Thursday, January 10, 2008
Impact en Mexico
Dimas Velazquez, an Impact elder for 8 years now, recently graduated from the Texas Gulf Coast Institute of Biblical Studies and is hoping to work at Impact full time as a minister to the Hispanic community. The following is an account of a recent trip he took to carry the gospel to some villages in the mountains of Mexico.
"In the last week of 2007, I (Dimas Velazquez) was in the ranch of Acuna, of the village called Doctor Arrollo, in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico to help Brother Ignacio Barcenas on an evangelical campaign, and get to know the other communities in the area. I was surprised to find in the ranch, El Refugio (the Refuge), brothers in Christ who were working in the highest calling in one of the highest places. This little village lies up in the mountains 25 kilometers from the nearest city and normally takes 5 or 6 hours to get there by car, but the Christians there have the blessing of using Impact's "van number 7" which was donated to them to move around in. As you can see in the photo, it still carries the Ipact logo. The bretheren are very thankful to us, because now they can reach more communities with the gospel, and the people there whom we visited are people with great needs, waiting on all kinds of help. If there is any possibility, they could definatively use more vans. Our hope is to return the second week in July, if God permits, to hold a campaign. We would love to take a group of our family to support our brothers and sisters there. They are very grateful to Impact, and send you salutations." -Jose Dimas Velazquez