MEXICO CRUSADE 2006!
43 No. 8
After thirteen years, we
returned to Cuernavaca, Mexico for crusades. It seemed like just a
short time ago, the time had passed so quickly. When we saw the
children of our friends, now grown, and some having children of
their own, we knew it had been some time.
When the news was
heard that Tony and Marge Abram were returning to Mexico, hundreds
of people were excited about our return. It was so good to be met by
and to see the Reyes? family. Their whole family is involved in the
Work of God. We were glad to see their churches had grown to about
85 churches in the state of Morelos.
Part of the crowd that filled the
Tony Abram doing what he loves best,
leading souls to the Living Saviour, Jesus!
Evangelist, Anatolio Rysko from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada preceded
the crusade and did much of the arrangements. He has been a friend
of ours since we first met him as a pastor in Pasados, Argentina in
1977. We had a great crusade during that time. He did a fine
job, not only as crusade coordinator, but interpreter as well.
Though my second
language is Spanish, we wanted everything to be correct when we
ministered. We thus used an interpreter. We were thrilled over
the fruit we saw from our ministry 13 years ago.
Anatolio Rysko interpreting for Tony Abram
She shows her crippled arm now healed!
Because Jesus is the
same yesterday, today and forever, again, in every service, we saw
hundreds come forward to receive Christ. Praise God! There were
several hundred people who said they were healed by the power of
Jesus. After one service, a woman waited for us, telling us
how she was healed of a hernia 13 years ago in our crusade and her
daughter spoke up and said; ?And I was healed tonight!?
Praise the Lord!
Another testimony was of a woman who had a stomach cancer 13 years
ago, and had come to our crusade in great pain. During the prayer of
faith, the pain increased and she had to run to throw up. She passed
the cancer and has been healed ever since, giving her testimony to
many and giving Glory to God!
Tony Abram with Marge and Louis
praying the en masse prayer of faith for the sick. Hundreds were healed
during the crusade
We also covered the
whole state via radio from the crusade. Many not only heard the
Gospel, but many came. One man who heard about the crusade lived
about 50 miles (80 kms) away. He had only enough money to get to the
crusade. He could not move his right arm and barely breathe.
He came forward to receive from Christ.
Not only did the Lord
come into his heart but he was completely healed. He shouted, ?I can
breathe? and raised both arms. Brother Louis gave him some money for
food and to get back to his home. The services were also filmed for
Tony preparing to minister to people.
There is great joy in the presence of God as
hundreds come to Jesus! Tony rejoices too!
We had with us from San
Antonio, Texas, Evangelist Louis Sanchez. He sang in our meetings.
The people know and love him in Mexico. He also has a marvelous
testimony. He has sung in the Billy Graham meetings in Texas before
crowds of 65,000
Anotolio Rysko helps Tony Abram lead
hundreds to Christ in ?Sinners Prayer.?
Night after night souls came to Christ.
Your prayers and faith help us carry on this mission.
Both he and Sister
Esther Reyes sang and were a blessing. Marge did not sing as much as
she normally would have but when she did the people loved her and
were blessed. Our book ?Keys of the Kingdom? was printed in time for
this crusade and future crusades we will have in Mexico.
It has been printed
in a number of languages and has proved to be a blessing to many. We
are hoping to translate it also into Chinese for the people of
Taiwan and China.
Pastor and Sister Reyes.
Tony & Marge with part of Reyes family
We are now printing
another 100,000 Spanish tracts in Mexico. The cost is US $1,000.00.
They printed and put up 500 posters for the crusade and 35,000 small
handbills. Including all the printing, the crusade and outreach cost
just over $2,500.00. This, we believe, was a great investment that
produced much fruit.
Anatolio catches his breath after service.
Mario Reyes, difficult to believe he is now 30
and married for 10 years.
They told us that our
ministry always produced fruit and wanted to know when we could
return to have at least four more crusades. We gave them some
tentative dates for next year, if it is God?s Will. We always want
to be in God?s place in God?s time.
Please continue to
pray for us that we will always follow His leading. Thank you for
your prayers and standing with us in Faith. God bless you and yours.
Lining up to testify, people healed of
tumors, hernias, cancers, ears, etc.
and what God has done. Praise the Lord!
Louis Sanchez sings in the crusade.
MEXICO AND CITY OF
CUERNAVACA: There is a lot of history in Cuernavaca: Cortez retired
here. Maximilian and Carlotta had a weekend retreat in Cuernavaca
as is one of Mexico's oldest churches, built in 1592. Teopztlan,
just south of Cuernavaca, was started around 450 AD.
Xochicalco, a city
near Cuernavaca, was founded in 743. Teopanzolco, in Cuernavaca, was
built around 900 AD. The Spanish captured Cuernavaca in 1521 and
started the cathedral of Cuernavaca 1529. All of which makes
Cuernavaca either 1651, 1258, 1101, 480 or 472 years old. Consider
that the city of Detroit Michigan celebrated its 300th birthday in
The site of advanced
Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three
centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century.
On going economic and social concerns include low real wages,
underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable
income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the
largely Amerindian population in the impoverished southern states.
Mexico is like Middle
America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between
Belize and the US and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between
Guatemala and the US. It is slightly less than three times the size
of Texas it borders the countries of: Belize 250 km (150 miles),
Guatemala 962 km (600 nukes) and the USA with 3,141 km (1900miles).
Mexico has tsunamis
along the Pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in
the center and south, and hurricanes on the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico,
and Caribbean coasts. Corn, (maize) one of the world's major grain
crops, is thought to have originated in Mexico.
Catholic 89%, Protestant 6% and other religions make up about 5%.
Its population is 107,449,525 (July 2006 est.) and is made up of
mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish), 60%, Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other
1%. PRAY FOR MEXICO!