"I have learned...."
It says in Philipians 4:11 "I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances."
For seven days during the month of March and the first 5 days of April, 2021, Jose had the privilege to learn to be content whatever the circumstances dealt him. He went on a missions trip to the southern most part of Mexico, Chiapas which borders with Guatemala. He ventured into an unknown for him into this very rugged terrain hill country of Mexico. His mission was to preach, teach and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ in this somewhat forgotten part of Mexico.
While many are traveling north across the U.S., Mexico border, Jose went south. He said many have abandoned their homes and properties in this part of the country for a better life in the Unites States but there are still many living in the most humble of conditions and circumstances in these remote villages. He said their number one need is for more preachers in this area. One minister, Felipe, is getting older and is just plain worn out physically, Jose said.
It was encouraging though to see faithful saints gather together to worship and sing praises to God and to sit attentively to hear the Word preached. It says we should pray for the harvest fields and for more workers to be sent out. Matthew 9:38 Pray for Chiapas, Mexico and for Guatemala.
"I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or want. I can do all things through him who gives me strength. Philipians 4:11-13
The apostle Paul is thankful for those who have shared with him in spreading the Gospel message to those most in need. We are humbled by your continued gifts and prayers given to E.M.M. and its many ministries to the inner city of San Luis Potosi and beyond.
We truly thank you for your continued support and prayers. Without you we would not be able to say, "I have learned the secret", and what is that secret? Jesus Christ. "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus". Philipians 4:19
Coming soon will be an announcement about an exciting opportunity for you and many others to gather together and hear first hand about the ministry of E.M.M.. Whether you are in California, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana or wherever you will be able to gather in small groups to listen, act and share with those in need in Mexico. Stay tuned and we know you will love what is about to happen here at Emanuel Mexico Mission.
We have learned....
Jose, David and Sheri
Jose Manuel Gonzalez
Field Office Coordinator:
Field Office Address:
Barrio: San Miguilito
San Luis Potosi, S.L.P.
Emanuel Mexico Mission
Iglesia Cristiana en Ontañon
David and Sheri DeBolt
Dear Praying Friends,
Yesterday, we got an email saying that our flight to America was cancelled! This is at least the 3rd time this has happened, so I wasn't too worried. The airline we're flying with is giving free re-bookings when there is a change in itinerary.
However, it wasn't just a difference of a day or 2, it was a difference of weeks. The next available flight is on May 8th, and we were scheduled to fly on April 19th. Elina's home country is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases - though thankfully, not in her home state, where the numbers are still quite low. The national government has decided, therefore, to stop international flights for a few weeks. Sigh.
Please pray that there would not be another delay, and that we'll be able to return on May 8. It's not horrible, but it is a challenge to be in transition for so long, and not know how long it may last.
Life at Elina's sister's house is going pretty well. The food is tasty, there are lots of family and relatives to spend time with, and I'm teaching Elina how to drive a stick-shift. On the downside, mosquitos! Livy has got bites all over. Electricity is sporadic, so it's hard to stay cool in the heat sometimes, and hard to cook, etc.
Also, the kids have to take online exams, with unreliable power and slow internet, and it's late at night because of the time difference with the USA. Jane is done, and we think she did fine. Linus is next week - please pray for electricity (and batteries) to last, and internet to work well enough for him.
Thank you for praying. We look forward to letting you know what God does!
Scott, Elina, Linus, Jane, and Livy
We are only 5 days away from Walk Week 2021 - April 11-17. Will you take this opportunity to set aside a week to learn about what God’s doing globally and to pray locally and globally as you prayer walk in your neighborhood? Sign up today so you can get your race packet including the first ever Walk Week shoe laces!
We have over 230 Walkers registered so far! We are hoping to have over 300 participate in Walk Week 2021, so we’re hoping that you’ll register today! Registration is only $20 and this gives you all this:
I wholeheartedly believe you’ll be glad to have invested you and your family’s time, energy and resources in Walk Week!
Together for the Unreached!
Paul Van Der Werf
Founder and Executive Director
p.s. I’m only going to send 1 more email to remind you, so register now. Thanks for bearing with all these emails…can you tell we’re excited about Walk Week 2021?!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior! Romania and Moldova go by the Orthodox calendar for Easter, so they will be celebrating on May 2nd. As Easter approaches in Romania and Moldova, we will be reaching our kids online and in-person (through our local staff) this year with the Easter message of hope. Please keep our FGCI kids and young adults in your prayers these next few weeks, and please pray for us as we share the message of Christ.
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April 6, 2021
Dear Friends of Amnion,
I want to invite you to participate in our Walk for Life on Saturday, June 5. It will take place at Eden Baptist Church in Burnsville beginning at 9:30 a.m. Every walker receives a lunch, courtesy of the Burnsville and Apple Valley Chick-fil-A restaurants, and a Walk t-shirt.
We're also giving away prizes for top walkers and top team, and we have a drawing for a $250 Visa gift card.
The Walk is just two months away. Register now and help make this our best Walk yet!
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