We hope you and yours are well. It has been too long since our last reportmuch has happened. We want to mention a few things for your thanksgiving and prayers.
Trip to Texas
We recently returned from our summer trip to Texas. It was a great time to spend time with family and friendsto also spend time with some of the congregations that partner with us in our mission in Mexico. We made missions presentations, taught classes and/or preached at Amherst, Crescent Park in Littlefield, Comanche Trail in Amarillo, Petersburg, Greenlawn in Lubbock, and Sunset. We were blessed to eat meals with many of youto be blessed by your hospitality and with many good conversations. We thank God for good friends and family!
The girls have all had birthdays in the last couple of monthsCeci turned 6 in June; Morgan and Natali turned 14 in July. Classes began a couple of weeks ago and we are all getting back into the school routine.
Please pray for the fellowship of churches in Guadalajara. It seems that the Evil One has especially been on the prowl in the last few weeks. So many good things have happened in the past months: baptisms, evidence of maturity, growth in leadership, clarity and follow-through with mission projects in each of the churches. However, there have also been many attacks lately: sickness, return to addictions and sinful habits, discouragement, conflict, doubt. We are praying for the churches and their leaders: Mariano Otero, Jardines del Valle, Cerro del Cuatro, Jocotán and La Piedad. We are praying that the Evil One will not have his way with these young churches.
Several of us who focus on church planting plan to go away for a retreat this weekend, September 7-9. We expect it to be an important time for prayer, evaluation and discernment. Please pray for God’s presence and guiding in this time…that this time will be used for good as we seek to move forward.
As always, we thank God for your partnership in our life and mission.
Praying to the Lord of the Harvest,
Chadd, Nancy, Morgan, Natali and Ceci Schroeder