Iglesia Cristiana La Viña (Vineyard Christian Church) held its first worship service on Sunday, May 20th with 147 people in attendance! Many guests were in attendance having been invited by the management team and congregation. We were joined by representatives from Community Christian Church in Maryland and Suncrest Christian Church in Indiana. Luis Lopez pastor of Iglesia Cristiana in Pachuca and Juan Carlos Hernandez, pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Jesucristo Fuente de Vida were both in attendance with their families representing their churches who are supporting Iglesia Cristiana La Viña. Students and staff from Universidad Cristiana de Mexico (Mexico Christian University) were present as well.
Everything ran smoothly and Pastor Gerardo preached on La Viña's mission statement "Transform families with the Gospel to impact the city of Querétaro." We look forward to seeing lives and families transformed because of the ministry of La Viña. Please pray for the follow up that will be done with visitors. Please pray for this Sunday's service as it will be the first service in our regular location, the IMPACTOnetwork offices.
We celebrated the launch with a party after the service. People stayed and ate "tacos de guisado" and we ate 6 cakes! People went home with happy hearts and fully bellies. Thanks to a generous gift from IDES, we were able to give Bibles to visitors who didn't have their own understandable version of the Bible.
It's finally time! Iglesia Cristiana La Viña launches this Sunday! Please join us in praying for this important event. Our team has been working hard preparing for this day (and the days to follow).
Ministry leaders have been working with their volunteer teams to be ready. Please pray for La Viña's different ministries such as children, youth, Celebration Hosts, Life Groups, worship team, multimedia and audio.
Pastor Gerardo Dominguez and his family will be in town for the launch weekend. Please pray for them during this time as they transition out of their ministry in Matamoros, Mexico and move to Querétaro in December. Our management team has been diligently laboring here in Querétaro in cooperation with him from Matamoros. He will be traveling monthly to be present at La Viña.
This past Sunday, the congregation of Iglesia Cristiana UCM held a prayer walk in preparation for the launch of Iglesia Cristiana La Viña. Groups were formed and spread out around the church plant's focus area. People prayed for the neighborhoods' residents, businesses, and government. We spoke with people and handed out invitations to the launch service. Ask God to move in the hearts of those with whom we connected!
Please join us in praying this week as final launch preparations continue. The first service is on Sunday at 11am Central time. Would you pray at 11am every day leading up to Sunday for the people who will attend and perhaps hear the Gospel of Christ for the first time?
Thank you for your prayers and continued partnership that makes church planting in Mexico possible.
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