Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter December 1, 2020 (Oct. – Nov. ’20)
Dear Pastors, Friends & Family,
December 1, 2020 (Oct. – Nov. ’20)
As we just celebrated Thanksgiving, we were so glad to see all our children and grandchildren together. I am also reminded of how blessed I am to be saved and to be allowed to serve my Lord. Of course, as a missionary, the latter would not be possible without the prayers & support of you all. We are incredibly grateful for you all. Thank you!
I also want to mention the other holiday we had, Veterans’ Day, and thank those of you who have served to keep this country free. We are living in much different times than last year, and much has changed, but one thing will not change which is our responsibility to witness. Mary & I were at a mission conference in October, staying in ahotel. One day after the activities, we returned to the hotel and, as we pulled into the parking lot, we saw a lady sitting in her van with the side door open. I told Mary that the open door may just be a real “open door” for the gospel. We parked, got out of our car, and met Kim. After some small talk, we asked her that if she died that day, did she know without a doubt that she would go to heaven. Kim told us that she was shot recently and that our question was very appropriate. She said she didn’t know what would have happened to her if she had died that day. What a privilege it was to then witness to Kim, share the gospel with her, and see her bow her head, repenting & accepting Christ as Saviour. We were in another church when visitors from Mexico City attended the service and spoke very little English. I preached in English and translated in Spanish. We hope to visit them soon in Mexico City to share the gospel again.
Mary & I had a great two-week trip back to Mexico City last month. We went there for two main purposes, the first was to visit our church. What a blessing it was for me to baptize four people that first Sunday that were saved. Then we had a couple in our church present themselves to be married so we had a wedding as part of the Wednesday service. We also visited Jews and orphans as part of our ministry there. We are excited to continue these ministries next year when we return to the mission field, as well as starting many new gospel outreaches as I mentioned in the last prayer letter. We will be paying to have large quantities of gospel literature trucked to us to help meet these needs, as well as having sufficient to help other Baptist churches to help us reach the city, the country & Central America. The second purpose of our visit was to survey a new area. It was a blessing to see so many new, needy areas concentrated together a couple mountains away from our previous church. Though we know the general area that we believe God is calling us to next, it is bigger &more dangerous, but we weren’t able to decide on the best area for housing and for our church building. Please pray that God would make these details clear before we return to start our next term. Apart from the Covid, much hasn’t changed there. The volcano remained highly active while we were there, expelling over 500 times daily for many days of our visit, erupting and often exploding violently.
Thanks for everything! We are praying for you too. If the Lord tarries His coming, we hope you all have a Merry Christmas & a great start to a Happy New Year! We are “…your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:5
Bro. Mike Wallace & Family