John and Cathy Howard

Prayer Letter/ May 4, 2021


May 4, 2021

Dear Friends,
It has been a great privilege for us to be able to minister in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico for the past 20 years. Over the past couple of years the Lord has been leading us to consider a change of ministry location. We have been praying for the Lord's guidance with regards to this and just recently over the past couple of months, the Lord has made it clear to us that we should follow His guidance and look to begin a new church plant in the city of Zacatecas, Mexico. We want to thank each and every one of you for your continued prayer support and giving to the Great Commission fund that allows us to be in Mexico and is giving us this new opportunity.

The city of Zacatecas is the capital city of the state of the same name. It is a 5 hour drive north from Guadalajara. The city is a bit smaller than Guadalajara with a population of approximately 250,000. It's elevation is somewhat higher than Guadalajara at approximately 8,000 feet. It is one of the least evangelized cities in what has become known as the "Circle of Silence" area of Mexico. At present, the evangelical population of the city rests at around 3% of the population. We will be moving to Zacatecas this coming summer and will be joined by another couple to begin the work. The church plant will fall under the umbrella of the "Breath of Life" church planting ministry that was begun in Guadalajara in 2014. We are excited to be able to begin this new ministry and hope that the Lord will open doors to not only be able to work in the city of Zacatecas, but also to contribute to the ministry with one of the least reached people groups in Mexico who live close to Zacatecas. This has been a clear goal of the Alliance as we hope to see the Great Commission fulfilled. Will you please join us in praying for the following requests:

Prayer requests:
1) We will make an exploratory trip to Zacatecas on the week of May 10-15 to look at areas to potentially minister.
2) That God would begin to give us contacts that might be able to help us in the new work.
3) That we would have a smooth transition from GDL to Zacatecas in the Summer.
4) That our son, Jonathan, would be able to return to the US and begin college this fall as planned.

The Howards
May 4, 2021

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