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“Be ye therefore followers of God…” October 12, 2016

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Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. Eph. 5:1-2

Since May, we have been meeting in the front patio of our home. Thankfully, we have enough space outside that is covered, and have a classroom upstairs where the kids are able to meet as well. It has worked out great, but as always we would love to have an actual church building to rent or buy or some property where we could build on. Please keep praying for a place to rent or land to buy. We have an average attendance of about 30 people every Sunday. It is starting to get colder here now, so we may have to start having p1020438services in our home.

In July, we hosted our first VBS here in our neighborhood, we had a great week with an average of 35-45 kids each day. This has opened up many more opportunities for us here in our neighborhood to do Bible Studies with people who are interested in learning more about God.

p1020714We meet with 22 people on a weekly basis in our home doing discipleship, and doing a basicBible study with them. Some of them haven’t accepted Christ, please help us pray for the following people to receive Christ: Diego and Ximena (a young couple who are about to have a baby) Gabby and Evelyn (two teenagers who are attending with their saved parents) Mario and Marleen, Lupe and her children, Monse, Hector and Imelda. We are thankful for the opportunity to share the Gospel with each of these people every week, and know that in God’s time they will be saved.

In August, it was time to start back to school, we are still homeschooling timg_5481he children, and most days we LOVE it!ϑ  Junior is in 5th grade, and Alison is in 2nd grade. They are still playing soccer and recently started taking swimming lessons. We are all doing well health wise, for which we are thankful.

During the month of September, Mexico celebrates their Independence Day. As a p1030146church, everyone brought either pozole or tamales and we enjoyed a time of fellowship together. There were serveral visitors which attended for the first time.

The first week in October, we celebrated our first anniversary as a church. We invited a special speaker and spent the p1020929morning sharing testimonies of how God has worked in each of our lives, it was a great time to share and listen about the goodness of God.

We have all adjusted to our new neighborhood; we are enjoying our yard and living out of the city. Almost weekly, the Lord is giving us opportunities to continue to reach out to the community. Last week, when we went to the small store up the street from our house, the owner of the store asked us for some help in regard to child rearing, they are having some trouble with their children and they aren’t sure what to do. We are hoping to meet with them later this week, and praying for this opportunity.

Also, please pray for our landlords, Juan Luis and Edith, and their two teenage daughters Ximena and Edith. The wife, Edith has accepted Christ and is growing, and very faithful to church as are her daughters. Please continue to pray for the rest of the family and for their salvation.

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“…I will build my church…” October 28, 2015

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“…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Mat. 16:18

Quick ministry update on our first services. The week before our first service we had the blessing of visiting many homes in the community and the Lord gave us good opportunities to be an encourage to some people and also gave us a few families. We had a great day of worship in our first service. Thank you for praying and please con- tinue to pray that God would use us to reach this community for His Glory and wisdom to know how to minister according to this new area. Here are a few pictures of us visiting the community and the first service.

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Ministry Update October 22, 2015

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“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest” (Mat. 9:35).

When we came to Mexico over five years ago, we didn’t come to work in any certain church, but to plant churches and to serve God in whatever Independence Day 2011area and capacity He wanted to use us in this great city. Due to some moral problems, the pastor of Iglesia Bautista de Fe in Nicolas Romero was asked to resign, so we chose to attend there to help supply pulpit support. For the first year, we attended and Jorge preached weekly and helped and advised the deacons when they asked for it. The next year they asked Jorge to be the interim pastor, and we have spent the last four years serving at Fe as the interim pastor. It was never our intention to be there that long, but that’s how it worked out.

A few months ago, Jorge presented Iglesia Bautista de Fe a plan and a vision, which was for us to stay as the head pastor and plant churches from out of Iglesia Bautista de Fe, while continuing to train some of the men in the church for future church plants, and also with the vision that in a few years, one of them would be ready to take over as pastor of Fe.

The church voted no for us to stay on as the head pastor, so on Sunday, September 27, was our last service at Iglesia Bautista de Fe. Our two deacons along with two other men in the church are working together to fulfill all of the responsibilities that they normally have, plus the added responsibilities of a pastor. Please keep Iglesia Bautista de Fe in your prayers, for the deacons and leaders that God would raise up people who really want to walk with God, and to serve Him. While we were honestly surprised that the church said no, it didn’t take God by surprise, and He is still in control.

