Wednesday, December 09, 2015


Greetings from Cofradía, Mexico! This is our last update before Christmas and the New Year.  So, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  We continue to be marveled by the grace of God and His immense love towards us.  It is special and great to be called His children.  

In our last update, we asked you to pray for... 
  1. Religious Association Status.  While Pastor Goyo and I were in Mexico City, we had the opportunity to meet the person who is helping us with the paperwork.  She has been a blessing to us and we continue to gather all the documentation we need in order to pass on to her. 
  2. Bible School. Please continue to pray for the five Masters students who are working on their graduation exam (Pastor Goyo, Martin, Angel, Pastor Amado and his wife, Lourdes—from Rosamorada) and that they will be able to pay for their tuition.  Contact me if you feel led to help them or have a question about their need.
  3. Freedom in Christ conference in Mexico City: WOW!  What an incredible time!  Everyone so was so loving and accepting as they made us feel right at home and blessed.  It was an unforgettable and freeing time for both Pastor Goyo and me; I even had a chance to sit down and chat personally with Neil Anderson.  You can read about our time in Mexico City here.
  4. Freedom in Christ conference in Cofradia: Please continue to pray for this upcoming conference with William Gallardo, his wife and two others who will be coming to Cofradia to lead a four-day conference with the Pastors and Leaders from Cofradia and some from the surrounding areas.  Pray for safety in their travels, open hearts in those attending, and for this aspect of ministry to continue in this area; we want to see people free in Christ! (December 17 – 20) 
  5. Drug Rehab Center: Pastor Amado is still waiting for Town Hall to present to him available locations for the Center.  Once they have the land, the Municipal President has offered to help with the construction of the facilities because of the overwhelming need in Rosamorada (our county seat) for a Rehab Center.  Thank you for your continued prayers. 
  6. Anniversary! Thank you for your continued prayers over our family.  Even though the actual day was super busy, we have been able to find moments to give thanks for the past 15 years.

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This month, will you please pray for...
  1. Religious Association Status.  Continue to pray for guidance, wisdom, patience, and finances, as we put all the documentation together.  We are looking at a minimal cost of $2,000 US Dollars in order for this to be accomplished.  Thank you. 
  2. Bible School. Continue to pray for the Masters students I mentioned above and their individual needs.
  3. Freedom in Christ conference in Cofradia: As I mentioned above, please pray for safety over the speakers as they travel, open hearts in those attending, and for this aspect of ministry to continue in this area; we want to see people free in Christ! (December 17 – 20) 
  4. Drug Rehab Center: Thank you for your continued prayers for this as we look forward to seeing this Center become a reality. 
  5. Border Run.  No, we’re not going to Taco Bell!  But, yes, we are making a quick trip to the states in order to update our vehicle permit.  After driving to the Los Angeles area, we will fly to Washington for a few days to spend Christmas with my parents, then return to the Los Angeles area to spend some time with some of Geña’s family.  Pray for safety in travel, divine encounters, and the Lord’s provision.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever!

Thank you so much for being part of our team as we work together to RAISE UP LEADERS IN RURAL MEXICO!!!!


Steve, Geña, Rebecka, Emma, and Mackenzie Silberman
Missionaries to Mexico
La Cofradia United International
Alternative Missions
Cofradia Area Director

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