Friday, June 1, 2018

DIOS ME VE MAY NEWSLETTER


Our dearest Brothers and Sisters, please receive our most heartfelt greetings as you are reading this letter. It is truly a blessing to be able to share with you a report of some of the incredible activities that the Lord has allowed us to participate in as a family and a ministry during the month of May. As you continue to read this letter we would like to remind you that all this has been possible thanks to the Lord and to all your prayers and support. Thank you for participating with us in all the blessings that the Lord had for the community of the Colonia 89, for our family in Christ and for all the people that we encountered throughout the month of May; we greatly appreciate all that you do to help share the gospel and the amazing gift of Salvation. We pray the Lord always receives the honor and glory.



On May 5th we were blessed to have the visit of our brothers and sisters in Christ of Living Truth Christian Fellowship. Our Sisters had a tea fellowship conference prepared for the women of Dios Me Ve and of the community of the Colonia 89. During the tea conference the women enjoyed each other’s company and fellowship. It was great to see all the women get to know one another and laugh together.  The women were also blessed with a great message of encouragement from the Word of God and a beautiful time of worship. Throughout the conference you could see the Lord speaking to the hearts of all them. But the blessing to the women wouldn’t have been complete if it hadn’t been for a group of our brothers and sisters in Christ that took upon themselves the task of watching over all the children of all the women that were attending the conference. During the conference, some of our brothers and sisters organized a teaching, a skit and some games and activities for the kids, thanks to this the women were able to fully enjoy themselves at the conference and receive the many spiritual and emotional blessings that the Lord had in store for their lives.

On that day the women weren’t the only ones being blessed; our brothers in Christ from Living Truth, along with some of the men from the congregation of Dios Me Ve were hard at work in the construction of the new restrooms for Dios Me Ve. While some were cutting wood and installing doors, others were digging holes and running wire to help get the electricity set up in all the new restrooms of Dios Me Ve. The men too had a great time of fellowship and bonding over a good time of team work. At the end of it all we were all able to enjoy a delicious lunch together and rejoice for all that the Lord had allowed us to do on that amazingly blessed day.

On May 19th God gave my wife and I the privilege of going to Enrique’s graduation at the New Tribes Missions Bible Institute, in Chihuahua Mexico. We decided that on this occasion it would be necessary for us to drive to Chihuahua since we would be bringing Enrique home with us. We started our trip on the 14th of May in order to arrive early to Chihuahua and be able to spend some time at the Bible institute before the graduation. We left home according to plans, and as we began our trip we quickly realized that things would not go as smoothly as we had hoped for.  Not far into our trip we started to have car trouble, we found many unexpected check points that extended the time of our travel, we encountered shoot outs and dangerous roads and we had noticed that our budget was just not going to cover the trip to and from Chihuahua.  It was a trip full of many obstacles and problems; it was as if we were being told not to go to Chihuahua. 



We started to pray and ask the Lord to guide us; we had doubts of whether we should continue forward to Chihuahua or call it quits and head back home. So many things came to our heads in those many moments of troubles but somehow the Lord kept us driving and moving forward. Amongst all that was going on the Lord safety lead us to Chihuahua; He provided all that we needed, he kept the vehicle in one piece and throughout our entire trip we were kept safe. It was truly encouraging to see Enrique graduate from the New Tribes Missions Bible Institute. Enrique is the first young man to come out of the Colonia 89 and firmly decide to give His life to Christ and serve Him as a missionary. Thanks to God, Enrique has completed the first 2 year program in the Bible Institute and He has the desire to go back to Chihuahua for 2 more years of mission field training with the ethnic tribes of Chihuahua. We ask that you keep Enrique in your prayers as he is seeking support in prayers and financially to continue his missionary training in Chihuahua.


On this past 26th of May the Lord once again gave us the blessing of partnering up with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ of the Ministry of Hands of Mercy to bless a young family of the congregation of Dios Me Ve with a home. Abraham and Michel are a young couple that have been attending the bible classes in Dios Me Ve for some time now. Abraham was the first of the two to come and hear the bible teachings in Dios Me Ve as his mother is an active member of the congregation. Not much time went by when Abraham started bringing along Michel, his girlfriend. Together they have been seeking the Lord and learning more about the Scriptures in order to better teach their, soon to be born, son the ways of the Lord.  



