As 2021 came in with hopes and challenges, so does it end.
2021 saw, the first year anniversary with our newest IMPACTO church,
El Ancla (The Anchor Church), has grown to reach close to 70 at Sunday worship. Amazing! For a church that began online during the pandemic. They jumped over many hurdles including shepherding members from virtual meetings to in-person church and after a few more months opening Ancla Kids, the children’s area. We enjoyed being present for the 9 baptisms at the Anniversary service.
La Viña Church, which is our home church when in Mexico, was the IMPACTO'S first church plant in Queretaro. It has been a joy for us to experience as we see them maturing into a unified team with clear goals and purposes for the upcoming year. Challenges persists for them as they want to reach a new goal for multiplying and growing during this still difficult time.
December and January permitted us to join with these church leaders in their yearly evaluations and planning retreats. God is moving in big ways and he allows us to share in these special times as mentors.
We also want to let you know that New International continues to grow and reach more and more communities around the world. We are so proud to be a part of this professional mission group. Tell you more about that in the next update!
We praise God for you all, who have made our ministry possible!
-Jan. 12 / Appointment with Radiology to set up treatments for Eric's tumor.
-First few Days of February / We are projecting that the operation will be done to implant the radiation treatment in the tumor.
-Mid-February / We hope to return to Mexico.
-March 6-12 / Regional Director's meetings in Fort Myers at the offices of New International.
-April 12 / We would return to INDY for an appointment with the Liver Specialist.
-We ask that you keep us in your prayers as Eric begins treatment. The Specialist has indicated that the radiation treatment could shrink and even "disappear" the cancer completely. We are praying for just that!
-We also ask that you be praying that we can keep this challenge in perspective and that we will have the energy and focus to continue ministering effectively.
Eric & Dee Duggins
The Duggins have been missionaries for more than 35 years, the last 32 in Mexico. They are currently Regional Director of the Americas with NMSI and Directors of Development with IMPACTO Latino.
God is calling! How will you respond?
for this ministry and the new church planters that are raised up for kingdom work in Latin America.
Our ministry depends on partnership with churches and individuals in the United States and around the world. We regularly ask for prayer and send prayer updates to hundreds of committed prayer partners.
in a new church plant financially.
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Please consider partnering with us to be an important part of reaching the people of Mexico for Christ by planting MULTIPLYING churches.
along side us on the field by doing an internship, organizing a work group from your church, providing your professional skills or even by moving to Mexico or any other Latin American country to serve as one of our missionaries.