 As we have mentioned before in our previous prayer letters, we have been doing bi-weekly Bible Studies in an area about 45 minutes from our church since January, and in July we started doing them weekly! The area is known as Mirador of Magu. There is no Baptist church idscn4224n that area. When Fe said no to us being the pastor, we knew God was closing that door and was telling us it DSCN4210was time to move on.

We began canvassing the area to invite the community to our first service with the possibility of doing bible studies in peoples home also. We visited a good amount of houses in the area, some people came. 

On Sunday, October 7, we will have the first service at Iglesia Bautista el Betel (Bethel Baptist Church). As I mentioned at the beginning of this letter, when we came to Mexico over five years ago, we didn’t come to work in any certain church or area, but to plant churches and serve God here in this great city. We will continue to do so. We are so excited for this opportunity that God has given us, and we
are looking forward to how God will use us in furthering the gospel in this new area.

We are very blessed to have another couple (Eufracio and Eugenia) and their daughter (Lizeth) partnering with us in this new church plant. They will be a huge blessing in helping us with the music and children’s ministry, and many other areas as well. Currently, we are meeting in one of the homes of one of the couples, while the home is plenty spacious right now, there isn’t much growing room.

Listed below are some prayer requests that are very urgent!

1. A meeting place where there is room to grow (we are looking for a house/building or possibly buying land, which is very reasonable in this area). 

2. The new work is over an hour from our house, so we will need to move closer to the ministry. Help us pray that God would provide a house in a safe area for us. 

3. The change is going to be hard on the kids. Since our kids grew up on deputation, Iglesia Bautista de Fe has been the only real stability of a church that they can remember. They had made some great friends there, and the change will be hard on them. 

4. We need wisdom in knowing how to interact in this new area, since the way of life is different. 

 5 Help us pray that God would provide the funds for  either a house/building/or purchasing land.

“I will look unto the Lord…” Mic. 7:7 October 4, 2015

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“Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.” Micah 7:7

 Micah said “look unto the Lord,” for wisdom, strength, mercy, protection. In the midst of a religious nation and a corrupted government like Mexico, we most “look unto the Lord” for strength, and wisdom. This year we have selected our church theme to be “look unto the Lord.”

During the months of October-November, we spent multiple hours working on getting our car nationalized, renewing our visas, and renewing Alison’s passport, in addition to regular ministry responsibilities. At the beginning of October, I headed to the border with two other missionary men to nationalize our car, it was supposed to take a couple of days, but ended up taking almost 5 weeks from start to finish. Two weeks at the border waiting, and two additional trips to the border. It then took another three weeks to get our tags for our car. The middle of October, we also started the process to renew our visas, the kids and Aimee were all eligible for permanent residence. We were able to get the kids visas before they shut down for two weeks for Christmas, but Aimee’s visa wasn’t ready yet (even though they were all turned in at the same time).

We also had the blessing of baptizing 4 people at the end of November. They have gone DSCN2123through the discipleship program and desire to follow the Lords command in believers’ baptism. Please pray for the continual spiritual growth of these followers of Christ: Juan Jose Matias, Rita Santana, Roman Sanchez, Esther Nieto and Eduardo Ramirez got baptized in January.

In our last prayer letter, we asked you to help us pray for a possible candidate we had for a national pastor for our church. In the last couple of weeks, it has been revealed to us, that he’s not the man for the job so to speak. He wasn’t willing to go through the process time. While it was disappointing, we are thankful we know now rather than later. Help us pray for wisdom in guiding the church, and the future direction of our church.

We have been praying about our next ministry opportunity, and a couple of weeks ago the Lord literally placed a cell group of about 30-40 people in our laps. A lady, her name is Carolina, called the church and was asking questions about our church doctrine and what we believe. She has a Pentecostal background, and through closely examining theDSCN2660 scriptures she noticed that they don’t preach what the Bible teaches. She came to a ladies meeting and to the Sunday service the following day. The next week, she invited us to come and meet the rest of the cell group that she had started with her husband, Beto. The small group is eager to learn /hear about the Bible, some of them are saved, but some of them aren’t. Many of them came to our Christmas program, and one man was saved. Most of them live about an hour away, so it’s far them to come to Faith Baptist Church and some of them don’t have the financial means to attend because of the distance.