Since both Abraham and Michel are very young and far from prepared to be parents they had been living with their in laws. They would go back and forth from one in law’s home to another thus not having a stable home where they could eventually raise their child. Abraham and Michel asked us for help as there living situation started to worry them. We joined them in prayer and asked the Lord to guide us on what we should do and how we should help and soon after the Lord faithfully answered our prayers. The answer to our prayers came through the lives of our many brothers and sisters of Hands of Mercy. We received word from them that they had a loft house that they would like to bless a family with and asked us if we knew anyone who needed a home. Our immediate thought was Abraham and Michel and soon enough the Lord gave us the blessings of working alongside our family in Christ of Hands of Mercy to build Abraham and Michel a house that they would soon turn into a home. We are so blessed to have been able to participate in such an amazing blessing to a family who truly needed it. It is such a joy to inform you that as soon as the construction was over on that same day Abraham and Michel moved into their new home. Please keep this young couple in your prayers as they continue to seek the Lord’s will for their lives and as they embark on the amazing life long journey of parenthood. 


We would like to take this time to thank you all for yet another amazing month of partnership in the Lord’s Ministry of Dios Me Ve. All your prayers and support have been such a huge blessing and a great tool in accomplishing all that the Lord has in store for us each month. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we faithfully serve the Lord wherever He leads us.




Sunday, May 6, 2018

DIOS ME VE APRIL NEWSLETTER


Brothers and Sisters, thank you so much for partnering with us during the month of April. It has been such a great month of service to the Lord and to the community of the Colonia 89. We are so blessed to be able to write to you all once again. We pray the Lord continues to place it in your hearts to keep us in your prayers. Here is a summary of some of the activities that took place in the Lord’s ministry of Dios Me Ve this past month of April. Thank you for being a part of it all; your partnership is an incredible blessing to us all. We pray the Lord continues to abundantly bless you just as you have abundantly blessed others.   




On April 3rd we were blessed to have the youth Group of Horizon Church come and spend time with the children of the Colonia 89. We are blessed to say that this isn’t the first time that the Lord has allowed us to partner with the youth of Horizon and each of their visits has undoubtedly been a great blessing for us and the community. Our Young brothers and sisters had games and activities planned for the kids, as well as some delicious hamburgers for everyone. We were also able to bless some of the children with backpacks and schools supplies. It was so amazing to see the Lord’s love being poured out onto all the children. From getting used as a canvas to getting splashed with a sponge, from working the grill to serving a plate, each and everything that was done on that day was used as a conduit of the Lord’s abundant love and grace for everyone. We are truly grateful to the Lord for allowing us to continue to serve Him as a His body. Please help us pray that all that was done on that day can transcend through time so that even when those children grow older they may always be reminded that the Lord loves them.



On April 10th we were once again given the privilege to serve alongside our Young brothers and sisters of Horizon. On this occasion the Youth Group came to help us with some construction, cleaning and painting. Since early morning our brothers and sisters were hard at work; while some were helping us install the drainages around the buildings of Dios Me Ve others were painting where needed to be painted in Dios Me Ve and in the community.




We also had the youth help us with some much needed cleaning in the storage and property for the future youth center.  It was all such a huge help and blessing to us and the congregation as these are things that many times we do not have the man power needed to get it done ourselves. We greatly thank the Lord for the willing hearts of our Young brothers and sisters; their service always brings us such great joy. We pray that the desire to serve the Lord continues to fill their hearts and that they may bravely follow the Lord where ever He leads them.



Thanks to God, the congregation of Dios Me Ve is in constant growth. We have recently had more families start attending the Wednesday Bible classes and Sunday services. For years, we only had children attending the bible teachings at Dios Me Ve because their parents would refuse to come, but little by little that has started to change. Now, we have entire families coming to listen to the Word, parents and children together are being edified by the Scriptures. This has been a huge blessing as we have been able to see how the children have motivated their parents to come to Dios Me Ve to learn about the Lord.




