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.
Why "La Viña"? La Viña means "the vineyard" in Spanish. A vineyard gives a picture of vines and fruit and reminds of John 15 where Jesus tells his disciples "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." We also imagine vines multiplying as IMPACTOnetwork will do in Mexico, multiplying church plants.
After 6 years, Iglesia Cristiana UCM held its final Sunday Celebration on May 13. It was a time of looking back on what God has done and looking ahead to what He will do. People are excited about the launch of Iglesia Cristiana La Viña. It was a huge blessing to celebrate a new chapter with a new life. Aaron Paredes surrendered his life to Christ in baptism during the service! Pray for Aaron as he continues to grow in his faith.