tony and marge abram, christian evangelist and missionaries

Tony and Marge abram
Abundant Life Crusades

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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!   

 

CUERNAVACA, MEXICO CRUSADE 2006!
 
Volume 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 crusade location!
Part of the crowd that filled the crusade location!

Tony Abram doing what he loves best, leaving souls to the Living Saviour, Jesus
Tony Abram doing what he loves best,
leading souls to the Living Saviour, Jesus!

Our Associate 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
Anatolio Rysko interpreting for Tony Abram

She shows her crippled arm now healed!
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
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 Latin TV

Tony preparing to minister to people.
Tony preparing to minister to people.

There is great joy in the presence of God as
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 the Lord Jesus
Anotolio Rysko helps Tony Abram lead
hundreds to Christ in ?Sinners Prayer.?

Night after night souls came to Christ.
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.
Pastor and Sister Reyes.

Tony & Marge with part of Reyes family
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.
Anatolio catches his breath after service.
 

Mario Reyes, difficult to believe he is now 30
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, what God has done
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.
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 2001. 

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.

Nominally Roman 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!


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