Saturday, March 13, 2010

Big News

First off wanted to let you know that our latest newsletter is out. It should be coming to your mailbox or to your e-mail box soon. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be please e-mail us at:

Today we are writing to inform you of where God is leading us in the future. After almost 2 very challenging years, after much prayer and seeking the Lord, we have decided to come back as missionaries to Mexico. Our missionary discipleship term ends with WGM in June. Over the past few months we have felt God's hand guiding us in a different direction and therefore, we will be coming back as career missionaries with another organization, Go International. Go is a smaller organzation that mainly concentrates on supporting indigenous ministry and is based out of Wilmore, Kentucky. This decision was not an easy one to make, but we do feel at peace about it and know it is where God wants us. We do plan on partnering with WGM in the future to support them in the theological education program as professores.

It is hard to believe we have been here 1 year and 7 months and that it is time to make this decision about our future. We came here to learn Spanish and learn about ministry in Mexico. While we have had a very rough ride we did learn a lot! Thankfully our Spanish is very much improved and we are communicating well. There is always more vocab we wish we used while talking, but we have come a long way and feel good about our progress. In terms of ministry we have also come a long way. God has used some difficult experiences to refine our calling and lead us in a slightly different direction. When we arrived we thought our role as missionaries would be in theological education and support ministries. While we still enjoy and want to be a part of theological education, we have seen a huge need for church planting and raising national leaders organically. There are so few evangelical churches here that the population is not being reached. Sadly, the evangelical churches that exist are not doing a good job of communicating the gospel and reaching out to non-believers. Bad theology and mainly the prosperity gospel are all too common.

Over the past year God has given us a passion for the people around us and a vision on how to creatively reach them. After a brief time in the United States visiting our wonderful team of supporters we will return to use our home church planting model. Please be in prayer for us as we are also discussing the possibility of working with another missionary couple here in León who shares our calling. Pray for us as our group continues to meet with these missionaries while we are in the States. Pray that this transition from WGM to Go International will go smoothly. Pray that God will provide ALL of our financial needs.

What does all this mean?

We will be in Mexico till mid-June at which time we will drive back to the States for about 3 months. We hope to be back here by October. During our time in the US we want to see you and give you an update on our ministry. We would love to meet with you one-on-one, have you host a small group in your home, or speak at your church. If you are interested please contact us ASAP as we are putting our schedule together now and things will be tight because we won't be home for long.

Currently, we are in the process of asking our wonderful supporters if they would be willing to go ahead and switch their support to Go International. If you support us we would grately appreciate it if you could start that process so that we will not be lacking support in June. THANKS!
Go to:

And then go to:
1. donate
2. create account
3. ways to support Go
4. staff ministries support account
5. Josh and Jen Reynolds
You can select the amount, duration and if it is ongoing and automatic withdrawal.

Or you can send support to:
Go International
PO Box 123
Wilmore, KY 40390

(checks made out to Go International with our names on the memo line)
Go's phone number: 859-858-3171

If you have automatic withdrawal with WGM you can call WGM to cancel.

Thank you for your continued support. We will not be able to return without it!!!!! Your faithful support has kept us here over this term and we are THANKFUL!

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Your Missionaries in Central Mexico,
Josh and Jennfer


Longing for the Day... said...

great update! we are so excited for this next season for you. -the quinns

Anonymous said...

Josh and Jennifer, blessings upon you during this time of transition.
--Scott and Andrea Sward

Anonymous said...

Jennifer and Josh,

One of Grammy's friends reads your blog regularly. Then she prints it and sends it to Grammy. Thought you ought to know.