God the father's vision was meant to bring change through
the birth and sacrifice of Jesus Christ which opened up for us and opportunity to
receive an eternal reward in heaven.
We want to thank
so many of you that are a part of the vision for change down here and have made
sacrifices which in due time will bring forth its reward.
Vision for change this last year:
- Melinda and Celestino had their
civil wedding this September and will be having the
celebration and formal church wedding on January 12th of
2008 while Joshua is here. So now we're looking forward
to the next stage of life, the arrival of our
- Joshua graduated from Hillsong
Leadership College in December and will be returning in February to work at
the church there as he follows his vision to develop relationships with
artists and to develop
expertise so that he can open an international recording studio here in
Mexico with his future wife in a few of years.
- With the Prophetic word of
Pastor Dave and the help of teams from Canada we raised
the roof on half of the church building and put in a
second floor with a general office, creative arts
office, institute dorm for young men, Sunday School
rooms, bathrooms and nursery.
As a Church Organization we are
redefining our legal structure so as to align it with our relational
infrastructure with KCC and our extension churches.
Our pastor in Pinotepa ( Bismarck )
has been discipling a leader in another large church there and is seeing the fruit
as their church and leadership becomes more stable.
- God decided to make a
change in living conditions for one of our graduates from our
institute and took her home with him. We miss her and we are
thankful for what she deposited into our lives while here.
(Mari here with Pastor John ) She is one of the young ladies
that went to Canada with us this summer.
- Angela started a prison ministry to
the women this last year and is seeing lasting fruit as these women grow in
their faith. They have been witnessing to the men in the prison, causing the
men to want to know more about Christ. They have seen incredible answers to prayer for healing,
deliverance and baptism of the Spirit.
VISION FOR CHANGE FOR 2008
January 1st, we will be officially
in charge of the social development for the region authorized by the new
municipal president in San Pedro Mixtepec. For our first project we will be bringing an
international ex-drug addict and ex-con to share at the city plaza on
January 14 & 15th with a projected audience of 2000 to 3000 people in
attendance mostly funded by the municipality.
Also projected are Mercy
Ministries like a Single mom's house, weekly food hampers, a food kitchen
for the street people, Rehab center, Youth counselling center and quarterly
municipal youth conferences like the one in January.
- This is Judith discipling Suri
one of our first students that is deaf and mute, she is
learning to cook and attend customers in the restaurant
helping her to become useful in the society. In
the meantime Angela and the girls are learning sign
Joshua will return to Australia in
February to continue developing his vision for the production studio.
We are looking at establishing a ministry of
reconciliation for prodigal sons & daughters.
This new year John desires to finish
some books on; Eating the Fruit of the Tongue, The Power released through
and under Authority, God's Order in the Marriage, and translate his Dating
booklet into English. As well, he wants to produce Messages Series for
distribution with the books.
As a church we have gone through a
restructuring this last year and look forward to rebuilding and
edifying leaders with the disciplines that are spoken of in 1 Timothy so
that they can become solid pillars for the church of tomorrow.
We will continue our building project in Puerto Escondido
this year which includes finishing the bathrooms and Sunday school
rooms and then extending the auditorium to be able to house large
conferences as prophesized by Pastor Dave.
We will continue the building project in Zicatela to
finish the Sunday School rooms with floors, doors and windows.
Building project in San Pedro is to
build another bathroom and a shower stall for the pastors family.
Building project in Pinotepa is to
build the walls around the other two sides of the property.
We would like to wish you a
very Happy and Prosperous New Year
John & Angela, Joshua Nickel
& Melinda &Celestino Rodriguez