Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,
The Psalmist says: "I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High." Psalm 9:1, 2
We join the Psalmist and stand in awe and wonder at everything the Lord has done over the last five years in Mérida, Yucatan! We have been blessed to share the gospel with many and watch them give their lives to Christ and begin growing spiritually in their faith. We have invested countless hours forming Christ-centered relationships through biblical discipleship and life on life training. We are rejoicing as we watch these precious people not only serve God as they have been trained but also multiply all they have experienced and learned into the lives of their families and friends. This has always been our focus from the beginning and we are thrilled to see what God has done.
As you read this letter, we are transitioning from physically living on the field planting churches, to training the church planters. What does this mean for those of you who faithfully support and pray for us? Moving forward, 100% of all donations and monthly support will go directly to resource and facilitate the church planting movement God began five years ago. So how will we financially sustain ourselves? We have joined the staff of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church in Gray, TN. Pastor John Heardman is a dear friend of mine, and we are looking forward to serving God with them while also continuing to train national pastors through Merida Missions. Our new role in Merida Missions will be mentoring leaders and equipping national pastors to plant churches. We desire to continue seeing self-sustaining indigenous churches planted in Mexico and throughout Latin America and in the USA. This new role will allow us to do this more efficiently and strategically. We desire to fulfill God’s mission by following Paul’s advice to young Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2 "And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also."
We value your continued monthly support and donations as we take Merida Missions into this new growth phase. Please make all donations and support checks payable to “Merida Missions." All support and gifts for our ministry will continue going to the "Global Faith Mission Agency."
Please continue to pray as we train church planters and lead “Merida Missions." Should you have any questions about all God is doing in our lives, please feel free to contact me directly by email or phone.