CHURCH PLANTING IN MEXICO'S MAJOR CITIES
The IMPACTOnetwork (our name in Latin America) is up and running and moving forward fast! Sergio Alvarado is leading the network as we prepare Lead Pastors, team them up with a Missionary Family and begin to plant churches. Our first two churches are planned for Queretaro, Mexico. The fastest growing urban center in Mexico presently.
The Residency Program began this month (August, 2018). Tuesday to Friday the IMPACTOnetwork staff is teaching our residents Andres and Bitia, who have a high possibility of being our next Lead Pastors with the next church plant here in Queretaro. We have also partnered with the Christian University of Mexico (UCM) and the senior students are also taking our classes. 7 students have joined us for 8 hours of teaching each week until May 2019. These classes are also being taped with the hope that the teaching can be used in other environments later.
OUR FALL TRIP
We continue to direct the area of Fundraising and Recruitment in the United States for the IMPACTOLatino team. We are now planning our fall trip to visit potential partner churches for the 2019 church plant in Queretaro. Eric will leave for Houston on September 21 and after several days in the Houston area will proceed to Dallas. He will return to Queretaro on October 2 and then we both will fly to Indiana for visits in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Atlanta and finally the Cincinnati area where we will participate in the iCOM (International Conference on Missions) and the IMPACTOLatino Board of Advisors meetings on November 18. We will return to Queretaro on November 24.
25 August - Cell Training Retreat at La Viña, Queretaro.
26 August - Champions Seminar and Graduation dinner for the Cell leadership training.
Sept. 4-7 & 10-14 - Eric will be teaching two weeks at the Residency Program.
Third Week of September - A NMSI family will be visiting with us in Queretaro.
21 September - Eric Leaves for two weeks in Texas (Houston & Dallas)
October 3 - Eric & Dee leave for Indiana and two months of Fundraising.
1. Eric has been having pain related to Kidney Stones. Though mostly recovered, we would ask that you be praying that this problem is completely resolved.
2. We would ask you be praying for safety as we travel extensively from the end of September to the end of November.