Starting in January, we will be meeting with them on a weekly basis doing Bible studies. We are excited about this added ministry opportunity, help us pray that we can manage our time well to balance all of our normal ministry opportunities, plus the new opportunities we will have with this cell group.

Co-laborers and a Blessing to have Friends Visit August 30, 2013

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Fathers DayWe got back to Mexico at the end of April after the kidney transplant and our feet hit the ground running. We are happy to report that the deacons, leaders, and teachers did a great job in the church, during our absence and they are still fulfilling a lot of the responsibilities. We have the Sunday School, preaching in the morning service, and Wednesday prayer service all set up on a rotating basis. Three men and I, take turns preaching, and three different men take turns teaching Sunday School. All of the men together take turns doing the Wednesday night prayer service. I continue to teach a discipleship class during the Sunday School hour, as well as lead our mens Bible Study group. It’s been a huge encouragement to see more men step up to the plate, and be willing to serve in any capacity.

The end of June, Steve Mann, came to help us teach music to a group in our church, who wanted to learn how to read music. There were fourteen kids, teens, and adults who took the class. They learned to readMusic class music and play the recorder. At the end of the week, they played special music in church with Steve accompanying them on the piano. They did a great job and some of them had additional time with Steve to learn some piano. Two weeks ago, Aimee started classes with nine of the fourteen, (only two are kids) who had taken classes with Steve. They are making progress each week, and we are praying that one or some of those nine will be the future piano players of the church when it is our time to leave.

In July, we had the privilege of hosting our first group and at the same time we had Vacation Bible School York Groupat our church. We enjoyed exposing the group to many things, but specifically Mexico history, culture, and the needs in ministry. Calvary Baptist Church in York, PA, was a huge blessing to our family personally as well as the church. The next week a group of fourteen from our church and I, went to Veracruz to run Vacation Bible School at Iglesia Divino Redentor using the same program we did at our church in the morning, and in the evening I taught a class on cults.

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The day after I got back from Veracruz, we welcomed our next group of visitors. My biological mom was able to visit us for 2 weeks, and at the same time we had a small group from Upper Cross Roads Baptist Church in Maryland here visiting. We truly had a great time with each and every visitor that was here, it was a lot of work, and our lives were put on hold for a little bit, but worth it. As Aimee and I reflected on the missions trips 2nd groupwe took as young adultsandthe impact they had on our lives, we pray that each one was impacted spiritually, emotionally, and morally for missions. Lord permitting, this exposure would cause a different perspective in how they see missions and live life with others and their Savior.

Not only have we been busy Mi Madrewith ministry responsibilities, but also busy with every day activities and family. In June, Alison turned four, and Junior turned seven. In July, I turned forty, and Aimee and I celebrated eight years of marriage. As August came around, it was time to start thinking about school, we are homechooling again this year. Junior is in second grade, and Alison is in K-4, we are praying for another great school year.

We would appreciate your prayers as we start an institute (Instituto Teologico de Mexico) at our church Rodriguez Familythe end of August, along with a fellow missionary. Praise be to God for the 11 students who have committed for this semester. The purpose of this institute is to train leaders for full time service; we covet your prayers as we start this new endeavor. 

It’s hard to believe but it has been six months, since the kidney transplant. Thank you for your faithful prayers during and after surgery. As life continues to get active I get some pains on the surgery side and an occasional headache. Praise the Lord, that overall, I am physically well and healthy.

En Cristo,

Jorge, Aimee, Junior, and Alison Rodriguez

Restored Life April 13, 2013

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March – April

Luke 9:61-62 “And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Thank you for your faithful prayers for me and the familia. By the grace of God, I am doing well, and have continued to improve. Wednesday April 3rd, I had my 5 week check up. The doctor gave me the clearance to go back to my regular routine, but to do some things in moderation. He added that the internal incision is 40% healed compared to the other side of the body. Also the internal incision will take about one year to be at 80% and will never be at 100%. What does that mean… well I am able to horse play with the kids (they like that), able to go shopping with Aimee (:-), and push the body more. Since I have not beenRecipient & I (donor) able to push the body for the last 5 weeks, I don’t know how much motion the body can handle. So I am going to physically start to get ready to return. Over all, I do have energy and on some occasions a little pain. The outside wound is healed. Our returning date for Mexico will be April 22.

