It is a blessing greeting you, and take this time to share some of the blessings and mercies that God has surrounded us with.
This past Tuesday the Lord allowed us to attend the first cell group that a brother from El Mezquite opened as a congregation, making more accessible to non-converts hearing the word of God. Non-converts that for one or other reason will not attend to a regular service at church. Every service there has been new people coming, and one of them is already attending church. Praise God that His work is moving forward!
I thank our God because a month ago Saturday, July 12th the Lord blessed me with the gift of coming together in marriage with the woman I was asking Him for. He planned the exact time for this moment to arrive. I can say that He is faithful, and that He arrives just on time neither sooner nor later. And that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and so are His ways! God told me once speaking of this that “at His time He will give a person, not according to my will but according to His and to His justice and mercy” I believe that our Lord has the best for each one if just we remain waiting in Him for the exact time, until then we can rejoice and serve Him without any doubt or desperation, waiting in His faithfulness, justice and mercy. Knowing that the special blessing will come!
I praise Him for He coordinates the people’s thoughts and feelings to serve Him. I worship Him because he places the same feeling in my wife to work in the kingdom, and the Lord has allowed us to serve in pastor Salvador’s congregations already for three weeks, in his visit to the E.U.
It is good to see new brothers maturing and being enrolled in Christ’s army. I believe that everyone's growth in the Lord continues, and if that growth its not happening, “its time to break our jars, it's time to get rid of our old wine skin, for it is new wine that God is pouring through His glory in this last time. And old patterns, old wine skins, and human thinking are staying aside for it is Him through His Spirit and word leading His people to be renewed in understanding, strength and in vision if its necessary. It is Him pushing us to awake, to arise, and be a threat to the enemy and a blessing to those that surround us, and carriers of His glory here on earth”!!!
Please keep on praying for every soul in whom the word has been planted and for those that their soul is ready to receive the seed that they will get it soon. Pray for the youth events which are just about to start, that God will give us grace to reach new people, new characters with the ideas that He has given us. Thank you for your prayers.
Brothers Victor & Katia
Pray for the trip of missionary Victor Mancillas of Sinaloa who will be coming to Seattle on Saturday to be here for three weeks.
It has already been a month and a half of the intensive Bible courses here in Las Milpas, Sinaloa and we give all glory to our loving God because year by year He shows us his faithfulness, help, and His constant backup. I am very thankful to Him because He takes care of every detail. I think we have the perfect number of students because they have all been brought here by the Lord. Until now, it has been a course full of seeking the presence of our Lord, even though there has been lots of homework, assignments and tasks that must be met, we always make that time to spend those beautiful moments with our beloved Lord.
We have already finished our first three classes and we are continuing with the next three. God has allowed us to have been taking complete advantage of everything. God has been helping us to not be conformed, but to take the most out of this. There is still two more months of lots of blessings with the students hoping that what they learn will help, not only as theological knowledge, but also as knowledge that will help them be of blessing to their pastors and churches.
We will conclude with a trip to the state of Nuevo Leon, (30 hours away) to a congress that will be a blessing and motivation to continue living as the Lord calls to and to know and live our true identity in Christ.
The youth group has begun to work to fulfill some monetary expenses that will be necessary to cover during the four days of trip and our stay there.
We continue collaborating with the youth ministry ¨Torches of the Gospel¨ with whom in February 25th celebrated an event of spiritual warfare and outreach in Playa Colorada, Angostura where people were healed from soul and body. The cloud of His glory covered us and the Lord began to deliver lives and save souls. A youth leader which is a soccer coach took his players to the service, the teenagers ended in a circle all crying because the presence of God was so great among them. We give all glory to our God!!!
We ask for the continued prayer for the youth ministry ¨Torches of the Gospel¨ so that we may continue going to the towns and communities to bring more light with more strength in honor and glory to God our Savior in that same manner we ask for prayer in favor of the youth group at the Bible institute so that we may strive to not only flourish but give fruit, and to be able to reach and live those promises of which we have studied in the Bible also, to be able to fulfill the purpose for which the lord has brought us to this world for.
“May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)
Sincerely Brother Victor Mancillas
Greetings brothers and sisters who have a passion for missions in Mexico and the world. Wishing you the best, and knowing that God's people go “From glory to glory, and from power to power.” And that always the upcoming glory of our Lord will be greater and greater in our life. So let us be in expectancy and “As the deer pants for streams of water…” (Psalm 41:1) That we may thirst and hunger for what the Father has prepared this new year for those of us that wait in Him..
We give God the glory for the opportunity to share what He is doing up here wiith God´s church and unbelievers.
This Tuesday was the last day of the discipleship course that we had every Tuesday and Sunday for the past three months in El Mezquite, this Bible studies were held for people that desired to learn more and that are willing to serve God in any of the ministries, and Lord willing as the new cell group leaders, Praise God!!! Students showed a lot of interest, even though about half of the group had to leave the village due to the field working season. The rest attended till the last day, outstanding students were rewarded.
We are getting ready to begin our eighth Bible institute course “Servants Under Authority” in which we are expecting students to come from different states of Mexico and even from the United States to come and receive what God has prepared for this three and a half months of intense street evangelism, and church preaching. Students will accomplish eight subjects in this period of time, subjects which are essential in ministry.
We ask of your prayers for these disciples, that they might fulfill Acts 1:8 and that they may be witnesses of Christ’s gospel in the entire world. Please pray for the instructors, that they may be channels of blessing to everyone and that they may bear fruit to the max. We appreciate your prayers and support, this has made God’s work run faster.
Blessing to all of you brothers and sisters which have a passion for missions in Mexico and the world. Missions are in God’s heart. Ten years ago the Lord sent me to serve on them and I can say that it’s been the best experience ever after coming to Christ and being filled with His precious Holy Spirit. Its been a great lifestyle and a great present to us seeing God’s mercy working on people, sometimes healings, others freeing, restoring, saving, etc… but every servant involved in missions from time to time goes back to the same Bible verse (… “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”) Because there is still great territory that needs to be reached. It’s incredible that in this region we are only covering the base of the mountain range and at the most we know the Word has been preached about two to three hours up the mountain, that is where pastor Jorge Alcala (a friend of our ministry) has gone from time to time. It’s sad that we are taking only this little since there are villages through dirt and wile roads for hours and hours all the way up to the neighboring State. Pray that God will raise ministers from Bible schools and churches to go further. That God will reach souls as He is doing in El Mezquite, Mocorito, were the Lord is bringing full families to His kingdom in different ways. Our labor has been to disciple new believers as the Lord brings those that are to be saved. It has been a blessing to see how this brethren are experiencing a rapid spiritual growth, some have experienced baptism in the Spirit very soon after coming to Christ, they are very enthusiastic on learning to keep on sharing what God is doing in their lives to relatives and friends.
We keep on working in youth services in different towns. God has being faithful working each time in different ways, for example last time in El Valle five people made the sinner’s prayer for the first time. We pray that God will embrace youth for His kingdom and revive His passion and fire in those that already go to a church.
May God bless you all for your prayers, which we appreciate, and we pray that God’s people will remain firm ( “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” 1 Peter 5:8) We know that the greatest glory is around the corner so let us be firm and patient.
Brother Victor Mancillas
I take this time and space to give our God all glory and honor, for He is worthy of all praise. As the Bible says in (Daniel 4:2) “It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that SEE MORE
ECEA Ministries started in 2001 and has been involved in missions and evangelism in Mexico and other countries.