This is an exciting year for the VELA Team, it marks 30 years since we began our ministry in Mexico City in 1984. To this day I clearly remember standing on the top floor of the Latin American Tower downtown Mexico City looking out over the thousands of buildings, houses and people and sensing God’s calling to serve to see Mexico City and all of Latin America transformed by the power of the Gospel and living by the principles of the Word of God.
After sensing God’s calling Joanne and I moved our family from Guatemala to Mexico City and together with others we started VELA Ministries. Over the past 30 years it has been amazing to see God work in and through VELA (Vision for the Evangelization of Latin America). Through VELA we have had the privilege to see literally thousands of people come to know Christ, have helped to plant new churches, have trained people to know how to share the Gospel, have provided leadership training to lay pastors and leaders through the VELA Training Center, the list could go on and on. We are so thankful to God for all He has done, for His faithfulness and for providing people like you who have partnered with us in prayer and financial support all these years. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Now we ask that you continue praying for us throughout this year as the ministry continues to serve God motivating, training and mobilizing the Body of Christ through the following ministries:
To continue expanding the Peace with God Internet Evangelism ministry. Already this year 31,449 people have visited the website and 4,483 people have made decisions for Christ through this cutting edge ministry. We have trained believers who will be discipling the new Christians online to the point of connecting them with a local church.
Continue to provide leadership training to our Partner Churches and increase the number of churches we work with. This year we already held the first two day training seminar for the local church Pastors and leaders on the Challenge of Leadership.
The official launching of our Vision 20/20 National Plan of Evangelism, this will take place at our 30 year celebration which will be held later this year. Key Pastors and leaders in Mexico are already excited about what is next as we move forward towards our goal of multiplying disciples and churches so that 20% of the population of the nation of Mexico will become believers in our Lord Jesus Christ by the year 2020.
Between now and the end of the year 2020 we will be implementing a number of evangelistic and church planting projects across the whole nation. More than ever we will need a movement of prayer, more workers, more tools and more resources. Now more than ever we need your prayers and support as the Lord leads you!
For the VELA Team,
Galo E. Vasquez
Chairman of the Board