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Mexico - 2018

Posted by Eugene & Linda Gehm on February 28, 2018 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)
"Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done." (Psalm 105:1) Yes, we want to proclaim God's greatness and let you know what He has done in Mexico. Here are their testimonies: Salvador y Olga Gómez (North Mexico City) Last November 12th, we had a party for our 7th anniversary at out Christian Center for the Deaf. Two Deaf people became saved and received the Bible CDs. Glory to our Lord Jesus Christ. I want to share one good testimony - Julian Malluguiza from Spain and married to a Mexican lady and received Jesus Christ as his Savior. One day Julian and I went shopping and after walking outside the store, suddenly someone stole Julian's backpack in his car that contained his important papers and passport. We had prayed to God for a few days. Four days later, Julian's passport was found and given back to him. We thank the Lord for answering our prayers. We want to thank you for your support in finances and prayers. God bless you! Teresa Melgar (Cuernavaca & Xoxocotla) Thank God for allowing us to continue in His wonderful work with the Deaf and thanks to the support we receive from you we can move forward. It is a blessing. We continue instructing the Word of the Lord a group of Deaf People in a town. Glory to God that this group has grown, adults, young people and children attend, and even in young children's hearts God has placed a great interest in knowing His Word. There is a group of people with many economic needs and God directs us to look at their spiritual needs but also their physical. Therefore, they are trained to perform some employment and thus have a better quality of life. God is good and has kept this group of Deaf people firm. The love and blessing of God are with us. We love him, because he loved us first (1 John 4:19) Mario y Yanet (Jojutla & Toluca) On January 28 this year, we had a party for our 7th anniversary at the Strong Torre Deaf church. Actually we have been preaching and teaching the Word of God to Deaf people, hopping from one church to another here in Jojutla for 20 years. Last November, 5 Deaf people were baptized in water. Glory to God! I want to share a testimony - an 18 year old Deaf lady named Jazmin who was pregnant was baptized in water last fall, she then went crazy and had emotions. Her parent wanted her to have her baby aborted. We prayed and prayed for God's deliverance for Jazmin. Now she was healed and became normal for three months, and now she and her new coming baby are healthy. It was God's miracle. Praise the Lord. We still preach God's Word to the Deaf people in Toluca once every month. Please pray that God will send a pastor in Toluca so that the Deaf people can go to church weekly instead of once a month. Thank you. Gehm's Note: Mario and Yanet In Jojutla, the Deaf people had been jumping from one church to another because the hearing people bumped them. Mario and Yanet are asking us to help them by giving them some money to build a small church next to their house. Please pray for them and that if it is God's will. Thank you. Teresa Melgar Teresa just had a hysterectomy surgery on February 1st this year. We helped pay for the surgery because she didn't have any insurance. As of updated result, she is doing well now. Thanks to the Lord for healing her. Teresa wanted to thank you for your financial support. We wish to express our thanks to you for your faithfulness in financial supports and prayers. Without your supports, their ministry would be stopped. We are so thankful to the Lord for those Mexican leaders who diligently witness to the Deaf people and children about Jesus Christ and teach them the Word of God. God's love motivates them as they desire their families and friends to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. "So faith comes from hearing the Good News, and people hear the Good News when someone tells them about Christ." (Romans 10:17). Also, please continue to pray for Pastor Asael of Mexico City (South) and Pastor Carlos of Ensenada. They both are well and constantly ministering to the Deaf people. God bless you! Eugene & Linda Gehm Missionaries

Mario & Yanet's Testimony - December 2017

Posted by Eugene & Linda Gehm on December 6, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Mario & Yanet (Jojutla)

Deaf Church in Jojutla

Thank God for His blessings! The Deaf attendants at churches had been increased since the earthquakes we had here in Morelos last September 19th. Many people were frightened for their destroyed houses and other crisis, but we thank God that all is well. 

My deaf Dad’s testimony: His name is Angel. He was sick and vomited last October 2nd, suffering with stomach pain. The doctor told him to urgently go to the hospital in Cuernavaca. We prayed, and now Dad is well after the appendectomy surgery. Thanks to God!

Deaf Church in Toluca 

We continue to teach Bible to the Deaf people in Toluca once a month. We witness to other Deaf people about Jesus Christ in Zinacantepec, Calixtlahuaca, and Toluca as there are average 10 Deaf people in each community.

We teach them about God’s Word and changing the lives little by little because once a month is difficult. We need to minister to them weekly. Please pray for them.

Thank you for supporting us and our ministry.

Our Church Group Trip in March 2017

Posted by Eugene & Linda Gehm on May 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ and our Lord.

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15). The Corinthians gave gifts to God’s people resulting in praise and thankfulness to the Lord. When we have the opportunity to give to others, we experience the joy of knowing the God will be praised because of it. Our God knows the needs of His people and He blesses us to be a blessing to others.

