday School classes for Primaries, Juniors, Teen Girls, and Adults
  • Church Services on Sunday Mornings, Sunday Nights, and Wednesday Nights
  • Music Ministry to teach children an adults how to play the piano, guitar, and flute.
  • Choir Ministry
  • Teen Ministry that meets on Saturdays at 3:00
  • In-Home Discipleship Ministry
  • Annual Missions Conference (We currently support 19 missionaries)
  • Annual Leadership Conference for Area Churches
  • Monthly Pastors Fellowship for Area Pastors (Co-organizer with another pastor)
  • Bi-monthly Ladies Meetings
  • Bi-monthly Men’s Meetings
  • Youth Camp
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Public School Outreaches
  • 20,000 Tracts Distributed During 5th of May Parade
  • 30,000 Tracts Distributed at the Cemeteries for Day of the Dead on November 2nd.
  • And many, many more!

The Munoz family has also started a mission church in the south part of the city that God has blessed. This mission church now has 70 faithful people growing in the Lord every Sunday.

Bro. Munoz believes in reaching the lost with the Gospel. The church has an organized soul-winning program every Saturday morning where 40-50 church members consistently go out knocking on doors. The church also has a hospital outreach where ladies of the church visit patients and family members of patients in the hospital. Dozens get saved every Thursday. The Bible institute goes out to reach the souls of “Pueblans” every Wednesday. They preach inside buses, downtown, the jail and street corners.

Bro. Munoz strongly believes that the city can be reached with the Gospel.  From the beginning of the church, members have traveled almost two hours to come to church every Sunday morning.  Due to the time it takes to travel in public transportation, and the cost for some families, God has put in his heart the “20/20 outreach”. His vision is to start 20 churches in the next 20 years in the City of Puebla.  His plan consists of:

  1. Training Nationals in the Bible college.
  2. Provide financial and other material support for the first 3 years for the salary of the pastor and the rent of the building.
  3. Send out soul-winning teams once a month from the main church in Puebla to help establish the new work.
  4. Send church members who live closer to the new work to join the new work so it has a solid base of believers to start with.
  5. Weekly accountability with the pastors of the new work through pastor’s meetings and fellowships.

It is Bro. Munoz’ vision that by dividing and multiplying, more Pueblans can be reached with the Gospel.  The more local churches that are started all in a 45 minute to 60 minute public transportation driving radius of the main church, the more souls can be reached!

Feb 20th by Arturo Munoz

Our First month in the States

Altar time after preaching in Lighthouse Baptist Church in San Diego, CA (Spanish Ministry)

Altar time after preaching at Lighthouse Baptist Church in San Diego, CA (Spanish Ministry)

God has been very good to us in our first month of furlough here in the States. Our goal is to be able to raise more support. Praise the Lord God is answering that prayer and already we have had a church taking us on (Faith Baptist Church in Canoga Park, CA, Pastor Tim Rasmussen) and some others praying about it. We praise the Lord for that.

We enrolled our kids in the Christian school near Oceanside, CA at West Coast Baptist Church in Vista, CA. This is the school were my wife Nicole used to be a teacher. The Pastor always reminds me that I took his “best” teacher. Our kids are happy to go to a “regular” school and have friends to play with!

David and Hannah getting saved!

One of the most exciting things about the trip so far was on Sunday night September 2nd when our twins got saved! Both of them have been insisting for a while to get saved. I always like to wait until they are six and know how to read. (They will also remember this special time better at this age). I like for them to read by themselves John 3:16 and then go through the Bible and explain how to be saved. This time we did it few weeks before they turned six. They were very happy to know that Jesus now lives in their hearts and that they are saved!

Also, we just celebrated our twins birthday on September the 29th. David and Hannah had their own cake. This is their “big” birthday! We have a “big” birthday every 3 years for our kids. (When they turn 3,6,9,etc.) That way we don’t have so many expenses when it comes time for their birthday. Normally in Mexico we have a pinata and invite the whole church family. We have a cook out in our backyard and have some inflatables. This time we just bought some “extra toys” for them and invited the family over. Their grandpa bought passes for the whole family to go to Lego Land and they were happy with that. We were too! David said to me: “This is the best birthday every!!!” Praise the Lord for that.

Our Church in Puebla

Last Sunday night I preached to our church in Puebla using Skype. Our church family misses us tremendously. What a blessing to know that they love us so much and that they can’t wait for us to return. They all paid attention to the screen while I preached about the family from Luke 19:9. They actually pay more attention when I preach from far away than when I am actually there! Many say that it is like TV 🙂 So, I might stay here in the States and preach from here every Sunday. Just kidding.

Also, last Sunday night our church got flooded with water. It rained so much in Puebla, in the area were the church is, that some blocks were 6 feet under water! (one person died near the church) Our church is on higher ground and only had about 3 inches of water inside our classrooms and the office. Only carpet and some books got wet. On the street the water rose to 1 foot.

