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

June & July 2022

Dear Friends in Christ, 
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. -John 12:26
Camargo: Our Vacation Bible School went well, with several new children who don’t normally come to our weekly Saturday Bible clubs, for a high day of 105!  This was the first time we only had it 3 days, ending on Sunday morning, with 12 children making a profession of faith!  Several new children continue attending our Bible clubs and some Sunday services.  We had hoped more parents would come on Sunday, the last day, but 3 adults came with their kids!
    A few souls have also been saved knocking doors and from our evangelization efforts!
Camp:  We took 14 teens to camp in the mountains in Creel, Chihuahua, about 6 hours from here.  There were a total of 80 teens, with many making a commitment to serve the Lord in a greater way in and through their churches, and one trusted Christ as Saviour!  The title of the camp was: God is Seeking a Servant!  I was privileged to preach the final service, telling of blessings and trials throughout my life that the Lord used to strengthen and help me continue on in the ministry.  All of the teens and some adults responded to the invitation!
Anáhuac:  Three young men accompanied me to the 24th anniversary celebration of the Iglesia Bautista, Semilla Preciosa in Anáhuac; that the Lord allowed us to start in 1998.
My assistant, Jorge Orozco, completed his Bible institute studies by correspondence, under the direction of the pastor and his brother, Eduardo Orozco.  They combined the Missions Conference, Anniversary and his graduation into one special event!  It was a blessing to the young men, to observe an indigenous church, and to see Bro. Jorge graduate!
Transition:  We are praying and visiting with the church families to calm any apprehensions they might have with putting Bro. Jorge in as the next pastor of the Bible Baptist Church here in Camargo.  Please pray with us for the Lord’s leading in these changes, that we would have unity, and that the church would go forward as I step down.
Hands to the Work: I’m transporting building supplies and church furniture from the United States, to Mexico.  I wrote in my last letter of my need for a truck I can pull trailers with.
I had asked you to pray I could sell my Expedition.  I put a for sale sign on it, and 15 minutes after I left home, the Lord sent a buyer with cash!  So with that money, the money several churches sent toward the purchase, and what I had been saving, I was able to buy a truck!  Thank you to all who helped!  The license bureau here was having problems when I took it to nationalize it, but they assure me they will be able to finalize it in 2 to 3 weeks!
    I’m praying this ministry will be a blessing to a lot of churches and pastors in Mexico; that they would be encouraged and many souls would be saved because we were able to help and encourage them to keep winning souls and discipling converts!
    Please pray the truck will be ready to haul pews, windows and doors to Sonora and Sinaloa the middle of September!  If you’re interested in a quick trip to Mexico for a week to 10 days, I should have room for up to 5 people with passports, to help drive, set up pews, be a blessing and allow God to work in your heart!  Email me if you are interested!
Praise: Good VBS and camp! Souls saved! Anáhuac church 24 yrs., Jorge graduated; Truck
Prayer: Souls to be saved & baptized; Transition of pastors; Sept. trip to Sonora & Sinaloa
Bro. Ron Winter
Your Co-laborer in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico

April and May 2012

Dear Friends in Christ,

Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 1 Corinthians 3:8

Furlough: I had a great 2 month furlough! It is good to be home after 7,845 miles!
It saw my four kids, and fourteen grandkids, a couple days here and there!!
I reported to the last church on May 1, and crossed the border into Mexico, May 3!
I brought down and we delivered pews for a church in Chihuahua City, a baby grand piano and stackable chairs for the first church we started in Anáhuac Chihuahua, and 22 boxes of girl’s school uniforms to a children’s home in Navojoa, Sonora!
Praise the Lord for those churches and individuals who donated all these items! They are truly a blessing to the work of the Lord here in Mexico!

Teens: We took 8 teens to Parral, Chihuahua to a state-wide teen conference. We dealt with the theme of “Love in Relationships”. Teens need to know what real love is, to be able to experience the love of Christ and have a right love relationship with the opposite sex!

Arturo: We went to the graduation of Arturo from the Bible Institute in Navojoa. He came back back with us to Camargo for a one year internship. We’re praying it will be a productive year for our church, and for Arturo to know the Lord’s will for his future.

Guaymas, Sonora: We took advantage of the trip to Sonora to take 6 doors from the US, and 20 church benches that a church here in Chihuahua had donated, to a church in Guaymas. Pastor Bernardino who was run over by a hit and run driver two years ago, is walking with difficulty, building the church and church building!

Hands to the work: Please pray I can sell my Expedition in Mexico and buy a good truck in the U. S. to transport materials to churches in Mexico.
I need to get it before September, to be able to nationalize it at very little cost. Three churches have given money toward a truck. If a few more churches could help, with what I have saved, and the sale of the Expedition, I should be able to get a good, reliable truck!
While in Sonora, I learned that some of the churches are copying tracts as well as scripture portions and other materials, on a copier. If you know of other ministries who provide Spanish Bibles, hymnals, tracts, etc., please email me their information! I’d like to be able to partner with them to get God’s Word into these needy areas!

Transition: We have prayed since we started the Bible Baptist church here in Camargo Chihuahua, for the Mexican pastor that should take the church, for it to be indigenous. The church and my present assistant, Jorge Orozco are praying to confirm the Lord’s will for him to be that pastor, or that the Lord would send someone else!

