Mike & Kathy Trillingham Family
We are in the most southeastern state in Mexico. Chiapas is the poorest state. Most of the people are subsistence farmers. Yearly income is around $13,000 U. S. dollars per year. Most of the people we know make less than $150 dollars per week.
There are many churches in the area, but few have pastors. Since our ministry is new, we are working our way into being accepted into the community. Right now we are teaching English. It is required in the schools and many are interested as reference books many times come from the U.S. We are using the Bible in teaching phrases and reading. Pastors in the area have also signed up for the classes.
We are focusing on a soccer ministry for young men. They get together to play soccer and get a Bible reading along with a salvation message twice a week. There are other times when they are able to watch Christian videos, and listen to a message from one of the nationals.
We also are working on relationship building, with the people, with their relationships to the community and most importantly their relationship with God. That it is a relationship, not a one time event. Using scripture memorization and small groups, we are able to start and equip teachers to better serve the children and their community.
Needs at this time are monthly financial and prayer support. We are still short of our monthly goal for financial support.
Mike & Kathy Trillingham
1085 West State Road 26
Rossville, IN 46065
Email address: MKTrillkids@yahoo.com
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