Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter February 1, 2015 (Dec. ‘14. – Jan. ‘15)
Dear Pastors, Churches and Friends,
February 1, 2015 (Dec. ‘14. – Jan. ‘15)
We trust you had a Merry Christmas and are already enjoying the many blessings of God this new year. We greatly appreciate your support and prayers and would like to say a special thanks to those who gave extra and sent cards for us at Christmas. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful Savior. Amen!
It was a blessing that our home church and some of Mary’s music students helped in purchasing Bibles for the orphan girls here. Another church provided a box full of Bible covers, notebooks, purses, etc. for the girls. And yet another church’s Christian school is sending girls’ hair brushes & accessories, gloves, scarfs, hygiene items, etc. God truly is as it says in Psalm 68:5, “A father of the fatherless…” Glory to God!
We were knocking doors recently in the mountain area we have been working called Xalpa. My son Stephen passed out a tract to a man named Gabriel on the opposite side of the street from me, and the man began to read the tract. As we returned, he was still reading it and he said, “It is a miracle.” I asked him what was, and he said, “That someone other than Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons are up in these mountains.” He said, “I’ve lived here 60 years and you are the first Christians I have met.” Gabriel had to go but I assured him we would be back. The next week I was passing out flyers inviting people to church there. When I arrived, the police had closed the main street and the majority of the town was there. Government officials having a rally were making promises to the people. One official saw me and asked what I was passing out. The people watching thought I was someone important after the official spoke with me so they all lined up to receive flyers and I gave them all out in about 25 minutes. Praise the Lord!
Our tutor came to church with us for the first time recently. Though he didn’t get saved, he heard the gospel again clearly in the sermon and after the service in a time of witnessing. Another blessing is after well more than a year, we finally received our official letter from the government stating we are legal to drive in Mexico. Hallelujah!
Dangers & difficulties exist but we love it here. This is now home but we’re excited to come back to the U.S. for furlough this year to report on the ministry. We’ve been taught much here by veteran missionaries Nick & Patty Sutmaier. We’re excited to return to Mexico after furlough to plant a church in a needy area here.
“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 and Family