Praise: Souls saved; Great, safe furlough; Provision of materials; Safe trip to Arturo’s graduation; Doors, benches & uniforms delivered
Prayer: Souls saved, baptized; Right pastor for the church in Camargo; Arturo’s service

Wisdom, discernment and provision for a good truck, to sell the Expedition

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

January, February and March 2022

Dear Friends in Christ,

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33:3

Camargo: The Iglesia Bíblica Bautista spent most of January preparing for a very busy February. Of course we continued with evangelization efforts, door knocking, visits, etc.!
Those who made a profession of faith and continue attending some services are Eliel and Edgar, a couple of teen boys, Rubén y Cecilia whose kids had been coming to the Bible clubs, and Cristina who thought she was saved! Pray for Rubén who is battling with an addiction.
The first weekend of February we hosted a State-wide Youth Conference. There were about 160 in attendance, with the theme: “A Man after God’s Own Heart”.
Please pray for the upcoming youth conference May 6 & 7, in Parral Chihuahua.
We had our Faith Promise mission conference the third week of February, with the new promise at double what the church had been giving! Praise the Lord!!

Arturo: Arturo is out of our church, and is to graduate from the Bible institute with Missionaries Nelson and Micah Dorr, in Navojoa, Sonora this May. We are praying the Lord would show him where He would have Arturo to serve next.

Transition: Since we started the Bible Baptist church, we have prayed for the Mexican pastor that should take the church, and for it to be indigenous. It looks like my present assistant, Jorge Orozco is who the Lord would have to be that pastor. Lord willing, we’ll be working to make the transition this year. Please pray for wisdom, direction and God’s timing.

Furlough: After our Mission Conference in Camargo, I came to the U.S. on a two month furlough. It’s been great to report back to several churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and be in some missions conferences.

Manos a la Obra: The new ministry, “Hands to the Work” continues to be a blessing to Mexican churches and pastors. Near the end of my furlough, I’m going to Colorado to pick up some church pews and some other things for a church in Chihuahua City.
Please pray I can find a good truck to be able to pick up and transport all of the pianos, pews, etc. to Mexico. Also pray I can sell my Expedition in Mexico to help pay for it.
A church is helping me get a bigger, enclosed trailer to protect what we haul, and to be able to take a lot more to Mexico each trip. Praise the Lord!
Please let me know if someone wants to donate pianos, tables, chairs, pews, pulpits, etc.

Praise: Souls saved, for God’s grace; Good youth and mission conferences & Faith Promise doubled; Safety and good furlough; Enclosed trailer
Prayer: Souls to be saved; Rubén-addiction; Teen Conference; Arturo, graduation and service; Turn Church over; Youth Conference May 6&7; Truck, sell Expedition; and supplies

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

November & December 2021

Dear Friends in Christ,

And the gospel must first be published among all nations.   Mark 13:10

Happy New Year!  Thank you for all your prayers and faithful support during another year.  I also want to thank those of you who were able to send a special Christmas offering as well!
    I’m anticipating new opportunities to serve the Lord in 2022, and trust that all of you will achieve what the Lord has for your ministries!  I’m praying for His soon return!

Ministry Opportunities:  I had mentioned how busy July and August always are, but from July to date, it hasn’t let up!  Praise the Lord for numerous opportunities to serve Him!
    In the middle of November I preached a family conference in Chihuahua City.
    At the end of November I picked up building materials from Zapata Texas, with Missionary Dennis Barnett, that several churches, businesses etc. had donated.  Bro. Kevin Langley and his family from North Carolina get the materials, Christmas gifts for the Bible club kids, etc. and they bring them down to Texas.  I hauled a trailer load of pews, windows, doors, air conditioners, etc. to a church in Coxcatlán, San Luis Potosí. They just built a new building, after several years in a bamboo building.  I brought another load of windows doors, etc. back to Chihuahua.  I took two pianos to Pastor Eduardo in Anáhuac, Chihuahua to recondition them, then I’ll take them to churches.  We’ve also taken building supplies to a couple other churches in the state, and are still distributing the rest of them.
    So ready or not, the Hands to the Work Ministry is answering the needs of several churches, though at this time I don’t really have time to work it as much as is needed.

Camargo: The Iglesia Bíblica Bautista here in Camargo, Chihuahua is seeing some growth!  Gaby, her husband Raul, his 3 sons and her daughter have been attending services for a few months.  Gaby had been helping to prepare food and refreshments for the Saturday Bible Clubs, even before she was saved!  One night after the service, she got saved, and now wants to get baptized, and she is still serving!  Amen!  Pray for the others to be saved soon!
    For a couple of months before, we promoted our Christmas program, for the Bible club children to bring their parents and adult relatives, to win special prizes.  The Saturday before the program we gave the gifts to 117 children, many of whom would not have gotten much, if anything for Christmas.  A few parents came to some services before the program, and the day of the program about 16 adults visited!  We gave the prizes to those who brought family, and we had a couple of piñatas, candy for the kids, and dinner for all, for a record attendance above 130, all of whom heard the Gospel message!  Now we’re encouraging them to continue, as well as sharing the Gospel with them.

Family: After Christmas, my son Andrew, his wife and 4 daughters came down to visit me!  The ladies organized some things in my house, and Andrew put a garden in front of the building, and did some projects inside as well.  Several teens and men came to work, and ladies from the church brought food each day!  A lot was accomplished during that week!
    Andrew preached our watch-night service and also on Sunday!  They were a blessing!

Praise: New year to serve; People saved; Christmas program; Supplies gotten to churches
Prayer: We’re hosting a state-wide youth conference Feb. 4 & 5.  I’m preaching at a couple’s banquet Feb. 11; Our Mission Conference Feb. 18-20; Souls to be saved and lives changed!

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