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Mark 16:15b
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"....Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

The Need for the GOOD NEWS in Mexico.

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105 Million Eternal Souls

Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world.  As the world's 13th largest country, it is three times the size of Texas and bigger than Spain, France,  Germany,  Italy, and Great Britain combined. Mexico has a greater population than any Western European country, yet half of its people are  under the age of 20.
 
Mexico suffered under  Spanish  rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in  the 19th  century.  It was the Spanish rule that brought Catholicism  to Mexico.  The  Spanish Catholicism was forced upon the Mexicans  by the rule of the sword.  The  first generation of Mexican Catholics  resented this and were insincere in their  worship; they sought  every opportunity to secretly worship their pagan gods.   Detecting  this, the Spanish began to integrate pagan worship practices into  the  Catholic worship system.  Instead of tearing down a pagan  temple, the Spanish  Catholics would remodel it with Catholic symbols  and Catholic idolatry.  This  pluralism developed so far that  during Mass, both the indigenous pagan gods and  the Catholic pagan  gods would be worshipped at the same time. 
 
Today,  Catholicism  in Mexico has developed into its own national flavor.  You may  find  Mexicans who are very superstitious in an occultish type  of way while clinging  to the trappings and imagery of Catholicism.   Mexicans worship the Virgin of  Guadalupe as a Mexican version  of the Virgin Mary that the Roman Catholics  worship.  Mexicans  take the worship of the Virgin of Guadalupe very seriously,  enough  to where she is venerated as a national hero.  The Virgin of Guadalupe  has her own national holiday in Mexico, December 12.  Mexicans  are typically  very proud of their religion and equate it to patriotism.   To some of the older  people, departing from Mexican Catholicism would be akin to betraying their  country. 

The younger  Mexicans are  typically very accepting of North Americans and are  open to a "better way" that  they might have to offer.  Because  of this, Mexicans are typically very receptive to the gospel.  They may see problems within the Catholic religion and  want something  better.  They sincerely desire to know God.  They will stop on the street to hear a street preacher.  They will eagerly receive any tracts that are distributed and then stop at the closest bench  to read it.  Because of this  receptiveness, false religions have  flooded Mexico like a tidal wave.   Throughout Mexico there are  many cities where Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses and  Pentecostals  abound; many of these same cities have no gospel witness.  Where are the fundamental Baptists?
 
Mexico has one of the  fastest growing populations of  any country in the world, yet despite  misconceptions, it is poorly evangelized.  There is today thousands of towns and regions where there is no  gospel representation.  What will be the spiritual future of Mexico if laborers are not sent?

 
Isaiah 6:8,9a  "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and tell this people,..."

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Missionary Bill Hart, Sandra & Jessica
Apdo Postal #86
Jesus Maria, Aguascalientes
MEXICO 20900
Phone:
011-52-449-974-54-99
               011-52-044-449-980-1790
Stateside (802) 386-1041
NEW Email: we-slhart@hotmail.com
                    jessicainmexico@prodigy.net.mx
         Website: http://hartsformexico.tripod.com

Sending church:
Maranatha Baptist Church
Covington, IN
 
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