Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter February 1, 2014 (Dec. ’13 – Jan. ’14)
Dear Pastors, Churches, Friends & Family,
February 1, 2014 (Dec. ’13 – Jan. ’14)
Greetings in Jesus’ Name! Wow – a new year, and God is already doing great things again here in Mexico City. We are here serving in the second (some say largest) city in the world because of your faithful prayers and support – we are very grateful! It was so nice that many gave extra to us as Christmas gifts for December – Thank you! Thanks also to Chris Jaquess of Two Tall Design web business who keeps our website and stationary updated (as you can see here). We are so unworthy but very thankful for everyone who has a part in helping us in any way. Amen!
My wife and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary on December 22nd and we renewed our vows on the same day during the Sunday morning service at our church. Praise the Lord! The next day we spent time together at the volcano (Popocatépetl) just outside Mexico City. We also toured the pyramid in the same area which is the largest pyramid in the world. It is a blessing that our anniversary falls during the special time of Christmas. God has given us so much: salvation through His Son, a wonderful marriage, family, friends, ministry and so much more. On a side note, you may not know this but Santa Claus is not celebrated as much in Mexico. As you know, he is the one some parents teach that secretly brings gifts at Christmas. Since most people are poor here, gifts are normally not given like they are in the U.S., therefore Santa is only relevant to the very small percentage of upper-class here.
The gospel is still at work here. Two Jews trusted Christ as Messiah, Savior and Lord recently. Ariella, was ill and bed-ridden when she got saved but said when she recovers, she is going to tell all of her other Jewish friends that she now knows that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, has already come and that they too can experience the new, spiritual birth just as she did. Hallelujah – what a testimony! Many Mexican gentiles continue to be saved, baptized and discipled. A few weeks ago, I sat down on the sidewalk next to Tomas as he told me his sad story. Gladness soon overshadowed his life, however, as after witnessing to him, he repented and put his faith in Jesus. He was so happy that he introduced us to his friend, Eduardo, who likewise became a born-again believer. Glory to God!
We applied for new visas two weeks ago and until we receive them, we can’t drive. To make matters worse, I was told that due to Mexican government bureaucracy reasons, we may not be able to drive our car indefinitely. Please pray for our health, safety, visas, transportation, etc. Also pray for a Jewish conference we are having in our church next month, as well as a time of emphasis on Jewish evangelistic training & a time of Jewish visitation.
“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 are “…your servants for Jesus’ sake.” (2 Cor. 4:5)
Bro. Mike Wallace & Family