Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter June 1, 2016 (Apr. – May ’16)
Dear Pastors, Churches & Friends,
June 1, 2016 (Apr. – May ’16)
During the last couple of months we have traveled to Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Deleware, Kentucky, Viginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Colorado and Canada. Mary took another week-long chalk art evangelism class recently to prepare for our return to Mexico City. It is really a neat tool where she draws a hidden black-light picture ahead of time, then draws a related picture while I preach. At the invitation, the hidden picture is shown and it ties to the sermon. The best pictures are those related to hell.
Our youngest son Stephen graduated from high school last month. It wasn’t the main purpose of our furlough but it sure worked out well. He is looking for a good summer job this month while at the same time, we are returning to Mexico. He plans to earn money for Bible college that he will begin this Fall. Within about two weeks of you receiving this letter, we will be flying to Mexico City to find an apartment/house and a building for the church. We will pay our rents and security deposits as well as turn on the utilities in both places. We will then fly back to the U.S. to wrap things up before returning to Mexico. We have one last Vacation Bible School to help with in Texas. We also have to register our vehicle in the U.S. there in Texas then get our Mexican vehicle permit. We have a couple doctors’ & dentist appointments, too. We will then gather ministry & personal supplies, etc., then make the long drive back to Mexico City. We will try to email a date to you when we plan to drive into Mexico so you can pray for our safe travel.
We have enjoyed being in many of our supporting churches while on furlough as well as a few new ones. If you are one of our supporters and we didn’t make it to your church, if the Lord tarries and if you desire, maybe we could visit your church on our next furlough. We had several new churches express an interest in us visiting but we were not able to visit all of these either. If your church doesn’t support us but you would like for us to visit, maybe we could visit your church on our next furlough.
Things have changed so much in the United States while we were away during our first term. It scares me a bit to think of how much things could continue to worsen while we are gone until our next furlough. There is always still the hope of revival in the United States. We are praying not only for you pastor, and your family & church and community, but also for revival in our homeland of America. The gospel is still the answer and hope for change. The last Saturday before leaving Ohio and our home church, I knocked doors with Bro. Adam. Though May, it was a cold, rainy day and I forgot my jacket and umbrella, therefore I was drenched. But we kept at it. We came to the home of Jim, a middle-aged man who ironically (or maybe not) lived on Grace Avenue in Barberton. Jim tried to hold his dogs back as he squeezed out the door to meet us and one dog bit his hand bad. As I saw the blood running down his fingers it reminded me of the blood that Christ shed for us. Jim heard the gospel anyway that day, bowed his head and trusted Christ as Savior and was born again.
Thank you for being a part of our lives and ministry. We appreciate your financial support and/or prayers. “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