Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter February 1, 2021 (Dec. ‘20 – Jan. ‘21)
Dear Pastors, Friends & Family,
February 1, 2021 (Dec. ‘20 – Jan. ‘21)
This is our first prayer letter for the year so allow me to say a late “Happy New Year” to all. We are still living in crazy times in our coutry and the world, but exciting times as we are closer to Jesus’ return. We greatly appreciate your prayers and your generousity & sacrafice in your support for us. A special thanks to those who sent extra for our Christmas. Our year ended well as Mary & I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary on December 22nd. Along with normal ministry things, I got my first deer at the very end of the year – sort of. We were coming home from church on December 27th when a deer jumped out in front of our car on the highway and we hit it doing about 65mph. It totalled our car. Mary had some internal pain so went to the Emergency Room but it was determined to be just abdominal brusing. I had been doing well up to that point with my ruptured and herniated disks in my back until the accident, but this flared the pain up again. Mary & I have been going to the chiropractor some since the accident. Our plans before the accident were to sell our furlough vehicle in the Spring and buy another 15-passenger van to nationalize and take to Mexico for our personal vehicle but also to use in the new church plant. Since the accident was a bit untimely, we are renting a minivan from for a short time before we buy the passenger van for Mexico.
I have been contacted by many Mexicans while in the U.S., giving me their loved ones’ information in Mexico City to visit when we get back. Along with the new ministries that we have planned upon returning to the field, a church wants to help us with a Radio Ministry there on secular stations by paying for short Bible messages. We received news that our first Jewish convert, Victoria, passed away last month. Praise the Lord because of the gospel, she is now with her Messiah & Savior. I was staying at a missions appartment last month when a man named Eugene approached me outside. He asked, “What time do you have?” I replied, “My watch says it is 2:30pm but I don’t know how much time I have?” He said, “What?” I said “None of us know how much time we have left on this earth, but if you died today, do you know where you would go?” He replied, “No.” After witnessing to Eugene for about a half hour, he repented and trusted Jesus as his Savior. I know witnessing can be a little different now with the Covid, but I still do it. Another thing I do some when I go to a store is after I come out and back to my car, I go up and down several rows in the parking lot putting tracts on cars’ windshields. That is still an easy way to get the gospel out even during the pandemic. During the month of January, I read my Bible through for the first time in one month. What a challenge but what a blessing. I continue to teach/preach here in the U.S. while on furlough usually three times a week, but I have done the same weekly in Spanish for our church in Mexico since the government has went on total lockdown again (except pharmacies and grocery stores). My mom just finished her chemotherapy late last year and her last radiation treatment was today.
I wanted to mention to those who send support to us that our home church is changing their mailing address from the church’s physical address to a PO Box at the Post Office next door. If you could begin sending our support to: The First Baptist Church of Kenmore; P.O. Box 3829; Akron, Ohio 44314-0829. The memo block on the checks written would stay the same (something like “Wallaces/Mexico City Missions”). If you happen to forget and send mail to the church’s physical address, it shouldn’t be a problem as they still receive some mail there that way. In closing, remember that regardless who is president, Jesus is still King and God is still on the throne – with NO term limits. Keep up the good work – God’s work! Thanks for everything. We are praying for you too. God bless! We are… “…your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:5
Bro. Mike Wallace & Family