Planning continues for the FAMEX missions conference coming up in two weeks. Tony Vasquez will be the main plenary speaker. Tony is a Camino Global missionary who has worked with his wife Brenda and family in Spain for many years in church planting and missionary mobilization at IIBET.
David Gómez arrives from Uruguay mañana, and we'll be picking him up at the airport after a LONG flight from Montevideo. David is a FAMEX missionary working with youth and supporting a church in Uruguay's capitol city. He will also be sharing at a number of churches during his time here (Sendero de Vida, Buen Pastor Pachuca, IBC Ciudad Azteca)
Representatives from Misioneros de Verano will be present, which is a Bible church ministry that trains young people (and not so young people) to give 5-day clubs for 3-4 weeks each summer. This ministry recently visited Honduras to train young people in that country.
Teo Moreno will also be at the conference. Teo is a bi-lingual Mexican young man, graduate of the Puebla Bible Seminary, who is on his way to China to teach English (and Spanish?). A number of students from the seminary will also be helping in the conference.
We are pleased to have Dave Miller, founder and president of Adventures in Life Ministry, at the conference, sharing a wealth of information and stories from his over 20 years in ministry in Oaxaca, Ensenada and Jalisco. Dave's particular emphasis in identification and integration with Mexican believers is encouraging and a great model for us.
Operation Blessing, an international organization with main offices in Virginia Beach, VA, has a very active branch in Mexico under the capable leadership of Scott Hill. Julio Dominguez, their Mexican coordinator, will be present at the conference.
Talented artist and friend Samuel Valtierra will be doing a workshop on the use of art in missions. His perspective is needed and challenges the mentality of many local churches, who do not value the use of graphics arts in their outreach and discipleship. Chuck Topp will be giving a helpful workshop on the blessings and challenges of being a missionary sending church.
Fernando Amezcua will be giving a report on his recent trip to the Philippines, a country that will likely be a focal point for FAMEX missionaries in the future, beginning with Priscilla from the Buen Pastor church in Pachuca, who has committed to go to the Philippines for one year.
Please be in prayer for our small, stretched to the limit FAMEX coordinating committee, Fernando Amezcua, Erik Morgo and un servidor.
Quote of the Day: In living together as God’s people under his reign and lordship, our churches provide to the world the closest resemblance of the kingdom of God on this side of eternity. We are the invisible kingdom made visible through the people of God and their shared lives on earth. We are the church. Where the world comes to window shop. To see if they’re “buying it.”
Stetzer, Ed (2012-03-30). Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation (p. 185).