August 2019

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Greetings from the Grand Vision Baptist Church in Bocoyna, Mexico. We trust that the Lord has blessed you all abundantly. August was “vacation month” at the GVBC. Our Christian School and Bible Institute students returned home for vacation. Many of our church families also took the time to visit friends and family in other parts of the country. Despite the lower attendance, five souls were saved, and one young man surrendered his life to serve the Lord full-time. He will enter our Bible Institute in September. Pray for Tomas and his preparation.

Natahuachi Mission

Brother Adriel, Jackie and their family are faithfully attending to the Rock of Ages Baptist Mission in Natahuachi. One lady, Keila, accepted Christ last week and Cindi, one of the young people, surrendered her life to serve the Lord and enter our Bible Institute. The people in the church are almost finished with the construction of the classrooms and the mission is going forward.

Panalachi Mission

Missionary Mario Zavala and the workers are very excited about their new church building. Brother Mario’s plans are to have it finished by the first of October, in time for their annual mission’s conference on October 3rd and 4th. On October 6th, Brother Mario and his family will be celebrating eight years since they moved to Panalachi to begin the mission and take the Gospel to the Tarahumara Tribe. They will be dedicating the new church building on that day. The special speaker for this momentous occasion is Missionary Bill Wall from Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. Pray for these special services and especially for Missionary Mario and his family.

New Mission in Casas Grandes

God has opened doors to begin a new mission in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, a town of about 15,000 people. There is no Baptist Church there. The town is located about six-hours driving time from Bocoyna. Brother Jose Enrique Valenzuela, a fourth year Bible School student, will be going on the weekends to attend to the mission. Last week two souls were saved. Pray for Brother Jose Enrique, that God will use him in this new mission.

Christian School Update

The 2019-20 school year began on August 26th. We are grateful to the Lord for the students that He has sent this year. There is a total of 82 students enrolled, 37 in middle school and 45 in high school. Pray for the salvation of the new unsaved students, for Christian growth for the saved and for our Director, Pastor Jose Martinez and the school’s staff.

Japan Missionary Update

Missionary Carlos Madrigal and his wife Belem report that God is opening doors to get their entrance visa. They have been able to contact other missionaries in Japan who are offering their help. In the past eight weeks they have visited 31 churches, some have offered financial support. The Madrigals will be visiting churches in the states of Queretaro, Guanajuato and San Luis Potosi during the month of September. Pray that God will supply the needed support for them to go to Japan to preach the Gospel.

Prayer Requests

The following is a list of our current prayer requests:

  • Pray for our annual Missions Conference being held on October 3rd through the 6th in the Grand Vision Baptist Church. That the Lord touch our hearts and guide us as we make decisions about our program.
  • Pray that God will supply funds to buy the two water tanks and two tires for one of our buses.
  • Pray for Missionary Bonifacio, his family and the missions in Sonora and Kipor. Also pray for Brother Bonifacio`s health.

We are deeply grateful to all of you that have stood behind us with your prayers and faithful 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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