Latin America

Several short years ago, Sara was invited to a Mexican Woman’s Conference, hosted by the Methodist Churches in Monterrey, Mexico. When she was asked if she could speak to the pastors and bishop of the Methodist Movement as well as the ladies, Sara was overwhelmed. That is when she requested her husband, Richard to join her. This began a venture and new chapter in missions and ministry for us that we never anticipated nor did we see it coming.

At the airport when Ruth and Ignacio picked us up in a church van, they asked us permission to pray over us. Their prayer within minutes transitioned to prophecy. We had not yet left the parking lot of the airport and due to traffic, it took us 45 minutes to get to the hotel conference center. For the full 45 minutes, the prophetic word of God flowed and God personally read our mail. Sara and I wept as we heard line upon line what we had mail. Sara and I wept as we heard line upon line what we had offered privately in prayer, was now being echoed by the Holy Spirit, in the same order of priority that we had placed upon those prayer requests.

Upon arriving at the hotel, we didn’t need handkerchiefs, we needed “mops” for the profused flow of tears that had fallen from our eyes. Ruth said, “There is one more thing.” My response was, “I don’t think we can handle one more thing.” Hearing me and yet ignoring me, she proceeded to tell us a story that changed our lives. She said, “My father was a missionary in Chapas, the poorest area in Mexico, among the Indians near the Guatemalan border. Here, he saw a vision forty five years ago and these are his exact words, “In the END OF DAYS a missionary couple from Russia will come to Mexico. She is Russian, Jewish and he is Polish, German with blue eyes and God will use this couple to be an agent of stirring revival in many of the churches in Mexico, taking teams from Mexico to the ends of “In the END OF DAYS a missionary couple from Russia will come to Mexico. She is Russian, Jewish and he is Polish, German with blue eyes and God will use this couple to be an agent of stirring revival in many of the churches in Mexico, taking teams from Mexico to the ends of the Earth.”‘ I will never forget sister Ruth’s finger pointing back to my seat and saying, “Richard & Sara, you are the fulfillment of that prophetic word to my father.”

My mind began to spin, thinking if this happened forty five years ago, I would have been just a boy of age 12 and Sara would have been 8 years old, still living in China. God has been so faithful to us over the years and we are today seeing this word come to pass.

God has given Sara and I a baptism of love for the Latino’s like we have shared with the Slavic people for over thirty seven years. God has made us a mother and father in “Israel” to these precious ones. We have taken some of them already on mission’s trip to Ukraine and have many more trips planned God has given Sara and I a baptism of love for the Latino’s like we have shared with the Slavic people for over thirty seven years. God has made us a mother and father in “Israel” to these precious ones. We have taken some of them already on mission’s trip to Ukraine and have many more trips planned together for the future.

We are printing some of our books in Spanish and are being warmly received in numerous denominations and Fellowships across the entirety of Mexico. A land where men are “Macho” but God is melting them to the degree that some nights you almost need to mop up the floors in the services for brokenness and tears of calling to missions and being called away from their sins. Their pastors tell us that they have never seen this kind of brokenness in this magnitude before. This phenomena is God’s doing and not our own.

What touches the heart of Sara and I the most is seeing a breath of the Holy Spirit come upon a younger generation of children, teens, high school and college youth. God is touching them so What touches the heart of Sara and I the most is seeing a breath of the Holy Spirit come upon a younger generation of children, teens, high school and college youth. God is touching them so mightily in the services where we have been ministering that they are seeing visions and receiving mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit, receiving powerful healings and most of all being called of God to a higher realm of holiness and service in God’s Kingdom.

While in Mexico a few months ago, we had Missions Congress with the Kings Castle Denomination where we shared 34 times in 14 days. The prophetic Word that came to my heart is that, “No longer will Mexico play second fiddle in Latin America, no longer will it be said that God is moving in Argentina or Brazil, but God is moving in Mexico, and Mexico is moving in response to God to the ends of the Earth.”