Mexico City Church: University City Mission
Note: This is a report from Victor Nava, campus ministry leader in Mexico City
We are grateful that this year the Mexico City Church restarted the campus ministry at the National University (UNAM.) We believe that God has great plans for the youth of our nation (Ecclesiastes 12:1), because many people forge their beliefs, convictions, life philosophy, etc., during their college years
We are grateful to the Los Angeles Church of Christ for helping us financially and spiritually to rebuild this campus ministry. UNAM is the largest university in Latin America, with around 250, 000 students.
We started this mission with 20 church members in December of 2012, holding two morning and two afternoon Bible study groups on campus. This year we’ve had four major events:
- A leadership training retreat in January.
- An evangelistic campaign in February, titled “Valiente” (Bold), with 60 visitors.
- A friendship-building Student Mini- Olympics in April
- A car-wash in May to help fund-raising for our church’s Special Contribution.
- Four baptisms: Edgar, Itzel, Dalia and Tania!
We are inspired by the the testimonials of the young people who have been baptized. Edgar Cortes had visited the church a year ago when his sister got baptized. She eventually decided to leave the church, but Edgar, who was initially very apathetic about Christianity, later on started to search on his own. He showed up at church one Sunday, met some of the college disciples, began to study the Bible, and he was baptized a month later!
Tania is an education major. One of her high school friends, who had become a disciple of Jesus, ran into her at the university and invited her to church. Tania wanted to be right with God, but she was afraid of the commitment of discipleship. But as she studied the Bible, she gained more faith. She had to break up with a boyfriend, but in May she got baptized. And, very soon, her parents will also get baptized!
Please keep us in your prayers as we try to bring glory to God and honor him with much spiritual fruit…
Victor Nava, UNAM Mission Leader (Mexico City)