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Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter December 1, 2021 (Oct. – Nov. ‘21)

Posted on November 30th 2021

Dear Pastors, Friends and Family,

December 1, 2021 (Oct. – Nov. ‘21)

Greetings in Jesus’ Name! We trust you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you all, and we appreciate your prayers & support. It is hard to believe we are in the last month of the year. God has truly blessed this year, both Mary & I and Hope Baptist Church. We hope to end this year strong, and then start hard next year, if the Lord tarries. Please pray for our health & safety, but also for a building in our new area to start our next church. Speaking of 2022, we want to welcome everyone of you all for a mission trip next year. Pray about it. We love sending weekly updates & prayer letters, but there is nothing like seeing it first-hand. It is hard to get over seeing such poverty in Mexico. We recently gave out “care packages” of small bags of food products and essentials to visitors who came to church and had real needs. Praise the Lord that several received Christ, the “Bread of Life” (John 6:48) while visiting us. We are planning a big outreach next month on “All Kings Day” which is on January 6th, when most Mexicans exchange gifts (not on Christmas). We plan to give out Christmas Joy Gift Bags and preach the gospel. Pray that this would be successful with many saved. In September we had the most baptisms ever in one month, but we have had a good number since then, too. Hope Baptist Church recently took on a new Mexican missionary to Bolivia, now supporting four. The other three are to: Belize, Panama and an evangelist helping missionaries plant churches in South America.

Hope Baptist Church continues to have regular first-time visitors, including some from other Latin American countries that now live in Mexico. Mary continues teaching choir & music (piano, violin and guitar) with over 30 students in the church, as well as, about a dozen orphan girls. Our emphasis, however, is evangelism. We have been going to many mountain villages recently just outside the city and have seen souls saved. We go weekly to the open-air markets, too. A lady named Maria in her mid-70’s picked up one of our gospel tracts that someone had thrown down. She read it then called me, asking about our church. I told her that we would pass by for her on Wednesday. But when I drove by that night, I didn’t see her waiting. When we arrived at church, Maria called me and asked where the bus was. I told her we just arrived a church, and I had to start the service, but invited her to come Sunday instead. She was very insistent so I passed the phone to someone else in our church, and I started the service. Maria was persistent to get the exact location to the church, and she showed up just in time for my preaching. After hearing the gospel again, after the service, Maria bowed her head and called on Jesus to save her. I dropped Mary off at a Jewish lady’s house named Elisabeth, to visit recently while I ran some church errands. When I picked Mary up later, she shared with me what had happened. During their conversation, Elizabeth came right out and asked Mary how she became a Christian and what does it mean to be a Christian. What a great open door. Mary shared her testimony completely, witnessing to her, and reminding Elizabeth that Jesus was a Jew, and for that reason true Christians love the Jewish people. Elisabeth’s husband, Jacob, was listening in the other room and came out and thanked Mary for coming. He gave Mary the kosher bread that they just had blessed and had bought for the following day which was the Sabbath. Please pray that their family would soon receive Jesus as their Messiah and Savior, as well as other Jews in our area. Last month we gave out even more tracts that normal because of St. Judas’s holiday, as well as Halloween and the Day(s) of the Dead. It is sad to see the power of false religion & tradition, but it is encouraging seeing many with a hunger for the truth. In closing we have a special prayer request. Mary has had a problem with her jaw for over two months where she has severe pain and can only eat soft things like yogurt & soup. Please pray for her. We are praying for you all, too. God bless! We are… “…your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:5

Bro. Mike Wallace & Family