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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monthly Prayer Letter

Monthly Prayer Letter

"To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heavens." ~ Eccl. 3:1

July, 2009

¡Hola! (Hello!)

¡Dios le bendiga! (God bless you!) We’re writing to you this month from Tijuana, Mexico!

Yes, our entire family got on a plane (all at once!) and flew across country to San Diego, CA!

Wow! We could have filmed that for a reality TV show! (just kidding…we’ll pass on that). And…we still get to fly back home! Woo hoo!

Cambios de Viajes (Travel Changes)

Our travel plans, regarding Mexico, have gone from Plan A to Plan B to Plan C….to, well, we forgot which revamped plan we’re on at this point!

The fall out from the “sensational” mainstream news media reporting about Mexico has been intense this year. YUGO has seen a huge drop in the number of teams and individuals coming to minister in Mexico.

We’ve had many years of 3,000 or more coming to minister with us in Mexico. We’ll be lucky this year if we see even 20% of that overall. Some Christian ministries working in Mexico will likely not survive this year.

Our family has shifted our focus to the Tijuana Outreach Center (TJOC) this summer. We are here for two weeks on this trip. Chris is speaking each day for the daily chapel services. Adam and the boys led worship for the first week. We are pitching in where we can to help run the camp. Chris will return in August for another week of preaching and helping to direct the outreach.

Dios No Se Ha Cambiado (God Hasn’t Changed)

God is still faithful. He is still in charge. He still meets all our needs, never sleeps, loves us in spite of ourselves, and wants to work in and through us. Amen! We are thankful that God has not changed. And we have put our faith and focus in Him.

God has kept our ministry calendar full this year. The summer months are no different. We have had many opportunities to share our family music and preaching ministry. We’ve seen the usual wide range of venues as well.We’ve been on flatbed tractor trailers, street fairs, churches, etc. And here we are, once again, on the field in Tijuana, Mexico. God has given us some wild adventures! And, we are so blessed! The blessing is definitely all ours to be able to use God’s gifts to encourage so many people.

¡Gracias! (Thank you!)

Thank you to our awesome ministry support team! Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and financial support. For those who support our ministry faithfully every month financially, we are so very thankful for you! Please never think we take you for granted. We can’t do this without you. We need you and we thank God for you. It’s wonderful to see the Lord bless those who have faithfully and sacrificially given and we look forward to many more years of seeing the Lord do great and wonderful things in Mexico as a result of those gifts.

God Bless You!

The Canote Family

Chris, Susan, Samantha, Adam, Zachary (Chewy), Alex, J.P., Allison, Natalie, & Charlotte

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