Prayers for Eduardo’s Family

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Dear Friends,

Last month in our “Pray for the Summer” post we asked for prayers for 18-year-old Eduardo, son of church leaders in Cadereyta, Nuevo León, who had been kidnapped. With heavy hearts we report that his remains were found yesterday. Please, pray for his family and the church in Cadereyta as they mourn his death.

Pray that those responsible would be found and brought to justice. Pray that, all of us, as the body of Christ will faithfully respond in God’s work of healing and transformation that will one day bring an end to these tragedies.

Estimados Amigos,

Pedimos sus oraciones para la familia de Eduardo, un joven de diez y ocho años quien fue secuestrado y matado. Oren por su familia, líderes en la iglesia en Cadereyta, Nuevo León.

Oren por justicia. Oren también por todos nosotros, como el cuerpo de Jesucristo, para responder con fidelidad en la obra de Dios que, algún día, se acabará con estos tipos de tragedias.

En Cristo,

Chris y Francelia


Parents Responding

Aguascalientes Group

Aguascalientes Group

By Chris and Francelia McReynolds

God’s amazing, unstoppable, plan to make disciples of all nations is most striking when the nations are rebelling. While Christian values and biblical principles are under attack in the United States, the same is true in Mexico.

Organizations promoting “sexual diversity” are collaborating with the Secretary of Education in Mexico targeting kinder and first grade children by providing free literature to schools. Many parents are outraged at the redefining of family, matrimony, and the promotion of gender-chaos.

The 2013 education reforms in Mexico set out to break control of corrupt teachers unions, implement teacher evaluations, and “modernize” education — all potentially good things. Pray for good results as theory and reality collide. Meanwhile, churches in central Mexico are planning to march this September 10th to protest the anti-biblical agenda of government and public education leaders.

At our training last week, in Aguascalientes, the concerns of parents were evident. Parents of two families recently decided to begin schooling their children at home. One of the mothers, Ruth Barrón, said, “This training is an answer to prayer. It’s just what I needed.”

Joel Chávez, a private school teacher, said he plans to build his own school on land he purchased. “I want AMO® as the main curriculum along with vocational training” he stated.

Kimberly Atilano, is also preparing to homeschool her three children. “My husband and I don’t agree with the values being taught (in public schools)” she complained. She’s excited to begin using AMO.

Christian school directors, David and Cristina Roberts, who organized our training, brought ten of the teachers from their school to improve their knowledge and skills in wholistic biblical Christian education and gain a higher vision for what education can be. Their school is already in the state’s top 20 best in academics. They’ve seen an increase in enrollment in recent years and expect to see the largest number of students this year. David said parents are being denied any say in what is taught to their children in public schools.

We are thankful for all these dedicated leaders and blessed to have a part in helping them with AMO. Please, pray for all these efforts. Pray also for the millions of families and children in schools dealing with ideologies they do not agree with.

Join Christian educators and supporters in Mérida, Yucatán, this September 20-22  for MeXED (notice date change). The purpose of MeXED participants is to lift up God’s vision for education throughout Mexico and beyond. Call us for details (U.S. Mobile (830) 719-5812.

Thanks for your prayers!

Trainer Gloria Viveros teaching in Aguascalientes

Gloria Viveros teaching in Aguascalientes

MeXED 20-23 September

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(Please note: dates for MeXED have been changed to Sept. 20-23)

We would love for you to join us and many other biblical Christian educators and discipleship ministries from around Mexico, the United States, and beyond. We will meet, this September 20-23, at San Pablo Presbyterian Seminary in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

MeXED represents a broad, biblically focused, community of educators, disciplers, and supporters, all involved in God’s work of transforming individuals, families, communities and nations according to His Word. This will be a time for personal meetings as well as group learning, sharing, and fellowship together.

Our friend, Jose Gonzalez, of Semilla, will be with us again this year, to teach on the power and dynamics of Covenant and from “Machismo and Matriarchy: Toxic Roots that Blight the Latin American Culture“. In addition, there will be others sharing about what God is doing and the opportunities he is presenting. Please, call us at (830) 719-5812 for details.

(Por favor, note el cambio de la fecha para MeXED, que será del  20 al 23 de septiembre)

Nos encantaría si usted se pudiera reunir con nosotros y muchos otros educadores bíblicos y cristianos, que vendrán de varias partes de México, Estados Unidos y más allá. Vamos a reunirnos los días del 20 al 23 de septiembre en las instalaciones del Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano San Pablo en Mérida, Yucatán. (Tel. 999 941 0070 y dirección, Carretera Dzitya Km. 2 s/n 300 mt. adelante de la glorieta del frac. Las Américas, Mérida, Yuc., México.)

MeXED representa una comunidad de educadores, discipuladores y patrocinadores – todos obreros de Dios involucrados en Su obra de transformar individuos, familias, comunidades y naciones, en acuerdo con Su Palabra.

Nuestro amigo, Jose Gonzalez, del ministerio Semilla, estará con nosotros enseñando de su libro “Machismo y Matriarcado: Raíces tóxicas de la cultura Latinoamericana”. Además, estarán varias otras personas compartiendo de lo que Dios está haciendo y las oportunidades que Él está presentando. Puede llamar al seminario (Tel. 999 941 0070) para los detalles o también a nosotros (al celular de México 55 2118 3003 y tambíen por Whatsapp).

Dr. Jill Thrift, of Chrysalis Int, sharing at MeXED about the graduate level course that prepares AMO Trainers

Dr. Jill Thrift, of Chrysalis Int, compartiendo en MeXED 2015 acerca del curso del curso de posgrado que se está usando para preparar Entrenadores AMO en México.

Jose Gonzalez, of Semilla, speaking at MeXED Tabasco

Jose Gonzalez, de Semilla, hablando en 2015 en Tabasco