August 2018

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Greetings from the Grand Vision Baptist Church, its missions, the Bible Institute, and the Christian Schools. During the month of August, ten souls were saved in the Grand Vision Baptist Church, and two young ladies surrendered their lives to full-time service. Praise God!


The Natahuachi mission held their missions conference on the 17th through the 19th of August. Missionary Mario Zavala was the special speaker and Pastor Jose Martinez, along with some of our Bible Institute students, spoke during the conference. The people in the mission are really excited about giving to missions. They are now supporting three missionaries here in Mexico and one missionary family going to Japan.

Three years ago Brother Eliezer Martinez had a burden to start a work in the communities and villages near Bocoyna. He began visiting people in Natahuachi and the surrounding communities. Many of those he visited have been saved. As a result, the mission was established. The land was donated and the Lord supplied the materials for them to build their church building. They average about 30 people in attendance. Their next project is to finish the restroom facilities and a classroom for the children’s classes.


The mission continues in La Junta. Brother Eber, his wife Vicky, and their children are now living in Bocoyna working full time in the church and schools. Brother Luis Carlos, his wife Candi, and their children, are going on weekends to attend to the mission. God is blessing them greatly. They have services in La Junta on Sunday and they hold Bible studies in two different nearby communities on Saturdays. Eight souls were saved in August. Pray that souls will continue to be saved.


We are rejoicing that God has once again opened the door to continue with our Christian School. We enrolled 121 students in our middle school and high school. Twenty-two students have been saved and six students have made decisions for baptism thus far. We have begun discipleship classes in the school to help the students grow spiritually. Pray for the newly saved, that they will grow in God’s Word. I am teaching 9th grade girls in Sunday School and I am helping with morning devotions in the girls’ dormitories.

We have several different Indian tribes represented in our Christian School this year. Sixty-five percent of the student body is Tarahumara, three are Huichol, five are Pima, one is Otomi, three are Tepehuan and the rest are mestizos. All of our teachers and workers have very busy schedules this year. Many of our graduates have gone on to establish churches and they are working in different regions of Mexico. One of our faithful couples, Brother Carlos Madrigal and his wife Belen, surrendered their lives to serve the Lord in Japan as missionaries. They are now on deputation.

We need your prayers that the Lord will give us strength physically and spiritually to carry on His Work here in Bocoyna, Chihuahua.

We are thankful once again for God’s blessings upon us at the Grand Vision Baptist Church in Bocoyna, Chihuahua, Mexico. The month of July was a very busy month! Many blessings were bestowed upon us.


The following is a list of our current prayer requests:

  • Pray for the mission conferences in the Panalachi Mission and the Grand Vision Baptist Church during the month of September. The theme this year is “Mirad Los Campos” (“Look on the fields”). John 4:35.
  • Pray that God will supply the funds to purchase materials for the construction of church buildings in Panalachi for Missionary Mario Zavala, and Villa Juarez, Sonora for Missionary Bonifacio Gonzalez.
  • Pray for our protection. Crime in this area is on the rise.

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

“…..Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” – John 4:35


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PICTURES FROM THE FIELD (Click on a photo to enlarge it)