January 2018

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We praise the Lord for the blessings received in January in the Grand Vision Baptist Church and its missions. Mr. Jaime Gonzalez and two other adults were saved during the month. A man from Bocoyna was saved in his home one week before he passed away. A lady with three small children, who was saved in one of our Ladies’ Meetings, went to be with the Lord. Pray that God may comfort these families and also for their salvation.


All Christian and Bible Institute students returned the first of January to continue their studies. There are four new students in our Christian School, and one in the Bible Institute. We praise the Lord for Jesus Antonio who entered the Institute to prepare to serve the Lord full-time. He is 21-years old and is from the Iglesia Bautista Esperanza in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. He was studying at the University, but decided to surrender his life to the Lord for full-time service. He is excited to enter the Institute to prepare for the ministry. Pray for Jesus Antonio, that God may guide him and bless him.

Aaron and Lidia continue studying in the Institute. Lidia will graduate this May, and Aaron is a first year student. Their parents graduated from our Bible School 21 years ago, and have been working among the Huichol tribe for the past 21 years in Pochotitán, Nayarit. Aaron and Lidia will be returning to work there upon their graduation.


Brother Bonifacio had surgery on his left foot on the 24th of January, and thanks to the Lord the operation was a success. Pray for him and for his recuperation. He and his family are in Sonora continuing to take the Gospel to the Pima and Mayo Tribes.


God continues to abundantly bless Brother Mario, his family and the mission. They are not only working in Panalachi, where they are based, but are also reaching out to other communities with the Gospel. In one of their visits, they visited Mr. Victoriano Churo, 73 years old. You may have heard of him. He is one of the famous Tarahumara runners of Panalachi. He was sick so Mario and Angelica went to visit him and to talk to him about the Lord. After reading and explaining the plan of salvation, he accepted Christ as his savior. Also, they are visiting the community of Okorochi and held a service there. Seven people were saved (four ladies and three men). They want to visit there more often. It is over an hour drive through the mountains by truck. Pray for these new converts. Also pray that God will supply the funds for construction materials for their church building.


The following is a list of our current prayer requests:

  • For our February Sunday school campaign. The theme this year is “Unity in the Family.” Pray for the families of the church and for our visitation program.
  • Pray for construction of the mission in Natahuachi. They still need funding for six windows, one door and materials for the floor.
  • Pray for funds to buy a freezer for our Christian School kitchen. The one we have has broken down and we are no longer able to keep food cold. It will cost approximately $1,000 dollars to purchase one.

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

“…and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8



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