"CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico - Hurricane Lane slammed into a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico�s Pacific coast south of the city of Culiacan on Saturday after battering the resort of Mazatlan with strong winds and rain.
The storm, which hit land at Category 3 strength, flooded streets, forced the airport to cancel flights and knocked out power in parts of Mazatlan, a resort and retirement community popular among Americans
" Mexico's flood damages are so severe, it could be months before survivors will be able to return home. Media accounts are calling the flooding crisis in Tabasco state the worst in a half century.
World Vision is providing some of the basic necessities to the nearly one million displaced, of which about 25,000 are children.
Nearly 40 metric tons of soap, shampoo, sanitary towels, sanitary paper rolls, powdered detergent, and liquid cleaner have been donated to World Vision and are being shipped to Villahermosa, although flooded and mud-covered roadways may cause delays. Additionally, staff is providing lanterns, batteries, and children's toys. ..."
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 7:38 PM
Subject: hey my trip
Hey guys, I want to tell you all how my trip to Mexico went. It was so great! Totally God ordained. The presence of God was there. The unity between our team was just awesome. There were , of course, a lot of battle, but it was different.
We did a lot of door to door witnessing. And sowed some good seeds. Really explaining the gospel and who Jesus really is. There were a lot of catholics. And alot who lived in the richer section of town. They thought that they didn't have any problems, so why need God? but there were many effected. And many seeds planted. God is so wonderful.
For me, I was so satisfied to be in Latin culture again. I had missed it so much. I realized the need for deep realationships when i am at home. Not just a once a week thing. Once a month e-mail. I have tried to live myself and be selfish too much when I am at home. He also taught me obedience. To truly do and accomplish the great commision. The verses love the Lord your God, And neighbor.
one of the opportunities that God really put on my heart to pray and seek it coming to pass, happened. I was able to go to a church in one of the poor areas and pray for them. Gods anointing was so strong. And that he made it happen is so cool. It is truly amazing to think that God whould do such a thing for me. God fullfills his prophesies though the means that he wants. In my case he was teaching me obedience and working for somthing.
2 years ago I had reacienved a prophetic word that I would travel with a team to Mexico and the glory and blessing of the Lord would come upon it. I would go to a white church and enter through a broken door with a hole in it. I would pray for the pastor and somthing about his daughter. There would be a divine conection there, of out faith. The begaining of an anointing for the next season of my life. it would run 7-8 years. i would do the right thing.
I talked to Darrell about it. And he said that he'd seen that place before. So, I kept on praying about it and finelly decided that i needed to go there. So, I did. by God. My friend, Alejandria and i went with her pastor. And The other pastor wasn't there and I have no idea about the daughter but, I did write down the word so that Ale could give it to the church. i belive that half of the thing came true, the rest, maybe as well. who knows how God works? Things taht are hidden may have come.
ey so then, Many other cool things happened, God so broke my heart.
Love you all, and God bless. Totally search for his heart on things.- Ashley
From : Vicki R.
Sent : Sunday, July 25, 2004 5:02 PM
"Hi everyone, Tis is Ashley. I am going to be going on a missions trip with Dove international www.doveinternational.org to Saltillo Mexico Aguest 2-12. I would appriciate all your prayers. Thank you very much. You are so a blessing. Ashley Janine
Beth Odegaard, a youth from Morris Community Church, went on a mission trip to Guadalajara, Mexico to help translate English-Spanish to a Korean pastor that has a church there in the summer of 2002. The letter below is an e-mail she sent from another area of Mexico=>
From Beth: (10/02)
I really felt I should let you guys know what is going on in my life
in Mexico. I've moved to a city called Tepic and I'm in there
training school that lasts for nine months its a program with YWAM the
church here, a church in columbia and a church in Norway.
Its alot like the Summer School of Ministry except its all in spanish!
I'm learning alot all over again about God and his charater and what he
wants to do in our lives. We are working every week with the Mercy
basically with children here who are neglected and I'm doing Chalk
for them of stories from the bible. Last week we heald a service in the
gathering place right nexted to there Idols for the first time. (They
stone Idols that they worship)its there place to meet hold meetings and
the wicth doctors to purform there rituals. I told the story of Daniel
right in front of the them. WOW!!!! talk about eye opening! This was on a
reservation for the indiginus people. I felt like I was in the old
or with Paul as he preached in athens. It was amazing.... I hope to
my Saturdays at an orphanage here as most of the other students go home
this day. Its an orphanage for children who have been abandoned. We are
serving the church here as a school. Cleaning, painting and praying all
time it seems like!!!!!!:) Thank You for you support of me here and what
wants me to do.
