Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter December 1, 2013 (Oct.& Nov. ‘13)
Dear Pastors, Churches, Friends & Family,
December 1, 2013 (Oct.& Nov. ‘13)
Greetings in Jesus’ Name! Wow–it’s hard to believe that the year is almost over. Mexico celebrated “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead), which is from October 31-November 2, in connection with Hallowmas: All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. I am reminded of what Paul said in Romans 6:13, “but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead..” What a blessing to be alive from the dead by being born again. Glory to God! With Thanksgiving last week, we are reminded again of all that we have to be thankful for, especially as Christians. God has truly blessed us and our home country of America. Because of your support and prayers, you are rewarded for every soul that is saved here in Mexico City (and there have been many) and it goes directly to your account in Heaven for eternity. Hallelujah! Later this month (Dec. 22nd), my wife and I will celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary! Praise the Lord! God has been so good to us in our marriage. Proverbs 18:22 says “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” Proverbs 14:4 says, “A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband…” I am thankful and glad to have a Godly help meet (Gen. 2:18) to serve with in the ministry.
The last couple months we had some medical and dental issues in our family. My wife has had some pain and numbness in her right arm & hand but she is not much better after physical therapy treatments at the doctor. It has been very difficult for her to play the piano at church and give lessons with piano & guitar, not to mention other activities in and out of the church. Stephen had wisdom teeth removed last month. The rainy season is slowing a bit now so the pollution is getting worse, affecting our breathing some. There have been some other health issues too but all of these remind us of how frail we are and how much we depend on the Lord for our strength. We are thankful for His faithfulness to us in these and so many other areas. Amen!
Regarding the rainy season, we often have flash floods and it can be dangerous here. Outside our apartment is a major highway that we can see from our window. Usually when there is a lot of rain, we often see cars spin out and crash just below us. I wished we could warn those that pass by of the dangers ahead of them. It is sad that the authorities don’t do something to warn the people. We are glad as Christians and missionaries that we can warn others of the danger to come if people don’t repent and trust Christ alone as their Savior. It is a bit strange here in Mexico City that the police do drive around in their patrol cars with their light bars on. I think this is to tell the bad guys that they are coming to give them advance warning. The Lord is doing the same–He’s warning people though His Word & signs of the times that He is coming soon. Keep looking up, Christian!
We had a missionary to Spanish speaking Jews come to our church to help us in our ministry to the Jews here in this area. It is amazing amongst such poor people here to see how God has blessed the Jews (intellectually & materially). At times it seems like many try to take advantage of us here, as well as trying to “short-change” others. It is my prayer and desire with God’s help that we as His people not short change Him. Even the police here, when they see our Texas license plates, have at times tried to take our car from us, illegally, because they don’t know the laws well. Praise the Lord for His law/Word that says in Psalm 19:7, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you” (2 Thes. 3:1). We pray for you, too. We are your servants for Jesus’ sake (2 Cor. 4:5).
Bro. Mike Wallace & Family