Thursday, February 7, 2019

Journey Missions at Triumph Lutheran Nogales

We had a great group of believers from St John Evangelical Lutheran Congregation at Schwer in Milford Illinois. Jon Nelson, the director of Journey missions worked to organize the project to replace to old roof with a metal roof. They enjoyed our warm weather of around freezing at night to the 70's in the daytime (note the T-shirts :-). God is good! 
Thank You Jon, Hiedi, Jeramiah, Quentin, Matthew, Ken, Robert, Austin, Andrew, Paul and Ruth. God bless you and reward you for your giving, serving hearts.  

Friday, January 4, 2019

There shall be showers of blessing. Ezekiel 34:26

"There shall be showers of blessing". Ezekiel 34:26

We had a wonderful time in Masiaca Sonora Mexico celebrating Jesus coming, and seeking Him as we welcomed the New Year. The church in Masiaca invited me to preach at the service that began at 9:00 pm and went until after midnight.
Our prayer is that the church be revived and grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, and that the many unbelieving and uncommitted that were present would be convicted and come to the love of God that Jesus brought to us on that first Christmas. 

The trip back up to the border was exceptionally easy. I thing we were ahead of the rush because we came back on the first. Most of the tolls were closed, I think we only had to pay once (about $9), which was a blessing in itself. 

When we got home we noticed dust and dirt all over Alma's desk chair. Upon further investigation we noticed a hole in the ceiling and a hole in one of her notebooks. It was reminiscent of last year finding a bullet hole in the roof of our camper and a 45 slug on the floor. This time it was a 308 round! 
And that wasn't all, we had two more rounds through our roof. One through the front porch, the other into the kitchen. After patching the holes to keep water from pouring in, I went to the police station to report it. They said I was the tenth person to come in to file a report. One person had a round go through there car window. But no injuries. They said they even had a round go through their roof, all of which come from Mexico, just the hazards of living on the border.   

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Honduran migrant says that beans and tortillas are food for pigs

This video has become in-famous in Mexico because as everyone knows, in Mexico we love refried beans. Even in many parts of Mexico they are considered a luxury that cannot always be afforded.

Alma and I visited with Raul, a 27 year old man sitting on a sofa outside his apartment in la Anza. After a few questions, he shared that he expected he would get into heaven because, well, he hadn't done anything exceptionally bad. So, after looking at a few of the Ten Commandments, he changed his story, confessing his guilt and inability to enter heaven. So, after presenting the love of God sending Jesus to the cross to pay the penalty for his sins, we asked if he was ready to repent and trust Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He then brought up this story of the Honduran and the beans. We can be so ungrateful sometimes, like the Honduran and the beans. I don't want to be like that, and so we prayed together. Pray for Raul and his wife Itza, and the people of the migrant caravan.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus    November 2018

First of all we apologize for not communicating before hand.

After three months in Minneapolis at the WMPL mission home we had a very special time as part of our home assignment, we lived, learned, prayed, shared, ate, met new brothers and reconnected with very dear friends after a long time.

We thank God for this opportunity, and all his blessings and watchful care over us as we traveled there and back and many days on the road. Thank God for each one of you; Your friendship, prayers and for being partners with us in the proclamation of the Gospel in Mexico.

We returned renewed, with a new vision and desire to go out to work in the vineyard of the Lord, but with the same message ... CRISTO! Although the two of us arrived sick, we thank God that we are getting better.

We have no words to thank the churches and their pastors for their invitations, letting us share and for joining as partners in prayer. It was a great honor and pleasure to be with you. Thank you for your offerings and time, may God bless your congregations and reward your work.

On the other hand, the Nogales border is quiet up to now, only more heavily reinforced entrances with razor wire and making them higher and there is a good group of military and Border Patrol agents at the main entrance, but we had no problem crossing, with the exception of a more detailed inspection. The largest number of people in the caravans have taken the route through Tijuana BC on the border with San Diego, CA, where there has been some violence between the Mexicans and the people who are trying to enter the United States, mostly Hondurans, because they are ungrateful and disrespectful even though Mexico has given them a lot of help.

The churches in Nogales gave us a warm welcome and those in the interior of Mexico as well. We hope that we can go to each of them for a time next year, God willing, we will also find them encouraged to learn and make changes, to God be the glory!

We wish you all a happy thanksgiving, blessed Christmas and the peace of Jesus.

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Your fellow workers, Alma and Darwin Jackson

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Please pray for us!

As we came back from Minnesota with renewed vision and desire to serve the Lord, we are facing a lot of attacks against our bodies as Darwin has had fever, body aches, lack of energy, not being able to eat well and I have a crocked back and pain that doesn't let me move, walk or stand straight for days. We just want to ask you to join us in prayer, for the glory of God and the extension of His Kingdom.

Sow your seed in the morning,
and at the evening let your hands not be idle,
for you do not know which will succeed,
whether this or that,
or whether both will do equally well.   Eccl. 11:6

We just want to be able to do that.

Thank you and God bless you all.