A new bilingual newspaper serves rural Minnesota
by Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio
February 24, 2006 "St. Cloud, Minn. — Shoshana and Renan Cruz are sitting at a table in the downtown St. Cloud library. A man in a cowboy hat is eavesdropping as they talk about their new publishing venture, a Spanish and English newspaper. After a few minutes he approaches the two. In Spanish he tells the couple the newspaper sounds like "a good idea" and gives them a thumbs-up. Shoshana and Renan say that's all the proof they need to know their effort will be successful."
"..But, I have been thinking and, of course, I have been thinking about America's obsession with shutting down the Mexican-American border. You would wonder why I don't tire of this rhetoric and the reason is simple. America needs the likes of your humble and gracious columnist reminding them to get out of that box of uncritical thinking and untested assumptions...
2. Another issue that all the Minuteman Project groups and their ilk espouse is whether Mexican immigrants, legal or illegal, are destroying the American economy. The Chris Simcoxs3 of this world would have you believe that immigrants of any kind are a bad thing all around. They go beyond the pale to try to make the point that Mexicans do NOT come to America to try to better their lives but to take back the portion of America that America stole from Mexico-they call them invaders.
Think about these few points:
� Most Mexican immigrants, both legal and illegal, come to America to seek an opportunity to better their economic circumstances. If you hold a different view then show me the proof. Show me the evidence in the form of properly conducted studies with replicated results in additional studies and then we will talk.
� Did you know that less than 20 million Americans will visit Mexico this year as tourists? That is a mere drop in the bucket of those who could come and drop some money into the Mexican economy that would provide more jobs for those illegals who come to America to find work instead.
� Legals or illegals come to America to offer their ability to work. They understand that in order to "get" they have to "give"....
"Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.
The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race. On the 2000 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino." More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino on the 2000 Census.
"IRVINE, CA (ANS) -- Mexican-born Dr. Francisco Contreras, a committed Christian, serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Health Group, and this dedicated doctor oversees the treatment of 400 cancer patients annually.
Dr. Francisco Contreras’ exceptional work as a physician,
Francisco Contreras, MD, President and Chairman of Oasis of Hope Hospital
(Oasis of Hope Hospital Photo).
clinical researcher and health educator has given him a profound understanding of his patient’s medical needs. The message he shares with his patients and with the rest of the world is a message of hope.
Dr. Contreras has authored 12 books and lectures regularly at universities and conferences throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.
In November of 2009, Oasis of Hope opened its first treatment center in the United States -- Oasis of Hope California, located in Irvine, California, and it was there that Dan Wooding recently went to interview Dr. Contreras for his Front Page Radio program that is broadcast on KWVE 107.9 FM (www.kwve.com) in Southern California.
Wooding began by asking Dr. Contreras about his early life in Mexico and also about his father, the late Dr. Ernesto Contreras, Sr., who in 1963, opened the Oasis of Hope Hospital in the border town of Tijuana, and initiated what would become a healing tradition known as the Total Care. (Oasis of Hope has since treated more than 100,000 patients from 55 countries.)
"I was born actually in Mexico City and when I was about three four years old my father, who was a surgical oncologist from the army, was moved to Tijuana and he was at that time the only pathologist in the region in Tijuana and San Diego, so he was the only pathologist for both sides of the border,” he said.
Contreras said he was raised in a very medical environment because his father began his work privately actually at the house tha was their home.
"We would host patients in our house, and my mother would take care of them and everybody pitched in to my dad's work, and then of course it grew and grew into a very nice hospital.
"My father believed very strongly that the reason why oncology was failing even at that time it was obvious that oncology or the treatment of cancer was a failure was due to the fact that oncologists were just taking care of the tumors and were not really taking care of the patient. My father believed that it was very important to provide the patients not only with physical resources medications and diet and so forth but that we should also be providing the patients with emotional and spiritual support."
Contreras said his father and mother were very devout Christians, so they implemented Bible studies for the patients. His father noticed that the patients that had spiritual fortitude fared much better against a disease like cancer than not.
"So he was actually one that coined the term holistic in the fifties. Now everybody's talking about holistic medicine. But we were ostracized for many years for doing that."
