A mere 3% of Mexicans consider themselves Protestant Christians. Furthermore, the Catholicism most people embrace is mingled with indigenous rituals and superstitions. Calvary Boise desires to see the true Gospel of God preached and believed in México. So, in 2012 after many years of short-term mission trips, God opened the doors for Calvary to pursue more focused long-term outreaches. Now, our missionaries minister to three Mexican communities: Saul and Angela Alvarez are in Tepic, Miguel and Luisa Cruz are in Buenavista and Rachel (Barber) Garduño serves with her husband Pato in Semilla de mostaza Santa Monica. Please pray for much fruit and also for God's perfect provision for the work.
CAPILLA CALVARIO BUENAVISTA, MEXICO - MIGUEL & LUISA CRUZ
Buenavista is a small, rural community, 25 miles from Guadalajara, where tradition is very important—and the Gospel can seem very threatening to the old ways.
For the past three years, Miguel and Luisa Cruz have been working with a small community of mostly, new believers to bring the Gospel to their neighbors in need. The ground is hard, but their love is infectious. They pray that God would give them wisdom for reaching the lost with the truth and love of Jesus Christ.
Pray for steadfast resistance to the attacks of the enemy.
Pray for a co-laborer to pursue street evangelism with Pastor Miguel.
CAPILLA CALVARIO OAXACA, MEXICO - ANTONIO & CARMEN HERNANDEZ
Oaxaca is a cosmopolitan city of 300,500 people located 300 miles south of Mexico City. It is surrounded by the most ethnically diverse area in Mexico. At least a third of the people speak indigenous languages and live in isolated communities.
Calvary Chapel Boise began partnering with Capilla Calvario Oaxaca La Puerta Abierta several years ago so their work with the indigenous peoples in the area could be expanded. CC Oaxaca sponsors four missions in remote areas: La Chicocana, San Juan Ihualtepec, Jossat, and San Andres Tiahuiloptepec.
Pray for that the mission outreaches to native peoples are effective and lead many to Christ.
CAPILLA CALVARIO TEPIC, MEXICO - SAUL & ANGELICA ALVAREZ
Tepic is a city of 350,000, located 140 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Almost 95% of its people are Roman Catholics and very resistant to the Gospel of Jesus.
The Alvarezes labor diligently to plant seeds of the Spirit in the hard ground of Tepic. They are sharing the gospel, and pastoring a church that is growing in grace and love.
Pray for the light of the Gospel as displayed in the Alvarez family to shine brightly on the hill in Tepic, that many would come to Christ through them and their ministries.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Support one of the many needs of a missionary –
a. Encouragement (practical and spiritual)
b. Logistics (administratively coordinating state-side support)
c. Finances (give liberally and joyfully)
d. Prayer (sign up for the prayer team, receive daily prayer requests and pray daily)
e. Communication (intentionally staying in touch with missionaries and their families)
f. Re-Entry (When they return to the States provide temporary residences, cars, travel support, gas, etc.)
Short-Term visit – Calvary Boise desires to send short–term teams to help with various outreaches.
Long-Term service – Calvary Boise desires to bolster the leadership and ministry teams of our missions.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you sense God’s leading to participate in any of these areas.