GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD;
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER!
GREETINGS FROM COFRADIA, MEXICO!
April started with an incredible meeting with the pastors of La Cofradía United as we gathered to pray and encourage one another. It was definitely one of the best times we've had together. This time, we had lunch and talked at the beach in San Francisco (San Pancho), Nayarit. I believe it is very important for the pastors to be able to express their difficulties, struggles, victories, and accomplishments without being a "pastor". There's no competition, just listening ears and support for one another. I love these guys!!
Below are pictures of:
The pastors on the beach for lunch.
Pastor Goyo finishing a Sunday service washing Pastor Horacio's feet.
Pastor Amado praying for a lady of 83 years to receive salvation.
Mackenzie reading to Geña for homeschool.
Emma with her parents at her 16th birthday celebration.
EMMA'S 16TH BIRTHDAY
We had a small get together with a few friends and family to celebrate Emma's birthday. Here's a quick little video of our time:
Click here to see a few pics from this month of some of the children who come to breakfast that Mati and Isabel prepare for them in the mornings before going to school. The waffles have become a great hit! Thank you for partnering with us to help the kids. Please remember to pray for them.
RESTORATION HOUSE Pastor Amado continues to do well running the Restoration House. Ivan has been working on renewing his mind and dying to the flesh. It's great to see him happy and his family is really excited. His oldest son just approached Pastor Amado a few days ago expressing his interest to join the Restoration House. Because of finances, they will wait.
Please continue to pray for Pastor Ruben's family as they walk through this time with the diagnosis of cancer in his son, Ruben Jr., who is in Houston receiving treatment at a cancer hospital and doing well. Continue to pray for peace and for faith to rise within the hearts of this family for a complete healing. "...by (Jesus') stripes we ARE healed..." 1 Peter 2:24. Pastor Ruben is one of our Cofradia United pastors in Las Varas, Nayarit.
Three Stones Removed at the Resurrection
I had the privilege of speaking the weekend after Resurrection Sunday in Cofradía. I had already written something about this in English here before having been invited to speak. The video message is in Spanish.
Leading Worship @ Centro Cristiano Cofradia (5/8).
Mexico's Mother's Day (5/10).
Border trip to renew truck papers (5/15 - 5/21).
Tentatively speaking @ Cordero y Leon in Culiacán (5/22).
Speaking @ Restoration Church in Las Varas (5/29).
Sunday Services in Cofradia, Rosamorada, Tepic, Las Varas.
Mens' Bible Study in Cofradía (Wednesdays) and Arrayanes (Fridays) led by Pastor Goyo.
Women's Bible Study in Cofradia (Thursdays)
Zoom Bible Study "You've Already Got It" (Thursdays).
Cofradía Kitchen Breakfast for kids (Weekdays).
Individual Discipleship (Every day).
This month, will you please pray for...
Pastor Ruben's son--complete healing from cancer.
Pastor Luis' children--continued prayer for complete emotional healing.
Restoration House intern, Ivan, and other potentials that need help.
Continued guidance for the Cofradía Student Ministry Leaders.
The various bible studies throughout the ministry.
Wisdom as we move forward with our own non-profit organization in the states.
Continued prayer for those with whom we've been ministering to in general, pray for...
...a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the true knowledge of God for all the believers here. So the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened that we may know the hope of our calling, the riches of His inheritance in us, His immeasurable power in us, and the supremacy of Christ's authority over all things. (Eph 1)
...the ability to entrust to reliable and faithful believers the things we have learned so they will be capable and qualified to teach others as we Raise Up Leaders in Rural Mexico. (2 Tim 2:2)
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever!
WE LOVE YOU ALL!!
Thank you so much for being part of our team as we work together to RAISE UP LEADERS IN RURAL MEXICO!!!!
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