SERVING IN: Mexico , North America
Jorge Luis & Rosa Elia Gutierrez, were both born again in Arleta, California in the San Fernando valley area.
Jorge and Rosa, along with their daughter, Shalom, and son, Melquisedec, have been serving the Lord on the mission field since 1988 in Guadalajara, Mexico. They served as assistant pastors in San Fernando, California for six years. That went on a short mission trip to Manzanillo for 3 months, and 8 months to Mexicali Baja Calif. All this before they deciding to obey the call to become full-time missionaries.
Now Shalom and her husband are pastoring and ministros to pastors in Tepic Nayarit, and Guadalajara; and Melquisedec and Fatima are serving pastors and leaders now in Guadalajara city and its surroundings as well as participating with Jorge and Rosa.
Since 1988, they have planted a church outside the city limits of Guadalajara in a town called “San Agustin.” Then in 1996, they started a feeding program for children and families of low income in the area of “La Lagunita.”
They are currently pastoring in San Agistin and overseeing churches in four different states in Mexico: Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit and now Veracruz. They now have two more feeding program in Guadalajara area, and an additional program they are involved in through another ministry in Tepic, Nayarit.
Jorge & Rosa’s minsitry encompasses Pastoring their congregation and fellow pastors, Church Planting, Discipleship, Feeding Programs, Marriage Restoration Ministry, Street Evangelism Ministry, as well as memebers of the Leadership team of the new missionary sending agency, (Globe México) “Mission Global” in Tuxtla GTz Chiapas.
Here in Mexico, some people have lost a dear ones; a father, a son, a brother, and we have been able to be with them to bring them hope in the midst of it all, and you have made it possible for us to be here for them, gracias. With a full heart of gratitude to God for you and with humility we feel privileged to be here carrying the love of God and good news of the kingdom of God to the lost and confused. Have a blessed joyful Christmas and a prosperous year, full of hope and confidence in God, who is able of all.
Since October of last year, we grew two new congregations in two different locations, Eucaliptos Jalisco, and Piedra Encontrada Veracruz, both in Mexico. Yet we are challenged to keep on keeping on to go make disciples. We can have great amazing deep teaching and not produce strong disciples. We teach what we know or find, but we end up reproducing what we are.
The children’s ministry and the feeding programs are moving very slowly but with such a commitment of the servers and teachers, even with the great challenges, facing it with trust and faith, work to reach those kids in great need.
Mision Global, the newly founded missionary agency, continues to grow and mature in laying a solid foundation to train and send missionaires from Mexico into the nations. Please continue to pray for the leadership.
We were street evangelizing last Saturday, and 12 received the Lord and confessed him as Lord and Savior of their lives!