Thank you for your prayers on behalf of the Klein family. Caleb Gary Klein was born on May 25th in perfect health! Patricia is also doing well. We praise God for His hand over their family. Please continue to pray for Joseph, Patricia, and Caleb as they adjust to being a family of three.
It has been incredible to see God’s provision as we have been in the process of remodeling the IMPACTOnetwork office. We knew we were not going to have the full amount of funding we hoped for to cover everything planned as far as for the remodeling, painting, equipment purchases, and training and travel expenses. But God has multiplied all of the contributions that have come in this year for the IMPACTOnetwork allowing us to do much more than we could have imagined. There are about two more days of remodeling work to do that includes a few more odds and ends. For the most part, it looks like everything is ready and we are able to start preparations for the training materials and video recording.
Eric and Dee Duggins arrived last week to Querétaro and are still in the process of settling in. It was very emotional to leave Pachuca, saying goodbye to everyone and to the house they have been in for 10 plus years. Even so, they are excited to be in Querétaro and ready to get started on all the work that has to be done for the IMPACTOnetwork.
At the moment, Sergio Alvarado (Director of Church Planting), Eric Duggins (Director of Development), and Marisol Islas (Director of Legal and Accounting) are working daily at the offices. Dee Duggins and Holly Alvarado are also helping with as much as they can. Hector Rodríguez (Director of Mexican Recruitment and Promotion) and Joy Cronin Rodríguez (Director of Field Operations and Communications) are still in the process of disengagement from Jubilee Christian Church in Pachuca. Please keep them in your prayers as so many changes are hard and emotionally straining. They will be arriving mid July and the rest of the team is very excited to have them in Querétaro soon.
As the IMPACTOnetwork launches in Mexico, we are searching for those whom God has called to be involved in church planting. We are making the project known by visiting churches and events around the country to get the word out about what God is doing. Héctor and Joy served at the CJMX youth conference at the beginning of May. They spoke with students about missions as well as presenting the IMPACTOnetwork project. It was exciting to share with youth who are passionate about the Gospel and reaching Mexico for Christ. Please join us in praying for the students who were challenged to become Kingdom ambassadors as well as the contacts that were made.
On Sunday, March 12th, Iglesia Cristiana El Jubileo commemorated its 10th anniversary. It was a great time of celebration as former IMPACTO Latino missionary Luke Greer returned to preach. Sunday's festivities also included a delicious lunch provided by the cell groups and cake, lots of cake! The week leading up to the anniversary was full of special events such as a night of prayer, a marriage seminar, an evening for single adults, and a youth gathering. We are so thankful for how God has transformed lives over the past 10 years through Jubilee Christian Church. Thank you for your partnership with this dynamic church!
The IMPACTOnetwork is gaining momentum! Our team had a retreat in Tequisquipan, Querétaro at the end of February to continue praying and working. Sergio signed a lease on office space in Querétaro and interior renovations start this week. We will start attending events this spring to promote the IMPACTOnetwork and begin to recruit church planters to reach Mexico's cities.
Are you looking for a hands on way to be involved with IMPACTO Latino's ministry in Mexico? We're looking some Short Term Mission Groups to participate in two projects being requested by our Mexican colleagues:
VBS at Jubilee Christian Church in Pachuca
Project Costs: $2000
October-November (Specific dates open to discussion)
Painting at the Jubilee Christian Church in Pachuca
Project Costs: $2000
Please contact Joy Cronin Rodríguez (email@example.com) for more details about these projects!
Please pray for:
-Continued growth at Iglesia Cristiana El Jubileo
-More funding for new churches
-Recruitment of church planters
Thank you for your partnership to reach Mexico's cities!
The IMPACTO Latino team is in high gear setting the ground work for the new IMPACTOnetwork church planting project. The Alvarado Family returned to México in January and moved to the city of Querétaro where they are working on setting up the new office and training center. The Duggins Family is transitioning out of responsibilities at Jubilee Christian Church in Pachuca and focusing on the move to Querétaro as well as serving as NMSI's Americas Regional Director. The Rodríguez Family continues to serve at Jubilee Christian Church in a family and a youth cell group and also on the worship team.
