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Greetings from Cofradia, Mexico!

It has been a couple months since our last update. In August, we were able to spend some extra time with family and get Rebecka ready for school. Once she was settled at Northwest University by the end of August, we started cleaning up the rental and packing for our return trip to Mexico.

We ended up leaving in mid-September and spent three weeks on the road visiting friends and relatives along the way. We made stops in Spokane, Twin Falls, Salt Lake City, and finally in Perris, California, before arriving in Cofradia last Monday.

Thank you all so much for your prayers over our family and your partnership this past year. It was not really what we expected, but in some ways, it was a whole lot better. You all helped make this possible as we learned and continue to learn more about Faith, Trust, Healing, and Truth.

We have spent the past few years teaching in Mexico about the truth of our Identity in Christ and that Truth has been reinforced in our lives and made even more clear during our time in Washington as we studied the Word.

We are excited to be back in Cofradia and it is sooooo good to see everyone. The pastors and I are already making plans for a Grace Conference in November.

Once we get settled, I look forward to showing you around by video updates of our specific ministries of which you are partners.
The Cofradía Kitchen led by Isabel and Maty has been moved to the church building allowing for more kids to attend. Because of the 40-45 kids who have been coming, they have reduced the food distribution to two days a week. They will gradually get back into a daily (M-F) food distribution.
Thank you to all of you who have partnered with us in feeding the children of Cofradía.
Donate to Cofradia Kitchen
Mario is the 2nd resident of the Restoration Center to successfully complete a three-month period there. We had the opportunity to see him since we've been back and he's doing very well. Some of you know his parents who own the famous taco stand in Pilas where we take everyone.

Pastor Amado is receiving more residents, but because of the "voluntary" aspect of it, they do not stay long. This is a dynamic unique from other Centers here who sadly force people (usually physically) to stay.
Donate to the Restoration Center
Thank you so much to all of you who responded by contributing finances for this event; we are 100% funded for this year. It has been postponed, not cancelled, and we are talking about ways we can creatively reach the students through this outreach in the midst of the global disruption of 2020.

This is a short, three-minute clip from 2019. EL RETO ("The Challenge") is a Survivor, Amazing Race, Fear Factor style event that reaches over 200 students in our region every year. Many of these young people do not go to church and this might be the only time they hear the message of God's love. It is made possible by people like you who want to change lives and contribute financially. We do not charge any of the students; it is COMPLETELY FREE!
Donate to EL RETO
Here are some links to more:

Our last Update
Pastors' Perspectives A bi-annual report from our Pastors
Cofradía Dwellings Candidates: Let us know here if you would like to put together a team or let us know here if you would like more information on how to help.
Specific Donation Links: Click here to see the different areas where you can contribute to this ministry.
Quick Look into more of our Ministry
This month, will you please pray for...
  • Our family as we get settled in Cofradia and develop routines with homeschool, family time, and ministry.
  • Rebecka as she continues to do well at Northwest University.
  • The Cofradía Kitchen with Isabel and Maty distributing food to the community. May it have an impact that brings people to the Lord.
  • The Restoration Center for the impact God has through them in people with addictions. Pray for the Lord's guidance for Pastor Amado and his team.
  • EL RETO... continue to pray for wisdom in the leaders as they plan for this year's outreach. Pray for creativity from God that will allow them to think of something unique and bring glory to Him.
  • Personal Request...The electricity at our house is very, very weak. We are trying to figure out what we need to do in order to make it better. With new neighbors and more people using air conditioners, our service gets overloaded and cut off each night for a few hours. It is hot, humid, and the air is stale. I've been able to turn on the AC around 3 or 4am when others turn their's off.
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 Silberman and family
Area Director
Alternative Missions Cofradia
La Cofradia United
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