The recipient of the kidney was Terri Metze, my adopted Mom. She is doing great physically and in every other way. She is still under supervision by her doctors and getting monthly check ups. She is anxious to go back to church, but because her immune system is suppressed, she needs to stay away from large crowds. This medicine keeps the body from rejecting the kidney, which makes her vulnerable to getting sick quicker.

Jr. and Alison have adjusted well to being back in the States. They are looking forward to returning to Mexico to play with Still waiting for 6'' snow fallfriends and being home again. Jr is getting better about communicating his feelings and he is somewhat home sick. Alison has decided to talk English, since she did not in Mexico. 🙂

Continue to pray for the Deacons (Beto Ramirez, Fernando Garcia, Alfonso Platteros) of Iglesia Bautista de Fe (Faith Baptist Church), as they continue lead the church in our absence. We talk via Skype phone once a week, and from what I am hearing everything is going well. They have a lot of growing to do as leaders and teachers. There are some obstacles to overcome: learning to trust, accepting responsibility, keeping their eyes on God & not man, and fears of failure and feelings of inadequacy. Aimee and I are rejoicing to see Bernabe and Alfonso take steps of faith to prepare to become better leaders in the church.

Also, would you pray that God would send us a senior pastor this year? As we are planning to begin a work in the different area this coming year.  One of our goals this year for Iglesia Bautista de Fe is for the Deacons and the leadership to be ready to take over the ministry by the end of this coming year. Pray that more men would take steps to follow the Lord with their faithful actions.  There are plenty of Christians and non Christians in the church who are fans of the ministry, but have not chosen to be followers. There is a need for genuine followers.

Thank you, Thank you for helping meet our financial needs for this particular special occasion. Your prayers were greatly appreciated and graciously heard by our redeemer.

Followers of His Kingdom,

Jorge, Aimee, Jr, and Ali Rodriguez

Some have Compassion, Making a Difference September 17, 2012

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“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” Jude 1
Please continue to pray for Angel and Elia Matias and their spiritual growth. They were having marital problems. Praise be to God, they are confronting their problems. Elia is confronting her core heart issues, which stems from a bad upbringing. She has dwelt with heart issues in the past on her own, but not in the magnitude which she is now. She is moving forward little by little. Angel struggles with consistency in his spiritual life, which affects the relationship with his wife and kids.
VBS at Iglesia Bautista de Fe (Faith Baptist Church) went really well. We had a good outcome and great participation from the church. As parents came to drop off their kids we took the opportunity to share the gospel. Please pray for Redardo and Nayeli salvation and as we do follow up. Several kids made profession of faith during VBS.
Six teen and four adults went to Mecatlan, Veracruz to do VBS at Divino Redentor Bautista Iglesia (Divine Redeemer Baptist Church) in the beginning of July. One of those adults was Lupe, who had the responsibility of telling one evangelistic story and assisting in other areas. Lupe is very laid back and shy. During our first training for VBS, I told her that she was going to teach the Evangelistic story, and soon after she started to cry. I asked her why she was crying, but she would not say anything. I realized that the idea of teaching in front of kids scared her to the core of her bones. Lupe did great teaching the evangelistic story to the kids. Praise the Lord, she is going to be teaching in Junior Church at the end of this month. What a turn around, only by God’s grace.
Please pray for Alison, she was hospitalized at the beginning of July, for three days with the beginning stages of pneumonia. She has been very sick this year with throat infections, stomach infections and coughing most of the time. Her hospital stay connected us with a doctor that is a little closer to us, only about 30 minutes. He thinks her problems stem from allergies and we plan to have her tested this month. We have been here in Mexico for two years and this is the 4th pediatrician she has seen. At times it has been VERY frustrating especially for Aimee. We are so thankful for God leading us to our new doctor and the help he has already given her(us) in the last 2 months.
I have been given the privilege of being the intern pastor of Iglesia Bautista de Fe (Faith Baptist Church) in Nicolas Romero, Mexico. The previous pastor was immoral and the church dismissed him. After a year and half, the church has spiritually moved forward and many believers have stepped up to serve and make a difference for Christ. One thing we are lacking is MORE SPIRITUAL MEN, who are willing to make a difference and serve the LORD.
Last week the church was broken into, this was the second time in a year. The first time they took some gas tanks, and a bicycle. This past week they took 2 microphones, the Gloria machine, and the projector. We are taking some steps to make it more secure. Please help us pray that these things can be replaced, and that it won’t happen again.

