Reaching the Queretaro community with the Word of God

Reaching the Queretaro community with the Word of God

For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.

Acts 17:23

Joarib and I received a call from God to serve the local church in Mexico. To fulfill our mission in the Mexican culture, we requested in 2019 the support of Global One80 to sustain their full-time ministry.

As a family, we have served for the past four years at Iglesia Cristiana Monte de los Olivos in the State of Morelos, developing our ministry in different areas such as: worship leading, Bible preaching, home Bible studies, and pastoring teenagers. Recently, we decided to move to Queretaro to work as pastors in the Evangelical Reformed Church ReNacer. This is a church of professionals that is relatively young and small and still needs to train leaders and organize each of its areas.

Querétaro is a city located in the lower region of Mexico, which is in full development and is at the forefront in all aspects, especially in the economy. It is a city that hosts families from many parts of Mexico and even the world as it is considered an attractive city with a great business future. This also makes it a powerhouse for expanding the gospel and founding new Bible churches in the region.

Like the apostle Paul, his focus was to preach in the metropolitan cities. We are convinced that in Queretaro, the city, people have a need to know God. Our goal is to establish a multicultural church that models Christ and has an impact on the modern world.

UPDATES

  • Washington Heights Church has pledged to donate to help the Ukrainian Relief Fund assist refugees in Poland. We are partnering with the Poland Baptist Foundation to distribute the help needed.
  • We have appointed 15 new Latino Mobilizers working in Cuba, Peru, Thailand, India, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and Turkey.
  • Irvin Leal, who helped us establish our Salesforce Database and worked many hours to develop the needed systems, has resigned to focus on his new business. He will continue as a consultant if required. We praise God that we have a new Database Coordinator. Charly Rosero, who lives in Colombia, will be providing professional services to provide technical support for our database needs.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • Pastor Joaquin Vargas and Pastor Roy Gruber (from our partner church, Washington Heights Church in Ogden, Utah) are traveling to Guatemala to teach a pastoral conference on July 19 and 20. The theme will be: “Leading in times of crisis”.
  • Hugo Matos, who leads Simply Mobilizing Latin America, He is training dozens of leaders from various countries in Latin America who have accepted the call to serve as missionaries in their countries or in countries where proclaiming the gospel is restricted, such as a few countries in Northern Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
  • Pioneers Mexico, who is training Mexicans to serve as missionaries in foreign countries. Francisco Gomez is leading the effort, and he has asked Pastor Joaquin to serve as a member of their board. Pray for the training of missionaries in September 2022 in Chihuahua, Mexico.

NEEDS

  • Donors for the Operations Fund (Engage with Legacy). The fund helps us pay for all operations (finances, personnel, communications, and compliance) of the organization. Our current budget is $5,000 per month. We have raised about 50% of that. Our goal is to be self-supporting by the end of 2024.

Thank you for your faithful support and your prayers for us. On a journey together to transform communities with the Gospel of Jesus, one life at a time.