Having been born into the medical world and loving it since very early in his life at about twelve years old, Contreras wanted to be a surgeon himself, attending pre-med studies in the United States, medical school in Mexico, and five years of surgical oncological surgical training in Vienna, Austria.
"By the time I finished my studies, I came back and worked with my father shoulder-to-shoulder for many years before he went to be with the Lord. It was an enormous opportunity to spend so much time with a great man. My father was a great man. I think the reason why I live such a happy life is because from the beginning I knew that I was not going to be able to fill his shoes so I never tried!"
Contrereas said that he come from a third generation Christian family, which in Mexico is extremely rare.
He explained that ninety-seven percent of the population of Mexico is Catholic and by the age of twelve he made a personal decision to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior and because of that he "has been just incredibly blessed to have walked with the Lord for so many years."
Contreras said that becoming a Christian changed his life in a very interesting way to the point that he says he has "an extremely boring testimony!"
"Because from the teachings of my parents and my commitment to the Lord it just saved me from doing stupid things and allowed me to grow into the Lord in my practice of medicine without any distractions. So I give thanks to God on a daily basis for that, and I just want to serve the Lord. I have five children and I want all of them be involved in God's work."
Wooding asked how the hospital, called Oasis of Hope, got its name?
"It was a patient that actually gave that name to my father. The hospital was called at that time The Good Samaritan because my father loved that story, and he himself was actually a very good Samaritan. But a patient told him that he was sent home to die -- they gave me no hope whatsoever -- and came to the hospital and it was an 'oasis of hope' for him. We all loved it, and so it was a surname for a while. It was known as the Good Samaritan and Oasis of Hope. My father and the board decided that was just a wonderful name and changed it to the Oasis of Hope."
Contreras sad that in general, cancer patients start looking for alternatives once they have been given no more hope.
"We are sold on traditional medicine in such a big way that when you are first diagnosed you think that that's going to resolve your problem. And unfortunately the war against cancer that has been waged since the seventies, nineteen-seventy-two to be precise by President Nixon, has unfortunately been a failure, and so my father began way before that war was declared by working on God's design -- how our body works -- and how, instead of fighting the tumor provide resources for our patients to heal themselves. That's what really separates us from the rest of the oncological centers around the world."
What are the differences between a normal cancer hospital, what sort of treatment would patients receive there, and how is Oasis of Hope different?
"To begin with, when you're diagnosed with cancer the philosophy is to attack the tumor. We attack the tumors as oncologists very fiercely and we have basically three major treatments. Surgery, if we can remove it, that's actually the best way to treat cancer and the least aggressive. Then we have the possibility of burning the tumor with radiation therapy, which again is a localized therapy. But since most of the patients come to oncologists with advanced cancers the most used therapy is chemo therapy which is very devastating. It may destroy the tumor, but a lot of patients die because of the therapy. So in the sixties my father said he would use the least aggressive therapy possible, but instead of fighting the tumor, helping the patient."
Contreras explained that diet, exercise, and rest play a major role.
"In the sixties we didn't know what we know about molecular biology today. So it was just logical that providing the best diet would be good for the patient. Now we know specifically which nutrients will interfere with the function of a malignant cell, and we can stop the production of proteins that are necessary for a tumor to grow by providing nutrients in very specific amounts in very specific times. Also at the NCI (National Cancer Institute) they have found that very high dosages of vitamin C work almost the same as chemotherapy without the side effects. So we provide those types of therapies to our patients. But the beauty at the Oasis of Hope both in Mexico and in Irvine is that we have all of the therapies available, because cancer is a very respectable foe. You cannot diminish it, so we must have available for our patients everything under the sun. The difference is how we apply it. When we give chemotherapy for instance we prepare our patients in such a way that our patients have very little side effects and very good results. So for instance in cancer of the breast stage four our results are three to four times better than at the Sloan Kettering. In cancer of the lung they're almost twenty times better. We have amazing results: Why? because we are exploiting in the very positive sense of the word God's design. We're not putting it aside and thinking that we can do something because we look at how God designed us and we accommodate our therapies for that design to work better."
Wooding wanted to know what is the philosophy behind this approach and how has Jesus, the great healer influenced the work that is being done at Oasis of Hope?
