On June 4-5, 2022, the executive committee of the General Assembly of Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana de México (INPM) began a series of events commemorating three very special anniversaries: the 150th anniversary of the founding of the first Presbyterian church in Mexico at Villa de Cos, Zacatecas, the 140th anniversary of Seminario Teologico Presbiteriana de Mexico (STPM in Mexico City), and the 75th anniversary of the General Assembly of the INPM. This first event occurred at INP Puerta de Salvación at the STPM campus.
In affirmation of God’s direction, biblical Christian education and discipleship was placed front and center on this very important occasion. Invited to present were Francelia McReynolds, Antonio Alvarez and Josias Luna. Together they presented a coherent and inspired message to bless the family and encourage the leader.
Francelia began by presenting Biblical Design for the Family, teaching that the intimate relationship within the Trinity is the divine example given to families today. Antonio taught about the friendship of brotherly love between David and Jonathan and presented his book on The Family in Times of Uncertainty and Adversity. Finally, Josias, in his sermon on Sunday, issued a powerful call to Church and family to return to God’s command in Deuteronomy 4 to disciple and educate the next generations. All three teachings focused on God’s principles for healing families and the nation through His education and discipleship.
The celebration was broadcast on social media with over 7,000 views so far on Facebook. Saturdays event can be seen here Anniversary and Sunday’s event (Josias begins after minute 39), here: https://youtu.be/Za-XoKfQ-Jc
Additional events will be held in Tabasco, Veracruz, and Villa de Cos in July. The executive committee will present a nearly seventy-page booklet containing a timeline of God’s Providential History in the Presbyterian Church of Mexico, written especially for the occasion by Francelia and based on an original Providential Timeline for Mexico written by Dr. Elizabeth Youmans. Please, join in giving thanks to God and asking for His guidance and protection for all the work in Mexico.