A Bright Future Amid Current Darkness

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition with gratitude, make your requests be known to God” (Phil. 4:6)
 
We have so much to be thankful for, and look forward to, even amid troubles.

We are very thankful for time in Xalapa, Veracruz, this weekend teaching at El Divino Salvador church. We also planned with leaders there to return in February to hold an AMO Apprenticeship for churches in the area. Please, pray for the citizens and institutions in Veracruz as they, like many others in Mexico, struggle against the drug cartels and corruption.

The week before last, we held an AMO Apprenticeship in Villahermosa for 30 church leaders representing 14 churches in Tabasco. Thelma Martinez, a long-time Christian educator commended the course by remarking, “I’ve been to a lot of conferences and trainings, but none like this!” Erik Sanchez said “I learned more in these five days than I have in years!” We were humbled and thankful to God for the biblical principles and for the work that Dr. Elizabeth Youmans has done in preparing such a course.

In addition to the apprenticeship, Francelia and I were able to assist in the start-up of the first two AMO Programs in Villahermosa (see photos). Marlene and Isela are two AMO teachers who apprenticed with us in Mexico City back in April. We ask for your prayers for them and their students as they model, for many others, the AMO Program.

We ask you to pray, also, for peace and wisdom around the nation of Mexico for authorities and students as students riot and protest against the government regarding the slaying of 43 students in the state of Guerrero last month. Local government authorities and a drug cartel collaborated on the murders, according to reports.

Pray for the new generations of children and youth in Mexico to be enlightened by God’s Spirit and Word for transformation and discipleship of their nation for Christ. We truly see a bright future as we go about in these dark days. We are very thankful and blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!

 

Student riots Mexico City

Student riots Mexico City

Isela teaching children about Christian Self-government in the new AMO Program in Tabasco

New AMO Program in Villahermosa

Marlene discussing with children the Christian literature classics they will be reading in their new AMO Program in Villahermosa

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