Our Bible Institute

Our Bible Institute continues strong.This semester we moved the Bible Institute to morning classes. From Tuesday to Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. We have 12 students and they are all faithful to the many classes that we have. Praise the Lord for the help we are getting from Pastors in the area and Bro. Alejandro and his brother that help in the church while we are gone. Tuesday they preached on the buses during the time of soulwinning. They had never done this before, so they were all scared, but God blessed  them and gave them boldness to preach the Gospel. Many people heard and we hope many made decisions and consider the direction of their souls.

Our Missions Conference

This November 1st we start our annual missions conference in our church in Puebla. We have 4 missionaries that are coming with their families and we can’t wait to see what God will do this year. Lord willing I am flying to Puebla to preach during the missions conference. Please pray for travel safety and that God will use me for His honor and glory. We are also planning to go the different cemeteries in Puebla to give out 25,000 tracts during the day of the dead on Nov. the 2nd. Please pray that many of this tract will be read and that many will get saved. If any of you would like to make plans and visit us this year or next year, you are welcome to come! It is amazing to see thousands of people going to the cemeteries and taking flowers and food to the dead. This is a great opportunity for a missions trip in Mexico!

Also, if your church will hold a missions conference and would like me to present our ministry in your church, please let me know. It will be a blessing and honor to present to your church what God is doing in Puebla, the fourth largest city in Mexico, with over 2 million people that need to hear the Gospel!

God bless you! And lets pray for America and the coming elections!

Oct 04th by Arturo Munoz

Ok. I have a lot of news, but this one is the most important right now. We are taking a short furlough to the States, and we are leaving Mexico on August the 24th.

Lord willing we will be driving through Monterrey and then to the border. Please pray for us as we drive from Monterrey to the border on the 25th since that 3 hour drive is a little scary right now. Although I have been asking around, and they say it is ok to drive during the day… and believe me, we are driving during the day.

We are taking this furlough because of finances. We are living through very exciting times here in Mexico right now. But at the same time our finances are not going well. We are going back to California for the period of four months, from September to December. Please pray that more churches will be willing to take us as their missionaries.

The kids are excited as well, we will be able to enroll them in the Christian school in Vista California during the time we are there. Grandpa and grandma are happy for our long “vacation” that we are taking. But actually, we will be very busy going to churches and presenting our work in different places. If you know of a church that is looking into taking “veteran” missionaries in Mexico, please let us know. My cellphone number while in the States is: 760-331-7691.

Bible Institute

While we go to the States, we are going to “run” a Bible Institute in Mexico. Our last semester we gave 6 hours a week of classes. This time, we are changing our Bible Institute to be in the morning time (from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm).  And three times a week. This will make a total of 12 hours a week. We are very excited about this — and a little sad too, because I won’t be here. My brother-in-law Alejandro will be taking over the church during the time we are gone. I am planning to come back to Mexico at least twice to oversee the work and make sure everything is going ok. (I am also suppose to do a wedding on December the 28th).

Trip to Celaya

Every three years there is a very special Bible conference in the city of Celaya, Guanajuato. Bro. Alejandro Cordova is the Pastor there. Our plan was to leave Puebla last Monday and go to the conference, but a dear lady of our church passed away and had to postpone our trip for Wednesday. The name of this dear lady is Mrs. Alicia Andrade. She was a Sunday School teacher for 60 years! (before she and her husband came to our church 7 years ago) Imagine what an impact she had in the life of little boys and girls, as they heard Mrs Andrade give out the class. She was 86 years old. Please pray for her husband and family as they go through this difficult time.

We were able to hear good preaching in Celaya, and see some good friends during the conference. There were over 3,000 people saved through the soulwinning efforts door-to-door during the conference. Also, there were over 3,000 people that attended the conference from different parts of Mexico. Some even from the US, like my friend Darrell Hurst that pastors in Williamsburg, KY. I bought all the preaching in MP3, and if you are interested, you can subscribe to my podcast in iTunes, as I will be uploading them soon there.

Vacation Bible Schools

This coming Tuesday, we are starting our vacation Bible Schools here in Puebla. This time we are going to held them at three different places. Our goal is to one day have VBS in as much as 50 places or colonias at the same time. Please pray that the kids will come and that a good presentation of the Gospel will be given out. Our VBS run from Tuesday through Saturday, so that Sunday, we can bring them to church and give them their diplomas for attending. We are encouraging moms and dads to come and see their kids receive their diplomas and at the same time present the Gospel to them in case they haven’t heard.

Our Mission Church

Iglesia Bautista en Puebla

Minutes before preaching in our Mission Church here in Puebla, Mexico

Our mission church is going well. Bro. Erik let me know that last Sunday night they had 70 in attendance, with no promotions whatsoever! And that Saturday they had 25 people that came to church to go out soulwinning! How exciting. To God be the glory. Puebla is a big city in need of the Gospel. My prayer is that we can start ten more mission churches in Puebla in the next ten years. Pray that you can too be a part of this! Thank you.

Aug 12th by Arturo Munoz

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