Friday, April 09, 2021

April Ministry Update

 

This month's update features...

  • Emma's Passport!
  • Very short video update
  • Links to video content
  • Grace Conference Video
  • What's ahead for April
  • Links to more...
  • How you can pray for us this month

Thank you so much for partnering with us and working together with us to Raise Up Leaders in Rural Mexico!

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




Wednesday, April 07, 2021

FREEDOM IN CHRIST CONFERENCE - COFRADIA


We had the privilege this past weekend of sharing the Gospel through the Freedom in Christ Discipleship course. It was an intense 3 days of meetings (normally it takes 13 weeks!). It is great to see people be able to understand the gospel in a clear way and release some of the things they've dealt with in the past, replacing them with the Truth. "You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free" (John 8:32). We had people from at least 5 different churches participate. It's always a blessing!












Restauración y Vida Nueva Church in Las Varas

Pastors Ruben and Valeria have just recently reopened their church in Las Varas, Nayarit. Las Varas is a small city almost 3 hours from Cofradía. It is about half way from Nayarit's capital (Tepic) to Puerto Vallarta. A few weeks ago, we visited them and I was able to share with the congregation what the Lord showed me through His Word while we were in Washington about "Listening to what God is saying" (Matt. 17:1-7). It was an encouraging time for all of us. Ruben is a very good Worship Leader and shares the pulpit with his wife. They have three children: Ruben, Hector, and Abigail. Ruben and Hector are studying in Michigan where their uncle lives. 

Pastor Ruben and his wife also lead two mid-week services: one in a nearby town called Mesillas, and another in a very old town called Mazatán, Nayarit (not to be confused with the tourist city of Mazatlán).

Ruben leading worship in Las Varas



GRACE CONFERENCE - Renuevo United Tepic

Pastors Jimmy and Perla from Renuevo United in Tepic held the Grace course at their church in February/March. Some of us travelled there to help with the teaching and they all came to Cofradia for the final class. It was a half day of prayer and reflection dealing with our identity and how we view God. It's amazing how easy it is sometimes to fall in the trap of believing a lie. In the afternoon, we finished with one more lesson wrapping up the course. What a blessing to be part of what God is doing!

This is what some of them said:

"The Lord Jesus Christ gave me a new identity." -Jose

"This course was a freeing experience where I was able to know more profoundly the love God has for me." - Carito

"God revealed to me His heart...everything is new in Him" -Alan

"For me this was completely freeing to find out that the problem of sin has no authority in my life once grace has taken over. It filled all my expectations." -Oscar


Thank you for your prayers.

You can see more of Pastor Jimmy's ministry if you scroll down to the bottom of this page or on Facebook.

Thursday, March 04, 2021

March Ministry Update

 

This month's update features...

  • Video Update
  • Opportunities for Missions
  • Speaking and Conferences
  • Cofradia Kitchen
  • Link to my last message (Spanish)
  • What's ahead for March
  • Extra links to more
  • How you can pray for us this month


Thank you for your partnership in prayer and giving. We appreciate you and remember you often in prayer.


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





Friday, February 26, 2021

Fe Produce un Fundamento Firme

 Fe Produce un Fundamento Firme (Faith Produces a Firm Foundation).

Romanos 9:30-33


Este mensaje es del 21 de Febrero en el Centro Cristiano Cofradia. Bendiciones!



This message was shared on February 21 in Cofradia's Christian Center.




Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Food distribution of Cofradia Kitchen

For two weeks, Isabel and Maty distributed food to the children who come to the morning breakfasts. During those two weeks, our church was closed due to the government mandate in our municipality to close all churches until February 14th. I went with them one day to document a little of what they do.

Thank you to all who make contributions to this ministry. Especially the House of Hope Community Center who seeded the start of this ministry and helped get it going. You are all a blessing to the children.


Here is a previous post about the Cofradia Kitchen from last October.



Saturday, February 06, 2021

February Ministry Update

 


This month's update features...

  • 25 years of missionary work!
  • What is on our agenda for February
  • Extra links to more
  • How you can pray for us this month


Thank you for 25 years of partnering with us through prayers and support. We really appreciate you all and give thanks to the Lord for you regularly. You are a blessing to our family. 

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



Thursday, January 14, 2021

January 2021 Ministry Update

 This month's update features...



Once again, thank you all for partnering with us to Raise Up Leaders in Rural Mexico.

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





In Memory of Pony Deer


Pony Deer was his official name. For over 12 years, he brought lots of joy to our family.

July 2, 2008 - January 13, 2021

Many of you who really knew Pony, knew that he was an extraordinarily obedient and faithful dog who was courageous enough to fight off other animals from entering our property, even a Brahma bull! He also enjoyed hunting iguanas. He was amazing and a very good pet. He was given to us from our good friends, Pastors Noé Espinoza and his wife Martha Carlos from Mazatlán, Mexico. Rebecka was his human, but we all took care of him. His name comes from the girls asking for a "Pony" 😊, and "Deer" is because he was a "Deer-head Chihuahua". He was a very good traveller having made numerous trips back and forth to the United States. I wrote a story about him and Geña a number of years ago as a picture of how we can trust God. Click here to read it. He recently got sick with a respiratory disease and was unable to make it through a relapse a month later. We will miss him.




Friday, January 08, 2021

Pastors' Perspectives 21.1

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!