About The Wallaces
About the Wallace Family – Baptist Missionaries to MexicoWe have been called by God as missionaries to second largest (some say THE largest) city in the world – Mexico City. Mexico City is a mega-metropolis and one of the neediest places for laborers. Its population is more than double the population of New York City, yet it sits on a land mass 1/10th the size of New York City. It grows by over 1,000 people per day. About 1/3 of the country’s population live in and around the city. Apart from church-planting, there are many other evangelistic opportunities in Mexico City such as over 1 million orphans and about 50,000 Jews. We are excited about the open doors that God has given us.
We thank the Lord for the results we saw on deputation and on our first term. God is doing a great work in both our lives and in the lives of many others in the mission field of Mexico City.
Here is a little about our family.
Mike obtained a bachelor’s degree in business before getting his Bible degree. God used Mike’s traveling and leadership experiences in the military to many countries to help prepare him for foreign language and culture. Before going to the current mission field of Mexico City, the Lord helped Mike by giving him experience with church-planting both in the United States and abroad. The Lord gave Mike opportunities in evangelism not only at and through his home church, but also in state prisons, nursing homes, rescue missions, fair ministries, public ministries, etc. Mike loves his family and is glad to be a husband, father and grandfather.
Mary is a dedicated mother and helpmate. She home-schooled the children for many years, as well as the other duties of mom, wife, Christian, etc. She has been writing Christian music since she was saved at the age of 14. She teaches music and enjoys playing the piano, guitar and singing. She loves developing puppet skits. She has been gifted to encourage others. She loves speaking to women’s groups as well as just helping individual ladies. She has written a weekly Christian column in several small-town newspapers. She has also self-published several books. She loves mission work and Mexico City as she enjoyed many ministries in the U.S. before going to the foreign mission field.
The Wallace children are very active in the church. Before beginning deputation, they were very involved in the bus ministry, church programs, church music, singing, teen soul-winning, etc., as well as helping the family minister.
The oldest child, Hannah graduated from Bible College in Oklahoma City and married Mark Martinez, a youth pastor in Colorado. They hope to begin church-planting in the near future. Both sons served in Mexico City on the mission field. The oldest son Joseph is in Bible college in California preparing for the ministry. The youngest son Stephen will follow his brother soon to Bible college in California.