By Chris and Francelia McReynolds
We ask your prayers for this summer’s AMO® trainings, in Guadalajara next week and in Aguascalientes and Irapuato next month. It’s exciting that the new AMO Trainers will be co-teaching with us to gain valuable new experience! Continue praying for Elizabeth, Ely, Gloria, and Esther.
We are happy to report that, AMO Trainer, Elizabeth Bermudez and her family are back home in Oaxaca from their extended stay in California. Chevy, Elizabeth’s husband, you will remember, was receiving very specialized basal skull cancer treatments there. He is doing very well now, Elizabeth says, and all are happy to be back home. Please, join us in giving thanks to God for their return and Chevy’s improving health. Please, pray also for their state, Oaxaca, which has suffered violence and riots since our training there last month.
Our training scheduled for Cadereyta, this month, was cancelled by the leaders there due to insecurity and economic crisis. Please, pray for Eduardo, a young man from the church who was kidnapped on Sunday. Pray also for the community experiencing layoffs from the oil refinery there, of which, almost everyone in the town depends on, economically. We will continue working for a future date. In the meantime, they are sending three of their leaders to train with us in Guadalajara.
Families and businesses in Mexico deal with kidnapping, extortion and the many forms of corruption, everyday. The effects are crippling on a personal and national level. Most cases go uninvestigated and untried. Many churches that we work with are combating this by improving the education they offer to families and their communities.
“The role of education is more important than preaching the gospel and making laws, because it is the foundation of both!” – Noah Webster, Father of American Christian education, 1789
These churches are why we carry out the AMO trainings, and the long-term discipleship that follows, to equip parents and church leaders who are determined to transform their nation for God’s glory. Pray for them. Pray for the ministries assisting them.
In September 25-30, many of these ministries and individuals will be gathering at San Pablo Theological Seminary in Mérida, Yucatán, for MeXED. We invite you to join us. Please, set this date aside and pray for this time of connecting, learning and discernment. Contact us at (830) 719-5812 for details.
Thank you, for your prayers and support.
Chris and Francelia