Johnson Journal December 2018

Johnson Journal December 2018

Partners in Ministry

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Fifteen of the last sixteen Thanksgivings have been spent in Mexico and it has been so much fun to see how the local church celebrates this special day.  We have loved the opportunity to attend their special service and be invited to join them in their USA traditional turkey dinner.  Great memories!

God continues to open new opportunities and we look forward to see how God will use us in the coming year.  It has been so interesting as we look back over our years in Mexico and see how God provided opportunities for a season and then the door closed to those opportunities but others doors opened.  As the local nation and culture change so does the way we do ministry.  However, the message remains the same

Thank you for your faithful prayers, encouragement, and support.  You are a vital part of the ministry in Baja and without you we could not continue to serve.  Attached is our latest newsletter so you know what God is doing in San Vicente.

We pray you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Feliz navidad y próspero año nuevo

“The Mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity” –Mark Stachura

Dave & Lynne Johnson

Serving With Mexican Medical Ministries
619-488-4447 (San Diego, CA)

503-931-6552 (Salem, OR)

Phone calls are forwarded to San Vicente

Johnson Journal August 2018

Johnson Journal August 2018

Partners in Ministry

Lynne and I had a great summer and hope you will enjoy reading a couple of the highlights in the attached newsletter.  God is do an amazing work in the lives of the Angels and other key people in San Vicente.  We are thrilled to have front row seats to the life journey of so many people as they mature in the walk with our great God

Thank you for your faithful prayers, encouragement and support.  We are truly blessed to have you as part of our team and be able to serve God in Baja.

Late news:  Dave fell off a ladder a few days ago and after a trip to San Diego we know that nothing is broken.  However, he does have limited mobility and some pain.  We ask you to pray for a full recovery and that the pain will be limited so we can complete our trip on the west coast to share about the ministry in Mexico.

God bless you and know you are valued and appreciated

“The Mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity” –Mark Stachura

Dave & Lynne Johnson

Serving With Mexican Medical Ministries
619-488-4447 (San Diego, CA)
503-931-6552 (Salem, OR)

Phone calls are forwarded to San Vicente

Johnson Journal – June 2018

Johnson Journal June 2018

Paul and Jean Goodner blessed us the last week of April with Pastor/Leadership training based on the Bible. This was the fifth year of the series and we had thought it would be the last in this series. However, on Friday evening when the class ended nearly everyone in attendance said they had learned so much and asked them to return next year. So, we are planning another week sometime next spring. Always exciting for Lynne and myself when the nationals want more training.

Effective ministry is not only about what you can do, it is also about how well you teach others.  Paul Goodner

Dave & Lynne Johnson

Serving With Mexican Medical Ministries 619-488-4447 (San Diego, CA)
503-931-6552 (Salem, OR)

Phone calls are forwarded to San Vicente

Johnson Journal – April 2018

Johnson Journal April 2018

Partner in Ministry,

We were so excited to hear the people of San Vicente share about their mission’s trip to Nayarit (central Mexico).  I, Dave, had the opportunity to accompany the church on their early mission trips and now it is awesome to see them doing the trips all on their own.  It is clear God is working in many of their lives.

I, Dave, am feeling really good and walking several mornings each week for over an hour.  It feels so good to not have any negative feeling which had been so much a part of my life the past 3 years.  We thank God for the medical team which has worked to improve my life and give me back some energy.

We have attached our latest newsletter for you to know what is happening in our ministry and assist as you pray for us and the ministry.  Thank you for your continued prayer, encouragement, and support.

“Effective ministry is not only about what you can do, it is also about how well you teach others.”  Paul Goodner

Dave & Lynne Johnson

Serving With Mexican Medical Ministries 619-488-4447 (San Diego, CA)
503-931-6552 (Salem, OR)

Phone calls are forwarded to San Vicente

 

Johnson Journal – March 2018

Johnson Journal March 2018

Greetings from Baja California!  We are doing well and still love the opportunity to serve in Mexico.

The weather has been on the cool side the past couple of weeks with morning temperatures near freezing and below.  We feel sorry for so many of the people living here because they have no heat or insulation in their homes and so it is cold in the morning.  I have been walking before sunrise and see lots of people going to work between 5:00 and 6:30 am.  Most are all bundled up to try and stay comfortable.

We have attached our latest newsletter for your information and assist you as you pray for us and the ministry.

“Our job in life is not to be successful, but to be faithful.” -Billy Graham

Dave & Lynne Johnson

Serving With Mexican Medical Ministries 619-488-4447 (San Diego, CA)
503-931-6552 (Salem, OR)

Phone calls are forwarded to San Vicente

Johnson Journal – December 2017

Johnson Journal December 2017

Partners in Ministry,

We had an awesome Thanksgiving both at the local church and at our mission base. Wednesday evening we attended a special Thanksgiving service at the local church followed by a delicious full turkey dinner. Even though Mexico has no “Thanksgiving Day” the local church has a day to reflect on how God has blessed them during the previous year. It truly is amazing to listen to them tell how God has worked in their lives during the past year.

