|“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever.” Psalms 136:1|
We are very thankful for your prayers, love, and support during 2021.
Thanks to your partnership my husband and I were encouraged and motivated to continue serving the Lord and being obedient to the meaningful tasks that he called us to work on for his kingdom during this year that is now ending.
In summary, what God, by his grace, allowed us to accomplish is as follows; please rejoice, and let us praise the Lord together!
Mission Mobilizer for Hispanic Friends
God allowed us to have opportunities to share about global missions and about EFM on various occasions including giving workshops and preaching at events such as AMANA-the Hispanic Friends Alliance of North America and with Friends churches in the United States, Mexico, Central America and South America. These were mostly through Zoom.
Coaching Church Planters
We are currently mentoring four families of pastors and new church planters in Mexico. We give thanks and praise the Lord for these families so dedicated and faithful to their call. These families work hard, and the fruit is evident. Glory to God!
- Jaime & Lupita Leon, serving the Lord as pastors in Sinaloa
- Israel & Daira De La Torre, leading the church in Aguascalientes
- Oseas & Jessica Chacon, starting a new church in Chetumal, Quinana Roo
- Omar & Aryadna Ramirez, starting a new church in Zacatecas
Vision Mexico 32
We are grateful to God for allowing us to continue to be part of the team to develop the VM32 project, which is focused on reaching Mexico with the gospel by planting a Friends Church in every state of the country by 2032. As a team we have made progress. This year we were able to send a family to the field and a second is almost ready to go. With these two families we will have a presence of Friends in 14 states out of the 32. Praise the Lord!
EFM Being Bilingual
Great strides have been made in making EFM bilingual through English to Spanish translations of EFM letters, updates, and emails. More Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters are having the opportunity to know about our missionaries, and about the new EFM goal. New people get to pray, give, and we hope that very soon there are Hispanic Friends also being sent to the new missionary fields.
Future Missionary Trip
It was a pleasure and a beautiful experience to have been able to lead, together with Matt Macy and Brad Carpenter, the trip for six future missionaries to Aguascalientes, Mexico in July. Two blessed weeks of culture learning, tangible experiences, and clarity to the call of these young people. We were very moved and encouraged by how strongly they feel called to be missionaries in the future.
We pray that this trip has really impacted their lives and their future and one day not too far away we will see them serve in the field where God will send them.
Luke 10 Initiative and Luke 10 Trip
We are very happy to have been invited to be part of the Luke 10 Initiative team to explore Ecuador during the Luke 10 Trip. We are having zoom monthly meetings with leaders from the Northwest Yearly Meeting. The first Luke 10 Initiative trip is to Bolivia and Peru and will take place from January 3 -20, 2022 and the Luke 10 exploration trip is being planned to happen in June.
New Congregation in North Las Vegas, NV
We are excited to feel the move of God in the beginning of a new congregation. During this year the focus was reaching people who have fallen away from their relationship with Jesus or people that were not attending a church for a long time. Discipleship and trainings are taking place to lay the foundations for this new work.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
With gratitude and love,
Missions Mobilizer for Hispanic Friends