Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter February 1 2013 (Dec 2012 – Jan 2013)
Dear Pastors, Churches, Friends & Family,
February 1st (Dec. ’12 & Jan. ‘13)
Greetings in Jesus’ Name! A new year is here. It is our prayer for ourselves and for you, as well as for other born-again Christians, that God would grant us a new burden, a new vision, and new opportunities for reaching the lost this new year. It is also our prayer for you as is said in 3 John 2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” It is our desire that the Lord would not only allow us all to prosper more spiritually, but that He might give us all abundant means and health so we can do more for His glory in 2013. Amen!
We are so grateful for your continual prayers & support of our family and ministry. Truly God the Father is a giver, as is His Son, Jesus, and we are blessed for your doing of the same. Hallelujah! We appreciate the sacrifice by giving your time in prayer for us, as well as your generous contributions. Thank you to those of you who were able & gave extra as a Christmas gift for us, as well as those who sent Christmas cards or other forms of greetings.
God has been so good to our family. Praise the Lord! First, my wife, Mary, and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary on December 22nd. It is a joy to live, love and serve with someone who has the same desires to honor God and His Word. Continue to pray specifically for our family as we will experience some major changes this year, which are also blessings. Our daughter, Hannah, will graduate from Bible college in mid-May this year. She will also get married to a young preacher, Mark Martinez, and minister with him in Colorado. Pray for our son, Joseph, who also plans to attend Bible college later this year. Our youngest (yet biggest) son Stephen will continue to work with us for a little while longer in Mexico City, if the Lord tarries. We plan to return to the United States briefly in May/June for the graduation, wedding and to get Joseph settled for college.
Continue to pray for Mexico under the new president’s leadership. The immigration visa laws changed substantially for missionaries under this administration but apart from the increased prices, it was a positive change. Pray also for the ongoing violence from the cartels, as well as the gangs, kidnappers and other ‘big city’ problems we face in Mexico City. Please pray for souls to continue to be saved and grow in Christ. It is so encouraging to regularly see people come under conviction when confronted with the gospel, then experience the new spiritual birth in Christ. Apart from reaching those who our outside the church walls, we are also able to minister to those in the church. Recently, Daniella visited our church. After the service my wife, Mary, spent an hour witnessing to her to her and she became born again. Glory to God! Pray that these doors we have here will remain open (Rev. 3:8).
“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