Great news from the Klein family! We have arrived safely to Querètaro, Mexico two weeks ago and we couldn't tell you how thankful we are to finally be here. We packed our suitcases and with them we brought our excitement, energy, and passion to begin working with the Impacto Latino team and fulfill the calling from God to plant healthy churches.
God put the pieces together...
The weeks leading up to our move we felt peace because we trusted God and everything was happening with such amazing timing that God's hand of provision was evident. Patricia received her US 'Green Card' in the mail just two days before we flew to Mexico (which is the only legal way for her to leave the US and be able to return). Wow right!
One week before flying we also received a generous contribution to our launch fund from Greenford Christian Church (where I was first ordained into ministry) which brought our launch-fund up to $25K within $5K of our launch budget!
We arrived and got right to work as we had hoped. We found a three bedroom house to rent in a safe neighborhood just a few minutes from the office which seems like a really good fit for us (we hope to begin moving in next week)! We have also purchased a minivan (Honda Odyssey 2012) for $12K which should be great to shuttle around our growing family and our future visitors!
The Residency Project.
Our major project: A residency training program. In August six Mexican couples and a few individuals will begin the eleven month training we have/are preparing to equip them for church planting. One of the couples will be launching a new church next year directly with Impacto Latino. We have already met several of the resident families and we are very excited about the high quality leaders that have been recruited! The training is still being designed and organized. As director of the Residency project, it is my primary responsibility to coordinate and direct this process over the next months.
Funding still needed...
We are moving forward and joyously engaged in impacting God's kingdom yet are as such still under budget with only 75% of our monthly support budget which makes us currently $1675 a/month short of the budget we are required to raise by January 2019.
The majority of these missing funds go towards enabling our ministry and our Mexican ministry team. Please help us complete this funding by contributing or introducing us to people/churches who share our vision of expanding God's kingdom through starting healthy churches.
We met the Lopez family (who don't yet go to any church) at the grocery store. They invited us over for a delicious dinner and now they are excited to visit church with us!
Our first staff meeting with the team! They even got us a cake to welcome us to the team!
Together we truly are bringing many souls towards Jesus' saving truth in this generation... but no one can do it alone, this is a partnership, a team.
We are praying for you and we are so thankful that you for praying for us! Thank you also for joining us in this God sized vision of self-sustaining and self-multiplying churches being started in Mexico (with Impacto rippling to all of Latin America)!
If you are reading this update and you have not yet joined us in support... Please pray about Joining us. We would love to celebrate God's kingdom growth in Mexico with you!
You can also help by...
1. Praying for us specifically!
2. Introducing us to someone (or a church)!
3. Reading our updates and sending us encouragement.
Thank you so much for your friendship, prayers, and support!
God bless you and Happy 4th of July!
--> If you would like to see or share about our family and church planting in Mexico in under a minute...click video (<1min) introducing the Kleins