En Cristo,

Jorge, Aimee, Jorge Robert, and Alison Rodriguez

Keep Serving and Look to Jesus July 3, 2012

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We are grateful for the privilege of serving the Lord in Mexico City, Mexico, with the opportunity to be vessels used by God. For the last several months, I have been preaching on different series. Some of those series have included stewardship, evangelism, using the talents God has given you. I just started a new series on the family entitled the “Home.” There is a great need for biblical principles to be lived out in the home. Many families are living life without purpose and making impacting daily decisions without using the scriptures as their guide. Solomon tells us in Psalms 127, “Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it … 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. 5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”

The last series I finished was on evangelism and we gave the church the opportunity to serve in Mecatlan, Veracruz, during the days of July 9th- 12th, our church (Faith Baptist Church of Nicolas Romero) will bethere doing Vacation Bible School in a remote area in Mecatlan, Veracruz. The name of the church is Divino Redentor Bautista Iglesia, the name of the pastor is Pablo Jimenez, who was a deacon in our church for a few years. The church in Mecatlan, Veracruz doesn’t have a lot and the economy is bad, but they LOVE the LORD. Help us pray for a good outreach and for lives to be transformed by the power of the Gospel.

Continue to pray for Aimee (and I) as on June 18th, one year ago we buried our baby Esperanza. It has been a hard year for us, especially Aimee, but we are thankful for God’s grace, comfort, and love. We took Junior, and Alison to the cemetery last month for the first time since the funeral. They had lots of questions, especially Junior, we were able to use it as another opportunity to share the Gospel with them.

I had the opportunity to lead Claudia Diaz Diaz to the Lord two Sundays ago, please pray for her spiritual growth. Also pray for her son (Isaac Batalla Diaz) who has a deformed elbow, because the elbow was not treated correctly when it was first broken and he is seeking medical help. He has an appointment September 9th, in the City of Mexico, but they live in Chiguagua MX. Also pray that they find a good gospel preaching church where they live.

We (Iglesia Bautista de Fe) are doing Vacation Bible School July 18-22 and would greatly appreciate your prayers as we are also getting ready. Pray for outreach, contacts, and mostly for souls to be transformed by the power of the Gospel.

Every year, on April 30th, Mexico celebrates the Day of the Child (Dia del Niño). This year we passed out flyers, and had a mini carnival. There was a good number of visitors. Aimee and I had the opportunity to share the gospel with Guadalupe, and she did accept the Lord Jesus as her Savior. Please pray that she would commit to seeking the Lord and finding hope in the one she trusted. We also had the opportunity to share the Gospel with a couple, Filimon (Philemon) and Victoria, but they did not make a profession of faith. Please pray for their salvation.

We had a good turnout for the Mother and Daughter banquet with more than half of the attendee’s being visitors and the gospel message was presented. There is follow up that will take place and pray for spiritual decisions.

The Father and Son cook-out on June 16 was hold at Nueva Vida Baptist Church. Junior and I had the opportunity to rub shoulders with other fathers and sons, who are thirsty for this type of fellowship.

Pray for Angel and Elia Matias, Aimee and I have been  counseling (marriage) them for the past 5 month and they are growing but we have a long way to go. We are making progress. Elia had a really bad upbringing and has not dealt with heart issues, but praise the Lord she is presently confronting them. Their marital problems stem from Elia not trusting Angel from different situations that occurred. They are believers.

Also pray for Efrem and Idaly who have been married for over 5 years and are struggling in their marriage. Communication is one of their biggest struggles. Pray for Efrem a spiritually immature believer, but he has a lot of potential if he will choose to apply the Scriptures. Efrem has been a “believer” for over 15 years, but lacks maturity.

Eduardo is a young man, who received Christ a year ago, but has made bad decisions and leaving in Sin. He is not willing to submit to the working of the scriptures and Holy Spirit. Pray that the Lord will give me wisdom and compassion in teaching biblical truth.

Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart! September 3, 2011

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Dear Pastors & Friends:

Once again we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your prayers, cards, emails, and those of you who gave toward the funeral expenses. We appreciate your thoughtfulness so much.