The physician-patient healing partnership is a very important part of the work at Oasis
(Oasis of Hope Hospital Photo)
"For us, we understand one point -- that even if we cure a patient that patient is going to die. So the most important aspect of our therapy is to provide to our patients the person of Jesus Christ so that they know that they will spend eternity in Heaven. That's our mission. If we can then provide them with more life, we can negotiate for them more life, that would be wonderful, and we go for that. But our main objective is that they understand for sure that they will have 'a ticket to Heaven,' and that ticket is Jesus Christ. And when a patient has that assurance, the perspective of life and death changes dramatically. The fear, the stress, almost always goes away. We've had many patients come to the conclusion when they have this spiritual fortitude that cancer is the best thing that ever happened to them, because without that, they wouldn't have come to that realization that God and Jesus is our Savior."
Contreras went on to explain that the hospital staff begins every day with a prayer service.
"We have bible studies with our patients, we have laughing sessions with our patients that have music, and the music is usually Christian music. So we help them understand that spiritual fortitude is the best thing that can happen to them and it's been proven scientifically that the immune systems of persons that have a commitment with God their immune system is better, they fare better, they live longer. So there are many benefits to that; the major benefit is that you know for sure you're going to spend eternity in Heaven."
What would Contreras like to say to someone who has just heard the news they've got cancer?
"Two things: the first is that cancer is not a death sentence. There is a tremendous amount of hope, there are ways that we can help patients to live with cancer for a long time; not all of our patients are cured, but they can live for a long time with cancer, and second, there are ways to beat cancer to get rid of cancer. If I may say a third one is that cancer can open doors -- cancer can bring so many people to the Lord if you accept Jesus Christ and you accept that God can use this very terrible situation for good. It's all a matter of perspective.
Contreras is involved in work where he sees a lot of tragedy, and yet in many ways seems such a joyful person. "What's the key to that?" Wooding asked.
"Well, I live my life as if it was going to be the last day. Every day I want to enjoy it. God has given me so many things that I do want to enjoy it and I want to transmit that to my patients, and I agree with you it is a very stressful job and very draining because you see a lot of suffering. But people do not need to suffer spiritually. That's why there's a big difference between happiness and joy. The Bible tells us about joy. Happiness depends on circumstances, joy doesn't. If you have the joy of the Lord, only the devil can take that away so do not allow the devil to steal your joy."
More information on Oasis Of Hope either in Irvine or in Tijuana is available on the website www.oasisofhope.com . In the United States, you may call: 1-888-500-HOPE.
You can listen to Dan Wooding's interview with Dr. Contreras on the ASSIST News website at:
ANS would like to thank Robin Frost for transcribing this interview.
Si tuvieras fe como grano de mostaza
Eso lo dice el Senor
Tu le dirias a la montana
Esa montana se movera, se movera, se movera"
*saw these guys "live" in concert at Sonshine Music Festival in Wilmar, Minnesota
Related: Wikipedia "is a Christian band that blends their Latin heritage and contemporary pop songwriting. The band began with Art, Nic, and Josh Gonzales as part of the worship band in their home church located in North East of Austin, Texas."
"video clip de marcos witt"
Related Sites: Wikipedia "(born May 19, 1962), is a four-time Grammy Award-winning American-Mexican Christian singer...He's the second born of three children to Jerry and Nola Witt, a young American missionary couple. The Witt family had just moved to Durango, México, that same year where they had started a missionary outreach. That work was unexpectedly halted after Jerry's tragic death in 1964.
Years later Marcos' mother, Nola Holder, would find a companion in Frank Warren and remarry. Frank embraced the vision God had originally given Jerry and Nola as his own and together they would begin to build new churches in Durango, México. This second marriage not only provided a husband for Nola, but equally important, a father figure for Marcos, Jerry, and Felipe. Later, the couple would give birth to two additional children–twin daughters–Nola and Lorena Warren.
Marcos’s education began with basic studies at the American School of Durango. He then studied classical music at the University of Juarez (Durango, México) and eventually he started his theological studies at International Bible College in San Antonio, Texas. Currently, Marcos is working towards his masters degree at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He is also pastor of the Spanish congregation at the megachurch Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas."
