Category Archives: Mexico

Soldiers of the Cross – Guillermo and Jennie Salinas

Category : Mexico

We have just returned from our 9 hour plus trip to Verde Rico en the high mountains of the state of Guerrero, Mexico.  What we were privileged to witness there was truly marvelous and so glorifying to our Savior.  We were there for the graduation of 13 students who had completed their bachelor of arts in Biblical Studies.  These were not just any students at any graduation.  These were students that had walked miles and hours just for their training every week.  These were men that had their families and jobs and apart from graduating, there were 11 men that had planted  and were pastoring their own churches-missions.  As I hope you can see in the picture, together they skillfully played their own guitars  in praise to their Father who had made all this possible.   These are real warriors for Christ!
They graduated from the same program that Guillermo is giving to the students here.  Guillermo came home so encouraged and with renewed vision of what God can do.  Your prayers are what will make the difference.  This is one thing that was super clear through the testimonies!  These men had been bathed in prayer!  The students that will be taking the courses of the International School of Ministries at the Austin Whetsell building here in Zihuatanejo will need your prayers.  Pray that God will also transform them into disciplined brave warriors for Christ! .

We also thank God for your prayers for the puppet presentations at the trash dump and to start the Bible Club in the neighborhood called ‘El Limon’!  God used the drama-puppet team to bring the gospel to many children.  Please be praying especially this week that the Bible study that we were told could be started in the town of Pantla will become a reality.  The person who has offered her home has said she will get back with me as to the day and time!  

Thank you for praying!  God is amazing and Magnificent! 
Your obedient servant in Christ,
Jennie Salinas


“La Burrita” (The Donkey) has arrived

Category : Mexico

We want to thank all of you who prayed and gave towards the purchase of “La Burrita”.  Even the color matches that of a grey donkey!  After searching the internet, this weekend we drove 8 hours plus to Guadalajara seeking a economical used van.  We searched and searched but nothing good came up.  We drove Mon. another 8 hours to Mexico City and found this van!  We purchased it yesterday and drove a total of 11+ hours in two vehicles yesterday and today.  This is a 2013 Toyota HIAce with about 30,000.00 miles on it.  It actually cost about $4000.00 dollars over and above what had come in for the van.   This we paid out of our pocket.  We tried hard but could not find a 15 passenger van in good condition at a better price.  We are so very thankful to all of you who were able and willing to give!  If there is anyone or any church that was planning on giving but had not already, they can still send their gift toPresbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship, 100 5th St.,Suite 330, Bristol, TN 37620.  You can earmark it for :  van purchase.  This would be a tremendous help!
Also, we will be using a very inquisitive donkey, a buzzard, an iguana, a frog and a fish tomorrow and Friday to present the Gospel as they tell the story of Mexico’s Independence and end by proclaiming that the only one of all the heroes of Independence who is still living and who can bring order and peace to Mexico is Jesus Christ!  
Of course, this is a puppet presentation!  the one on Thursday will be in a independence celebration promoted by the city of Zihuatanejo.  The second, on Friday, the day that independence is celebrated, will be in the church.  Please pray with us that the message will ring clear and cut through to the lives of leaders in the city government.  
Thank you again for your prayers that have made transportation for the puppet/drama ministry a reality!  We are truly amazed at God’s goodness through you!
Your obedient servant in Christ,
Jennie Salinas