For the past five weeks we have been traveling through our 40 Days of Prayer for the Cities of Mesoamerica. We have been so encouraged by the responses of many leaders and local churches as they mobilize their people in prayer! This campaign has become an annual emphasis, and this year especially we are starting to see the vision take hold. Thanks to all who have daily interceded for the urban settings in our region – it is truly making a difference!
There are some exciting things happening in the months ahead. First, the prayer does not need to stop! Please stay tuned to our updates and prayer requests throughout the year on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our mobile app (available for Android or iOS) will also start to become more and more useful as our missionaries on the ground provide stories as well as personal prayer requests and praises. And don’t forget that all around the region we have dedicated Tuesday mornings as a time to pray and fast for a genesis to occur in the cities of Mesoamerica.
Second, did you know that we are developing many new materials and tools to equip the existing churches that are in urban areas? Sugey Barrón, a former Genesis missionary sent from Mexico to Santiago, Dominican Republic, has decided to continue serving as a missionary in the D.R., now focusing on training the thousands of Nazarenes that live in our cities to be missional. I am so excited about what she is coming up with (you’ll hear more in the months ahead)!
Third, next month we will be training and sending out a new crop of Genesis missionaries who will impact Monterrey, México and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. These are some really great young people. Assuredly you will read about them in the coming weeks, but for now I can say that it is a high honor to witness how God keeps calling people to cross-cultural ministry, and how they are still responding in passionate obedience to his voice!
All that, and I have not even mentioned the ongoing articles we provide regularly on our website, the “Worthless Servants” podcast episodes we are pumping out biweekly, and much more. There is a lot going on! The point is: we need you to continue praying for all this. Don’t let the end of a 40-day campaign cause the need for effective urban churches to be “out of sight, out of mind.” In fact, add to that prayer a whole lot of action. Get involved in some way and help others do the same!
Thanks for your continued collaboration. God is using you – and thousands of others – to make a difference. What a privilege to be a part of this adventure with you.
Coordinator, Mesoamerica Global Missions and GENESIS
February 8, 2019