The church plant we are working with here in Queretaro is about 4 months old. Every Sunday attendance grows. Four months ago there were 20 people, today there are approximately 140 people attending regularly. There is work to do in every area of the church. At the moment, we are working with small groups, counseling, music, and teaching and training new leaders. The church is truly thriving and new believers are added each week. We are so excited to see how ready the fields are for the harvest here in Mexico and to be a part of the ministry full time is a dream come true! We have had a number of pastors and leaders reach out to us for advice and to express need for help in their churches. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we prioritize ministry duties and seek to create new ministry out reach programs here!
As many of you know, my family helped us move to Mexico and Oscar’s family helped prepare the house we rented so that we could have somewhere to arrive. We finally got to see Oscar’s family and extended family after so much time away. It is hard for them to be away from us especially since they can’t come to the USA and visit us very easily. Getting settled in has been so much easier thanks to their help with meals and babysitting! We are so blessed to have family here!
We all made it to Mexico!!! My dad helped Oscar drive the 30+ hours down to our house in Mexico and my mom came with me on the plane rides to help me with the boys. Oscar’s trip was eventful but the Lord kept them safe and the van and trailer worked wonderfully! We had no issues with flights and the boys were well-behaved. A couple of friends helped us unload the trailer and the van so that we could get our things in the house quickly without making a scene and Oscar’s family has been helping us with meals and getting the house in order. I, Jenny, was very sick for the first couple of days (ever since I was in Elkhart) so that is why it took me a while to communicate and get back to normal. Thankfully, though, now I am feeling fine. 🙂
The boys are adjusting little by little to their new home, language, and the Latin culture of always having visitors at the house. 🙂
On Sunday, we were able to visit the church we will be attending as members (a new church plant…photos to come) and tomorrow we will be visiting the church we helped plant when we were living here (Fortaleza Familiar). We will be working together with them on different projects as well.
Thank you all for your prayers!!! We have seen God’s hand working in our move down here and we are so excited for what’s to come! Thank you also for your patience with our delay in communication as we get adjusted and unpacked.
God is good and we are confident that this is exactly where he wants to use us and we can’t wait to share more with you all as we see him move!