Last week, Eric, Héctor, Sergio, and Holly traveled to Mexico City to attend the City to City Latin America Conference to learn more about urban church planting movements. Well known pastor and author, Tim Keller was the main speaker who used the stories of Jonah, Esther, and others to focus on topics close to the heart of our team such as the importance of reaching cities and different urban strategies.
Our team is working hard to develop training materials that will be beneficial, informative, and effectively equip church planters who will transform their communities. At our last team meetings we saw around eighty topics that we believe are necessary for church planters to learn about. Developing written materials, as well as recording and editing video so that training can be done remotely, is an intense process!
Please pray for:
We hope you had a great Christmas Celebration with friends and family. We pray you have a Happy and Successful New Year 2017.
We want to send you a quick reminder that if you would like to make a year-end donation, gifts must be made by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (CST) this Saturday, December 31 in order to qualify as a tax deduction for 2016.
GIVE NOW - IMPACTONETWORK
GIVE NOW - ALVARADO FAMILY
GIVE NOW - DUGGINS FAMILY
GIVE NOW - KLEIN FAMILY
GIVE NOW - RODRIGUEZ FAMILY
From our entire team, to you: Thank you!
Every gift encourages and motivates us as we expand the Kingdom and work harder in 2017.
We know that all the work we have been able to accomplish in Mexico is blessed by our God through the amazing partnership of our regular supporters like you. THANK YOU!!
We are excited to share with you what God has been able to accomplish through IMPACTO Latino´s team, our board of advisors, and you as one of our prayer warriors and financial partners. We all are part of the team to reach the people of Mexico for Christ.
Today, through the efforts of the Pachuca Project, more than 1,200 people have been reached for Christ. The Pachuca Project started a movement of churches that are now planting other churches.
That is the case of New Hope, the first church planted in the city which is the mother church of other 4 churches. Also, at the beginning of 2016, the Jubilee church just planted a new church called “The Fortress”. In total there are 5 churches in the city and one in a rural community where Spanish is actually their second language.
Today, on any giving Sunday there are more than 1,200 people worshipping Jesus, but that´s not all, through the cell group system, believers are reaching their families, friends, and neighbors and discipling them personally.
We want to take this time to share with you and celebrate what God has done through your prayers and support and the efforts of the whole team.
Introducing the IMPACTOnetwork
After seeing what God was already doing in Pachuca we started to pray, and seek for direction as to what our next endeavor was going to be. So, after several months of prayer and talking with the rest of the team, we felt that God was leading us to start a church planting training center in Mexico.
We will start by recruiting church planters, train them, fund their churches for the first crucial years, coach them and create a network of churches that are willing to work together. We want to plant churches that are passionate to reach the lost and committed to plant new churches to reach the people of Mexico for Christ.
It is a big vision, and we are very excited, but we realize this project will require a lot of prayer, a lot of work and financial support. So we are seeking and looking for partnerships that will help us accomplish the vision to plant two churches per year starting in 2018. Our ultimate goal is to see Mexico not be a mission field anymore, but instead send Mexican missionaries to the world.
We need financial support as we run the training center and to fund the churches that will be planted every year.
We want to invite you to prayerfully consider to start supporting the IMPACTOnetwork and our ministry. You can start by committing a monthly amount or increasing what you already give. Also, you can give one-time gifts that will help a new church plant be launched in central Mexico.
To make it conveniente for you you can go online here to our personal GIVING page at NMSI, and set up a monthly recurring giving amount:
Every little bit helps
And every little bit will have an IMPACT in reaching the people of Mexico for Christ.
If you would like to learn more about the STRATEGY of the IMPACTOnetwork you can read more here:
We want to thank you again for your generosity and being part of the team of reaching the people of Mexico for Christ. We pray that God will multiply the investment and your hard work a hundred times and that it will bear much fruit.
The IMPACTOLatino Team