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Spirit of Faith Celebrates Independence Day

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September 16 is the day we celebrate our independence in Mexico. Last night we gathered together and had a service. What we celebrate is the freedom we have to exalt the name of our Lord. People dressed with the colors of our flag. Also we had a meal with lots of Mexican style dishes like tacos, enchiladas, gorditas with different fillings and different sauces. It was a great night. Thank God for our freedom.

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August Update from Family of God

Damos gracias a Dios por las personas que apoyan nuestro ministerio y que visitan el blog donde damos a conocer las noticias y actividades  de nuestra iglesia.

Este mes de Julio y de Agosto fue de intensa actividad y de grandes logros para nuestro ministerio.

Los día del 20 al 29 de Julio del 2015 nuestra Familia e Iglesia fue visitada por personas y amigos muy especiales que animaron a la gente de nuestra comunidad a seguir fieles en su fe a Dios y fieles a la iglesia.

De la ciudad de Matamoros Tamaulipas nos visitó el Pastor Pablo Monrreal, su esposa Olga, su hijo Pablo de 17 años y su pequeño hijo Abraham de 5 años. Pablo y Olga son pastores de la Iglesia Cristiana Pentecostés “Puerta del cielo”,  ellos son mis amigos desde la adolescencia. Él estuvo compartiendo la Palabra en nuestro servicio de domingo, y orando por las personas enfermas en nuestra reunión de estudio bíblico los días martes. Pablo su hijo participó con canciones especiales de adoración, además de fortalecer la fe de los jóvenes de la iglesia con su testimonio y su amistad. Su presencia entre nosotros afirmó y confirmó la obra de Dios en las vidas de las personas de nuestra iglesia.

Del 25 de Julio al 1 de Agosto nos visitaron Daniel y Natán ahijados míos y de mi esposa Teresita a quienes bautizamos cuando eran pequeños. Ellos son hijos del Pastor Juan Cortés y Gabriela de la “Iglesia Luterana Gloria Dei” en la Ciudad de Arteaga Coahuila. Ellos decidieron venir apoyar nuestro ministerio aquí en Zapopan, su trabajo consistió en relacionarse con nuestros jóvenes y afirmarlos en su fe a través de sus palabras de aliento y su testimonio de vida cristiana. Compartieron su talento musical y su amistad con los jóvenes y niños de nuestra iglesia y el impacto en la vida de ellos fue grandioso. Ellos apoyaron a nuestros jóvenes en la repartición de 800 invitaciones para las Escuela Bíblicas de Vacaciones en nuestra comunidad.

El sábado 1 de agosto dimos inicio a nuestra primera reunión de Jóvenes. Fue una gran reunión los jóvenes se divirtieron, comieron pizza, alabaron a Dios, escucharon la Palabra de Dios, algunos dieron su testimonio de cómo se acercaron a Dios y que significa Dios en la vida de ellos.

Los días 3 de Agosto al 7 celebramos las Escuelas Bíblicas de Vacaciones en dos lugares el mismo día. En la mañana en el área donde está ubicada nuestra iglesia, y la otra en un área rural cerca de nuestra Iglesia.

Durante los cinco días que tuvimos la Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones tuvimos una asistencia de más de 110 niños entre los dos lugares. Para nosotros cada niños que asistió vale por tres niños pues predicar el evangelio en Jalisco es más difícil que en cualquier otro lugar del país.

En la mañana tuvimos una asistencia de casi 80 niños. En la tarde ayudamos a nuestros amigos Horacio y Adriana que inician una nueva iglesia y casi 30 niños asistieron durante el curso. Les apoyamos con material sobrante de años anteriores, regalos y con nuestros jóvenes para dar clases y apoyar con otras actividades.

Hemos aprendido a depender de Dios en cada proyecto y él siempre nos sorprende haciendo milagros al suplir lo que necesitamos más allá de lo que pedimos e imaginamos para llevar a cabo cada proyecto con el fin de cumplir la tarea que Él nos encomendó. Una persona del gobierno de Zapopan a quien no conocíamos impactado por la gran obra que hacíamos entre los niños donó  más de 65  regalos de gran calidad para los niños, y 50 mochilas con útiles escolares para este nuevo regreso a su escuela. Dios suplió también para las comidas de todos los días y la gran clausura que tuvimos.

