Monday, July 23, 2012

23 July 2012 Update!

Many thanks to all of you who pray for us.  We are so grateful for your partnership.

Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson are currently trying to make their way home to Oaxaca from Mississippi.  Haylee and Jackson went to Mississippi for a few weeks to spend time with family and friends.  Liesa went up a few days ago to bring them back to Mexico.  Their flight to Oaxaca was cancelled so this morning they are trying to find options to get home to Oaxaca.  We're praying for opportunities to make some flights today that will get them home this evening.

Also, we have two leaders from Newsoms Baptist Church in Virginia who are trying to make  their way to Oaxaca for a Vision Trip.  They are in the process of deciding how to be involved among the unreached people groups of Mexico.  We're praying they are able to find flights to get to Oaxaca today.

Just wanted to give you those quick updates!  Thank you all for your prayer support.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

14 July 2012 Update!

Hola from southern Mexico!

Just a quick update to let you know what is going on.
  • Z, E, and J are our summer workers who are living among an unreached people group this summer.  They have a difficult assignment but are seeing the Father do some great things.  Please continue to pray for them.
  • We have two Vision Teams coming in from churches in Virginia and Tennessee over the next couple of weeks.  Please pray for us as we determine where these churches should be working in the future.
  • Valley Baptist, Bakersfield, CA will be sending a team down to work among their people group they have 'embraced' as their own.  Pray for them as they seek to open hearts to the message of the Gospel.
  • Liesa and Jeff just completed three days of research of a couple of unreached people groups.  Pray that doors will be opened to work among more of the people of southern Mexico where no one is reaching them.
  • Haylee will be attending Super Summer Mississippi next week.  This is a leadership/discipleship/evangelism training camp at Mississippi College.  Pray for her to have a tremendous week.
  • Liesa is in Mississippi to have some fun and bring Haylee and Jackson back to Mexico next week.  Pray for them to have a great time with friends and family.
As always, your prayers are very powerful and we depend on them greatly.  Thanks for praying!

Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson

View from a Chontal fishing camp on the coast of Oaxaca.
Pray for them as they recover from recent tropical storms.

"To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map."
— William Carey, pioneer missionary to India

Beautiful lady on a beautiful beach in Oaxaca.

We love meeting fellow believers like Pastor Franco Lopez.
He leads a Baptist church in a coastal town in Oaxaca.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

5 July 2012 Update!

Just a quick update to thank you all for your prayers.  We are so thankful for you.  Your prayers are so important to the work that the Father is doing here and around the world.  Please don't forget how important you are to us.

1 Thessalonians 5:17: pray without ceasing.

Highlights of what is going on in southern Mexico and elsewhere:
  • We are preparing for Vision teams from Virginia and Tennessee over the next few weeks.  Pray for the right people working in the right places doing the right things.
  • Our summer workers are doing great work.  Continue to pray for Z, J, and E as they finish up their last three weeks with us.
  • Liesa and Jeff have been able to begin research on several people groups.  Pray for us to be led by the Spirit to the places the Father is working.
  • Haylee and Jackson are enjoying a month in Mississippi.  Pray for them as they enjoy time with friends and family.
  • An IMB media team will be coming to southern Mexico to highlight some of what the Father has been doing here.  Pray that this project will be used to advance the Gospel here in southern Mexico.
  • We are blessed that a large number of our Southern Baptist Churches are contacting us as they pray about how to get involved in missions in southern Mexico.  Pray that our SBC partners will be committed to preparing themselves for this huge task.
  • Haylee will be attending Super Summer 2012 at Mississippi College next week.  Please pray for her as she attends this leadership/evangelism/discipleship training conference.
Thank you all for your prayers and financial support through the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson Holeman