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The 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America
From music to politics to business, Hispanics are remaking America. TIME presents 25 titans leading the Latino charge into the 21st century Posted Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005 (Time.com)
"Spanish has become the U.S.'s de facto second language, Nuevo Latino has taken its rightful place in haute cuisine, the sounds of rock en Español and reggaeton have filtered up the charts, and Latinos not only star on but own and manage major league baseball teams. But like any immigrant group that has shaped mainstream U.S. culture before fully asserting its economic or political power, the nation's 41.3 million Hispanics are just getting warmed up. While they command nearly $600 billion in buying power, they are only starting to attract the marketing attention on Madison Avenue that they merit, and their political clout similarly lags behind their sheer numbers. The country's largest ethnic minority, Hispanics promise to help remake America in the 21st century as vitally as African Americans did in the 20th.
Still, perhaps more than any of their immigrant predecessors, Hispanics defy easy categorization. Mexican Americans, Cuban Americans and Argentine Americans may all speak the same language, but many wouldn't dream of standing under the same cultural umbrella. A fair number of U.S.-born Hispanics don't speak Spanish, and many others have little or no European blood. Indeed, the category Hispanic is a gringo construct—first used by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1980—and the only one based on culture and language instead of race. That dubious distinction frustrates some Hispanics, who believe they belong to a separate race, the product of an epic Latin American miscegenation of Iberian, Native American and African heritage. A growing number, especially in California and the Northeast, prefer the term Latino. But in a Time poll of Hispanic adults, 42% said they choose to be called Hispanic, only 17% said Latino and 34% had no particular preference. Such a wide array of opinions and agendas is reflected in Time's list of the nation's 25 most influential Hispanics, who range from celebrities like J. Lo and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the lesser-known labor activist Pablo Alvarado and art curator Mari Carmen Ram"rez. She says her job is to be an evangelist for Latino culture. With these 24 powerful Hispanics at her side, no wonder word is spreading fast. "
Our mission is to raise up a unified grassroots movement of prayer and civic action among the Hispanic-American church that turns our nation back to righteousness and Biblical principles and brings revival to America once again...."
The violence at our nation’s southern border has escalated to unprecedented levels. It’s time to put an end to the injustice! It is a flash point moment for the praying church to come together like never before for a time of intercession and fasting! (Joel 2:12-17)
In response to a prophetic directive given by Cindy Jacobs of Generals International, beginning April 15 and leading up to a National Day of Prayer on Cinco de Mayo (May 5), the United States Hispanic Prayer Network is spearheading the implementation of a highly strategic 21-day prayer and fasting initiative to contend for righteous trade, peace and security at our nation’s southern border.
Recognizing that repentance and reconciliation is needed on both sides of the border, prayer leaders from the United States and Mexico will convene in Dallas, TX, in Mexico City, MX and at the border to cry out with one voice for a breakthrough of God’s power that takes down the drug cartels and secures our nation’s southern border.
Join us over these 21 days praying for justice to run down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream. (Amos 5:24) ...
"The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! And Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, but it should be. Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico.
So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles east of Mexico City on the morning of May 5, 1862. ...
Learn About Cinco de Mayo
"http://www.WatchMojo.com explains the history and background of Cinco de Mayo, the holiday that commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862."
".. 2010 is the year of the Bicentennial Celebrations in Mexico. This wonderful country is commemorating 200 years of Independence from Spanish rule and 100 years of its Revolution that began in 1910 and toppled dictator Porfirio Diaz.
El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. ...
Mexican Independence. Bicentenario México 2010
"Watch and listen to this brief history of Mexico's independence from Spanish rule. 2010 is Mexico's bicentenario (bicentennial) of its independence. On the even of September 15 and on September 16, join Mexico in celebrating its Independence Day holiday!"
"To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.
"Mexico (MNN) ― Violence and corruption continue to plague Mexico. Five severed heads were discovered outside a school near Acapulco yesterday. This "message" left by a powerful drug cartel comes at a time when teachers went on strike rather than give up half of their salaries to local drug gangs who have threatened to harm them. Coupled with that, vigilante attacks against drug cartels are making Mexico a dangerous place.
Executive Director of Spanish World Ministries Daniel Sandoval says, "The drug cartels are everywhere. The figures released by the government last January show 34,000 people have been killed since December 2006. The drug cartels are leaving messages to scare the population."
According to Sandoval, "What is taking place in Mexico is following the same pattern that took place in Colombia. And behind all this is the problem with corruption."
Because of that corruption, Sandoval says, people don't know the truth.
That's why Spanish World Ministries exists. "We have 23 [radio] stations transmitting [Christian] programming in this country," says Sandoval. "And our missionaries are doing their best to try to have more stations transmitting the programs."
