Sheveland’s February 2017 Newsletter

Sheveland’s Newsletter – February 2017

Greetings,

One thing that never changes is that time seems to fly. Time flew when we first realized we needed to send out a newsletter, two months ago. It has also flown by when we realized that we have been here in Cabo San Lucas for 15 years now. We look back on these years and remember the people who came down to serve along side us for several years. Of the friendships we made with the teams and the relationships we have made and continue with here in Cabo. We know that with some of you we have not seen or spoken with you for many years but we have not forgotten you and we are grateful to all who came to support, encourage, and pray for us. Thank you.

 

Johnson Journal December 2016

Johnson Journal December 2016

Partners in Ministry 

We would like to wish each and every one a merry Christmas and pray you have the best New Year.

 The past fourteen years in Mexico have been awesome and God has given us so much joy and satisfaction as we have seen the changes in the San Vicente church. The people of San Vicente have treated us more like family then missionaries for which we are grateful. They keep telling us we are just part of their church family and invite us to all their major events and especially their mission trips. What an honor and pleasure to join them as they serve God and share Jesus with their own people. 

We are also privileged to be a part of some awesome missionaries and dynamic church leaders in Baja as they provide opportunities for their churches to reach communities for Jesus. Our mobile dental unit is part of those outreaches and provides some very practical means to say we as Christians really care about you and want to provide for your physical needs as well as your spiritual needs. 

All of these opportunities are made possible because you as our Partners in Ministry have provided not only for our financial needs but also prayed regularly for us. Without your support and prayers we would not have been able to serve as your representatives in Mexico. Thank you so very much.

 Attached is our latest newsletter to assist you in knowing what is happening in Baja and with us.

 Merry Christmas and May God richly bless you in the New Year

Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties. C. S. Lewis

Dave & Lynne Johnson

 

 

“The Mountains Will Move”

July 2 2016

December 2016 Newsletter

Hello friends!

 We wanted to share with you about fall ministry at La Esperanza.  It seems that the ministry should slow down after summer, but there is always more work to be done!  God is good, as He continues to draw people in our area to His heart.  It is a blessing to be a part of God’s work here.  We look forward to a slower-paced time with family this holiday season.  Our prayer is that you will be able to slow down and enjoy the holiday as well.   Please pray for healing for Angel (there is more information in the attached newsletter).  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 God bless you!

Buky, Theresa, and Elena Ventura Lewis

 

Loreto Weekender November 25-28, 2016

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WEEKENDER TEAM — November 25-28, 2016

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Click here for the full report and more photos…

We have two situations to share with you in particular this month. First is about a man who had been mistreated by the local medical system – he had been complaining several times to the government dentist about his suffering from what he described as a toothache, or possibly some other problem he was having in his jaw. They looked at his teeth and saw nothing obvious, so they concluded that the man was deranged, and therefore would not give him any help. Not only was this man in terrible physical pain he was now suffering emotionally from the way he had been treated. So our dentist Yxchel examined his teeth and without even an x-ray she saw the cavity. She said it was indeed difficult to see, but after a careful and probing look she found it. The tooth could not be saved, so she pulled it and gave the man some antibiotics. The man left with some pain in his jaw, but very happy he had been cared for by a loving dentist at the church we were at this weekend. We were so glad to be able to share the love of Jesus with this man, and we trust he will now be open to receiving the message of salvation. Please pray with us that he will read the Gospel of John he was given, and possibly return to this church – knowing that this is where love and acceptance can be found…

The second situation is also exciting. It involves a man that we met and helped many years ago…, then his daughter died.  The story goes on as he makes his way back to God with an important step being accomplished this weekend.  Please read the full report to get all the details.

How wonderful it is to see the Lord at work in people’s lives – people struggling with all that life throws at them. But then Christians are being brought into their lives to share with them the love of Jesus, and the message of salvation. We are so glad to be a part of this story in the lives of many people here, in and around Loreto.

Please keep praying for this wonderful ministry, because many people are being blessed physically and spiritually. Also, if you are able to financially support us in some way that would be very much appreciated – small and large gifts working together to make this all happen. Thank you for your partnership!