On March 8th, Linda and I drove to the Rancho Sordo Mudo school (RSM) in Baja California, Mexico. I preached at their church on Sunday, the 9th about the Parable of the Sower, and I used the objects that helped the Deaf children illuminate more clearly.

After church, we went to another Deaf church in Ensenada, about 30 minutes west from the RSM to visit the Deaf people. Pastor Carlos preached the Word of God that inspired us. After church, we joined Pastor Carlos and some friends to a restaurant and had a blessed fellowship together.

On March 13th, a group of 8 people from our North Creek Deaf church arrived at the RSM and stayed there for a week. So, we helped paint, clean up the yards, clean up the school supply room, clean up the kitchen, cook, etc.

On Friday, the 17th, we gave dramas to teach the children two subjects: “The Parable of the Sower” and “Two Choices”. All the children enjoyed involving in the one of the drama “Two Choices”, and they learned to cast the sins written on pieces of papers onto Jesus (played by Eugene) who was hung on the cross and each child received the beautiful cross craft. Then, we served the children some various ice creams with toppings. They had a good time.

One Sunday we in the group went to Deaf church in Ensenada. We performed a drama, and Eugene preached about the Parable of the Sower which touched many in the Deaf congregation. After church, they served a very delicious lunch, and we had a wonderful time of fellowship.

After the North Creek Deaf church group left on March 20th, Linda and I moved to a hotel in Ensenada so that we could continue to minister to the Deaf people for two more days. We were asked to go to Deaf school in Ensenada to teach the middle and high school students about how important the education was. Then later at night we had a good conversation with Pastor Carlos at Starbucks.

We, including our North Creek Deaf church group, were so blessed that God gave us an opportunity to minister and encourage the children, and the staff at the RSM and the Deaf church in Ensenada as well.

We want to thank you for your faithfulness in financial supports and prayers. You might not realize that your supports really sustain God’s work in Mexico and cause them sense the Love of God and learn of Jesus Christ, our Savior, too. God bless you!

Continuing in His Service,

Eugene & Linda

Linda's Ministry in Baja Calif., Mexico, March 2016

Posted by Eugene & Linda Gehm on May 26, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ and our Lord!

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) This is what I (Linda) taught at the Deaf Christian Women’s Retreat in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico last March 4 through 6, 2016. The 13 deaf ladies had learned that Jesus is the true light, and he removes darkness and deception by illuminating the right way to God and salvation. Besides me, my dear deaf friend named Teresa Martinez from Mexico City was also the guest speaker. During the retreat week, Teresa and I along with our amazing hearing friends, Alisha and Katy taught, gave counsel, and encouraged the deaf ladies and worshiped and prayed with them as well. We all had a good time watching the movie “War Room”, having crafts, hiking, and fellowshipping.

At the end of the retreat week, the 3 deaf ladies became saved by accepting Jesus Christ as their Personal Savior. And, the other 4 deaf ladies had decided to repent and turned back to God. Glory to God!

Teresa Martinez did an amazing job teaching God’s Word. Since many years ago, Eugene and I led her to Jesus Christ in Mexico City, I could see her growing in the Lord and her strong love for Jesus Christ. Praise the Lord!

Thanks be to the Lord for Alisha and Katy who did a wonderful job to make the retreat successful. The Deaf ladies and I enjoyed every moment at the retreat. Bless them! You can look more pictures on our website: http://gehm-mexdeafmissions.webs.com.

The next day on Monday, we went to the Rancho Sordo Mudo (RSM) in Valle de Gaudalupe, about 30 minutes from Ensenada. We taught and performed some dramas to the 7 deaf girls. They enjoyed learning the Word of God and God’s love. Then, all the girls joined us to pray together. They made me cry because they were like little precious angels. Later that evening we played some games and laughed with the boys and girls.

We wish to thank you for your faithfulness in financial supports and prayers. You are our partners by maintaining God’s work in Mexico because of your love for them. Please do continue to pray. God bless you.

Continuing in His Service,

 

Eugene & Linda

 


 


 

Linda's Trip to RSM and Ensenada in Baja Calif. October 2015

Posted by Eugene & Linda Gehm on November 19, 2015 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ, our Lord!

God had given me (Linda) the privilege of ministry at the Rancho Sordo Mudo school in Valle de Gaudalupe and at Deaf church in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico last October 22the through 28th, 2015. I was accompanied by my sister in Christ, Melinda Moore-Reins of Riverside, California. I am excited to share with you what an amazing God did through us. (See Photo Gallery)

 

First, Melinda and I stayed two nights at the Rancho Sordo Mudo school. One morning before school classes started, she taught and performed a skit about the story of Daniel to the Deaf girls at the chapel. We helped a deaf teacher, Yazmie, teach in her elementary class. After school, since Melinda is a retired school teacher, she taught the teachers (two hearing Americans and one deaf Mexican) how to teach the deaf students and enabled them to have a greater understanding of how to meet the needs of deaf children, etc.