The goal is see people come to faith in Christ--the only true way to end the violence. Sandoval says it's happening. Pedro is just one example of someone hearing the Gospel. "The story in Pedro's life began in jail, hearing a radio program that explains exactly how somebody can establish a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ."
That's happening all over Latin America on more than 1,500 stations. Spanish World Ministries needs more radio supporters. It's amazing how many people you can touch with the Gospel for so little. "For $25, you can help us reach 18 people with the Gospel," says Sandoval.
In the meantime, pray for God's protection over Spanish World Ministries workers. Pray also that God will begin working in the hearts of cartel and gang members committing the violence in Mexico. "
"pastor training is coordinated with local churches within eight denominations. The VBS Ministry has expanded from Quantana Roo to other states in Mexico - Yucatan and Campeche. One of the denominations in the state of Tabasco has asked for assistance with the Video Bible Schools. There are in excess of 1,500 Mayan villages on the Yucatan Peninsula and Sandra�s House desires to reach all of them with a Video Bible School.."
At least three great civilizations�the Mayas, the Olmecs, and later the Toltecs�preceded the wealthy Aztec empire, conquered in 1519�1521 by the Spanish under Hernando Cort�s. Spain ruled Mexico as part of the viceroyalty of New Spain for the next 300 years until Sept. 16, 1810, when the Mexicans first revolted. They won independence in 1821.
From 1821 to 1877, there were two emperors, several dictators, and enough presidents and provisional executives to make a new government on the average of every nine months. Mexico lost Texas (1836), and after defeat in the war with the U.S. (1846�1848), it lost the area that is now California, Nevada, and Utah, most of Arizona and New Mexico, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In 1855, the Indian patriot Benito Ju�rez began a series of reforms, including the disestablishment of the Catholic Church, which owned vast property. The subsequent civil war was interrupted by the French invasion of Mexico (1861) and the crowning of Maximilian of Austria as emperor (1864). He was overthrown and executed by forces under Ju�rez, who again became president in 1867..."
"Covering almost 2 million square kilometres, Mexico is the fifth-largest country in the Americas by total area and the 14th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of 109 million, it is the 11th most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world..."
Missions to Mexico, PO Box 186 Sutherlin, OR 97479
Tel. 1 541 603 0881 (U.S.A.) 011 52 616 166 2827 (Mexico)
"... is an inter-denominational mission organization that was founded 13 years ago and has
17 years of experience in missionary work. It exist to incorporate short-term mission teams in the Great
Commission of reaching the unreached and to strengthen the churches and believers of Christ in Mexico...
Mexico Mission Trip 2001, by my local church and a lutheran missions support group
We took a plane to Phoenix, Arizona and then took a rental vehicle (van) to drive 3 hours to the border of Nogales, AZ & Sonora, Mexico... 'Went with a group from Morris, Minnesota to do missions (distribute clothing and Bibles, spoke to a church, help at a mission outreach center, etc..) work in Nogales, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico"
Nogales, Sonora-Mexico Mission Trip 01' Part 1
"Went with a group from Morris, Minnesota to do missions (distribute clothing and Bibles, spoke to a church, help at a mission outreach center, etc..) work in Nogales, Arizona and Sonora, Mexico"
Nogales, Sonora-Mexico Mission Trip 01' Part 2
.. shared this past Sunday of May 2nd of 2004 at our local church. I decided to do a website in dedication of his God given ministry to increase the awareness of our local church's support for the work he does. I pray that our church body will increase in support (prayer or financial) through this website dedication."
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If you are interested in supporting him financially, please mail your support to:
c/o World Indigenous Missions
P.O. Box 310627
New Braunfels, TX 78131-0627
"I just recently returned from a missions trip to Puerto Penasco, Mexico. I was asked to shoot the video for my church pureheart.org. We traveled to a small village outside of Puerto Penasco along the sea of Cortez. We had an outdoor barbecue with live music for the residents. The young boy in this video had never walked before. It was caused by a Birth condition where water got into the placenta.He had never felt his legs before so you can imagine how scary and shocked he was. People at the grill cooking. Said they could not tell what was going on but, could feel the presence of God so strongly! Even though they were standing in front of a blazing grill they got goosebumps. Pastor Carlos the man who was in charge of the event. Had a similar experiance with his own son at birth he was not able to walk. Pastor Carlos, prayed to God if You heal my son I will serve you. So God healed the boy. I saw him running an playing at the Church.When this healing happened he was called by God to start a church in Puerto Penasco. It was a very powerful moment!! A life changing experiance for everyone!!! My faith in God for healing has increased since I was blessed to be apart of this incrediable miracle.���Glory to God !!!!! If you would like to see more about Our ministry Checkout : ignitethefirewithin.wordpress.com"
ESL Movie Trailer Kuno Becker
"A 21 year old man has just illegally crossed the border from Mexico to Los Angeles in search of a better life for the American dream. "
Blood In Blood Out Trailer
"During my recent trip to Mexico, I got a chance to shoot video of what's literally in my hometown's backyard!"