Since the recent increase in attendance we noticed that there was a need to have Bible classes for the children. So we prayed and encouraged the congregation to pray about having bible classes for the kids on Wednesdays while the adults were in their own Bible class. We especially prayed for the Lord to place it in the hearts of some of the members of the congregation to teach the Children themselves. After much prayer the Lord answered; the Lord placed it in the hearts of our sisters in Christ, Maria de Jesus and Tere to teach the children, so this past month they have started giving Bible class to the children of Dios Me Ve in the Dios Me Ve children’s building. Maria and Tere have both completed the Firm Foundations bible studies on more than one occasion in Dios Me Ve and they will be sharing the same studies with the children. Please keep Maria and Tere in your prayers as this is the first time that they will be teaching the Scriptures. Pray the Lord gives them His wisdom and His understanding as they disciple the children of the Colonia 89 in His Word. 



On April we also received the invitation to go to the Calvary Chapel Bible College Campus San Miguel for an open house event from the 13th – 15th of April. We had a group of brothers and sisters in Christ from the congregation of Dios Me Ve go and worship the lord, get edified through the biblical teachings, get to know the Campus, have fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ, and have fun with many team work activities and games. Those that were able to attend the open house spoke of their experience with joy and great encouragement. We are grateful to the lord for the opportunities that He gives us of being able to fellowship with our family in Christ. Please continue to keep the congregation of Dios Me Ve in your prayers; especially pray for those that went to the open house and felt it in their hearts to study the word of God in the Bible College.




We would like to take this time to thank all of you for constantly praying for us and supporting us each month in all that the Lord guides us to do in His ministry of Dios Me Ve. We are blessed to be able to partner with you all and serve the Lord together. We hope that during the month of May you can continue to feel it in your hearts to keep praying and supporting all that the Lord will do through our lives in His ministry and in the community. We look forward to what the Lord has instore for us all.

Much love and many blessings,

Your family in Christ of Dios Me Ve Ministries.

Monday, April 2, 2018

DIOS ME VE MARCH NEWSLETTER


My dear Brothers and Sisters, we hope that you are all well and blessed by our Lord. It has been such a great privilege to have been able to partner with you all in another month of service to the Lord. Thank you so much for your many prayers and much support. We greatly appreciate all that you helped us do in the month of March for the honor and glory of God. Through this letter we hope to inform you of some of the activities that took place in the Lord’s ministry of Dios Me Ve. We also hope to encourage you to continue to be a part of all that the Lord will continue to do in the Congregation and community of the Colonia 89.




On March 23rd we had the great blessing of being able to receive the visit of our Brothers and Sisters in Christ of Calvary Chapel Victorville. Our sisters planned a women’s conference for the women of the congregation of Dios Me Ve and of the community of the Colonia 89. The theme for the conference was “Mujeres Guerreras”; the teachings and testimonies that were shared by some of our Sisters in Christ from Victorville and from Dios Me Ve were such a blessing for the women that attended the conference. Throughout each teaching our sisters spoke of the importance of prayer and intersession for our family, friends and loved ones. It was great to see how the Lord was speaking to the lives of each one of His daughters and encouraging them to rise up as prayer warriors. While our sisters were having their conference the men were helping with some construction work around the buildings of Dios Me Ve. After the teachings we were all able to enjoy a blessed time of fellowship over lunch. It was a truly blessed day for everyone.  



On March 24th the blessings continued as the Lord once again allowed us to partner with our brothers and sisters of Calvary Chapel Victorville to bless the children of the Colonia 89. Our brothers and sisters prepared a special message and video for the children of the community. As the children heard the message of the gospel and watched the video that was prepared for them we could see that they were all paying close attention. During the Prayer time some of the children openly expressed their desire to know Jesus and accept the gift of Salvation. Lord willing those children will continue to grow with that burning desire in their hearts and devote their lives to serving the Lord where ever He may lead them.




