1 December 2009
Volume 1, Issue 1
Mission Trip to Chiapas, Mexico, and Zacapa, Guatemala November 09 Are you listening to our Lord? Matthew 28:1620 (New International Version) The Great Commission 16
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey every-
thing I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
in the head. 29As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come."
Where has Jesus told you to go? Are you one of the ones that doubt?
I feel our trip has been like the parable of the growing seed.
As we arrived in San Cristobal de Las Casas after traveling for more than 15 hours, we immediately met Pastor Vicente to go to the Baptism so that 18 people from the Outreach for Jesus in Natilton Chiapas could be baptized. Again we traveled another 3 hours by car to reach the place where the baptisms took place.
The Parable of the Growing Seed 26
He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28All by itself the soil produces grainâ€” first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel
Baptism Experience The humbleness of the people as they went into the waters was overwhelming. Among them was a man who had been a leader in the Zapatista movement who was with us during the service last year. Pastor Victor had talked to him and actually showed him the love of God. This man was a troubled man living with three different women. Today, he is with
2010 Mission Trips (First Quarter) > Guatemala April 3rd
- 10th - Evangelism, medical, and construction > Chiapas April 12th -
17th Evangelism, medical, and construction
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his wife, attending church services and being washed by the water of baptism. We were so glad to see him go into the waters. What a change does the lord makes. As they professed their love for Christ many went into the waters and came out full of joy, washed by the blood of the lamb.
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18 people were baptized in the name of the father, the son and the Holy Ghost.
A Prayer for the Lost
2010 Mission Trips
The Blessings of God
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Mission Trip to Chiapas, Mexico, and Zacapa, Guatemala November 09
John 15:16 John 15:16 John 15:16 (New International Version) 16
John 21:17 17
The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep.
humble. The service started and the worship began. Again so simple, so pure and all the people were praising the lord together and with such joy.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will The service was transgive you whatever you lated from Spanish to Scental. As Pastor Vicask in my name. tor spoke to the congreHow do we bear fruit? gation to make a comAre you bearing fruit? mitment to serve and We got up early to go to honor Jesus Christ I Natilton to present the started thinking: Why is New Pastor and his eld- it that many people ers and Deacons to the spend their times criticongregation. The trip cizing and never doing was so long and the anything? If you don’t roads were full of rocks. feel his presence call on From the Valley we see him to come into your Outreach for Jesus in heart, if you don’t feel Natilton. The church is his love, are you loving simple, clean and very others, if you don’t feel
his help, are you helping others, if you feel alone, are you ready to be with others. We rejoice in the Lord in Natilton and thank him for his love. We are all so grateful for the fruit that is being harvested for his glory.
A Prayer for the Lost Dear Lord God All Mighty we ask you to please be with all of those that are living desperate lives. We ask you Lord to show us how we can most effectively bring your powerful word to this lost world. You have told us already Lord to spread your gospel, please Lord give us wisdom to reach others with the limited time we now have. As we walk with you my Lord we see your great
mercy, love and guidance. In Matthew 10:16 you tell us: I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves, teach us our Lord how to be like you want us to be. We saw the persecution your people suffer in many areas in Mexico my Lord, please protect them. We have seen the fear as they have been tied to a tree and beaten. But they con-
tinue steadfast and they have their eyes on you. Please help us Lord to be strong and help us always have words of encouragement. As we learn your word, let us be more like you Lord. May our lives be used to worship you and to bring others to you. We love you so much and thank you for your love. We ask all these things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
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2010 Mission Trips We are planning our 2010 trip to Guatemala and Mexico. Our primary goal is to reach the lost and bring them the Good News of Jesus Christ. Together with our evangelism trip, we will be doing medical outreach as well as construction. We have been doing this type of mission trips
since 1999 and ask any of you that want to join us to call us at your earliest convenience. Your help will be greatly appreciated. We are going to start purchasing the necessary medicines, building materials and the most important things of all bibles and Christian educational materials.
Don’t miss your opportunity to bless others. We need your support. We thank you and we will pray that the Lord touches you to help us. Please look at the first page to see the dates. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!!!
Revelation 19:9 (New International Version) 9
Ordination of Pastor, Elders and Deacons Sunday morning was the ordination of the Pastor, elders and deacons for Outreach for Jesus of Natilton, as well as elders and deacons for Outreach for Jesus of Alcanfores. The church was full. Many of the people from OFJ Natilton were there and they were so ready to receive a word from pastor Victor. I felt amazed as the praise leader started to sing. With his key board out of tune and his voice also out of tune he praised the Lord so sincerely. Pastor Vicente joined him and a great anointed started to fall on that place. All joined together praising and worshipping the Lord. I mean “All” singing with joy. As I looked at the stage I saw a drum set, without all its elements and symbols, I
stronger than ever. Pastor Vicente also suffered great persecution and was imprisoned by the Zapatistas. “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news of Jesus Christ” I feel Pastor Vicente’s heart is so beautiful, always traveling and seeking for lost souls. Pastor Vicente with his little “Bochito”. This is what he calls his The pastor to be orVW car. He travels to dained at Natilton came reach the lost in very humbly to request that far away places. Is we would allow the conPastor Vicente an exgregation to vote for the traordinary man? I Pastor. The vote was don’t think so, he is as made and he was ordinary as you and I, as elected Pastor. Alfonso ordinary as our Aposwas an alcoholic 7 years tles. However, he is back, he was also a Zaready to serve the Lord. patista who after acThe service ended with cepting the Lord was prayer for all those tied to a tree and he was elected to service. asked to renounce his faith. Now his faith is also noticed there were no guitars, but the congregation praised and worship so hard. As my heart filled with joy, I thank the Lord for allowing me to be that drum set, maybe without some of my elements or symbols, but able to bring a ray of hope to those beautiful Indian people forgotten by the world but not by God.
Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!' " And he added, "These are the true words of God."
After the service they prepared chicken soup and all the congregation was invited. The soup was hot and delicious, and everyone at and had great fellowship.
The Blessings of God during our Journey As we were sitting enjoying Jose and Mary brothers who had been in the USA, many pastors would approach us to ask for help. Many churches want to be part of Outreach for Jesus. We decided to visit a church in Chanal after lunch. We also made a decision to visit La Piedad the next day where a family needed help putting a roof. Persecution at both places was extensive.
they praised the Lord with grate joy and then they asked to join Outreach for Jesus. We ask you to pray for this church to see if we can help them appropriately.
After the service and meeting with them it was quite late, we were tired, hungry and ready to go home. However, Pastor Victor asked if they knew where Natanael lived. After just a few minutes, the Pastor took us there. When we got out of the We arrived at el Chanal car, the tire was blowing late since in the afterair. Now What? We noon we were looking were in the middle of for a 4-wheel drive to go nowhere land. Every to La Piedad the next body seemed to be day. We arrived after sleeping and in the type 8:00 o’clock thinking we of terraine we were in, it would meet the pastor would have been hard to and see the needs. The change a tire. whole congregation was Natanael’s mother waiting for us. First opened the door and
asked us to come in. We stayed with his father and the kids and she immediately went to the kitchen. Natanael’s father ‘s line of work was to fix tires. Imagine that. We needed him and he was there. He proceeded to fix the tire and I proceeded to play with “Daniel” a little boy 4 years old, but he asked me to please call him “Mango” because he was so handsome. Pastor Victor told me to hurry up and go, but I told him they were fixing us coffee and I felt it would be rude to leave. He said, ok, just drink the coffee and we go since it is so late and we have to get up early the next morning.
Shortly after a delicious smell started coming out of the kitchen. The Lord knew we were hungry. Natanael’s mother had fixed lamb for her children, but they could not come. We were there and we immediately knew the meal was prepared for us. Our Lord is so great. It was the best lamb I have ever had. After we left Natanel’s father’s house he had fixed our tire, we had a full stomach, and a blessed heart. How else could the Lord had spoken to us. We were so sure he was there. We were so sure he was definitely taking care of us. We returned to the hotel at midnight a little tired but so full of joy.
Guatemala It was a blessing to see the progress of the church we are building in Zacapa, Guatemala and we were encouraged to find out that the family who had been the biggest opposition to the church, they cannot wait for it to be finished to assist. The lady of the house had a dream, she dreamed that a bright light from heaven was shinning at the place the church is now. The next
day, we broke ground. We were able to meet Mynor Morales who is helping us complete the project and we were able to spend a little time at El Remolino, where pastor Saul was so happy to receive us.
the homes in El Remolino. The people of El Remolino live out of recycling at the landfill.
We met with several people in Guatemala who can help us fulfill the mission the Lord has given us to spread the gospel, and we were Ted Brainard worked in able to meet with the Guatemala 5 days ahead Nicky Cruz Foundation. of our arrival. He visited They have offered to approximately 20 homes give us three full conand he was able to distainer loads of bananas tribute 150 chickens to for the people we service.
To God be the glory. Our budget is high, but we trust the Lord will provide for his people. If you are touched by the Holly Sprit and wish to support the work we are doing, please help us. A small donation will mean a lot for these projects. Please make your check payable to Outreach for Jesus, 1278 Highway 461, Somerset, KY 42503 and mark your check for Mexico – Guatemala or Romania
PLEASE HELP US:
Our current projects: Mexico: •
Build 2 additional church buildings – Est. $14,000.00Purchase as many bibles as possible – Est. $3,000.00
Purchase Christmas gifts including school books and supplies – Est. $1,500.00
Musical instruments and sound systems for the various churches (3 churches) $6,000.00
Church benches $1,200.00
Misc. supplies for each church $8,000.00
Finish the construction of the church in Zacapa $10,000.00
Church benches $3,000.00
Purchase Christmas gifts and supplies $1,500.00
Complete construction of houses for the poor $3,000.00
Purchase wood for heating of homes $4,000.00
Continue to help on educational projects for the poor $35,000/year
School supplies and gifts for Christmas $1,500.00
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