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.