After the teachings our brothers and sisters had some fun games and activities set up for the kids. They had competitions, three legged races, face Paint, sack races and so much more. The Children were able to enjoy themselves and for a few hours forget about their troubles at home. We were so blessed to see so many smiling faces that day. Even some of the adults that accompanied their children were able to join in on the blessing; we could see some of them laughing as they saw their kids enjoying themselves. After all the fun that was had, both children and adults were able to enjoy a great lunch prepared by the hands of our brothers and sisters in Christ of Dios Me Ve and CC Victorville. Please help us pray that the seeds that were planted in the children’s hearts that day can grow and lead them to the Lord so that they too can have the gift of Salvation and escape that cycle of drugs and violence that many of their families are living in. Please continue to keep us and the children of the Colonia 89 in your prayers. Pray that the Lord may continue to keep them safe and that He may guide us in our discipleship and our efforts to try and reach the children for Christ.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

DIOS ME VE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 2018


My dear brothers and sisters, it is a blessing to write to you once again to inform you of some of the activities that took place in the Lord’s Ministry of Dios Me Ve during the past month of February. Thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers throughout another month of service in love and gratitude to the Lord. We hope the Lord continues to bless us with another month of amazing partnership. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we follow the Lord’s perfect plan for our lives. We also ask that you continue to pray for the people of the community of the Colonia 89 and all that the Lord has in store for them.



During the course of our bible teachings in Dios Me Ve we have time and time again taught on the subject of marriage. Many couples have heard the teachings but very few act on them, so it is always such a blessing to us when we can participate in a couple’s step of faith and obedience to the Lord. In the month of February we were blessed with the privilege of being witnesses to the marriage of two couples that are part of the congregation of Dios Me Ve.  The first couple that got married was Reyna and Theodore; this couple has been together for many years and they already have a family together. However, they never planned on getting married until the Lord spoke to their hearts through His scripture. Both, Reyna and Theodore decided to listen to the Lord and obey Him so they quickly prepared and got married. The second couple to marry was Alondra and Jose Luis; they are a very young couple that already has two small boys. Alondra and Jose Luis both decided to get married so the Lord could bless their family and so that they could set an example for their sons to seek and serve the Lord. Alondra and Jose Luis got married my court but they have the desire to soon be married by the church as well. Please keep these couples in your prayers as the Lord continues to reveal himself to their lives.


This past month we also received the news that the Lord would allow us to once again partner up with our brothers and sisters in Christ of Hands of Mercy to bless two families in need of the Colonia 89 with a loft house. As soon as we heard this amazing news we knew who this blessing was meant for; we had been praying and asking the Lord that if He provided two homes we would pass on the blessing to Karla and her family, and to Rosio and her family. Karla is a young single mother of 2 kids that has been struggling to get ahead in life. She is currently studying to get her high school diploma during the weekends and works a full time job during the week while she also tries to attend to the needs of her children. Rosio is also a struggling mother of 4 teenagers (three boys and 1 girl), that can barely make enough to feed her family. Karla and her children had to be moving from place to place because she sometimes struggled to pay her rent. While Rosio and her children all lived crammed in one small room made of pieces of lumber, tarps and whatever they could get their hands on.



On February 17th the lives of these families changed; the Lord allowed a group of members from the congregation of Dios Me Ve to partner up with our brothers and sisters in Christ of Hands of Mercy to build these two families a home. It was such a blessing to serve the Lord with our hands and feet, showing His love and mercy to both these families and to the many people that were passing by as we were all hard at work. Each and every piece of material, each tool and each person that helped build were all provided by the Lord to bring an amazing blessing to these families and above all to bring honor and glory to His name. We are so grateful for every opportunity that we get to serve the Lord and be the vessels that He uses to share His love and blessings with others. There is so much that can be accomplished through a unified body of Christ; we pray the Lord continues to bless us with these amazing opportunities of service. Thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers; February was truly an amazingly blessed month for the Ministry of Dios Me Ve. We pray our Lord continues to guide you, protect you and bless you just as He has done with us.   

With much love,

Your family in Christ of Dios Me Ve Ministries.

Friday, February 2, 2018

DIOS ME VE JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

My dear Brothers and Sisters it is such a blessing to write to you all again. Thank you so much for another great month of partnership in the Lord’s Ministry of Dios Me Ve. We were blessed to have had your support throughout the many activities that the Lord allowed us to do and participate in during this past month. We hope that you can continue to partner with us in all that the Lord has in store for His Ministry of Dios Me Ve during the month of February. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we continue serving the Lord in the calling that He has given us.


