Five stops, hundreds of lives changed in Mexico
Three young people embarked on a 23-day missions trip as part of the Missionary Advance project on the Mexico Southern District.
Victoria Trujillo, Lizbeth Morales, and Abner Gutiérrez began their trip on 23 November and ended on 15 December. They visited multiple towns in the Lagos Zone, joining together with members of the local churches in that area for assistance in their projects.
“The missions trip helped me to learn the different needs that exist in each place,” Trujillo said. “I was able to see how God backed this ministry from the beginning. Now I want to continue supporting and sharing how the Lord worked and the blessing that is to serve in missions.”
The first town visited was Soyatitán in Venustiano Carranza. For four days they did personal evangelism and put on a children’s program. In Comitan de Domínguez, they carried out evangelistic activities in the company of David Cabrera, who pastors the Church of the Nazarene in that community.
In the municipality of La Trinitaria, where there is no Church of the Nazarene presence, they made home visits. While many in the community turned them away, they persisted in their attempts to share the Gospel, visiting homes for seven hours a day over four days. As a result, three people accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior.
The fourth visit was to the town of Unión Juárez. There they visited families and performed a clown show with an average attendance of 50 children.
The last stop was at Lázaro Cárdenas. They evangelized in the morning, and the local church prepared outdoor evangelistic campaigns for four days in the afternoon. They were accompanied by church members who walked for hours in the sun.
During this time 238 children, three youth, and 27 adults gave their lives to Jesus.
"I thank God firstly for every opportunity to serve Him and for the life of my wife, Ana Rosales, for her dedication to the ministry we now develop together," said Freivy López, director of Missionary Advance of the southern district of Mexico.
The Missionary Advance project of the southern district of Mexico was born in 2018. It seeks to awaken missionary DNA by providing training and service opportunities such as the missionary journey these three young people made.