Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter October 1st, 2012
Dear Pastors, Churches, Friends & Family,
Greetings in Jesus’ Name! Thanks to each of you that help us in our labor for the Lord and the lost. God has been very good to us, and through your prayer, He has greatly helped us lately with some physical matters. Many of you knew that Mary had developed a seemingly serious digestive problem recently. It turned out to be blockage by a bad case of parasites which was taken care of at no charge by a doctor. My driver’s license expired in August so I had to take a written & driving test on the Texas border to renew it. I failed the vision test and had to see an optometrist. At the same time we found out that our son’s (Joseph) wisdom teeth needed removed, and the dentist said it needed done right away before we headed back to Mexico City. A church on the border that knew of my failed test took up an offering to help with the expenses of the eye exam & glasses. The offering was large enough to pay for all of Joseph’s oral surgery and my eye exam & glasses down to the very dollar. Isn’t God good? Amen!
Mexico City was in the news once again with two US Embassy employees mistakenly shot by police who believed their car to be that of kidnappers. Aside from the problems, the Lord is doing great things in Mexico City. For example, Concha, a very religious elderly lady who lived around the corner from our church was born again recently. Hallelujah! She had been very resistant to the gospel until she became ill and considered her destiny after death. Another interesting opportunity I had a couple weeks ago was when I was confronted by a Mexican gang member named Dominick. He was armed with a pistol and a body full of tattoos. I was a bit intimidated initially and I did not know what else to do but to tell him the gospel. He didn’t get saved but as I spoke about Jesus, his mean demeanor changed as he came under conviction. Praise the Lord! Pray that he will read the gospel tract that I gave him and consider his life in light of the Scriptures that I shared with him.
We thank the Lord for the spiritual vision he has given us for Mexico City. Even physically, the Lord has given us a great view of part of the city from the front of our apartment which sets on a hill. Less than a block from the other side of our apartment is a huge Mormon church. Apart from the obvious religion, the JWs & LDSs are very busy in Mexico City ‘pedaling their poisons.” A week ago we began canvassing and witnessing in a new neighborhood. As we began, I noticed just three doors ahead, another group of people also going from house to house. It was Jehovah ‘False’ Witnesses. The Lord put us, the real witnesses, right on their heels and after they saw us and realized we were not leaving, they decided to go elsewhere. Glory to God! It is always a battle of light verses darkness. Though not the exact context, this incident reminds me of the verse portion of 2 Corinthians 4:6 which says, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness…” (see also Acts 26:18). Shine Christian, shine!
“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 pray for you, too. We are your servants for Jesus’ sake (2 Cor. 4:5).
Bro. Mike Wallace & Family