Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter June 1, 2019 (Apr. ’19 & May. ’19)
Dear Pastors, Churches and Friends,
June 1, 2019 (Apr. & May ’19)
Greetings in Jesus’ Name from Mexico City! Psalms 104:32 adequately describes Mexico City in these last couple of months; the verse says, “He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.” We had earthquakes in April, and one very strong one shook and swayed the buildings. In May the volcano here named, Popocatepetl, had many violent eruptions, the strongest in a long time, causing the government to evacuate some people and set a high alert for the area. Luke 19:10 is another verse that reminds me of Mexico City these last couple of months; it says, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” We have seen many lost souls saved recently (and baptized, attend the church, and discipled). One interesting account is of a couple, Javier and Ana, who had serious problems. They thought there was no hope until they saw our van pass by with our church name “Hope Baptist Church” (in Spanish, of course) and my phone number. They called me and explained their situation. So, we picked them up for church, and they both got saved. God changed their lives and helped them – giving them hope. Another recent blessing wasa call from a couple named Reveriano and Araceli who earlier had visited our church and got saved but couldn’t continue to attend church because of working on Sundays. They said their daughter, Dulce, was kidnapped which usually doesn’t end well. However, she escaped and they asked me to come pray with the family. I did on a Sunday afternoon in April and recommended that they quit working Sundays. They did that very day, brought their children for the evening service and their older son Carlos got saved that night.
We recently put a permanent roof on the church. Now we are pouring concrete to enlarge the auditorium. Pray for the welder we hired named Rodrigo to be saved. His son was kidnapped by the cartel recently and though he is a rough man, the matter with his son seems to have made his heart a tender. One of our church leaders named Heriberto went to pick up his grandson, Cris, at school last month. As soon as he entered the door, the cartel drove by in in broad daylight, shooting over 50 rounds into the school. Fortunately, neither Heriberto nor Cris were hurt. Please continue to pray for our safety and the safety of our people. Pray for our health, too. The government recently closed the schools because of the extremely unsafe levels of pollution.
I have been able to help some national pastors both locally and almost all the way to Guatemala with Bibles and tracts, but we too go through lots of gospel material. Please pray about this need that we have, as well as possibly of starting a distribution literature ministry through central and southern Mexico. Apart from the normal busyness, we had a wedding since we last wrote. Our teenagers also attended a teen conference where one of our young men, José, surrendered to preach. Many of our ladies attended a women’s conference last month were Mary spoke. There were about 700 women in attendance, and God did a great work in the hearts of the ladies. We were asked to help and preach at a stranger’s funeral recently, and souls were saved. I got a call recently from a man named Ricardo asking how much I charge to cast demons out of a house because the owner thought the Catholic church’s prices were too high. I told him I charge nothing because Matthew 10:8 says, “…freely ye have received, freely give.” But it is not the casting out of demons that works, it is the Savior entering into the heart through the Holy Spirit that changes things. Last month a lady named Judith told me she had demons. She came to church, heard the gospel in the morning, and was saved. She came back to church that night and said, “Wow, how my life has changed so much today in just a few hours.” Amen! Thanks for everything. We are “… your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:5. Thanks!
Bro. Mike Wallace & Family