We pray God’s blessings of grace, peace, and joy to each of you as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ! May you and your family be renewed and refreshed in your calling to follow and serve the Risen Christ.
This Easter season we’ve been busy with celebrations, preaching, producing materials and preparing for upcoming events. We are happy to report that we now have five new candidates who are studying to be AMO Trainers in Mexico! You will remember that Francelia Chavez-McReynolds is the only AMO Trainer in the nation, making it very difficult to meet the increasing requests for the five-day AMO Apprenticeship course that we teach. These apprenticeships prepare parents and teachers to disciple and educate children with biblical principles using the AMO curriculum and methods with a vision for personal and national transformation.
The AMO Trainer of Teachers course (AMO TOT) is a nine-month, online, course where teachers and students from Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Peru are interacting and learning together over the internet in a virtual classroom. Many of these students are still in need of funding, so please, contact Chris McReynolds if you would like to help fund their training. (U.S. cell. (830) 719-5812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org). Pray for Ely, Elizabeth, and Esther, of Oaxaca, and Rocio and Gloria, of Mexico City, as they deepen their understanding of God’s principles for education and discipleship for children through AMO.
We also ask for your prayers for the AMO Apprenticeship this coming week, immediately after Easter, in Mexico City. Our venue will be a large church in the central part of the city. We expect parents, and others, to join us from this city as well as from other parts of Mexico. We are always blessed by the new relationships that begin from these apprenticeships. Pray that many more children will be served as a result of this course.
We also give thanks for our recent time in the United States. We thank God and our hosts in various meetings and activities. We are also thankful for time for family and medical consultations and work-from-home on various projects to support our work in Mexico, such as the translating and editing of new AMO materials with Dr. Elizabeth Youmans of Chrysalis International, creator of AMO.
Finally, we are thankful for the small Presbyterian mission church in nearby Amecameca (in the state of México where we live) who have “adopted” us and who pray for us as we travel to do our work throughout various parts of México (see our Schedule page).
We thank you for your prayers and for your financial support. May God bless you in this wonderful season of Easter!
Chris and Francelia
Francelia preaching on Good Friday in Amecameca, State of Mexico