Saturday, October 16, 2021

Tough Times in Tuxpan...again

 Tuxpan, Nayarit, just over ½ hour from where we live in Cofradia was hit by flooding of another hurricane, Hurricane Pamela. Three years ago Hurricane Willa did the same thing, flooding most of the town with over 20 deaths. This time, no deaths have been reported, but some people have lost everything...again.

One of those is Pastor Abimael and his wife with whom we minister from time to time. He lost not only his personal things in the house, but the church building was hit as well loosing instruments and sound system. He is only one of many going through this nightmare repeat.

We built Pastor Abimael's house along side the help of The Well Church from Salt Lake City, Utah in 2017. This is the 2nd time that house has gone through complete flooding. Yesterday, Pastor Goyo along with others from our ministry started helping with clean-up and providing meals.

Pastor Abimael's house. You can see the water line almost to the top of the window.

The property line wall fell that held up is shop's roof.

After opening the door to the church, this is what they found.

Pastor Abimael assessing the damage.

Pastor Amado from Rosamorada with Pastor Abimael

Distributing meals.



Thank you for keeping the brothers and sisters in Tuxpan in your prayers as they walk through this valley.

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER!

We do not have specific link to help. But if you would like, you can designate gifts to "Cofradia Disaster Relief" through Family Renewal Ministries.


October 2021 Ministry Update

 


This month's update features...

  • Pastor Luis' passing
  • Mission Agency Changes
  • Family News
  • Pastors' Perspectives
  • Prayer Requests
  • ...and more!

Thank you so much for partnering with us and keeping us in your prayers. We pray for you often and are honored to have you as part of our team.

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER




Monday, September 13, 2021

PASTOR LUIS VAZQUEZ, COFRADIA UNITED


This is really tough to communicate. Pastor Luis went to be with the Lord the morning of September 9, 2021, after two weeks of battling COVID. He was on oxygen for about a week and got progressively worse. He got up in the morning energetic, breathing, talking, joking...his normal self. After praying for healing, he had all the signs of being healed completely from COVID. He was breathing without the help of oxygen and taking deeper and deeper breaths. He had some juice and tea, then laid down again to rest. His wife mentioned that he looked at her and said, "It is finished." He never responded after that. It was a hard long day for everyone; and continues to be in some ways. His wife, Mari, was devastated, but has been really strong. No one had any idea that Luis, a strong and healthy 42 year old, would pass away so early in life. We all expected him to live.

Pastor Luis was one of the most respected pastors in our region. He had many, many friends and was a bridge in the Christian community between churches and denominations. He wore many, many hats. Not just in the church, but in the community of Cofradía as well as he was hugely resourceful. He will be missed like you cannot believe.

During his service on Sunday, September 12, he was honored and remembered. I have included a video of the whole two hour service. The participants were: Pastor Goyo, Hugo and the worship band, Gabo Garcia, a phone call from myself, Pastor Amado, Pastor Jimmy, Pastor Ildefonso, Brother Nelson, Pastor Abimael and his wife, and Mari and her son, Luis, who were with him when he passed away.

If you would like to help Mari and the family financially, you can send checks made out to Family Renewal, to:
Family Renewal Ministries
PO Box 293
Defiance, IA 51527
Please make a note that it is for Pastor Luis' family.

You can contact Family Renewal here for any questions about digital donations.

Blessings to you all,

Steve & Geña



Monday, September 06, 2021

September 2021 Ministry Update

This month's update features...


Thank you so much for partnering with us. We are grateful for your prayers and support and are honored to have you as part of our ministry team.

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER





Friday, September 03, 2021

PASTORS AND PROJECTS DONATIONS

Family Renewal Ministries is a ministry we've worked with in the past up in the mountains where there is a large populations of Cora Indians east of Cofradia. They have graciously offered to be a funding avenue for the ministry of Cofradia United. 

Here is the information to send to Cofradia through “Family Renewal Ministries” for the time being:

Make checks to Family Renewal Ministries and send to:
Family Renewal Ministries
PO Box 293 
Defiance, IA 51527 

They also do automatic deposits from banks. They send out year-end tax giving information (unless you need it more often) and have a CPA who takes care of all their finances. They will wire us the money in Mexico.

Make sure your donation is designated for Cofradia.

**This is NOT for "The Silberman's" personal missionary support. Please click here for more information on that.

Please contact us with any questions and contact information for Family Renewal Ministries at: info@cofradiaunited.com

Thank you so much!



Thursday, August 26, 2021

CHANGES for Donations

 I just recently sent an email out with this information...

Greetings everyone!
A CHANGE IS HERE!!

First of all, what is NOT CHANGING is our ministry focus, activities, nor our hearts! We are so excited for what God is doing.

The CHANGE...
I need to inform you that we have a new avenue for receiving donations. Please make the change ASAP.

"Alternative Missions" is phasing out and we will no longer be receiving donations through them.

Our new avenue is "Mission Dispatch" who specializes in helping missionaries with this very issue of how to receive tax-deductible donations.

I have updated our information on our website at this link.

What you will need to do is CANCEL your automatic donations through Alternative Missions if you are set up for reoccurring giving.

Now you can DONATE HERE. You will need to scroll down where it says "Fund" and search for my name, Steven Silberman. You will be able to use any major credit card or set up a withdrawal from your bank account (ACH). Making the donation "reoccurring" will be so much easier.

If you would rather write a check, please make it out to "Mission Dispatch" with a note to indicate that it is for "Steven Silberman" and send it to:
MISSION DISPATCH
PO BOX 641
EDMONDS, WA 98020


Please make this immediate change as "Alternative Missions" phases out anywhere from within two weeks to two months.

If you donate to a Pastor, Specific Ministry, Project, or our Cofradia General Fund, we have another temporary avenue to receive those contributions. Please contact me at cafe0530@gmail.com

I will be sending out an update at the beginning of September.

Please continue to pray for our family and those in Cofradía. We are about 2 - 4 weeks out from returning back there. Things are going awesome and we're excited for what God has in store for our family and future!!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR US, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK!!

Receive the Lord's blessing today!
GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD;
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER!



Saturday, July 10, 2021

July 2021 Ministry Update


This month's update features...


Thank you so much for partnering with us. We are honored to have you as part of our team.

GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HE IS GOOD
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER





La Cofradia United Logo

We have a new Ministry Logo! "La Cofradía United" is the name of our ministry. The word "Cofradía" means "confraternity" or "brotherhood"--a group of people focused together on a specific purpose, either religious or charitable. We are based in Cofradia de Cuyutlán, Nayarit. Although "Cofradía" is the name of our town, the reason behind the name is the meaning, not location.

In the logo, notice that the circle is actually a "C" with a "U" connected to it. The left part of the U has a cross signifying that Christ's work at the cross is the at the center of our ministry. Our life and ministry revolve around Christ and the good news of him paying the price of our sin for us. Not only that, his resurrection and life in us give us victory over the enemy.



Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Pastors' Perspectives 21.2

Every six months, the pastors that are connected to our ministry share an bi-annual update from their perspective on what the Lord is doing in their areas of ministry to let you know what's going on and how to pray. Your investment is making progress in the Kingdom of God. Thank you for your donations and prayers!