May & June 2023

Dear Friends in Christ,
…He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.       Luke 3:11
Camargo:  Since turning the Iglesia Bíblica Bautista over to a Mexican pastor, it appears they are doing well.  They continue knocking doors and had VBS this week with a high day of 110!  The parents of some of the kids visited on Sunday, the last day!  So several children and adults heard the gospel for the first time!  Lord willing they will continue attending!
     The offerings are meeting their needs and attendances have remained steady. Amen!
My Transition has been a challenge.  I believe it’s culture shock, as I really enjoyed living in Mexico!  It’s been hard no longer starting and pastoring churches, though I know I’m not able to continue in that capacity.  I’m very busy with the new ministry which helps!  Most things in the U.S. cost double what they cost in Mexico, and the faster pace is also difficult.  I’ve also been living with some of my kids while working on a travel trailer to live in until I can get my own place.  So, though it is a blessing to not be so lonely and to enjoy my family, I miss my independence.
Hands to the Work:  The Lord is blessing the ministry to strengthen Mexican churches with doors, windows, pianos, musical instruments, church furniture, etc.!
Two brothers in Christ brought pews, pulpits, pianos, doors and windows that I have stored in a warehouse that First Baptist of Del City, OK is loaning me.  A church near Tulsa donated pews that several men from Eastland Baptist helped me disassemble to haul them.
     My trailer is loaded with 4 sets of pews, windows, doors and a piano for a more than 4,000 mile trip to deliver to 5 different churches, travelling through 7 different Mexican states.  My son Josh and his family are going with me.
     En route, we are going to attend the 25th anniversary celebration of the first church we started; the Iglesia Bautista, Semilla Preciosa in Anáhuac, Chihuahua.  Praise the Lord, that church is doing very well under the leadership of Pastor Eduardo Orozco!
Furlough:  I’ve been able to show my change of ministry to some of the churches that support me in person.  I reported to some in Kansas and a church in Missouri sent 70 double pew chairs for 2 churches to the Navajos in Arizona.  From the end of August through October, I’ll be reporting to churches out east and up into Canada.
Praise: Church and new pastor in Camargo doing well; The Lord’s blessings on my new life and ministry; 25 years of the church in Anáhuac; My supporters!
Prayer: Souls to be saved; My new life; Hands to the Work ministry and souls to be saved because of it; 4,000 mile trip to Mexico; Furlough August – October
Ron Winter
Your Co-laborer, Ministering to Churches in Mexico

March & April 2023

Dear Friends in Christ,
And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. 2 Kings 2:14

Camargo: The Iglesia Bíblica Bautista is autonomous!
The last weekend of March we had the organization service for the Bible Baptist Church in Camargo, Chihuahua, to change it from mission status to official church status. My pastor, Edward Barclay, came down to pass the authority from the First Baptist Church of Milford Ohio to the Bible Baptist Church in Camargo, for it to be independent.
We dedicated the building to the memory of my wife Connie, who gave the last 4 years of her life to the church in Camargo. We had the ribbon cutting ceremony and presented a picture of Connie and a dedicatory plaque, which is displayed in the entry of the building.
We ordained Bro Jorge Orozco, who had been my assistant for 4 years, to the Gospel Ministry and presented him to the church as their next pastor. The church seems united in their commitment to follow their Mexican pastor’s leadership.
The weekend finished with Pastor Barclay preaching a charge to the church, to pastor Jorge and his wife, and to me in my new ministry. In his introduction he said; “God blessed the Bible Baptist Church today; in the last 24 hours, a Church was organized, a Building was dedicated, a national Pastor was installed and a missionary finished this work well. All glory to God!”

Transition: Not only was this a huge change for the church in Camargo, but also for me, after 36 years as a missionary to Mexico. For one, most things cost twice as much in Oklahoma.
I’m living with my kids until I can find my own place.
As I moved from Mexico in April, I stopped to visit a lady from the church in Camargo who is getting cancer treatments in Odessa, Texas. I was able to lead her 2 daughters and a son in law to the Lord!
I’m setting up my itinerary to report to the churches that I’ve not presented my change of location and ministry to. Email me if you want me to come to your church a certain time.

Hands to the work: I’m still a missionary to Mexico, working the “Hands to the Work” ministry that I’ve been doing part time for the past couple of years, to take doors, windows, pews, pianos and other musical instruments, tables, chairs, Bibles, etc. to churches in Mexico. I’m gathering materials from the U.S., to distribute them in Mexico. Let me know if you or your church have or know of good items that you would want to donate to churches in Mexico.

