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!


Wednesday, April 07, 2021


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.