Monday, September 05, 2016


Greetings from Cofradía, Mexico! WE HAVE GREAT NEWS!!  The ninth and final passport has been found!  Thank you all for praying and believing with us.

We have returned to the small town of Cofradía nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madres in the Mexican state of Nayarit after a rough border crossing where we were charged duty tax of an unexplainable amount for the things in our vehicle??  There really was nothing we can do about it.

EL RETO 2016 has started!  Click here to read the report and watch the video below.


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

  1. The final passport to be found. Thank you!  As I mentioned above, we are no longer missing ANY passports! 
  2. Religious Association Status.  There has been a change in government officials which has delayed the process of the formation of the association.  We are still in need of finances to get it running; our goal is $2,000 USDollars. Donate here to help.  
  3. Drug Rehab Center. $3,000 has been raised!   An anonymous donor has committed to match gifts up to $5,000 above the already raised $3,000!  This will help us dig a huge chunk into the need!  Please let me know if you are able to help out with the purchase of the land. 
  4. Trip to the States. Thank you for your prayers.  We had a great time in the states as we met a lot of new people and reunited with friends and family.  It is always a blessing to see everyone! 
  5. EL RETO 2016.  The first week has passed and there are five more to go.  See the link above for the report of the first week.  There is still room to give; we are just over $500 short of our budgeted goal of $2,000.  Click here to donate.
  6. Speaking in churches.  We had a great time participating in six different churches this past few months and attending five others (three of which for the first time). 
  7. Birthdays this month.  Rebecka turned 14 (13th) and Mackenzie turned 4 (31st).  Great girls; great time!

Here are some links to more:

This month, will you please pray for...
  1. EL RETO.  This is a huge window of opportunity for us to speak into the lives of young people with whom we normally would not come into contact.  It is an opportunity to share with them God’s love!  Follow it on Facebook.
  2. Religious Association Status.  Speedy process and finances. Donate here to help.  
  3. Drug Rehab Center. Please continue to pray for Pastor Amado and his team.  Pray for protection over him, his family, his staff, and all of those involved.  Let me know if you would like to help make a dent in the financial need he has. 
  4. Missionaries, Lain and Kelly Grant as they have finished language school and will be integrating themselves full-time now here in Cofradia.  Pray along with us and them for a child, finances, and the Lord’s leading.  Click here to see their latest news.
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
Alternative Missions
Cofradia Area Director


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