Prayer Letter from the Legters Family, June 2015

 Yesterday’s high: 90˚                                                                                               5802 Bob Bullock Loop 20

Last night’s low: 74˚                                                                                                                Building C 18-102

Laredo TX, 78041

June 15th, 2015

Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”  (Psalm 27:1-2)

I trust the Lord’s presence has been evident in your life as it has in mine these past few months.  Although at times I feel overwhelmed with the demands of the ministry, physical limitations, and all the everyday problems I encounter, He indeed is the strength of my life.

Each month I continue to visit the congregations we have been ministering to in Chemax, Yalcoba, Tekom and Followers of Christ here in Merida.  There are several lay ministers who regularly go with me to preach while I play the keyboard during worship.  I find my weekends fill up fast between traveling to the villages to minister, accompanying the church choir, and being church pianist.

The end of March we had a family reunion/vacation on the island of Holbox.  During our time there we remembered the 2nd anniversary of Dave’s call to heaven.  On our last day together we gathered in the patio of some good friends who had also recently lost their son.  It was a meaningful bilingual time of sharing how the Lord has given us strength and the ability to carry on.

At Easter time the church choir took a short trip to the state of Tabasco (10 hours away) to sing in various congregations.  The choir also sang at churches near and far in the Merida area.  I enjoyed accompanying the choir with an Easter cantata I know well.  My participation with the church choir has become a challenge as I have found it increasingly difficult to read unfamiliar music.

On June 19 I have an appointment with a macular degeneration specialist in Raleigh, NC.  This doctor has helped some of his patients to be able to read again.  How wonderful it would be if my eyesight could be helped- it affects every area of ministry and my life.

The seminary graduation was June 5, with 2 graduating in sacred music, 8 in theology, 23 in Biblical counseling and 2 in the master’s program.  We are grateful to the Lord for these new “Servants for the love of Jesus” that have prepared to enter a field ready to be harvested.  God is supplying well-trained leaders for His church, here in Mexico as well as for Belize and Guatemala.  Classes will resume August 24.

I will be in the US June 17 to July 14.  Apart from my eye exam, I will also be visiting some supporting churches and friends during my time in the US.  It is always good to be able to personally share what God is doing among His people here.  My plans are to be in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Missouri.  While I am in the US, I will have a temporary phone number: (336) 938-6408.  It would be great to hear from you while I am there!

Four days after returning home, Daniel will arrive with a work group from his church to continue the construction of the Presbytery property they began last year.  They will also be helping with a week-long VBS in the village of Citilcum.  The construction project they are helping with will enable the Presbytery to have classrooms for the extension seminary that meets there on the weekends, as well as a retreat center for churches in that area.

Camp Porvenir will be in progress every week of the entire summer.  Our governing board runs a camp for children July 18-24 and then a camp for young people July 25-31.  The cost of camp will be $60 per person, including transportation.  Mark’s church is also organizing a family camp August 2-7.  My grand-daughter, Ellie, who graduates from high school this year, will be leaving after camp to travel to Harrisburg, PA.  She will be continuing her studies in the field of physical therapy.

I am enclosing a family photo taken in March.  Daniel, his wife Debbie and their family is on the left.  Debbie, Rolando and Diego are in the middle, and Mark, his wife Altia and their family is on the right.  I am also attaching a recent picture of my youngest grandson, Diego, who is now 5½ months old.  You can decide who he looks most like!

I mentioned in my last letter that I was changing my e-mail address.  I had been in the process of doing so when I discovered that my old e-mail address had been used to send out spam and phishing messages to all my contacts.  This made the switch to the new address much more urgent.  A capable seminary student has been working on the tedious job of transferring e-mail addresses and setting up my groups.  Please make a note of the new e-mail address: (contact church office if you would like the email) and do not use the prodigy address any longer.

Any gift for the ministry, the seminary, or camp may be sent tax-deductible to the address below.  The Son Raise Missionary Services organization, previously called The Magi, will not be acknowledging receipt of each individual gift as they did before, but I will send you a note when I receive it.  They will still be sending out the end-of-the-year contribution statements for tax purposes.

May the Lord be the light, strength and salvation of your life.

Your servant for Jesus’ sake,

Jean Legters (for the family)

If you would like to send a tax-deductible gift, you can mail it to:

Son Raise Missionary Services

P.O. Box 43

Byron Center, MI 49315

Please make your check out to Son Raise Missionary Services (or SRMS) and include a note on the memo section indicating the designation of your gift.

Family pic Holbox image

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