Dear friends of Mexico Ministries:

Greetings once again from Mexico. Last month I was in Atoyac on the Acapulco side of Mexico, checking on the work there, and now I am back in Tuxtepec continuing the work on our new headquarters here. As I watch the new work coming together, I am once again struck by how much you have been and still are such a vital part of everything we do. Just saying thank you seems like such an inadequate response!

In Deuteronomy 33.3 Moses said of God, “Indeed He loves His people,” and Mexico Ministries is all about ministering to the people - “people helping people.” In Psalm 105.15 David writes, “Do not touch my anointed ones,” and this verse is often misunderstood and taken out of context to defend preachers when they find themselves in difficult situations. It was never meant as a “get out of jail free” card. The verse is about God’s love for his people. In verse 11 God said, “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion of your inheritance.” God told Israel that He would give them great and splendid cities they did not build, cisterns they did not dig, vineyards they did not plant. He promised them a land that flowed with milk and honey. It was never about the leaders. It was about God’s love for His people - “Indeed He loves His people.”

Mexico Ministries was birthed in the early 1980s, and from the beginning this ministry was never about me and always about the people. In Mexico, God has given us great leaders and pastors, but it was never just about them. It was and is about the people.

As we in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July, I am reminded of the immortal words of President Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address, “that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth.” It’s not about the president, Congress, or politicians. It’s about the people.

When I think of all the blessings that God has poured out upon we, His people, I am struck by the truth that we have received only a portion of our inheritance. I can only imagine what the rest of the inheritance must be - the eternal inheritance that awaits us in heaven. God loves His people and we will continue to share and demonstrate that love. Freely we have received, freely we will give. I give my deepest thanks to all the people who help us demonstrate that love.

God bless you,