Praise: Organization, Building dedication, Ordination and Change of pastor of Iglesia Biblica Bautista; My move to Oklahoma, souls saved in Texas

Prayer: The church in Camargo to prosper; The Lord’s direction in my “new” life and ministry; Continued support and materials to make the help to Mexican churches possible

Ron Winter
Your Co-laborer, ministering to churches in Mexico

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

November & December 2022

Dear friends in Christ,

Happy New Year! I trust you had enjoyable Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations as we celebrated God’s goodness and mercy!
A Special Thanks to all who sent an extra Christmas bonus! What a blessing!

Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd. Numbers 27:16, 17

Camargo: The first weekend of November Brother Dave Lydick preached the Ninth Anniversary conference of the Iglesia Bíblica Bautista! The fellowship was sweet and the preaching powerful, with several at the altar most services! At the end of the last service we baptized 6 people!

Transition: March 25 and 26, we plan to have special services to Organize the church and Dedicate our church building. We’ll ordain my assistant, Jorge Orozco and call him as the next pastor of the Bible Baptist church here in Camargo!
I would like to invite all of you to come celebrate with us! Email me!
You need to have your passport up to date!
After 36 years working in Mexico, I plan to relocate to Oklahoma.
I’m getting the materials from the U.S. for the new ministry, and I’d like to be nearer my kids and grandkids when I am home, so it seems the most prudent!

Hands to the Work: When I turn the church over, I plan to continue working the “Hands to the Work” ministry of transporting building materials, etc. to Mexican churches, as the Lord allows and provides!
I took delivery of my trailer that I had built in Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua! It is such a blessing to have a bigger, enclosed trailer that I don’t have to tarp!
I just made the maiden voyage with it, to bring windows, doors and a piano that Bro. Kevin Langly and his son Bryson brought to Oklahoma from North Carolina. Also some pulpits and chairs that were donated, all of which I delivered to 4 different churches and ministries here in Chihuahua, Mexico. The trailer was completely full! I also brought a bunch of girl’s school uniforms that I still need to get to an orphanage / children’s home in Sonora, Mexico.

Praise: A good 2022 and New Year; 9 years Bible Baptist Church; New trailer

Prayer: Iglesia Bíblica Butista; Transition & services; Moving to OK

Your Co-laborer
Bro. Ron Winter
Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico

August, September, October, 2022

Dear Friends in Christ,
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; 2 Thessalonians 1:3
Camargo:  Attendances of the Iglesia Bíblica Bautista have been up and down, with school activities, etc. 
As we continue to knock doors, about every week there is someone who really seems convicted of their sin, and calls on the Lord to save them, or at least allows us to present the gospel to them.
     We took several teens to a state-wide youth conference in August and again the last of October.  Several teens confessed their sins, recommitting their lives to the Lord!
     The Saturday Bible clubs had been well attended, but attendances have fluctuated lately.  But praise the Lord, more children have been coming out to the Sunday morning church services.
Eight year old Mary and her 12 year old sister America had attended the Bible clubs and Sunday church services for a while before they were able to convince their parents, José and Diana to come to church with them.  After coming a few times, all four of them trusted the Lord as their personal Saviour!  This last Sunday we baptized all 4 of them!
     Valley Forge Baptist Temple sent a construction crew of 12 down to help us with flooring, ceilings, painting, electric, and outside stuccoed the front wall and tiled the entry roof on our church building.  They were not only a blessing with the building remodeling, but were a tremendous help to encourage and challenge our church to work together in their church, to the salvation of souls!
Hands to the Work ministry:  The new ministry the Lord has allowed me to start continues to be a blessing to several churches.
In September, Brother Kevin Langly brought building materials to El Paso for churches in Mexico.  Pastor Julián from Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua and Pastor David Eckblad from Phoenix Arizona, accompanied me to load and haul the first trailer load of pews, windows, doors, pianos, etc. to a church in Guaymás and another in Navojoa in the state of Sonora, as well to churches in the state of Sinaloa, Los Mochis, San Miguel and Tosalibampo, all on the western side of Mexico.  I was also privileged to preach 3 times on the Sunday we were there.
     Upon coming out of Mexico at Nogales AZ, we picked up chairs, ceramic tile, windows and pews in Arizona, New Mexico and the Texas panhandle.  We then picked up the rest of the building materials in El Paso.  This second load we hauled to Pastor Julian’s church in Cuahutemoc; more than 4,000 miles on a 10 day trip.
Transition:  Please pray as we finalize the time and plans, and get things in order to turn the church over to my assistant, Jorge Orozco, early next year.
Praise:  Souls saved; Bible clubs, José, Diana & girls saved & baptized; Construction team & work accomplished; Hands to the Work – 5 churches helped in September, traveling mercies;
Prayer: Souls saved & baptized; Church to be faithful and work in harmony; Transition, Bro Jorge
Bro. Ron Winter
Your Co-laborer in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico