In June 2014 we took in two female kittens about the same time Teri had a birthday. While I help out from time to time with their care and I have been known to scratch their heads and pet them too. But they are Teri’s cats. When we took them to the vet to make it so that there would be no more kittens, we found out that for one of them, it was too late to prevent. So we are having kittens in about a month and a half. Our children are already talking with their friends about receiving the blessing of a free kitten. The reality is that life has a way of reproducing itself.
Thank God this applies to the church as well. The church that we helped start during our first missionary term here in Mexico has already been involved in the reproduction process as well. Four times last year they sent missionaries to the Caribbean coastal state in Mexico known as Veracruz. Casey Hancock participated in two of those trips. The other two of those trips were completely financed, initiated, and coordinated by the Mexican church and her leadership from the King of Kings congregation. It is exciting and rewarding to see that the work that we helped start is growing in this way. We have so many “thank you’s” to express to God, to our prayer partners, to our financial partners, and to the national church as well. May God be praised by the ministry of His church.
In 2015, we have already sent one team of missionaries to Veracruz to help the new church work there. Allow me to give a little more detail as a follow up to our June 10, 2014 blog. (you can re-read this blog at www.mexicohancocks.com in the blog dated June 10, 2014). Tantoyuca, Veracruz, Mexico is a town in the northern part of that state about an hour and a half from the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Only the main roads are paved in sections and gravel in other sections. Dirt roads are very common and potholes are even more abundant in the area. The people tend to be very well mannered and incredibly hospitable. In every home and family we visit they offer us at least a coffee and sweet bread. We have also enjoyed patio chicken, Mexican black beans, and tamales on occasion. Patio chicken gets its name for the place where the chicken was raised not where you are when you eat it. We call it free-range chicken in the US. Some people say it tastes better than the store bought variety. You can be the judge if you have ever eaten it. Whether you like it our not, it is definitely fresh chicken.
We all praise God together because He is reaching people here in Mexico with the truth of the gospel. We are excited for these results and we are incredibly blessed by your prayers and your giving which helps make this ministry possible. Way to go church! Way to go God!
Blessed to be a blessing,
Your Missionary to Mexico,