New Beginnings

Eighty-seven people representing twenty-four churches gathered in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, last week for a very special training in Biblical Principles of Christian Education and the AMO® Program. They will now form programs for children in the aftermath of the September earthquakes which have left public schools crippled, operating only one or two days per week. Thousands of people still live in tents and shelters.

Churches have coordinated to continue meeting physical, spiritual, and educational needs. By God’s providence, three of our AMO Trainer of Teachers (TOT’s) live in Oaxaca, with one more to be certified very soon. This will enable us to walk closely with new programs to offer whatever help they need. We invite you to help educate a new generation with biblical principles to transform lives and disciple the nation.

Nueva Vida Church of Oaxaca City has committed to supplying 9 programs with all the material supplies they need to serve 225 children. Children from the church packed and prayed over each box. They demonstrated that most of the essential supplies for one program fits into a 2x2x4 ft. box! The material cost is about $400 per year per program. We also need to raise funds to help our TOT’s move about. If you and/or your church would like to help, please call (830) 719-5812 or donate at The Antioch Partners.

Even as the aftershocks continue, there is a hopeful sense of new beginnings and transformation for the region. Pastora Martha Ramirez’ church was destroyed in the earthquake. “I’ve learned so much through the difficulty. We continue fasting and praying. God wants us to impact our society” she says.

Our week ended, as usual, with an in-depth look at biblical principles concerning fine arts. This provides a perfect time to show off the internal creativity and beauty that God has placed in each person. Enjoy the photos by clicking below.

Please, pray for this region and we invite you to consider funding efforts there.

In Christ,

Chris and Francelia

Juchiteca with backdrop of AMO art projects

Francelia with amiguita

TOT’s – Gloria Viveros, Francelia McReynolds and Esther Suarez – reviewing plans as they train in Salina Cruz.

Tito Quiroz, violinist and recipient of the 2015 National Youth of the Year Award in Mexico visits our training.

Traditional dresses of the Tehuantepec region

Congregation in Ixtaltepec meeting at home after destruction of church in Sept. earthquakes

Parents and leaders training to raise up the next generations with God’s Word nurturing the full potential He has placed in each one.



Oaxaca and TOT’s

Dear Friends,

Following the September earthquakes that devastated towns in Oaxaca and Chiapas, the Assemblies of God Church in Mexico made a plan to help. They called on us to help with Christian education for children at homes and churches. The need is great since public schools are still not holding regular classes.

We’ve been meeting with congregations everyday this week in Juchitán, Oaxaca, and surrounding towns. We are teaching biblical worldview materials and inviting them to attend next week’s AMO® Program training in nearby Salina Cruz. AMO Trainers, Esther Suarez, joined us on Wednesday to cover more churches, and Gloria Viveros will join us next week.

Many here are fasting and praying for this AMO training. We ask for your prayers for safety and success and, if you like, join in fasting. Encourage the people here by letting us know you plan to do so. If you’d like to help with funding, please donate through The Antioch Partners/McReynolds.

PRAISES! The nine month, Chrysalis International, AMO Trainer of Teachers class finished their online portion yesterday. We are very thankful for Dr. Elizabeth Youmans and others who devoted themselves to disciple these new trainers for Mexico and several other countries in Latin America. Now, each Mexican participant will be evaluated by Francelia and I as they carry out their own five-day AMO Trainings. Please, pray for them and pray that God will use each of them in His plan to transform the nation.

Widespread damage in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, press photo from September 2017.