Related Sites: Different World's Travel Guide "The ancient city of Teotihuacan is the most visited of Mexico�s archaeological sites and a must-see if you�re in Mexico City. The site is impressive for its scale, both in the size of the Pyramid of the Sun (the third largest pyramid in the world) and the majesty of the Calle de los Muertos (Street of the Dead) - originally 4km long and flanked by temples, palaces and platforms. Look for amazingly well preserved murals in the Palace of the Jaguars or the Palace of the Quetzal-butterfly and bold sculptures in the Temple of Quetzalcoatl." Wikipedia "..was, at its height in the first half of the 1st millennium CE, the largest pre-Columbian city in the Americas. The city during its existence was larger than any European city of the same era including Rome. 
The civilization and cultural complex associated with the site is also referred to as Teotihuac�n. Its influence spread throughout Mesoamerica; evidence of Teotihuacano presence, if not outright political and economic control, can be seen at numerous sites in Veracruz and the Maya region.
The city was located in what is now the San Juan Teotihuac�n municipality in the State of M�xico, Mexico, approximately 40 km (24.8 mi) northeast of Mexico City. It covers a total surface area of 83 km� and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987..."
"Mexico (MNN) ― A total of 64 people have been arrested in connection with the killings of 145 people whose bodies were found in mass graves in Mexico. The bodies were discovered earlier this month in San Fernando. The deaths are all tied to the Los Zetas drug cartel, considered Mexico's most violent drug cartel.
Executive Director of Spanish World Ministries Daniel Sandoval says this is just the latest in a violent trend that's taking place in Mexico where drug cartels, gang violence, kidnappings and murder are making life difficult. Spanish World Ministries broadcasts programming into Mexico.
Sandoval says not only are North American missionaries being affected by the violence, but so are Mexican ministries. "In Ciudad Juarez in the northern part of Mexico, around 100 pastors had to leave the city due to threats received from the drug cartels. A few days ago the pastor of one of the largest churches in Michoacán was kidnapped. This is something you'll never hear in the regular media."
Sandoval says this is a spiritual battle. "To me it is more than evident that Satan doesn't want the people in Mexico specifically--just as in many places around the world--to hear the hope that you can find in Jesus Christ."
Spanish World Ministries broadcasts the Gospel on more than 1,500 radio stations throughout Latin America. However, Sandoval says Mexico is a challenge. They're only broadcasting on 12 radio stations. "Radio stations are reluctant to air evangelical programs. They fear reaction from the traditional religions. Those stations willing to transmit the programs charge a lot of money."
The radio programs have been effective, says Sandoval. He told us a story about Mario, a drug addict who was listening to their programming. "One day, he decided to attend the church that was sponsoring the programs, with the desire to learn more about God. He opened his heart to the Lord, and since then, he has been growing in his spiritual life. In the process, the God has helped him to get rid of his addiction to the drugs."
Now Mario is actively serving the Lord in this church. But he was not the only one who was transformed. His father, who was also involved in drugs, saw the change in his son and felt the need to change his life. Some weeks later, he asked his son, Mario, if he could attend the church with him. Now, Mario and his father are faithfully growing in their spiritual lives.
Many people are putting their hope in the government or traditions. Sanodoval says in order to help the nation change, they need to expand their reach. "We know that only Christ is the real hope, but they need to hear [about Him]. My prayer is to have 100 stations in Mexico."
You can be part of this growth. $15 a month can help SWM reach 24 people with the Gospel. Sandoval says, "Somewhere in Latin America, at this very moment, many are listening to the Gospel through the programs produced by Spanish World Ministries. Our prayer is that many of these listeners are trusting Jesus as their Lord. And my prayer right now is that those believers who are listening to this interview will pray for our ministry and will consider joining us."