Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cofradia Children's Ministry Evangelistic Tour

During Spring Break, our children's ministry went to a number of different villages playing games, singing, sharing a drama and bible story, and doing a craft with the children of the other towns.  It was a great time of opportunity to make friends and tell their peers about Jesus.  Here is a video of the drama they performed.  "Lifehouse - Everything."

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cofradia's Women's Ministry

Max finished a great video of our Women's Ministry lead by Geña featuring the Cy-Fair Women from Houston, Texas.  What an impact Short-Term Missions can make in a foreign country!  These women have hit the nail on the head.  We appreciate their ministry tremendously.  I wrote about their time here in a previous post, but here's the video; you'll want to watch it!

Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse with Centro Cristiano Cofradia

In a recent post, I wrote about the Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse ministry here in Cofradia and surrounding areas.  It was a great event reaching 300 children.  Max has made an excellent video that you will love watching.

Evangelism in Las Pilas

On April 10, some of the church members went to a neighboring town called Las Pilas for an open air evangelism.  We had worship, testimonies, dramas, a message, and prayed with people in closing.  There was a great response.  We are trusting that the seeds that were planted continue to grow in the hearts of the people.  Here is an excellent video that Max put together of the outreach.

Monday, April 08, 2013


GREETINGS from Cofradía, Mexico!  We pray that all is well with everyone and thank you very much for your prayers!  We really appreciate them!

Last month, we asked you to pray for...

  • EL RETO Training in Sinaloa We had a great time with the pastors and leaders in La Cruz, Sinaloa teaching them how to organize a RETO (Challenge) outreach for the youth in their church and community.   Youth Pastors Sergio and Edith were absolute sponges and we spent two full days talking with them about the event.  On Saturday evening, we held an orientation for their pastors and leaders and included some RETO activities for them.  It was very exciting, here’s the report.
  • Men’s Mission trip to Oaxaca In the end, only 4 of the 12 men could go due to the lack of finances.  Those four men started their journey last Monday (March 25) and returned to Cofradia Tuesday morning (April 2).  Thank you for your prayers during their trip.  I have posted an update here.

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This month, will you please pray for...

  • Children’s Ministry Evangelization Tour Our Children’s Ministry will be traveling to different towns during the week playing games, singing songs, performing dramas, sharing stories, and working on crafts with other children.  Pray for boldness, impact, and that the children would grow through this.  Here’s their schedule:
    • Tuesday, April 2 in Arrayanes
    • Wednesday, April 3 in Las Pilas
    • Thursday, April 4 in Santa Fe
    • Friday, April 5 in Agua Aceda
    • Saturday in Cofradia
    • Sunday in Church service
  • Discipleship Group Last year four of us started Greg Ogden’s discipleship manual, Discipleship Essentials, and continued with other men as the book suggests.  This has been very, very helpful to all 15 men who have participated.  This week, my group (Pastor Luis, Max, Chuy, and myself), will be finishing up and looking towards opening up more groups.  Thank you for your prayers over the men and youth of the church.
  • Evangelism in Las Pilas Our church body will be going to the town of Las Pilas for an open-air evangelistic outreach.  Pray for openness and that the message would have a lasting effect on the peoples’ lives. (April 10)
  • Emma’s 7th Birthday April 10
  • AM Cofradia Staff Max Diaz will be temporarily returning to Guadalajara to be with his children.  It has been an exciting time with him here.  He has helped quite a bit with media and sound, youth ministry, and the church in general.  Max is a true servant who is willing to do anything to help people.  His enthusiasm will be missed during this time, but his impact will last.  Please pray for him as the Lord guides him as a father and leader.
  • EL RETO LA CRUZ will begin on May 4.

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Steve, Geña, Rebecka, Emma, and Mackenzie Silberman
Missionaries to Mexico
Alternative Missions Cofradia
Area Director
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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Student Ministry Awards Night

This past month our Student Ministry held their annual event "Awards Night" that the students from Cy-Fair Christian in Houston started with un around 8 years ago.  This year, Cecilio Rodriguez received the Servant Award for leadership skills, Alfredo Garzon received the Brave Heart Award for taking big steps in his walk with God, Valeria Rodriguez received the Enthusiasm Award, and Luis Vazquez received the New Generation Award for displaying leadership skills amongst his peers.