Dear brothers in faith, friends, churches, ministries and all who support us in different ways and to members of the board of MMI greetings and blessings from my family and our congregation “Lutheran Community Family of God” in Zapopan Jalisco .
In this letter I share our testimonies of the move of God in our ministry here in Mexico, our needs and some of our projects.
With God’s help in early February of 2015 we will move from home.
The new house we found and in which we live is in a popular neighborhood, near a school, an elementary and high school. The fluidity of people are many. This area is where more presence of young people who are dedicated to skateboarding gangs, take drugs, drink liquor, stealing and all sorts of excesses. It is a hard place and a little dangerous. However we believe that is where it is most needed to Christ.
It is a place where they are building a new subdivision, where we now live which is very close to where we live, live more than 2800 families. These 2800 more people in the area where we will add more than 8,000 people. This means many people you talk to the message of salvation, hope and love of God.
It has been difficult to rent this new house, it is more expensive than they currently live, plus our church is very new, very small and without economic resources. The price is 3,500 pesos per month. (Like $ 300). To get this we need to rent 7000 pesos (about $ 600). 3500 pesos ($ 300) for the month of deposit and 3500 pesos ($ 300) the first month. However although difficult have seen the hand of God in this need.
God placed in the heart of the homeowner ask us 1000 pesos ($ 100) for not announcing it away so that we could stay with her, but on condition that we take the next day the money, we by faith we said figuring him 1000 pesos ($ 100), and that same day in the evening a person less imagine that might help, as their economic needs are many, spoke to me and said, “John, God put in my heart ofrendar 1000 pesos ($ 100) for your Church, God has given me a good job and I know it is because you have been praying for me. ”
For us it was a miracle, because we had told the owner that the next day would give 1,000 pesos and God honored our faith in him.
On the second day after giving the first 1,000 pesos ($ 100) Two more people, we got another 1,000 pesos ($ 100) and we rejoice in the way God was acting and took them to the owner of the house. And to keep marveling at God’s move on the third day someone gave us 600 pesos ($ 60). We believe that God will supply the missing 4400 pesos ($ 375) according to his riches in glory and through his people.
We ask for your prayers for this new place that we go to live and be our house church, that God may open new doors to preach Christ and reach many souls for His glory. God also protects and free from all religious opposition and the machinations of evil people and the devil’s schemes us. Your prayer support is very important as well as other ways to do it.
God be with each of you and pour abundant blessings to their families, their work and their ministries.
Pastor Juan Vazquez.