This month (September) has been hard for Aimee, since Esperanza was suppose to be born the first week of September by c-section. She has found encouragement from Proverbs 3:5-6 and Philippians 4:8, Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. We still need your prayers and words of encouragements as the healing process continues. Some days are better than others for her, but she has been taking one day at a time.

The end of July, Jorge had the opportunity to visit Veracruz for the third time. However, this time was a different visit than before. One of our deacons, Pablo Jimenez took over the church that is there, and Jorge took Pablo, his family, and two other men from our church. Jorge had the privilege of being there and leading Pablo’s installation service. While we miss this family greatly, we are so thankful that they are obeying the call of God on their life, and look forward to seeing how God will use them.

During Jorge’s last visit to Veracruz, he got stopped by the cops on the way there and on the way back, so this time he took a lawyer we have in our church along with another man, and thankfully wasn’t stopped by the police at all. The day after Jorge got back in the city, which was a Tuesday, and we ran some errands for the church, and got stopped by the police four times, yes, I said four times, all within a time span of 4 hours. Since Tuesday is our non-driving day, the police can tell from our car tag what day we can’t drive. While we have a zero sticker that we pay for which enables us to drive every day, but at a quick glance, the police don’t see that, thankfully every cop was nice, and really just doing their job.

Two months ago, we started meeting with a young lady, Naomi Delvalle, who was a neighbor to one of our church members. She was having great problems in her marriage, and was ready to ask her husband for a divorce, and sought out help. After several weeks of sharing Scriptures and Biblical principles, she realized that her greatest need was the Lord Jesus Christ, and accepted him as her Lord and Savior. It’s been such a joy to see her grow and learn more about the Lord. She has decided not to leave her husband and continue biblical counseling. Her husband has noticed a change in her, and he’s interested in knowing what has cause this change. He is a skeptic, so Noemi is learning how to share her faith and how to truly love her husband. Please pray for her husband’s (Gerardo Rodriguez) salvation.

Jorge, Aimee, Jorge Robert and Alison Rodriguez

Another Soul has come to Christ May 12, 2011

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Dear Pastors & Friends:

It’s amazing how quickly time flies when you are having fun! While this is a very popular saying, it has been true for us this past year. This month (MAY) marks our first year anniversary living here in Mexico, which is hard to believe. We have been and continue to learn more about their cultural, language, and the way they do things here, almost on a daily basis. Junior and Alison have both adapted very well. Junior has almost completed his first year of kindergarten here, in a school that only speaks Spanish. It’s unbelievable how well he understands and can speak Spanish. Alison can say about 10 words or so in Spanish, and one of her favorite word is, “hola.” She LOVES eating anything that is HOT, which is a sign that she is more Mexican than any of us.

At the beginning of this year, Jorge had the privilege of leading a young man, Eduardo, to the Lord. It has been such an encouragement and blessing to see his faithfulness to the Lord, and to watch him grow spiritually in the things of the Lord. Jorge teaches a discipleship class every Sunday morning during Sunday School, and he usually has between 7-10, adults and teens, and Eduardo is faithful to attend, please pray for this young man and his daily walk with the Lord.

Thank you for your prayers for Iglesia Bautista De Fe, and please keep praying for them. As we have mentioned in the past, the previous pastor of the church was dismissed due to moral reasons. About two months ago, the woman that he was involved with came to church and admitted everything, which was a HUGE answer to prayer. Her name is Lilia, please pray for her, as Aimee and I are counseling with her every week, that God would give us the wisdom and words to encourage and help her. She had a horrible upbringing. Please continue to pray for Juan (the previous pastor), as he still will not take responsibility for his actions. Also pray for Lidia, his wife, as she is suffering and confused at her husband’s response.  

We are happy to announce that Aimee is expecting again, she is due September 18, praise the Lord for an uncomplicated pregnancy so far. Due to her history of miscarriages, our doctor has taken a lot of extra steps to make sure things continue to go well. So at 14 weeks, she started going to the doctor every 2 weeks, which is a little more inconvenient since we drive 45-60 minutes to the doctor, and pay 10.00 in tolls one way. On the plus side we are VERY thankful that our doctor is so thorough, and he speaks English, which is worth almost any price to Aimee.

Jorge, Aimee, Jorge Robert and Alison Rodriguez