March 2011 Church Update
This is a quick update about our ministry in the Puerto Vallarta (Riviera Nayarit) area. When I was at my home church several years ago there was a program called Evangelism Explosion. We have had our own “Explosion” of evangelism in our area. Last year in faith we opened our first mission outside of Bucerias. We now are working in a total of 4 locations, (not to mention our two congregations in Bucerias) and we soon may be doing a 5th mission. To date we are ministering to 400 to 500 people each week in our church services and missions. Considering that we were under a tree with a guitar to about 20 children 3 years ago; it’s incredible growth.
Now on every Tuesday afternoon and most Saturdays we are sharing the Gospel and feeding the needy in several key locations throughout our area.
Emiliano Zapata is our mission in the Punta de Mita area. We now own property there and we soon want to put up an awning to cover the people before the summer rains….
SAN VICENTE “LA MISION”:
We are actually working in two separate locations in the San Vicente area. In the place pictured below 10,000 new low cost housing units are being built. We are the first church in an area that will soon have 40 to 50 thousand people living there.
San Ignacio is our newest mission located near the tourist area of Sayulita. Many of the low income workers live in the town of San Ignacio. Over 60 children and 20 adults have attended our Bible classes and breakfasts. There is no evangelical church in San Ignacio.
This is our “Mother Church” in the area where we do both English and Spanish services. We also have free English classes, Jr. High and Youth groups, our work for Food program, breakfasts for the needy along with other outreach activities:
AREAS OF GREATEST NEED:
We need vehicles! We are looking for a 15 passenger van that can be imported to Mexico. We could also use a couple of pickup trucks for the many missions that need food and supplies transported to them on a bi weekly basis.
Construction: Construction of our Sunday School rooms and Kitchen are now practically completed. However, we still need funds for our main church building that will seat about 300 people and some much needed office space. Also, if a missionary builder would like to come down for a few months or more we are in need of an overseer in this area. $50.00 USD purchases one square foot of our building.
General Fund: Paying workers, utilities, maintenance, Sunday School materials, etc. is always needed. Although many Canadian and American people who attend our services go back to their native lands in the spring and summer months, we continue to minister to the hundreds of people that go to our missions and outreaches.
Thank you for being a part of sharing the Good News in this part of Mexico.
Blessings in Christ,
Keith, Maya, Misha and A.J.