Sigan orando por la Comunidad Familia de Dios, pues para ser una iglesia nueva y pequeña Dios está haciendo grandes cosas un en lugar difícil para predicar el Evangelio. Nuestras necesidades son muchas, las más importante es recursos económicos para rentar un lugar más grande pues ya los domingos la cochera de mi casa es insuficiente. Sabemos que sus oraciones han sido hechas con fe y Dios suplirá lo que nos falta conforme a sus riquezas en gloria.

Bendiciones y que el Dios de toda gracias nos fortalezca, establezca y afirme en sus caminos y propósito.

Pastor Juan Vazquez.

We thank God for the people who support our ministry and to visit the blog where we present the news and activities of our church.

This July and August was of intense activity and great achievements for our ministry.

The day 20 to July 29, 2015 our family and church was visited by people and very special friends who encouraged the people in our community to remain faithful in their faith to God and faithful to the church.

City of Matamoros Tamaulipas we visited Pastor Paul Monrreal, his wife Olga, his son Paul of 17 years and her young son Abraham 5 years. Paul and Olga are pastors of the Christian Pentecost “Heaven’s Gate” Church they are my friends since adolescence. He was sharing the Word in our Sunday service, and praying for the sick people in our Bible study meeting on Tuesdays. His son Paul participated with special songs of worship, and strengthen the faith of young people in the church with his testimony and friendship. His presence among us said and confirmed the work of God in the lives of people in our church.
From July 25 to August 1 we visited Daniel and Nathan godchildren mine and my wife Teresita who baptized when they were young. They are children of Pastor Juan Cortes y Gabriela of “Gloria Dei Lutheran Church” in the city of Arteaga Coahuila. They decided to come to support our ministry here in Zapopan, his job was to interact with our youth and affirm their faith through their words of encouragement and testimony of Christian life. Shared his musical talent and his friendship with the youth and children of our church and the impact on their lives was great. They supported our youth in the distribution of 800 invitations for Vacation Bible School in our community.

Saturday August 1 we began our first meeting of Youth. It was a great meeting young people had fun, ate pizza, praised God, hear the Word of God, some gave their testimony of how they came to God and that God means in their lives.
On August 3 to 7 we celebrate Vacation Bible School in two places on the same day. In the morning in the area where our church is located, and one in a rural area near our church.
During the five days we had the VBS had an attendance of more than 110 children between the two places. For us children attended each worth three children as preach the gospel in Jalisco it is harder than anywhere else in the country.
In the morning we had an attendance of nearly 80 children. In the afternoon we help our friends and Adriana Horacio starting a new church and nearly 30 children attended the course. We support them with material left over from previous years, gifts and our youth to teach and support other activities.

We have learned to depend on God in every project and he always surprises us doing miracles to supply what we need beyond what we asked and imagine to carry out each project in order to accomplish the task that He entrusted to us. A person Zapopan government did not know who struck by the great work we did among children donated more than 65 high quality gifts for children, and 50 backpacks with school supplies for the new back to school. God also supplied for meals everyday and we had great closing.

Keep praying for the Family Community of God, for to be a new small church God is doing great things up a difficult place to preach the Gospel. Our needs are many, the most important economic resources to hire a large and Sundays because the garage of my house is enough place. We know that their prayers have been made with faith and God will supply what we need according to his riches in glory.

Blessings and may the God of all grace strengthen us, establish and affirm his ways and purpose.

Pastor Juan Vazquez.

2015 Report of Activities of Spirit of Faith Lutheran Community Church- Apodaca, Nuevo Leon

Dear Friends and partners in ministry,

What a joy to be able to serve God and his people in our capacity. We see God’s hand on every thing we do and say. There is a great joy serving him in Missions. Our hearts are full of joy as we share the good news of salvation in our area.

