Patricia and I are finally settling in to our recent move to Texas after getting married this July. We are excited to share with you our future plans and ways that you can join us in the next mission God has placed on our hearts.
Over the last two years, Patricia has helped me with the awesome task of starting a new church in Santo Domingo, called ICLM -Iglesia Cristiana Los Manantiales (the Springs Christian Church). Since then, we have both grown tremendously and feel God has helped clarify the calling He has in store for our next adventure -- to train church planters in Mexico!
Santo Domingo Church plant
After three years, ICLM/The Springs now has a good foundation in sound doctrine and a solid base of committed believers. Currently, the church has members plugged into six small groups that actively meet to study the Bible throughout the week. Before leaving, God allowed me to coach and ordain a new pastor, Jose Luis Feliz. He and his family will take our place to carry on the work of pastoring the church and reaching more for Christ through ministry to the local community. While the church works towards self-sustainability, Jose will continue in a bi-vocational role. working a full time job and pastoring. Patricia and I are committed with our current support and personal funds to continue supporting ICLM/The Springs with prayer and financial needs to be able to continue ministry.
Please email us if you would like to help with this endeavor.
What will we do in Mexico?
Over the next eighteen months we will be actively raising support to join the IMPACTOLatino team in Queretaro, Mexico in the Spring of 2018.
We first heard about IMPACTOLatino from some very dear friends of ours who have been working with this ministry to plant churches in Mexico. Over the past decade, IMPACTOLatino has successfully planted five churches that are now functioning independently and thriving just north of Mexico City. Now, IMPACTOLatino is launching a larger strategy to reach even more for Christ. We were invited to join the team tasked with training new church planting teams equipped to launch new churches all across central Mexico. The goal is to plant two churches every year. We spent much time in prayer and sought counsel before joyfully accepting this exciting opportunity.
What are we doing now?
After our wedding in July, we moved to Irving, Texas to begin planning logistics and raising support for our upcoming ministry in Mexico. God blessed me quickly with a full time teaching position. I am teaching 8th grade Science at a public school during this school year. While I teach, Patricia will begin organizing and growing our support team. This will give us the chance to build a cushion fund and to raise our startup fund for Mexico. Then, during the Summer and Fall of 2017 we will both dedicate full time to sharing the vision with friends and families and to grow our community of supporters for God's kingdom.
We invite you to partner with us as we embark on this calling God has given us. We know we have taken a huge leap of faith, but our God is faithful and together we will bring many to know Him. We have been called to reach people who are lost without Jesus and we believe God has equipped us with the necessary tools to train church planters in Mexico and to bring the good news of salvation!
Here is how you can help:
We need prayer warriors to shower us in protection, wisdom, and open up the hearts of the people in Mexico
Have your church host us during a service or host us in your home so we can share our vision with others.
Sign up, read and share our updates with your friends and familiy. We will be updating our team via email, Facebook, and our website
Joseph and Patricia