Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter June 1, 2014 (Apr. – May ’14)
Dear Pastors, Churches and Friends,
June 1, 2014 (Apr. – May ’14)
Greetings in Jesus’ Name! Things are well here and we trust the same is true there. Thanks to all of you who support us & pray for us. Words fall very short of adequately expressing our gratitude, but you all are a blessing.
Things are good here in the church & its ministries. A quick testimony about a man named Narciso. The orphan ministry is going well and we also have many others who attend from the same area so we started renting a bus to bring them all to church. Narciso is the bus driver who we hired from that area. He would wait in the bus until the services ended and he was always curious why everyone was so happy after the service when they got back on his bus. Not too long ago he had to see for himself so he came into the service with the orphans and others. He heard the gospel and was saved. Later his wife and two children were saved, too. He was baptized and just completed the new believer’s class. Hallelujah! Another testimony is of a lady named Ana who had been attending a Jehovah Witness church about 45 minutes from here (where our family plans to start a church in the future). As she began to read her Bible, she realized what the JW’s were teaching her wasn’t true. She made the trip to our church, heard the gospel and was saved last month. She then invited her mom who got saved the next Sunday. Praise the Lord!
The Jewish ministry we started is going well in the church. We have made many contacts & are building relationships with some Jews and working through Old Testament prophecies with them. In April, our church teens attended a youth conference a couple hours north of here and many decisions were made for the Lord. Our car broke down on the way and was finally repaired a few weeks ago. Thanks for your prayers during this time. We celebrated our Resurrection Sunday service on Easter with a sunrise breakfast before the service – tamales and tacos, of course! We saw some saved and batpized that morning. Glory to God! Mexico has a special holiday for children (Dia de los ninos) like we have a Mother’s and Fathers’ Day in the United States. Our church had a bid event that day to reach out to many children but to their parents, too. We also had a father/son camp out in April in the forest-covered mountains where over a foot of snow fell in a couple hours the week before. It was cold but fun. Amen!
Please continue to pray for our health. My respiratory problem is almost gone now. Speaking of health – pray for a lady in our church named Sandra who recently found out she has a brain tumor. Pray also for our safety. We have had four large earthquakes here recently –a 7.2 in April and a 6.8 & two 6.0s in May. Our apartment walls have some cracks in them and the sidewalks & roads around our apartment do too. “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 Thessalonians 3:1) We are “.your servants for Jesus’ sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:5)
Bro. Mike Wallace and Family