Last month was a month full of activities in our Spirit of Faith congregation. Our last days in December we celebrated fully the Birth of our Lord at Spirit of Faith. Lots of color, joy, food and a great amount of the Spirit were present in our lives. Our congregation is vibrant with lots of young adults and teenagers. They are always ready to serve. Now they are getting ready to jump into the New Year and start serving the community. The first activity they will do is to feed the hungry at the Hospitals. Usually hospitals have hundreds of poor people on the waiting rooms and on the street waiting to see their patients. They hardly eat and we will go and try to meet a need there. Then, as we advance on the year they will find different activities to evangelize other youth and bring them to Christ and help them to maintain their relationship with God.

The same way our adults will celebrate different gatherings to reach out and bring others to Christ. Spirit of Faith is a hard working congregation and they have the desire to serve the community so they may see that Jesus is in our hearts.

AMONG THE ACTIVITIES WE CELEBRATE ARE:

  • Feeding the Hungry at Hospitals. We visit hospitals and feed the people whose patients are admitted but they have to wait outside for days.
  • We celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. This is a great opportunity for the church to show friendship and love.
  • A Spring Retreat in Rio Bravo Mexico. Together with the other MMI congregations, we celebrate a 3-day retreat during April.
  • Vacation Bible School. Usually we minister to more than 80 children from the community with the gospel. Some congregations help us with the materials.
  • Summer Retreat “CLEFEST”. The youth are getting ready to celebrate a summer gathering for teens and young adults with great music and activities.
  • Outreach gatherings for Adults. At least once a year we have some kind of a Dinner-Conference for Adults and share the Gospel with them.
  • Bible Studies for discipleship. There is a group of about 10 to 12 people who are being trained to serve in different capacities in the church.
  • Independence day celebration. We celebrate our culture, specially for the freedom we have to practice Christianity in Mexico.
  • Reformation Day Fair. Being Lutheran we try to witness to the community celebrating Reformation Day.
  • Christmas celebrations for youth. Great Joy and celebration during Christmas among our youth Church
  • Christmas Celebration for the Church. The Church throws a great party celebrating Jesus Birth every year. Lots of drama, food, piñatas, candy and gifts.
  • Our Youth meets every Saturday and they will be studying our Faith through the Apostles Creed. They are a group of no less that 17 kids of different ages.
  • On Sundays
  • Our Church pray every single Tuesday for the needs of the people of God and keep track of the prayers. We see great miracles happening as we pray.

As you see we have a vibrant congregation, willing to serve Christ in many ways. They do everything with a great SPIRIT OF FAITH.

Pastor Enrique Estrada

2015 Report of Activities Spirit of Joy Lutheran Community Church- Ciudad Guadalupe Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Spirit of Joy is a small congregation conformed mainly by Teens and University kids and a few adults. God has blessed us with a group of young adults who meet every Saturday night. They have been in the church for the last 6 or 7 years. Most of them came into the church as teenagers. Now they are looking with hope into the future in order to become what God wants them to become. They are studying the scriptures and thriving to be faithful to God in the midst of this falling world. The main leader for the youth at Joy is Jesus Galindo. He is a very bright man and at the same time very committed to Christ and sensitive to his Spirit.

Spirit of Joy also is active in many areas like:

  • Weekly Bible Study. A group of no more than 10 people gathers every week to grow in their faith and in the knowledge of scriptures
  • Weekly youth gathering. They see different subjects related to their age and situations. Most of our youth are of Catholic descent with not much knowledge of a relation with Christ.
  • Weekly worship
  • Valentine’s Day Celebration. We try to teach our people to love accordingly to the love of God
  • Spring Retreat. On this retreat we help our people to go deeper in their relationship with God.
  • Summer visit to a Foster home or a Nursing Home. We are trying to teach our kids to leave their comfort zone and go and meet the needs of the ones who suffer and have no one to love them.
  • A monthly youth gathering with Spirit of Faith. The intention of our Youth leaders is that they may find ways of cooperation to work together as one church.
  • VBS with an attendance of no less than 90 children. Thru VBS we are bringing the Gospel to different kids in our community. We find out that many of the adults who attend our congregations were impacted by VBS when they were children.
  • Independence day celebration
  • Reformation Day celebration
  • Christmas for the Youth
  • Christmas with the whole Church. This is the time of the year that we invite every one we know and others to come and celebrate with us the Birth of Christ.

Most of our activities are geared to bring new people to Christ and to the church.

Pastor Enrique Estrada