Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June 2021 Ministry Update


This month's update features...

Thank you so much for partnering with us. So many things going on and you help make it possible! Continue to be blessed in the Lord!!


Middle East News

Amir Tsarfati, an Evangelist/Speaker born in Jerusalem, has a ministry called Behold Israel. He consistently updates his followers on Telegram about breaking news and news in general through the eyes of Biblical Prophecy. You will not see this information in the mainstream media (I've looked for it). Go to his site or follow him on Telegram to receive his daily updates of the truth about Israel and the Middle East. A number of years ago, a friend of ours introduced us to this ministry and I have been blessed by it and I'm sure the same will be for you.

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Struggling Married Couple

In our last update, we shared a prayer request regarding a married couple struggling to stay together. We worked with them all month leading them through the Freedom in Christ course as well as the Grace course a few weeks later. This couple whom I will keep anonymous, came to us ready to separate, they were living without hope. They once had a vibrant walk with the Lord as they led others to Christ as well. But, because of letting down their guards and allowing strongholds of fear and addictions to overtake them, they arrived at a dark place in their marriage that seemed helpless.

We believe the message of the two courses are only a tool to help us recognize our true identity in Christ. It is the work of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God being planted as a seed that allows people to "come back to their senses". 

After the first day of classes, the wife said, "I can't wait for tomorrow!" We finished the first course in one week and sent them home with a "tool bag" of truth for them to begin to use in their every day life. When they came back for the second course, they were noticeably different than when they first arrived a few weeks earlier. They had smiles on their faces and sat closer to one another. At the end of that week of studying the Grace course, we had a dinner all together with Pastors Goyo and Luis and their families before they left. And, on the spur of the moment, we offered to guide them through their marriage vows once again. They accepted without hesitation and began a new life together. Praise God!! They left here with a new perspective, the Word of God in their hearts, and tools to help them "fix" issues when they surface. Thank you so much for your prayers and support of this ministry. This is certainly an area that you were involved in. Thank you for partnering with us at La Cofradia United!!

Distanced Sister in the Lord

In our last update, I shared a prayer request regarding a sister in the Lord from our local church in Cofradia who had been suffering from an anxiety attack that caused her to suffer in fear and lose sense of her surroundings. It was tremendously odd. I personally do not believe a believer can be possessed by a demon. However, I do believe it is possible to give inroads to the enemy with the unhealthy information we fill our minds with that cause a us to be oppressed. A stronghold of fear was formed through constant viewing of a certain television program.

We prayed over her and visited with her and her family encouraging all of them to be filling their minds with the Word of God...the Truth, which we believe is the answer to overcoming strongholds. She was taking some medication from the doctors for a while, but now she has returned to normal and is eagerly filling her mind with the Word and listening to messages of life. God is good and to Him be the glory!

Thank you for your prayers!!

Friday, June 04, 2021

May 23 Message

Esto es un video del mensaje que prediqué en el aniversario de la Iglesia Hermosa con Pastor Amado de Rosamorada, Nayarit, el 23 de Mayo. "¿Dónde está tu bendición?" es un mensaje que el Señor me dio al leer Jeremías 29:11. Dios dijo, "Yo sé los pensamientos que tengo acerca de vosotros, pensamientos de paz, y no del mal, para daros el fin que esperáis." Dios tiene vision, esperanza, y una voluntad para cada uno de nosotros. ¿Sabes lo que piensa de ti?

This is a video of a message I preached in Spanish at the anniversary of Hermosa Church in Rosamorada, Nayarit, with Pastor Amado on May 23. "Where's your blessing?" is a message the Lord gave me as I was reading Jeremiah 29:11. God says, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." God has vision, hope, and a will for each one of us. Do you know what He thinks of you?

Thank you for your generous support of La Cofradia United (Alternative Missions Cofradía) and our family.

May 16 Message

Esto es un video del mensaje que prediqué en la Iglesia Perdón y Amistad en San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit, el 16 de Mayo. Se tituló "A Él Oíd" usando el texto principal de Mateo 17:1-7. Dios interrumpió a Pedro mientras estaba hablando para decirle algo muy importante. ¿Has tenido una experiencia de esas? ¿Te ha interrumpido Dios alguna vez en tu vida? ¿Qué te dijo?

This is a message I preached at a church in San Juan de Abajo, Nayarit (near Puerto Vallarta), called Forgiveness and Friendship. The message was called "Listen to Him" using the text Matthew 17:1-7. God interrupted Peter while he was still talking in order to tell him something very important. Have you ever had an experience like that? Has God ever "interrupted" your life? What did He say? This message is in Spanish, but you can click here to see a very short English version of the same message.

Aquí está el mensaje / This is the Spanish message:

Thank you for your generous support of La Cofradia United (Alternative Missions Cofradía) and our family.

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Mother's Day Celebration at Centro Cristiano Cofradia

Mother's Day at Centro Cristiano Cofradia was a really fun time for the mothers of the church and community. Isabel and Geña put together a special meal and handed out gifts to all that came. Here is what Isabel, who leads the women's ministry, had to say about the celebration...

It had been a long time since we gathered more than 6 ladies in a meeting.  We were hoping that it would be allowed to have a special celebration for our beloved sisters and friends from Cofradia and we did!

We had such a wonderful time singing, worshiping, and being loved by Jesus and our loving Father. It was amazing! We had a guest speaker from Las Varas, Nayarit, our friend Valeria, and she shared a very encouraging message. It was just what we needed! Afterwards, we shared a meal together while a live band played for us. We finished our time handing out gifts to the ladies who came.

Thank you for your continued prayers over this ministry!

Speaker: Pastor Valeria from Las Varas
Speaker: Pastora Valeria from Las Varas, Nayarit