The following words are the titles of each month´s letter written along with a brief summery of 2 months combined. Enjoy.
January - Victory in Jesus
Febuary - Multitasking Missionary
"We pass on the baton to a new generation of leaders."
March - Thy Will be Done
April - I have learned....
"Teaching children, Jesus loves them."
May - Let the Little Children come to Me
June - Teaching by Faith
"Teaching and preaching, our mission purpose."
July - A Time of Celebration
August - Virtual Celebration
"New ideals and new goals as souls are won to Christ."
September - Generosity Fulfilled
October - Thank you for your Service
"Fulfilling the Great Commission as new leaders are taught."
November - Your Missionary at Work
December - Nativity - Navidad
"The doors of the mission are once again open as we celebrate the birth of Jesus."
As I read over the words written each month along with their titles, there is a common thread that ties together each month. Faith. Faith that continues to support the ministry it was built upon. Faith that allowed us to teach, preach and share the Gospel in new ways. Faith that supported us during financial difficulties and the pandemic of 2020-2021. Faith that will continue to support the ministry to bring the "Good News" of Jesus Christ to the inner city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Many people measure success in different ways. As missionaries we don´t look at success with our eyes focused on the past or present but dream of the future, "Fix your eyes on Jesus". New people were won to Christ during 2021, that was our success, but it does not mean that our job is finished.
As we close out 2021, we see that each and every monetary need was completely met even though the inflation rate grew more than 7%+ in Mexico during the year. Lives were touched by your generosity and lives were won for Christ by your prayers. This is our purpose and it was accomplished.
January 2022 we will present the future of E.M.M., with its needs of course, but more importantly the work yet to be accomplished. The New Year will be a land mark year for the ministry in the inner city.
1972 - 2022 Fifty years of ministry to the inner city´s needs of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. C.D.N. - E.M.M. Under two different names but the purpose never changed: share Jesus.
1992 - 2022 Thirty years for the ministry of the Ontañon Church of Christ. Under the leadership of two different missionaries/ministers but with the same purpose and common goal: share Jesus.
There have been countless children, youth and adults helped in the past 50 years and there have been many souls washed white as snow through the ministry of the mission and church.
There is only one person to thank for all that has been accomplished, God, for the strength given us to see that His ministry continues in the inner city.
By mid January, a financial report of 2021 will be available to those that desire one and a proposed budget of 2022 by the board of directors of E.M.M.. We will be cleaning up our contact lists both physical and electronically. If you are interested in continuing to recieve information about the ministry please advise us as your name may be dropped. We don´t want to leave anyone out in all that God is doing through the ministry of E.M.M.
Serving with you as your Field Director, Minister, College Professor, and Friend.
Jose Manuel Gonzalez
Serving with you for the past 31 years as Directors of E.M.M.
David and Sheri DeBolt
2950 E. - 350 N.
Bluffton, IN 46714