A Sharp Reminder

A reminder from the latest Operation World:

The Rosary Belt, a region in central Mexico consisting of Zacatecas, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Colima, Michoacán and Querétaro.  This region is often called the “10-40 window of the Americas”  by Latino evangelicals.  Spanish colonial and religious influence is very strong here.  None of these states numbers over 2% evangelical, and Querétaro is only 0.25%.


If you didn’t know this already, the occult is the 2nd leading religion in this state of Querétaro where we live.  I was reminded of this last week as I walked downtown to pay the electric bill (see the photo below of a newly opened tarot card reader in town).  

Sad to say, since we began our small ministry here in San Juan del Rio in 2005, among CAM or CAM-related missionaries, I can count at least 11 missionary units (families/singles) that have left this region (all 11 are in the USA now) and 3 have come that are still here.  I could count a few more families with other evangelical mission agencies that have also left and not been replaced.  The attrition rate is difficult to comprehend.  At the same time, according to Operation World this is the least reached state in Mexico and one of the least reached areas of the Western Hemisphere.

Pray with us for the Lord of the Harvest to send laborers into His harvest field.  He still has “other sheep” here who need to hear the Gospel.  There is nothing lacking except “the feet of those who bring Good News.”



About alanbeth

What’s up? or rather, ¿Qué pasa? Hola, I’m Alan. I’m a missionary living in Mexico. We have a heart for MK Education and so we teach at a local Christian school with MK students as well as nationals and foreign students as well. I occasionally write or have a pic to share with you at my blog, Knowing Your ABCDs, which you can read with a click on the button above. You can read my blog with a click on the button above.
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