The July update is available – click here to see the one page pdf file. As always, we would love to hear and respond to your questions and comments!
The semester has come to an end and we are into the summer! After a full academic year of large groups, small groups, and one on one meetings, we took advantage of the beginning of vacation time for week long seminars on “how to study the Bible” and “Christian world and life view.” We had good turnout, and now the summer will turn to social activities (cultural outings, a prayer and praise afternoon) and preparing for the next school year (sermons, development, connecting with local churches and incoming freshment, leader training).
Last semester we went to MTW’s camp in Guanajuato for a great Easter Week retreat! RUF Area Coodinator David Green spoke on “Scripture: The Only Cure for Total Myopia”, and students were challenged to understand the center of the story, the course of the story, the confidence we have in the writing/transmission of the story, and how the story fits with the sciences. We look forward to our next retreat in November!
In addition to leading the RUF ministry, Peter oversees the Street Child ministry and most exciting this next semester, the beginning of a new church plant near the UNAM! Pray for students looking for churches and for the new church we hope will answer many of those prayers! Pray for planter Marco Escalante as he gets to work. Pray for planter Victor Cruz who is starting another great church in the area.
Lara Sullivan did a great job lead our English Club this semester, but she had to return to the US in May to start graduate school! We are thankful for Lara’s service and for all of the great relationships that developed this semester through the club. Please pray for native speakers (with Christian faith and good conversation skills) for next semester – this activity is one of the primary ways we contact new students and many have come to faith through relationships started in the club.
Ruth Martinez has been working hard for the last year translating materials and books for RUF, most notably a Dan Doriani’s Getting the Message. Thanks to your generous giving and giving from MTW’s Ambassadors, we have the money to do final edits and publish this book. Pray for our work bringing this work to production and distribution for Latin America! We are also revising translations of the final section of The Heart of Evangelism by Jerram Barrs and continuing to work on How People Change by Lane and Tripp.
Thanks & Financial Needs
Thank you for your support! We could not do this ministry without your generous prayers and financial gifts! We have two main needs right now. 1) Peter is $1,300 short on his monthly support, and Ruth needs to raise an additional $1,000. 2) Marco Escalante has landed in Mexico City, but needs to raise more money to complete his 7 year project budget. Check out www.mtwmexicocity.org for more information.
*For summer activities with students; for Peter as he looks to raise funds for Mexico City ministries; for Peter and Ruth as they attend RUF Staff Training in Atlanta the last week of July.
*For the growth of our student leaders as they serve RUF and work on their majors, family relationships, and friendships. Pray for the new students joining the servant team!
*For funding and an urgently needed new location for large group since we will not be able to continue in our current location.
*For student summers, especially for rest, for connection with local churches, and for preparation of priorities for the upcoming semester.