The end of the year lends itself to reflection. Here's a quick look back at what God has done with the IMPACTO Latino missionary team and the IMPACTOnetwork church planting project:
Thank you for being a part of what God has done in 2019. We wouldn't be able to do it with out you! Your continued partnership will allow us to reach more people for Christ in 2020. May God bless you and your family in this new year!
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1
After God stopped the flow of the Jordan River and allowed the Israelites to cross on dry ground, He commanded them to erect twelve stones to stand as a reminder of what He had done on their behalf. Throughout the Scripture we are instructed to remember what God has done. The end of the year beckons us to take time to look back and reflect.
In March, the leadership team of El Ancla started meeting. Things like vision, mission, philosophy of ministry and outreach were some of the first topics covered. They started regularly spending time in the community getting to know the people and their needs. Recruiting of launch team members began.
Missionary church planters Joseph and Patricia Klein moved to the El Mirador neighborhood with their family in June. Gatherings were organized and relationships began to develop. September saw the beginning of two Life Groups meeting weekly. Lead Planter Andrés García moved with his family in October. There are now three Life Groups gathering in homes weekly.
In December, an Advent series was introduced in a gathering of all three groups. Even with five families who were unable to attend, 42 people came together to learn about this season of waiting and anticipation! Daily activities and devotions this month have focused the attention on Christ.
The group is gaining momentum and looking ahead to launching Sunday gatherings in March. We have seen God moving during this time and excitedly await what He will continue to do in this unreached area.
You can help El Ancla reach its full potential and reach the El Mirador neighborhood for Christ. Funds are still needed to set up El Ancla for financial stability as it begins. 100% of the launch funds have been committed but 58% of annual funds are still needed ($32,000). We prayerfully ask that you would consider a tax deductible year end gift or monthly partnership with the El Ancla team.
Thank you for your partnership in sharing the saving news of Jesus Christ with people in Mexico who are far from Him.
Today, on Giving Tuesday, help us bring the Savior of the world to the people of Querétaro, Mexico! Better than socks or a new coffee pot, this gift is one that will last for all eternity. Be part of launching a new church plant!
We celebrate that we have already raised more than $30,000 toward our $70,000 Christmas goal for the new church plant called THE ANCHOR, El Ancla in Spanish, with anticipated launch in March 2020.
God has called IMPACTO Latino in Mexico to build a church planting movement with healthy, self-sustaining, community focused, reproducing churches. The Anchor will be one of the flagship churches and is perfectly positioned in the middle of 30,000 people where there is no church. There are thousands of families in need of the light of the Gospel in their lives and homes. YOU CAN BE A PART!
HELP US REACH OUR GOAL AND PUT THE STAR ON TOP THIS CHRISTMAS! We are nearly to 50% of our goal of having enough funds to launch The Anchor.
Please pray and partner with us in giving to help finish decorating The Anchor Christmas Tree!
Or mail your partnership gift to:
2701 Cleveland Ave, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33910
Make checks payable to "New International" and write "El Ancla Church Plant" on the memo line
Please send us a note if you'd like more information about partnering with us monthly.
Thank you for investing in an eternal gift, the Good News of Jesus Christ!
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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.
Every dollar counts in the effort to reach the people of Latin America for Christ.
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.