A message from our director
I am Jonathan Meza, the director of Spanish American Evangelistic Ministries. I would like to share a message with you and encourage you to take part in our efforts to help COVID-19 victims in Juarez.
These times of COVID-19 have, without a doubt, been a challenge for our lives, and have put a strain on the finances of many. Like few times in history, the entire world is living through the same experience, however, some feel the burden of this experience much heavier than others. We know that many are suffering through a reduction, and in some cases, a complete loss of work, international companies as well as small businesses all face the grim reality that they might not survive this pandemic. This can all paint an unpleasant scene, but as Christians we are filled with hope by the Apostle Paul’s words to the Corinthians that “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed”.
These words characterize the victory lived by Christians day in and day out, a victory that has and will continue to allow the Church to survive and to thrive. Throughout humanity’s history we have experienced God’s fidelity and mercy upon His people and His church, and this time will be no different. This time in history will be one more to which the Church will point to say Eben-Ezer! That is “until now the Lord has helped us!”
Fellow Christians that read this message, the Church in the Cd. Juarez area is experiencing these times under critical conditions, having lost jobs and economic security. Many have reached out and asked for our help, filled with hope, knowing that there are an abundant and generous people of God willing and able to help.
At the risk of sounding foolish, I would like to ask if you have been blessed by God? Surely your answer is a resounding “yes!”. For those of us that have been blessed, this is our time to act, the call has been made and, with the certainty that the call will be answered, we await the Church’s response. The Apostle Paul reminds us how the church should respond to these times
II Corinthians 8:1-5.
We want you to know, brothers, about the grace
of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in
a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty
have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For they
gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of
their own accord, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking
part in the relief of the saints and this, not as we expected,
but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.
Just as the Church of the first century answered the call to help those in Jerusalem, so will we answer the call to help those in need today. This is the legacy that was left to us, and it will be the legacy that we will leave behind, won’t you join the cause #ForTheSaints?