Norma Van Dalen

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. I am thankful for continued opportunities to share what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus with neighbors and friends. This past week, as I listened to a friend ask questions about what it means to walk with Jesus and to commit to followig Him, she stopped and bowed her head for a few minutes. Her eyes filled with tears and after wiping her yes, said to me, "I want to follow Jesus and give Him my life. Will you walk with me?" Those are the moments we long for, pray for and thank God for!!!

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

1. Pray for God to continue to call and equip men and women to serve Him in Mexico City. Pray specifically for Gilberto and Laura, church planters in Mexico City. Pray also for Ana Miriam and Saúl who are sharing the responsibilities of pastoring La Fuente, while the pastor is on home assignment. Pray for the team of servant leaders who share the responsibilities of serving in various ways with Ana Miriam and Saúl (Cynthia, Carlos, Pablo, Paulina).

2. Pray for our pastors and leaders to continue to boldly pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out more workers into the harvest. We have seen a movement of prayer and missions blowing across Mexico as mission and national leaders have partnered in the College of Prayer and the Kairos courses. Pray for continued revival in our hearts as we serve together.

Praise God for the medical brigade that served a closed community in November of 2019. Pray for continued open doors for reaching out to this community of Wixarika people. Pray for unity of vision and a commitment to work together among the various groups involved in this missions outreach.

3. Pray for more opportunities for partnering with like minded groups in providing theological training for those who desire to serve God in their communities and world. Pray for openness to consider alternative delivery sytems for training, such as online courses and orality. Pray for our national leaders as they seek to take training to some of the more isolated areas of Mexico. Pray for those of us who have been invited to serve in training leaders in a small community of believers who were thrown out of their village. This training will likely begin in February.

4. Pray with us as we dream and plan for continued opportunities to train our women leaders for more effective ministry. Please pray for Gaileen, Lois, Janice and I as we facilitate a training course for women leaders in Guadalajara from February 24 to 29. Pray for open hearts to respond to what God wants to teach each one.

5. Thank the Lord for the beginning of an International Bilingual School which serves our international workers and their families, as well as serves as a means of outreach to families in Mexico City. Please pray for financial provision as they struggle to meet financial obligations. Pray for unity and a sense of shared vision among the staff and teachers. Pray for Kevin, the director of the school. Pray for God to continue to provide qualified teachers who love Jesus. This is an ongoing request....dlon't stop praying, please!!!!

6. Please continue to pray for unity and healthy relationships as we serve alongside our national brothers and sisters in ministry. Ask God to teach us how to walk humbly with Him and one another.

7. Praise God for a reconnection opportunity with my former neighbors. Pray that I will continue to have opportunities to share Jesus with these women. We meet once a month for coffee.

Thank YOU for giving to the Great Commission Fund and for praying!



Updated: January 09, 2020

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Adolfo Prieto 1420, Depto 401
Colonia del Valle, Benito Juarez
Mexico City CDMX, C.P., 03100

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