March 2022 Thank you
Each month we are grateful and humbled by your monthly gift that allows the ministry to continue. You are a vital link in our outreach to the inner city needs of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
This past month Jose said everyday people from the neighborhood and other local churches came to the mission seeking advice, prayers, bible studies, food and to hear the Good News.
As I write this note, one of the boys (Joni) who we raised (2008 - 2019) just informed me that his older sister passed away this morning. She had been struggling with cancer for some time. The entire family has been living in San Luis Potosi to be with his older sister so she could receive the medical attention she needed. Joni, as some of you know, comes from a tiny village in the remote hills of Oaxaca, Mexico as Joni´s father is a coffee and banana farmer.
Jose is with Joni´s family at the hospital to help comfort and to share that our facility is available for them. We are to be witnesses to those who hurt. Joni asked for prayer and said he feels so alone. I just reminded Joni that he is not alone, God is with him now more than ever, his family needs his witness as a believer along with his father´s faith. Because of Joni´s faith he witnessed to his father who was baptized April 2014, and together they can share the peace and hope that only God gives in times like this.
Small moments such as these are how your support can comfort and bring understanding to those that grieve and celebrate with those who know who holds the future.
This year, 2022, the Ontañon Church of Christ will celebrate 30 years of faithfully preaching and teaching the Gospel to the inner city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Has it been easy? No, but we continue because we answered the call to, “go and make disciples”. Thirty years of struggles, thirty years of challenges and thirty years of victories. There have been many baptisms and many times to share in the celebration of life.
In the coming months we will share more how your support continues to change lives.
Jose, David and Sheri