LIVING GOSPEL MINISTRY
Justin & Tracy Schroeder Family
After spending several years serving with the local church in Texaco, the Schroeders returned to Missouri, but are still working to raise funds for the Texcoco Christian Academy.
Special Project: Texcoco Christian Academy
The Mexico education system ranks as one of the lowest of developing countries worldwide. With a heavy focus on seat based learning and completion of task as opposed to making sure students truly master new concepts, students who have a more difficult time learning or who need movement in their day tend to get further and further behind. Mexico has opened itself to the private education sector to help bring positive change to education. Unfortunately, most private schools are run as businesses which means high quality education comes at high prices for families. We are in the process of starting Texcoco Christian Academy to help families come to know Christ in Texcoco. By running our school as a not-for-profit, we can provide high quality Christian education to those who usually would not be able to afford it, and to kids who are not thriving in traditional Mexican schools. With activity based learning and by helping students master new concepts we can bring positive change to families. With the teaching of Christian values and character traits we can transform families with the saving message of Jesus Christ. Our school facilities can also serve as an expanded church location or an additional church plant in Texcoco.
How you can help: Due to the current limitations of our church facilities and lack of space, land must be purchased to meet the government requirements for a school. We also must construct classrooms, purchase the needed supplies such as tables, chairs, and marker boards, as well as pay fees during our certification process. This comes as an upfront expense of about $150,000. YOUR partnership can make all the difference. We cannot do this without your faithful support. Will you help be the difference? Will you help transform lives?
Needs: We are always in need of your prayers for the hearts and lives of the people that we serve in Mexico, and for the Texcoco Christian Academy project.
ME & MY HOUSE OUTREACH
Josh & Susan Sanchez Family – Manzanillo, Mexico
“As for ME & MY HOUSE, we will serve the Lord”. Joshua 24:15
We came to Manzanillo, Mexico, a city of 125,000 with no previous Independent Christian Church or Church of Christ, in January of 2006 to begin a church with a small group of 10 believers that were living here. The closest CC congregations are a 3 hour drive.
We are located on the western coast of Mexico, in the largest sea port. 1 in 5 work for the port, so our city’s main source of income is trade, not tourism. The main religion is cultural Catholicism, with Jehovah’s Witnesses running a close second. JW’s, alone, have over 30 different congregations spread throughout the city.
Missionaries involved: Josh & Susan Sanchez with teammates Ben and Melissa Johnson (joined 2008) along with Dane and Ashley Denker (joined in 2011).
201 Bahia de la Paz,
Fraccionamiento Sol del Pacifico,
Salagua, Manzanillo, Colima. C.P. 28869
Ray & Alicia Bacon
149 East 4th St.
Bethel, MO 63434
Opportunities: We host interns every summer, if anyone is interested in working with church planting, children’s ministry, missions, etc. We welcome anyone interested in teaching seminars, we also have a women’s ministry that welcomes women teachers and trainers. We have a huge need for music ministry.
MEXICO MISSIONS – MEXICO
Allan & Karla Contreras- Manzanillo, Mexico
Allan graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, MO and returned to Mexico in the summer of 2014. Allan gained most of his ministry experience and discipleship while growing up in Mexico with his grandfather, Gil Contreras (a long-time missionary to Mexico). After Allan’s graduation he returned to Manzanillo, where he and his wife are now serving with Josh & Susan Sanchez. He is active in leading youth group Bible studies, College-age Bible studies, evangelism, and is helping to develop and train leaders in the church. It is his hope that the church will be independent after five years, at which time he plans to move and repeat the process in a new town/city to spread the Gospel of Christ to unreached areas of Mexico.
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