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.