June 2016 Newsletter:
I am so excited about all
that God has been doing the last few months!
I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything, but traveling to
churches, preaching and ministry often takes precedence over office work. I apologize for taking so long to update you!
Last fall, I was privileged
to go to the state of Oaxaca and minister, as well as share with judicial
leaders on religious freedom in Mexico for the foreign minister. It was a great time! As we were on our way home,
we stopped in Veracruz and I felt like I was back in the Mexico of 15 or 20
years ago. There was a freedom to be on
the streets, late at night, taco stands were open and people were walking
around freely, laughing and talking at almost midnight. Sadly, in many cities, life stops at sundown
due to the cartel activity.
In February, I made a trip
with others to Cd. Valles, SLP and then to the state of Hidalgo. On the way to Hidalgo, the Lord begin to deal
with my heart and His Spirit was so strong that I began to weep. I discovered we had just crossed into Hidalgo
and that burden continued the whole time we were there. The pastors of that region for a couple
years, had asked me over and over to come and set up a Bible School there. My answer was always, “I will pray about
it!” Well, God got a hold of me and I
could not deny what I was feeling, so I said “yes” to the Lord. I am now in the process of moving to the
state of Hidalgo to work among the Nahuatl Indians.
I am very excited of new
vision, new ground to conquer for Jesus and all the lives that are steeped in
darkness and need to hear the Good News.
The harvest is white, ready to harvest.
Please keep me in your prayers as with the help of the Lord, I endeavor
to construct a Bible school, along with workshops and eventually a clinic. We will also be reaching out to the many
unreached villages with the Gospel. It
is a HUGE undertaking, but I KNOW God is in it and He will make a way!
Please pray for Pastors Simon
and Mary and their family. On May 21,
2016, they lost their home and everything they owned in a house fire, while
they were at church in another village.
They are now beginning the process of starting over and rebuilding. God is able to supply all the funds needed.
In April, Simon and Mary took
me to visit one of our churches in the Huasteca of San Luis Potosi. This pastor has things ready for the walls to
go up on the church in his Indian village.
The cost of that will be about $3000 to complete with the roof. Please keep them in prayer as well, that God
will supply the need.
At present, I am traveling in
the churches in the US and next week, I will go to Canada. I am thrilled to be able to visit so many of
my friends in the different areas after so many years. The Lord is faithful and we look forward to
all God has planned in the next few months.
Thanks for your support and prayers!
Yours for souls,
Faith Legacy Ministries
Juan, TX 78589-0449
IPCC Global Missions
Memo: Glenda or Mexico
Bethel Tabernacle of Preston
1655 –Queenston Rd. Cambridge, ON N3H 3M1
Memo: For Glenda or Mexico
Fall Newsletter 2013:
year old boy was diagnosed with leukemia and was going to start treatment in a
few days. He was lethargic, not eating
anything and the heartbroken mother came asking for prayer. We prayed and told her that God was able to
work a miracle. The following week she returned all smiles, telling us that
when she took her boy to the doctor, they did the tests again, looked at the
previous ones, ran the tests another time and then asked – what did you do? Did
you give him something? She told them
all she did was took him to church and they prayed. The doctor told her “this never happens – but
there is no evidence of leukemia, we have to declare this a miracle!” Our God is a miracle working God!!
rejoice to hear the many testimonies week after week in the outreach services
of God’s healing power and answered prayers.
Recently, an infant with several holes in her heart was healed by the
power of God. Another lady testified
that skin cancers on her face dried up and fell off after prayer. Others were in need of work and God opened
jobs for them. It is always a joy to see
the smiles of people as they realize God has moved on their behalf.
Vacation Bible School:
July we held VBS in one of the colonias.
It was hot and humid to be outdoors, but we had a great time teaching
the children about being good soldiers in the Army of the Lord. We saw God touch some boys that were there to
cause trouble and turn them around into helpers.
are thankful to Stan and Diana Johnston for helping with music, games, etc. and
everyone else that did their part so things ran smoothly. We are thankful also for those that helped
with their prayers and giving for this event.
It was a blessing!
Every week or so, sometimes more,
I am in contact with different pastors and people from the churches in the
interior of Mexico. Many things are
still going on in the country and weekly we hear horror stories of situations,
but we are thankful that God continues to help and protect His people.
The pastors elected Bro. Adolfo
Maldonado as president over the churches for the next 3 years. We trust the Lord to do good things and that
the churches will continue to experience growth and advancement in the work of
God to other areas in the coming months.
of months ago, we bid farewell to Pastor Napoleón Mireles as he left this world
for his heavenly home. He pastored for
many years in Ejido Magdaleno Aguilar and also was father and grandfather of 5
other ministers that are proclaiming the gospel. His wife, Francisca (Panchita), is continuing
on the ministry there, but the loss is definitely felt throughout that region.
So many servants of the Lord, that
I have known, in the past few months that have gone home to glory – at least 15
that I can think of since March. Heaven
is sounding sweeter all the time!
There is a great need for help with the feeding
program in the mountain villages.
Many have nothing to feed their
children and one hot meal a day that the church provides is a blessing to
them. The cost is about $200 a month to feed 125 children. If you can help, it would be an answer to
a flying trip to Canada in July for two reasons; one was my Uncle Tannes’
funeral and then the Atcheson family reunion in BC. Since they were so close together, I was able
to make it in one trip. My time in SK
was very limited, so I was unable to visit any churches. It was good to see family and friends I had
not seen in awhile that came to the funeral.
It was an emotional trip for me in
many ways; so many losses the last couple of years, but yet appreciating the
memories and enjoying time with the ones that remain. I’m thankful for my godly heritage and for those
that poured into my life. They were a
great influence for me!
Many of you are familiar with Sis.
Anita Pearce from SK, She is coming
here to minister in November for about 10 days.
We traveled many miles together when I was a teenager in ministry, so I
am looking forward to her here in this area ministering. We believe the Lord will move and
great things will happen!
We had a baptismal service in the
colonias in May and are preparing for one this fall. This is a big step for them to take, but we
are thankful for those that follow the Lord in baptism. It is always a time of great joy!
Christmas is fast approaching and
we are once again trying to get together things for the two colonias and also
our churches in Mexico.
Last year we were able to help
over 30 churches and ministries on both sides of the border with candy, toys,
household supplies etc. We are grateful
for everyone that helped us with these projects. This year, especially in the
colonias, because of these projects we have seen many men now coming to find
Christ – because you loved and gave.
This year, we plan to do our
normal Nov. 1 after midnight candy run. We get boxes and boxes of
Halloween candy at discounted rate for our Christmas candy bags. Some kids never enjoy a piece of candy the
rest of the year, so at Christmas we love seeing the excitement on their faces
to get their bag of candy.
We also will give boxes of food to
each family at the two colonia services.
Last year, we gave household items and gifts for the whole family. This year, we felt the greatest need in these
families is food. We will also give the
children toys, as well as help the churches and pastors in Mexico for Christmas
there. We cannot do it alone, but we
know our God is able! You and I are so blessed and we receive so many gifts
that we don’t really need, when
there are others that are struggling
to just find something to feed their
families. Would you help us to feed
the many families that come to the services?
We know you will be blessed!
accept our thanks for all your help and prayers in the past, also thanks in
advance for the projects you will help us to complete. You have a reward in the Harvest by being His
hands extended to those needing to know Jesus!
Yours for souls,
make donation payable to:
Tabernacle of Preston
Rd. Cambridge, ON N3H 3M1
For Glenda or Mexico
PO Box 449
1500 - Westway
McAllen, TX 78501