Dear friends of Mexico Ministries:

I just returned from a month and a half stay in Mexico, and I think the devil is mad at me!

While I was in Mexico a few unusual things happened back home. It took me $2,000 and a team of several men several days to find and repair a leak in a 2,000 foot gas line to the house. An oil leak in Mary Lou’s car caused the engine to burn up; another $4,500. A plumber had to be called because of a water leak. Another call to deal with a gas leak in the house after the line was repaired.

I am in Mexico overseeing construction of the new headquarters in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, and all of the responsibility for our home fell on Mary Lou’s shoulders.

Of course, all of this pales in comparison to Job, who lost everything - his wealth, his family, his health, and even the encouragement of his wife: “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die” (Job 2.9). Thankfully Mary Lou didn't get to that point! She handled everything like a pro and we both agree with the scripture, “We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

Why, then, is Satan angry with me? Look at the above photos (three sets of "before" and "now") and consider this may be part of the reason. If so, he will really be angry very soon! I have committed to building two more mission churches in Oaxaca, and a pastor’s home for the new pastor in Atoyac, Guerrero. The new headquarters are nearly complete and we will dedicate it to the Lord on October 27.

What I need, and what I thank God for, is all of you who are friends who “stick closer than a brother” (Pro. 18.24). The devil comes against us, but God loves us. I know he loves me, and I know he has that same abundant love for you too!

God bless you,