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in a neighborhood called El Porvenir. We   the highest homicides rates and causes of
        meet there every Wednesday and Sunday   both preventable and highly preventable
        to plant the seed of the Word of God in   deaths. This has had an impact on the work
        these little ones’ tender hearts. We pray   of the Lord. During our nearly 13 years
        that these children will be converted and   of labor here, 10 believers have gone to
        become men and women of God, bring-  be with the Lord. Some already were in
        ing glory to the Lord and blessing in their   assembly fellowship and others had only
        homes. Each summer we have between 50   been baptized. Most of these were elderly.
        and 100 children attending the vacation   There are other cases where relatives of
        Bible classes.                       the believers died of a drug overdose, and
          Radio Broadcast: Each Friday we have a   this has given us the opportunity to reach
        radio broadcast where we read the Word   more of these homes with the message of
        of God and give a short gospel message.   the gospel. The assembly is still small, with
        Some of the listeners have contacted us to   much need for spiritual shepherding. Some
        ask questions or to share a spiritual need.   believers live a long way from the hall and
          Open air: During the summer, we have   have trouble getting to meeting, so on oc-
        an open-air meeting on Saturday in the   casions, it is necessary to go pick them up.
        neighborhoods surrounding the hall. As   Prayer requests: We highly appreciate
        well, we go to the hospital to distribute   the prayers of God’s people for the con-
        literature and food for those visiting their   tinuation both of peace in the country and
        sick relatives.                      freedom to proclaim the gospel. We are
          Annual conference: Each September   confident that the Spirit of God can speak
        we have our annual conference. It is very   directly to the hearts of those who listen,
        encouraging to see Christians bringing fel-  producing repentance that leads to salva-
        low believers many kilometres who would   tion through faith which is in Christ Jesus
        otherwise have no means of coming to the   and, like many other countries around the
        conference.                          world, Mexico is a country with 120 million
          Outreach: In the city of Delicias, with   souls where there are many opportunities
        a population of 140,000, we have a small   and great need, but few workers. There
        rented hall and each week travel the 100km   is real need for both the preaching of the
        journey to distribute literature and preach   gospel and the continuous clear teaching
        the gospel. We ask ourselves, as did An-  of sound doctrine to the Lord’s flock. We
        drew the disciple, what are they among so   continue looking to Him to supply every
        many?                                need in the work. Please pray the Lord of
          Conditions in Chihuahua: During 2015,   the Harvest to send out laborers into His
        Chihuahua held the fifth place nationally   harvest and pray for blessing in the salva-
        for economic growth, and was in sixth   tion of souls and the spiritual growth of
        place for contributing to national GDP.   new believers.
        However, it is very sad to see other data   On a personal note, we are thankful to
        that place the state of Chihuahua in last   the Lord that we are in good health and
        place for life expectancy. It has the coun-  our daughter is already halfway through
        try’s highest infant mortality rate and the   her medical studies at the Autonomous
        fourth highest maternal mortality rate.   University of Chihuahua. Thank you for
        The state of Chihuahua also has one of   your prayers.

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