The Aposento Alto team has been working for two days now training two mission worker candidate families. Many topics have been covered. Including: having a strong character (2 Peter 1:3-8), working in other cultures (and learning some about the peoples, places, and primary religion of central Asia (Islam)), working with people from other cultures, culture shock, and more.
Work continues on the Basiroa project. Here’s a short video of some work where you can see the walls getting higher.
In August, Kevin will be going to Celaya and to Quimichis for two different goals. In Celaya, he will be helping some mission candidates (and one mobilizer) with training in topics related to mission work. Ricardo and his pastor Josue, and another brother who has spent time in central Asia, will also help in this training. Here is a map to see where Celaya is.
The second part of the trip Kevin will go to Quimichis (see map below) to work together with Narciso and Maria Canseco over the topic of planning and thinking through how Aposento Alto wants to approach church planting and discipling of believers. They will also connect with others in Aposento Alto via phone.
During the trip Kevin will post some updates in this blog for those interested.
Revelation 3:7 NIV: “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.””
Jesus spoke through the apostle John to this church in Philadelphia (in modern day Turkey). When Jesus opens a door, for ministry or whatever, NO ONE can shut it.
Will you pray with us that He will open wide this door for Friends of Aposento Alto to become a 501c3 non-profit fully approved soon? He is the Lord, and He has all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18-19), and His desire is to see all peoples of the world discipled. Aposento Alto has a role to play in this, in Mexico and the rest of the world. Please pray we will be able to fully assist them soon, receiving and sending on donations, arranging for volunteer help for them, etc, etc. Pray also that they will find partners in Mexico who will begin to invest and partner with them to strengthen their ministry. May all of this bring great glory to our great God!
From April 6 to 10 the Aposento Alto team, consisting of 5 families from the picture above, gathered in Las Glorias, Mexico. There were others along as well, including the pastor who gives them counsel, and a member of the Friends of Aposento Alto board. Some family came, and others who came to help serve and assist to make the conference easier (helping with preparing food, washing clothes, etc). It was a blessed time together. Much was decided. It really was a new day, a new beginning, for the team.
A statement of vision/purpose for the team was chosen (on the About Aposento Alto page).
The statement of faith was updated and agreed upon (see the page on this website about the statement of faith).
Recognizing themselves as a ministry organization and not a different kind of community was important; deciding how they would receive new members; considering how they would operate to make decisions and to train disciples; and more. Below are pictures of each of the 5 families.
April 6 to 10 Aposento Alto is having its annual conference. This year it will be in Las Glorias, Mexico. The team will be working on creating vision, structure, and other facets of their team life, as well as enjoying time together in worship, teaching, and rest. Family activities and activities for the kids (there are many!) will also happen.
Please check back as we will post pictures to help you see some of what took place.
The beach in Las Glorias!