Greetings from the Hancock’s, your missionaries in Mexico. First of all we send you our thanks for your gifts, prayers, and support for this ministry. Without you, we would not be able to continue serving God and His church here in Mexico. Our prayer is for God to return to you in even greater measure the blessings you have given to us.
Each summer the King of Kings Christian Church (K2) in Huehuetoca, Mexico offers a quality, inspiring, and FREE outreach event that is very similar to a Vacation Bible School event in the USA. This summer we hosted 186 community kids on our highest attendance day. The King of Kings Christian Church (K2) is continuing to follow up with the families who enjoyed participating in our Summer Outreach. Please pray with us that new families will join in the ministry of K2. Because we have had so many newcomers in recent months, the leaders of the K2 congregation have been preaching through Bible passages that communicate who we are and what we believe. Since these new friends have either no church background or they have come from a Catholic faith heritage, the aim is to connect everyone with the Bible as our primary source for the practice of our faith in God and ministry to our neighborhood. The K2 leadership has also been offering a discipleship course to help everyone develop and grow closer to our Christ. Thank you for your ongoing partnership with us in prayer. God continues to honor our faithfulness.
Many of you have been praying for a mission on the east coast of Mexico that we have joined and continue supporting with official government documentation, teaching, and training visits. In October, one of the elders from ICN (Northside Christian Church), David Diaz joined Casey in traveling to Veracruz to preach, teach, and help baptize 3 new sisters in Christ. It is rewarding to see the mutual ministry that our national brothers and sisters continue to give and receive. God uses their testimonies and ministries to give needed inspiration among Mexican leaders who serve the same Christ in their own unique contexts.
Carmelita rejoices after having been renewed by Christian Baptism!
Above: Musical worship with Alfonzo and his children in Veracruz.
We are very thankful for your continued investments in this valuable ministry. We are very hopeful and encouraged by what God is doing here and we are comforted by the confidence that you are praying and giving so that we can live and work here in Mexico.
Other prayer items:
Hancock children – especially Elizabeth who is in her senior year of high school and making preparations for entering university in 2017.
Uncertainty in Mexico in the face of inflation, rising exchange rates compared to the US dollar, educational reform, and upcoming US presidential transition.
Personal health of Hancock family.