Monday, April 30, 2018


Greetings from Cofradia, Mexico! I’ll start this out with a prayer request.  Some of you know Isabel from Mazatlan who lives in Cofradía and has been part of our ministry since the beginning in the 1990s.  Her husband, David, is very sick.  The doctors have told him he has prostate cancer and needs an operation.  Due to no insurance and an amazingly high cost for the procedure, they have not been able to do this.  His niece works for one of the insurance agencies and was just able to get him coverage last week.  This has been going on for months.  Tomorrow, Tuesday, he will go to see the doctor again; pending he is active in the system now.  Once he goes in, they will start from ground zero and take him in.  He is unable to walk, has lost his ability to stand and is numb in the pelvic area.  We spent some time with them last night at their house singing with the guitar and sharing from the Word.  David is encouraged.  This all started to happen just as soon as he decided to serve Jesus.  He is really excited about serving in the church and his and Isabel’s relationship has been the best it has ever been.  We are believing for a miracle.  Please believe with us!  They have a 12 year old boy, Josué.


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

  1. David Medina.  Please continue to pray for a complete healing.  Thank you! 
  2. Rebecka is doing really well in school.  Please remember to keep her in your prayers. 
  3. Safe Travels from Washington to Cofradia last month.  Everything went smooth except a delay in LA due to some distraught passengers who were eventually dismissed from the plane. 
  4. Administrative Tasks.  Please continue to pray for this.  We’re working on becoming authorized to receive tax-exempt donations.  All I need right now is time to work on this and help from our accountant. 
  5. Freedom in Christ discipleship course  Please continue to pray for us as we teach each Tuesday night in Arrayanes. 
  6. Emma’s 12th Birthday  We had a great day at the beach and some fun at home after school on her actual birthday. 
  7. Parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary  What an excellent time!  On April 12, they officially completed 50 years. :) 
  8. Freedom in Christ Seminar  An incredible time with a number of new believers.  Read here to see what happened.

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This month, will you please pray for...
  1. David Medina.  Please continue to pray for a complete healing.  Thank you! 
  2. Rebecka Please continue to pray for her safety, godly friends, and wisdom in decision-making. 
  3. Administrative Tasks. We are trying to get some things situated with our Civil Association in order to become authorized to receive tax-exempt donations in Mexico.  This will open up many more doors of ministry as well as create a need for more personnel.  Thank you for your continued prayers!!! 
  4. Freedom in Christ discipleship course.  Please keep this in your prayers as we wrap this up this month. 
  5. Freedom in Christ Retreat. Please pray for Pastor Goyo, Pastor Luis, myself, Geña, and Mari on May 5 as we lead the participants through Steps to Freedom in Christ and work with them on how to Demolish Strongholds in their lives. 
  6. Happy Mother’s Day.  Happy Mother’s day to all of the mothers!!  Geña will be taking the women to a breakfast on May 7.  Mother’s Day in Mexico is on May 10 every year. 
  7. La Iglesia Hermosa in Rosamorada with Pastor Amado are celebrating their 4th anniversary on May 12.  Congratulations! (They are still working on starting the Drug Rehab Center). 
  8. Stateside Trip.  We’ll be heading up to the states in June.  We do not have any dates set in stone, but please pray for us as we begin our plans.  We would love to see you and be able to share in church services, Sunday schools, house groups, etc.  Let’s keep in touch!

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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Send a check made out to Alternative Missions to Alternative Missions / PO Box 3107 / Ferndale, WA 98248.  Indicate that it is for The Silbermans.

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