November 14, 2006

November Update

PICT0008 3 We have known for well, five years, that the end of 2006 would mark a major transition for Mission Mexico City. Because of that, Lindsay and I have spent a great deal of time praying, thinking, and seeking counsel about what we would do next. About two years ago, one thing became certain: we wanted to remain missionaries. We both believe that the world is in desperate need of more Christian workers, more churches, and a deeper understanding of Jesus. And we know that God has gifted us, at least for now, to meet the unique demands of missionary service.

Our realization that we desire to continue as missionaries beyond our first five-year commitment didn’t initially provide us with a lot of concrete answers about the future. The world is a big place, so we set our minds to the what” and where” we would be best suited.

After much prayer, we came full-circle, back to Mexico City. We both have big hearts for this city, crime- and pollution-ridden as it is. God has simply burdened us for its people. We are excited to announce that we plan on returning to Mexico City to begin a new church plant with a new team. Some things will change, some will stay the same. We’ll keep the name — Mission Mexico City works very well for a church plant in Mexico City. Also, both of our supporting churches have already committed to continuing their support of us. Our mission, however, will be different. Rather than a specific focus on youth ministry, we will focus on planting an indigenous church. Also we will be associated with a missions agency called Global Ministries Fellowship. GMF has been very receptive to our hopes for Mexico City, and is excited about our partnership. 2007 will provide us with some much-needed time to recruit and organize our new team, finalize our support base, and to do some more research and study on church planting. We will begin the new church plant in Mexico City in 2008.

We would like to invite you — all of the faithful supporters of the past five years — to continue to support us into the future. We’ll keep in touch. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Blessings!

—Luke


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