Church of God World Missions has chosen the city of Mexico City as one of the Send the Light to the Cities effort.
Send the Light to the Cities is a belief and strategy focusing on major cities around the world with the people and resources God gives so they serve as lighthouse cities. WM director Dr. David M. Griffis says, “We will evangelize, plant birthing churches, and provide an evangelism and training center in each one of them.”
Why Mexico City?
Mexico City is the largest metropolitan city in the Western Hemisphere, with 21.2 million people, and the Americas’ oldest capital city. It is considered an alpha global city, with an overwhelming majority of the populace under 30 years of age. Mexico City primarily rests on what was Lake Texcoco, and is prone not only to flooding but to frequent seismic activity.
Roman Catholics comprise 82% of adherents to religion. Only the country of Brazil surpasses that percentage. While constitutional changes granted fairer treatment for religious minorities in 1992, persecution of non-Catholics still persists in some areas. The Church of God has a few churches, but needs a training center to prepare more pastors for the harvest.
Church participation is generally low, as secular influences are strong. Mexico City is an opportune place for Church of God World Missions to build an excelled educational institution for training leaders and discipling converts.
What You Can Do
Pray. There is no substitute for fervent prayer about the millions of people who do not have the light of Christ shining in their lives.
Give. Your donations will meet specific needs for Mexico City to be a lighthouse city. There are people ready to give themselves to this mission. We can send and support, they will go and give. Land and buildings will be purchased or built. Ministers, workers, and ministries will be trained and supported.