In the month of January we had the visit of Enrique. During his visit, Enrique helped with some of the bible teachings in Dios Me Ve to put into practice all he has learned in the bible institute. He also joined us on the Mission trip to Oaxaca as part of the Dios Me Ve team. It is always such a blessing when Enrique is able to visit and serve the Lord alongside us. We are happy to inform you that his maturity both spiritually and mentally has increased a great deal. The Lord has placed in his heart the desire to serve with the ethnic tribes in Mexico that do not speak Spanish and that desperately need to hear the message of the gospel in their dialect. With this calling, he has returned to Chihuahua to finish his last semester in the New Tribes Bible Institute after which he will continue his missions training in a 2 year hands on program that is also offered by the New Tribes Bible Institute to better prepare to serve the Lord in Missions. Please continue to pray for Enrique, as he continues to seek the Lord’s will for his life.

Our Oaxaca Mission trip was such an amazing experience. The Lord allowed us to travel to Oaxaca on the 14th of January, to bless ten families of the regions of Tehuantepec and Tierra Blanca, Oaxaca. We blessed each of them with a house to help them rebuild their lives after the earthquake that hit Mexico left them without a home. Before our trip we were told that the gospel wasn’t well received in the areas where we would be building so we went on our Mission trip mentally prepared for what we might encounter; however, during our trip we received nothing but kindness and love from the people of Tierra Blanca, Oaxaca. Naturally, many of the people that saw us building the houses wondered why we had traveled so far to build houses for families that we didn’t know. These questions gave us the opportunity to share the gospel with them.  


Because Oaxaca is so ethnically rich there is a great variety of dialects in the regions where we were building. The fact that there are many dialects in Oaxaca makes it difficult to share the gospel with the people of these regions because most of the people speak little to no Spanish. But even for this the Lord had a plan; thanks to our Brother in Christ Louis and his wife Connie, who provided audio bibles in the many dialects of Oaxaca, we were able to share the gospel by providing some of the people and families with an audio bible in their dialect. Many of the people that we gave audio bibles to broke down in tears as they heard the gospel in their dialect; they were truly grateful for the message of Salvation that had been brought to them. We pray that those audio bibles can serve as a tool to reach the people of Oaxaca for Christ.

 During our trip we were so grateful to God that He blessed us with a hard working team that saw the need of the people in Oaxaca and felt it in their hearts to help. Some of the families for whom we built a house for were living in small shacks that they had built using palm tree leaves and reed sticks, these livings hardly provided them with any protection. For this blessing to be possible, as a ministry we partnered up with our brothers and sisters in Christ from the ministries of Hands of Mercy, Calvary Chapel Horizonte Men’s group, Calvary Chapel Chiapas and the Baptist Church of Oaxaca. Together we all formed a great team of servants that worked to their fullest from January 15th to January 22nd unloading the trailer, carrying pieces of the houses, nailing, cutting and doing all that need to be done to give these families a home.


We are grateful with God for the blessing that he gives us each month of being able to serve him. We pray that all that was done in Oaxaca can be used to always give the honor and glory to God. Thank you so much for being a part of this blessing. Your prayers and support have contributed greatly in making all of this possible. We hope you continue to feel it in your heart to partner with us all throughout the year of 2018. There are still so many more things that the Lord is leading us to do for the honor and glory of His Name. Please continue to pray for us as we move forward in our journey of faith by the Lord’s almighty hand. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

DIOS ME VE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

My dear brothers and sisters, we truly hope that you all had a very blessed holiday season and that you entered the New Year with health and joy from the Lord. The past year of 2017 was such an amazingly blessed year, full with many God given opportunities to serve, share the message of the gospel and spread His love to others. As a ministry and congregation we were able to move forward in some of the many projects that the Lord had for our lives. Thank you so much for all your prayers and support in the year of 2017; your partnership was such an amazing blessing and a key tool in the Lord’s hands to make possible all that was done in the year. We sincerely hope that you feel it in your hearts to continue to partner with us throughout another amazing year of service to the Lord in His ministry of Dios Me Ve. We pray that 2018 be a blessed year for all of us. 


