Greetings from Queretaro, Mexico!
While in the US we participate in the administrative teams of the new Mexican church plants, and also coach leaders through zoom. But our personal times here in Mexico are so important.
Since we have arrived, we’ve been very encouraged to see the advances in the IMPACTO churches here in Queretaro, Mexico.
The newest church here, Expansion Church Queretaro is expanding their worship center so they can continue growing. They have been meeting less than one year and have already doubled in size. They had a group from the US helping here this last week doing some neighborhood outreach and helping with the remodeling.
5th Anniversary of La Viña was Sunday, June 25. Seeing our first church here reach this hurdle is a joy. They recounted their history of obstacles, victories and their vision to grow and share God’s word. Eric will have the privilege to inspire them in August with a message on sharing the Gospel with those living in their circle of influence.
So many new believers, faithful workers and of course new challenges. Our newest church plant, in the Yucatan, The Expansion MID church has really had a miracle happen. Because of varios trials in their lead up time their launch money had been spent in moving all the families to Merida and setting up of their homes. But God has been extremely faithful. As new contacts began gathering to study God’s word, they knew a worship area would be needed because homes are quite small for gathering groups. Tony, the pastor there came in contact with an owner of a stand alone Party Room, that had chairs and tables, a kitchen, air conditioning and a small courtyard with a small pool. Amazingly the owners were happy to rent this to a church for a very reasonable monthly price. This relieved the church from all the set up coasts! Eric had the privilege of preaching there this last Sunday, July 9
Still to come, we have a trip to Pachuca where Eric will preach at the Jubilee Church and we will visit with many faithful church leaders growing the churches there to continue impacting Pachuca for Christ. It is so encouraging for us to see, the youth of our early churches now participating and leading churches there.
An urgent need has accrued as is usually the case when the Gospel avances. Between inflation, the dollar losing strength to the peso and increasing rent prices our churches are all facing sever financial shortfalls. On the positive side. The churches are growing and they are searching for creative solutions. If you are able to give a special offering o increase your current gifts a bit it would be deeply appreciated.
We have been blessed that our son Andrew has been with us here in Mexico for about 10 days and will be heading back to Indiana on July 13. He has really enjoyed reconnecting in Mexico after several years of not being able to visit.
We are grateful for you prayers and for your gifts that make it possible for us to continue ministering with IMPACTO and with New International as the Regional Directors of the Americas. We are in the middle of budgeting and ministry plans that begin next month with the new facial year at New International and we are reminded of so many faithful partners that we have had over these many years. Looking ahead...with joy and faith.
Blessings and love always,
Eric & Dee
Eric & Dee Duggins
The Duggins have been missionaries for more than 40 years, the last 38 in Mexico. They are currently Regional Director of the Americas with New International and Directors of Development with IMPACTO Latino.
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