We are extremely grateful to the Lord for His blessings upon the Grand Vision Baptist Church and its missions; for His protection, for supplying for our needs, for the souls that have been saved, and Christians growing in the Lord. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Five people accepted Christ as their personal savior in November, and two made decisions for baptism. The average attendance (not including the student body) was 125.
Thank you for praying for my health. I returned to Bocoyna on November 2nd, and I am recuperating well from the surgeries. I will have to return to the United States every six months for check-ups. I would appreciate your continued prayers and spiritual support.
Our missions continue to grow and souls are being saved on a regular basis. The following are updates from our missionaries.
Natahuachi Mission – The mission celebrated its second anniversary on November 16th. They held a special service to celebrate the occasion, and they invited pastors from our other churches and missions to preach a special message. There were 65 people in attendance. They continue working on the construction of their church building. The roof is on, but they are still lacking materials to finish the floor, a door, six windows, and plaster for the walls. Pray that God will supply the necessary funds for these needs.
Panalachi Mission – Brother Mario and his family are serving the Lord faithfully in this mission. In November, two young men were saved, and one came to re-dedicate his life to the Lord. He is now attending services regularly. Pray for Aron, Aldo and Gregorio that the Lord will guide them, protect them and give them spiritual strength. Also, pray for the construction of their church building, that God will supply the funds to purchase construction materials. The men from the Bible Institute will be going to help dig the foundation for the church building. Church services are currently being held in their home.
Kipor and Villa Juarez, Sonora Missions – Brother Bonifacio and his family have moved back to Villa Juarez, Sonora to continue working with the Mayo and Pima Tribes. He will be returning to Bocoyna the last of January for the second operation on his left foot and leg. Pray that the surgery will be a success and that they can return to their place of service soon.
The following is a list of our current prayer requests:
- All of the students from our Christian Schools will be leaving for Christmas vacation on December 15th. Some of them live in very dangerous areas in the mountains where organized crime continues. Pray for their protection and that they will be a blessing to their family and friends.
- Pray that God will supply the needed funds for food, lights, gas for the school kitchen and other critical expenses. Prices on most commodities will be rising after the first of the year.
- Pray for resolution of the health problems of three of our lady workers, Josefa (wife of pastor Jose Martinez), Flora and Candi.
- Pray for our protection as the security situation here in the mountains continues to deteriorate.
We deeply appreciate your faithful prayers and financial support. Please continue to keep God’s work here in Mexico in your prayers.
Sincerely in Him,
Mrs. Joan Kahler
Missionary to Mexico
“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High.” Psalm 92:1
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