The Long Family
Tim and Patti minister in Mexico in leadership training by the Baja Baptist Convention, Dios Con Nosotros (God With Us). They help in the acculturation process of the many people who relocate to the Baja Peninsula of Mexico from other areas in Mexico. Patti serves as the special education teacher and consultant at the "Centro Pedagogico Dedaque" Baptist grade school in Tijuana. She also serves as an infant development specialist working with babies and young children with disabilities and their families. Tim works mainly with the theological education programs of the Baja Baptist Convention.
They write: In our last update we wrote about Teresa Miranda, the first missionary to be supported fully by Baja Baptist Convention churches. She is off this week to begin her ministry as director of a cross-cultural missionary training school in southern Mexico. She begins this new phase of her mission work with the promise of both prayer and financial underpinning. Her commissioning service was very well attended with over 300 present from churches throughout the north of Baja.
Mexican grade schools began last week and we are pleased to report that the Monte Horeb School, where Patti teaches, is off to a much better than expected start. It usually takes a few weeks for most students to return to classes yet after only a week there are over 100 already enrolled, including most all of Patti's special needs children. However, they are still looking to hire two teachers.
· Pray for Teresa Miranda as she begins her new ministry in southern Mexico.
· Pray for Patti and Tim as they serve Christ in Mexico.