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Feb 03

From Kevin Rosendahl-A Productive January

GRACE CHRISTIAN OUTREACH MINISTRIES

205 Wildwood Avenue

Madison, MN 56256

Dear Friends,

God bless you! This month has been an interesting month for GCOM! The second week in January, Marty Busby, my right-hand man when ministering in Mexico, flew from Tampa, Florida to Austin, Texas where I picked him up and we traveled to Central Mexico to do family outreaches and to scout out ministry sites for a group from Minnesota that is looking to come down in March.

Zona Huasteca

We did several outreaches in the Zona Huasteca, an indigenous area twelve hours into Mexico near the city of Tamazunchale. We had one hundred and fifty people attend these outreaches and thirty-five people prayed to put their trust in Christ! Marty led the kids in a game and trained some of the kids in a Gospel drama which they did in front of the crowd during the program. After the Gospel message and invitation, each child received a nice blessing bag and we asked Bible questions to give away bags of rice and beans, quilts, blankets, pillows and housewares to the adults at the outreach.

MOUNTAIN VILLAGES

Through our time in the Zona Huasteca, we encountered seventeen mountain villages where we could do outreaches in the future. Some of them already have a little church started. In four of the villaages we will start a church in the future as there are pastors waiting to pastor these churches.

SAN LUIS POTASI

From the Zona Huasteca we traveled through the mountains to the capital city of San Luis Potosi. Then we went into two remote villages to minister. We were told that one of the villages had no Christians in the village. We arrived to the outreach site two to three hours late due to different obstacles but when they saw that we had arrived they followed us to the outreach site. At this event we were blessed to minister to over 130 people and more than 40 people prayed to give their lives to Christ.

Our last outreach was in another village twenty minutes away and we arrived when it was already dark and cold and we did not know if any families would come. Thankfully, twenty-five people came to the outreach and of these twenty-five people, seventeen people, from young to old, prayed to give their lives to Christ.

PRAYER

It was a precious outreach! On these outreaches Marty and I were led to ask the people who we encountered to write down any prayer requests they may have. Our desire is to get churches of prayer and people of prayer to intercede for these petitions.

If you or your church have a desire to be a part of praying for these prayer needs, please contact us and we will send the prayer needs to you or to your church. “The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16b)

In this area near San Luis Potosi we encountered over twenty villages where there is either only a small recently started church or no church at all. As you can see, we can minister in these areas for quite some time sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, starting churches and training pastors to pastor the newly started churches!

Back to Nuevo Laredo

When Marty and I got back to Nuevo Laredo we closed off a plumbing pipe that was cracked and then began working on repairing one of the ministry vans. Marty was partially finished with changing out the power steering pump and the tie rods.

Our plan was to finish the repairs the next day but early the next day at 3 A.M. I woke up having a hard time breathing. It was bad enough that we postponed the car repairs and headed up to Austin for me to be near my family and to get checked by the doctor and for Marty to fly home that evening. Joshua, Sylvia and I are doing better but still have congestion and a cough. She has also been battling migraine headaches as well so please continue to pray with us for total healing.

Thanks for your faithful prayer and financial support of GCOM! We are a ministry team with each of us doing our part to impact lives for Christ in Mexico and around the world!

Serving Christ,

Rev. Kevin, Sylvia and Joshua Rosendahl

MINISTRY NEEDS

−$200 for van repairs

−A children’s home that we are helping needs someone to run the children’s home and staff to work at the children’s home. If interested, please contact me.

PRAYER NEEDS

Prayer Needs

−For total healing for Sylvia, Joshua and me

−For guidance for us for every ministry, family and personal decision−For favor in getting the ministry supplies that came down in the semi to Laredo into Mexico

−For our upcoming Bible College Graduation in Nuevo Laredo to go smoothly and to give glory to God!

−For Pastor Manuel as he begins to train pastors in rural San Luis Potosi to be more effective pastors through studying the Video Bible College classes

−For us to be able to complete the church building in Vicam, Sonora, with the Yaquis, as quickly as possible. We are waiting on more bricks for the church.

−For favor in getting the van fixed

−For the corona virus cases to slow down and dissipate in the US, Mexico and around the world

GIVING

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