Then on Thanksgiving Day we invited some local pastors and friends to join us for fun afternoon. Lynne prepared a traditional turkey dinner complete with all the trimmings and Angelia brought homemade pumpkin pie which was awesome! This made for an enjoyable and fun afternoon with the last of the guests leaving late in the afternoon.

We have attached our latest newsletter to give you a taste of what is happening in the ministry.   This fall we have had more opportunities to partner with local churches and it was so great to see how each church reached out to their communities. It was awesome to see local churches sharing Jesus and praying with their friends, family, and neighbors. Often our part is that of support and bringing special medical and dental skills which provides special attraction to the community.

We pray you have an wonderful Christmas season with family and friends

Vision is to see people, places and things not just as they are, but the way they could be.

Dave & Lynne Johnson

Serving With Mexican Medical Ministries 619-488-4447 (San Diego, CA)

503-931-6552 (Salem, OR)

Phone calls are forwarded to San Vicente

Johnson Journal – November 2017

Johnson Journal November 2017

Partners in Ministry,

Greetings from Mexico! It seems that when we think something will be a challenge and are concerned about what and how to approach a topic or situation God often has prepared those involved. A couple of weeks ago we needed to deal with an issue and when we met with the men it seemed that the issue was already taken care of the solution was easy. We have a great God who knows what is needed and often has the solution in place before we even start.

Last week I was talking with Pastor Jose about “their” missions in January and it is so exciting to hear what they have planned. Again The Angels will be doing much of the ministry. They will also be teaching other youth some of what they have learned being part of the team sharing Jesus. Lynne and I are so pleased to see how God is using the youth from San Vicente to challenge other young people for Jesus.

A couple of weeks ago we heard that a Nazarene university in California has heard about The Angels and is sending a small team to study how they are ministering and how The Angels came into existence. Really exciting to see how the youth of San Vicente have influenced people in the States.

Attached is our latest newsletter to assist you in knowing what is happening and how best to pray for the ministry.

“You can’t change the past, but you can change the future by seeking God’s will instead of your own.” – Billy Graham

Dave & Lynne Johnson

Serving with Mexican Medical Ministries 619-488-4447 (San Diego, CA)

503-931-6552 (Salem, OR)

Phone calls are forwarded to San Vicente

 

Johnson Journal – June 2017

Johnson Journal June 2017

Partners in Ministry

Greeting from Mexico! How exciting to see how God is working in the lives of people here in San Vicente. Many people have asked this question: How could you leave your farm and business and come to Baja? In reality it was fairly easy for me but it was a giant step for Lynne. Today we are both so pleased that we took that step of faith. The things we have learned about ourselves, our God, and the people of Baja are truly awesome and amazing. To see how God has changed us and to see how God has changed the people in San Vicente has made it more than worthwhile.

Our goal in writing our newsletter is not just to let you know what is happening but also to encourage you to step out in faith to follow what God would have you do in your life. Lynne and I know from experience that God loves us and wants the best for us. Sometimes we have just had to trust God and follow the path He has before us until we can see the results, but it has always been worth the wait.

We have attached our latest newsletter to help know what God is doing through your partnership and give you a snapshot of what God is doing in San Vicente. Thank you so very much for your faithful, prayers, encouragement, and support. You are appreciated.

“You can’t change the past, but you can change the future by seeking God’s will instead of your own.”  Billy Graham

Dave & Lynne Johnson

 

Serving With Mexican Medical Ministries 619-488-4447 (San Diego, CA)
503-931-6552 (Salem, OR)
Phone calls are forwarded to San Vicente

Johnson Journal – April 2017

Partners in Ministry

A few days ago I was in a meeting with Alba, the leader of the Angels, and Pastor as we were planning several outreach events in partnership with our groups. Now they have taken ownership and are planning and leading all the ministry activities and we are privileged to be able to come along side and support their ministry. They are now asking us to join them. It was really exciting to see them making plans for what they wanted to happen. Mostly I was just asking how we could assist them.

What a change from a few years ago when they seemed to want us to do all the planning and they would come along only because we asked.

As one of our Partners In Ministry you are a vital part of this ministry. Without you we could not be serving in San Vicente and without any doubt without your prayers we would not have seen God work nearly so much. We want to thank you for your faithful prayers, encouragement and support. Each of you is important and we consider you to be very special.

Click here to read the Johnson Journal April 2017

 

Johnson Journal – February 2017

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It was a thrill to sit and listen about the San Vicente mission’s trip to central Mexico. Heard over and over how the Angels led all the ministry and did an awesome job. They went to six locations, five of which the church has been to before.

On the “Island of Mexicaltitan” , which they have gone to the past five years, several of the youth greeted the Angels and told them they were so excited to see them.  Some were asking questions about God and said they remember them from previous years. The Angels were excited because many of the island residence asked questions about God. When asked they indicated that during previous visits had sparked interest in God and the Bible. For the first time they have a regular Bible study on the island.