In this time of the year when we remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ as God’s greatest gift of love, we are delighted to share with you that our family is expanding! On this initial phase of our missionary journey to Chiapas, we are thrilled to add each one of you to our family! It’s been a joy to know we have sisters and brothers in Christ from West Virginia, Colorado, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Georgia, California, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Wyoming fervently praying and generously giving to bless with the gospel the people of Chiapas
As we travel to share the story of our call, not only do we get to share a passion for God’s mission with all of you but we’ve also become aware of your love for the people of Chiapas. We’ve met many of you with a previous commitment to God’s people and work in Chiapas. Many have already been there! Others are learning about Chiapas and have made a commitment to pray and give. For that we are very thankful.
Building our support network is both challenging and rewarding. It is challenging because when we see our support goal, we realized that we cannot do it without your prayers and support and let alone without God’s grace and favor. It is rewarding because we enjoy writing thank you cards and emails, responding to emails and phone calls, providing updates in social media, and so on. But the most satisfying has been developing relationships with each one of our partners and praying for you.
We’ve had the honor and privilege to be trusted to pray for parents grieving their children – born and unborn –, for health issues, adoption processes, retirement processes and much more. Thank you for your love and passion to serve God even amid the challenges you face.
It’s been a blessing to meet amazing people with incredibly generous hearts who inspire us to keep trusting our Heavenly Father. Your commitment, generosity and faithfulness to God’s mission will enable us to share Christ’s hope, peace, joy, and love with the people of Chiapas.
We wish you “Feliz Navidad” and a wonderful 2017!
With much gratitude,
Denise & Juan (Ziba and Juancito, too)