It’s dry and hot and not time to plant but, that doesn’t stop God! Our week in the city of Zapopan, in the metro-area of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, was definitely seed planting time for God. Thirty people participated in our AMO® Apprenticeship/training, receiving seeds (biblical principles) that produce lives and communities transformed by God’s Word.
This is the first time we’ve trained in the Guadalajara area and we’ve already been invited back. Please, pray for this group as they implement AMO for children and families.
Esther Suárez, one of our new AMO Trainers, joined us. It was a great blessing to see her finally training others after her year-long preparation with Chrysalis International. Pray for all our new trainers as they begin taking steps to train others on their own. Please, pray also for additional trainers to be equipped in 2017. Our nation’s need them!
With all the alarming things happening in our nations, we are humbled as we see God rounding up his people to equip them to be the “salt” that he requires all of us to be for our societies. John Stott says:
Christian salt has no business to remain snugly in elegant little ecclesiastical salt cellars; our place is to be rubbed into the secular community, as salt is rubbed into meat, to stop it going bad. And when society does go bad, we Christians tend to throw up our hands in pious horror and reproach the non-Christian world; but should we not rather reproach ourselves? One can hardly blame unsalted meat for going bad. It cannot do anything else. The real question to ask is: “where is the salt?”
Those we see in our trainings are truly salt for this world and we are blessed to work with them. Thank you, for keeping us in your prayers.
Chris and Francelia
P.S. ~ Last week, the transmission on our vehicle broke, at night, near Mexico City. We were able to drive slowly to our home, just thirty minutes away. The next day God saw us safely to just the right mechanic in Mexico City, provided transportation to the training in Zapopan and back again after the training to pick up the Tahoe…as good as new! We thank God for his provision and protection.
P.P.S. ~ Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the MeXED (Christian Education and Discipleship in Mexico) event, September 25-30 in Mérida, Yucatán. Please, call us at (830) 719-5812 for details.