“The Mountains Will Move”

July 2 2016

November 2016 Newsletter

Hello Friends and Family,

It can certainly be a challenge to sum up nine weeks of summer ministry in a few pages, but here is the result – attached to this e-mail.  One of our favorite times with the groups is sharing time at the end of the week.  Sometimes it takes place in the Fellowship Hall, out in the courtyard, or at the beach around a campfire.  It’s a time when team members share meaningful moments from the week of ministry and how God has made an impact on their lives in this place.  If we wrote down all of the testimonies of God’s goodness this summer, we’d have a pretty long book!  Isn’t God awesome!  It’s these sharing times that motivate us to continue on.  We are so thankful for your prayers, love, and support!  We pray you have a happy Thanksgiving with your families this month!

God bless you!

Buky, Theresa, and Elena Ventura-Lewis

 

Loreto Weekender October 21-24, 2016

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Loreto Weekender  October 21-24, 2016

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Full Report With Photos

It was good to start another season of ‘free’ evangelistic Community Health Fairs – even though it was very hot and the humidity made it almost unbearable. We didn’t have air conditioning in the church, but I think we had six or seven fans blowing on everyone all the time in the church, and another four fans working in the dental trailer all day long.  But we were all glad to be serving the people…

We were really pleased to have Lynda Tran come from Santa Cruz to join us this time, as well as Mike and Karen who came with Steve and Jan Crews. Odi and Chava came with their three children from Insurgentes to help, as did Eliana. Yxchel and Gloria came from La Paz, and brought Ricardo and Chris with them. And we also had Travis and Sherry from Loreto helping us, along with several members from the church we were at. It was a wonderful Team! We all worked very well together, and many people were truly blessed as a result. Saturday was a little slow, not so much because of the heat, but because Loreto was celebrating its 319th birthday, but we were all busy all day long on Sunday. (That’s right, Loreto was established in 1697.)

I have been asked: What is it that always stands out in your Health Fairs? The answer: It is always wonderful to just watch people as the love of Jesus is poured out upon them, and as they heard the message of salvation being shared with them. They are always amazed at how well Christians can work together. They are impressed with the personal care we give to each of them – they are not pushed through the line or treated coldly. And when we ask them if they would like us to pray for them, they are so grateful that we care about whatever the issues are that they are facing. And to see the joy on their faces after they have understood God’s love for them, and then as a result they have accepted Jesus Christ as their own personal Lord and Savior – that expression of happiness is remarkable! It is like they have become ‘debt free’ – their burdens have been lifted and they have been given a new start in life. It’s wonderful!

Missionaries Don & Lorraine Karsgaard

Johnson Journal October 2016

Johnson Journal October 2016

Partners in Ministry

Recently the electric power company repaired and replaced all the street light bulbs in our area. (Many had stopped working over the years) What is very interesting is that now the light directly across the street from the mission base now shines brightly on the mural. This is the mural depicting the disciples drawing the net, in Luke 5, after Jesus told them to cast their net on the opposite side of the boat. How interesting that the brightest light is now on the mural all night.

The church leaders told us that they had decided to not do their annual missions trip to save money to help the church they are starting in Ojos Negros. But the Angels asked if they raise the funds needed would they allow them to continue the mission’s trip they were planning? They affirmed the Angels desire and they youth went to work. Shortly after they started giving their money to the church account adults begin signing up also. There is room for 14 Angels (one van load) and now there is a waiting list for the Angels and more adults have signed up then there is room in their van. Pastor told us this past week that the Angels continue to lead the church to do more for Jesus.

We are thrilled to see this group of young people having a desire to serve God and others. Just as in past this past Sunday 8 of the 9 people on the worship team leading the morning worship service were Angels.

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and support. Attached is our latest newsletter to assist you in knowing what is happening with this ministry. God bless you!

The true character of a man is revealed by how he treats those who can do nothing for him

Dave & Lynne Johnson

Trujillo’s September 2016 Newsletter

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Trujillo’s September 2016 Newsletter

Vince and Gail are serving with Mexican Medical Ministries based at the Seminario Teologico de Baja California in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico.  Read their newsletter to hear about their latest medical brigade where 69 adults prayed to receive Jesus as their Savior and 36 recommitted their lives to Jesus.

 

Cris McCoy August 2016 Newsletter

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August 2016 Newsletter

At the end of each season as I sit to share some of what I experienced and witnessed God doing, I am always overwhelmed. There is so much to share and only a little space to do so, especially if I hope to keep the attention of the reader.

In the attached newsletter I will share just a little splash of the joys and sorrows shared this summer. We had 8 teams join us from different areas of the US. We went to some new places and engaged in some new types of ministries as well.