January & February 2023

Dear Friends in Christ,
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.        Prov. 11:24-25
Camargo:  Though much of our efforts now are on getting the Iglesia Bíblica Bautista ready to organize from a mission into an autonomous church, we continue with all of the outreach ministries.  Besides three services a week, we continue knocking doors, to get the gospel to the city of Camargo, with a person calling on Christ to be their Saviour now and then!  I led Mario to the Lord last Wednesday and he was in church on Sunday, and says he is going to continue! Amen!   The Children’s Bible clubs also meet Saturday mornings; adolescents and teens meet in the afternoon.  They just went to a Teen Conference in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, and some came back with a conviction to get more involved in their local church!
    We’re praying the Lord would raise up someone from here to take on the teen ministry.
Transition:  On March 25 and 26 we plan to organize the church, ordain my assistant, Jorge Orozco and for the church to call him as pastor! Amen!   Please pray for him and the church that they would fall in love with Jesus Christ that this church would not only exist, but abound to the glory of God!
We’ll also dedicate the building to the memory of my wife Connie, who was a vital part of planting this church when we started in 2012, until the Lord took her home 6 ½ years ago.
    I plan to report to those supporting churches that I haven’t reported to since 2017.  E mail me if you would like me to come some certain time, otherwise I will call you to set a date.
Manos a la Obra: When I turn the church over, I will still be a Missionary to Mexico, with the “Hands to the Work” ministry.  I’ll be working from the US to continue taking building materials, pews, Bibles, literature, hymnals and such to Mexico, to be a help and encouragement to pastors and churches.  I have taken pastors down on these trips, and the Mexican people are so thankful when they see the love and burden the Americans have to see souls saved and churches started and strengthened!  I would like to see this aspect of the ministry expand, for Pastors and church members, Bible College students, prospective Missionaries, and Christians who want to be a blessing and be blessed, to take a short term mission trip with me to Mexico, to challenge them in their involvement with missions, the heartbeat of God!
    Please pray the Lord would bring me someone to help driving, loading, locating materials etc.
Praise: Teens challenged; Bible Baptist Church of Camargo to be autonomous; My good health that I can continue with “Hands to the Work”
Prayer: Services for Church Organization; Pastor Jorge & Michel, that they and the church would be faithful; Youth director; Building dedication; Souls saved & Christ glorified!; Assistant with “Hands to the Work”.
Ron Winter  
Your Co-laborer in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico