(Today’s post comes from Victor Nava, evangelist and campus minister for the Mexico City Church of Christ.)
Greetings from Mexico City! It is a pleasure to share the good news about what God has done in our church’s Campus Ministry.
On August 4 we had our 1st College Camp, entitled “A New Generation.” Between church members and visitors we had 44 college students who shared in an inspiring weekend of classes, sports, group dynamics, and spiritual devotionals. After a mountain hike and a time of prayer and worship, all the participants made a personal commitment (signed and thumb printed!) of giving their lives to God.
2013 Mexico City College Camp participants
God has been working powerfully in the hearts of many college students. Tatiana, a Chemistry student at UNAM (National University of Mexico), completed her Bible studies after the camp and was baptized that same month.
In September we had an evangelistic conference entitled “Believe.” Seventy-nine students came to the event, where the guest speaker was evangelist Mario Espinosa. Later that month we had a Mexican Fiesta and a Talent Show, both of which were great times for fun and family-building. Ignacio, an Engineering student, was baptized in September!
October was a month of service. We went to the Izcalli Region, the northernmost ministry of the Mexico City Church, and we organized a full Sunday service for that group. We shared our faith, passion and joy with the Izcalli disciples. Later in October, the campus ministry members also volunteered to help organize and support the Mexico Church Leaders Retreat that took place in Mexico City.
Yessenia, a Math major, was baptized in October. And we also had our first dating couple, Aldo and Angy!
“Where Are You Looking?” was the title of our final evangelistic conference of the year. We held the event in November, and our guest speaker was Reyes Ledesma, who with his wife Miriam leads the Iztapalapa Region of the Mexico City Church. We had 91 in attendance, and we saw two young men get baptized: Guillermo, a Chemistry major, and Jose Manuel, a freshman.
We closed out the year in December with a family group leaders retreat. We are very happy because we started the year with 8 family group leaders and ended with 12! We also had a wonderful Christmas Gala celebration!
2013 Mexico City College Family Group Leaders Retreat
The campus ministry at UNAM began 2013 with 20 members. God added 6 men and 6 women. Four other Christian students transferred to UNAM, so we are starting 2014 with 36 disciples of Christ on campus! Praise God!
Thank you, brothers and sisters of the Los Angeles Church, for your spiritual and financial support. May God reward you for all you have done for us!
1 May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
Psalms 20:1-5 (NIV)
Victor and Sandra Nava (Mexico City)