On Saturday, we moved on to Ensenada to stay two nights at an apartment of one missionary named Alisha. Later in the afternoon at Deaf church, I taught the ladies about being rooted in the Lord, and then, we planted flower seeds in the plastic cups to help us remember what we learned that day. On Sunday at Deaf church, I preached about the salvation, and Melinda and I also shared our testimonies about how we became Christians. After the service, we ministered to the Deaf people who came to us for some counsels and prayers. God is so good!

Lastly, we moved to stay at the very much hotel in the center of Ensenada for three nights. On Wednesday, we visited and encouraged the teachers and the deaf students at other Deaf school in Ensenada. Also, we visited the Mexican Sign Language class in which Pastor Carlos taught the parents of the deaf children.

 

During our spare days, we went with Alisha and her friend to watch the water blowholes in Bufadora, about an hour south from Ensenada, and it was so beautiful. Other time Melinda swam both in the pool at our hotel and the beach while I took pictures. (The water was too cold for me to swim .) We enjoyed sightseeing on the Pacific Ocean boarddwalk and the Mexican markets, too.

Melinda and I gave our thanks to the Lord for His protection when Melinda drove her nice Jeep to and from the Rancho Sordo Mudo school and Ensenada. We were so grateful that we had the opportunity to minister to the teachers, students, missionaries and friends by sharing God’s Love.

Eugene and I want to thank you for your financial supports and prayers. “He will make you rich in every way so that you can always give freely. And your giving through us will cause many to give thanks to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11 (New Century Version). Your financial supports help Pastor Carlos and the missionary Alisha continue to minister to the Deafs in Ensenada. Most importantly, your prayers are very much appreciated. God bless you!

Please remember Pastor Salvador and Pastor Asael of Mexico City, a leader Teresa of Cuernavaca, and the leaders Maro & Yanet of Jojutla in your prayers. Thank you so much!

We love you in Christ.

Eugene & Linda

 


 

Our Trip to RSM, August 2014

Posted by Eugene & Linda Gehm on September 11, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On August 12, we drove to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico from Portland, OR because Eugene was to officiate a wedding ceremony on Ausut 16.  So, we arrived at the Rancho Sordo Mudo school in Valle de Guadalupe (about 30 minutes east from Ensenada) on August 14.  We stayed one night over on the campus.  Though the Deaf children had not arrived till after the Labor's Day, so we journeyed around the campus and found a few changes since we were there in 2012.  They enlarged the basketball court for the soccer.  One of the houses was remodeled, and one new house was added for the infirmary and dentist office.  Very nice.

We then met and chatted with a Deaf Mexican named Oscar who was the maintence worker.  Then, we met the co-director's sons named Lucas, Jose and Sammy.  Then, we went up to visit the co-director, Luke Everett and his lovely wife, Josefina.  We enjoyed visiting with them.

After visiting the Everetts, we joined with the school principal, Johnny and his wife Amber to dinner at the new restaurant called "The Pastor".  We had very good tacos and tortes, and we enjoyed talking with them.  After we went back to the campus, we met the directors, Howard and Janet as well as a wonderful lady, Alisha Rodeau.  We had a wonderful fime fellowship with them.

See our pictures in "Photo Gallery".

God bless you!

Eugene & Linda Gehm

 

Our Trip to the RSM in Baja Calif., Mexico Dec 2012

Posted by Eugene & Linda Gehm on December 27, 2012 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

On December 11, we left by a car to go to the Rancho Sordo Mudo school in Valle de Guadulope in Baja California. We arrived there on Thursday, December 13. The staff and the Deaf kids were excited to see us again. We were excited, too.

On December 14, we drove to downtown Ensenada to visit with our Deaf friend, Pastor Carlos at his church. Then his friends joined with us to dinner in a restaurant, and we enjoyed the fellowship with our friends.

On December 15 at the RSM, there was a Christmas drama performed by the Deaf kids. They did a marvelous job. The drama was beautifully inspiring . The kids' families came and had a Christmas dinner together at school. We enjoyed watching the kids opening the Christmas gifts that their families brought.

On December 16, we enjoyed the worship service. The Director Luke Everett preached about the meaning of Christmas. Then, after lunch, Eugene and I brought the ingredients for the kids to make the Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops. Then, they put them in their hot chocolate. They looked like having fun.

Then, at the same day on December 16, we left to go home. We waited in the line at the border in the very dark night for almost two hours before entering the USA.

On December 17, as we entering the state of Oregon, there were beautiful snow sceneries all the way from the border of south Oregon to Eugene. Then, it rained all the way to Portland. Finally we arrived home in the afternoon.

We had a wonderful time visiting, ministering, encouraging, and teaching the Mexican sign languages to the staff and the kids. (see the pictures in the Photo Gallery)

We thank the Lord for His protection for our trip. We also thank Him for giving us an opportunity to participate their Christmas celebration.


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