During the year of 2017 there were a few devastating events in Mexico but one that truly caused much damage was an earthquake that, three months ago, shook and devastated various states in Mexico, leaving many families homeless and in terrible living conditions. Many families in these states are living on the streets, under trees, in hospitals that suffered little damage and in homeless shelters. When the earthquake occurred there were many government and religious institutions sending help to the families in the many devastated areas, but as time passed that help has slowly been decreasing. We started praying and asking God for His direction and guidance in order to be able to help in these times of natural disaster and God answered our prayers. Dios Me Ve Ministries has partnered up with our brothers and sisters in Christ of different ministries and churches to bless some families of the town of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca that lost their homes in the earthquake. The Lord is guiding us to help these families with some small wood houses of 12”x12” that will provide the families with a small home to start rebuilding their lives. For this blessing to happen we needed to build all the walls, floors and roofs here in Ensenada as it requires a lot of time and man power, so on the 8th and 9th of December a team from Dios Me Ve headed out to Maneadero to join our brothers and sisters in Christ of the different ministries and churches that have partnered together, to help cut and carry wood, build the walls, floors and roof pieces and paint. For two days we all worked together in order to get all the pieces of the houses ready for our Mission Trip to Oaxaca on the 14th of January. Not all the people that helped on these two days will be going to Oaxaca but they have all put in their grain of sand to bless the families of Tehuantepec.

To continue to prepare for our Oaxaca Mission trip in January, the director from Hands of Mercy in Mexico and I (Pastor Hector) headed out on an exploratory trip to Oaxaca from the 12th to the 15th of December in order to visit the Pastors of that region, get to know the people and set everything up for our January mission trip. Lord willing, in January my wife and I, along with a team of Dios Me Ve and a team from each one of the ministries that has partnered together will be heading out to Oaxaca to build. During this exploratory trip we were able to see firsthand just how bad the situation was for the people of Oaxaca. There were many buildings, houses and infrastructures that had collapsed, people pulling together materials to try to fix or rebuild their homes, many roadblocks because of damages or civilian protests asking for help.


During our trip we were also able to get to know some of the people and their culture. Christianity isn’t well received in many of the towns in Oaxaca so there aren’t many Christian churches but we were able to meet some of the few pastors that reside in these towns. In order to communicate with some of the locals we had to use an interpreter because many of the people speak in a dialect and don’t know Spanish. This trip was such an eye opening experience, many families live in homes made of palm tree leafs, sleep on hammocks and work in whatever they can to earn money to provide for their families. Thanks to God we were able to personally meet the families for which, Lord willing, we will be building a home. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to prepare and plan for this blessing to the people of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca. We will be flying out to Oaxaca on January 14th and hopefully be back home by January 23rd. Pray that we can be a testimony of God’s great love, mercy and provision for all the people that we will encounter during our mission trip. Our Lord receive all the honor and glory for all that will be done through our lives in Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.

During these holiday seasons many parents struggle to provide for their families especially when they have children who are expecting a holiday meal. It is easy to fall into depression and get frustrated with the holidays because of economic problems. As a family we wanted to be a blessing to others and help some of these struggling parents, so this Christmas and New Years the Lord gave us the opportunity to bless some families of the Colonia 89 with a turkey and ham for their Christmas and New Year’s dinner. Some families didn’t have the means to prepare the turkey or ham nor did they have where to cook it, so as a family we prepared and cooked their Christmas and News Year’s dinner for those families that needed it. Surely 2017 couldn’t have had a better ending; the Lord continued to share His blessings with the people of the Colonia 89 and continued to show them His great love even as the year came to an end.


My dear brothers and sisters, it has been such a wonderfully blessed year of partnership with you all. Thank you so much for your many prayers and constant support during each month of 2017. We greatly appreciate all that you have done and all that you continue to do for the honor and glory of God. This past year brought much change, growth and blessings for all of us at the ministry of Dios Me Ve. Thank you so much for your many demonstrations of love. We pray our precious Lord would bless you even more this 2018 as you keep sharing with gladness, the love of the Lord. We are eagerly looking forward to another year of partnership and service to the Lord.

With much love and gratitude,

Your family in Christ of Dios Me Ve Ministries.

Saturday, December 30, 2017




Tehuantepec, Oaxaca

 Mission Trip 2017-2018

Check out the pictures of our pre-trip and our pre-build construction work for our mission trip to Oaxaca in January.