Building the intellectual foundations for the future Christian civilization of Mexico”.
Welcome to vision-mexico.com where we hope to encourage you with the infectious hope we have for the future of Mexico because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The purpose of this site is to build the intellectual foundations for the future Christian civilization in Mexico. The purpose of the English section is to tell the story and invite you to join us.
Building the intellectual foundations: Ideas have consequences. A people’s way of life, how they vote and spend their money, the laws of a nation, are ultimately built on the intellectual foundations of the dominant worldview of that people. The job of making disciples of the nations is an educational task, “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:20).
The future is ours. As Christians, we alone have the hope of the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:12-58). We alone have the hope that when we pass from this world before the resurrection we will be face to face with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). And we alone have the assurance that the future in time is ours, “…whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future. Everything belongs to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.” (1 Corinthians 3:22, 23) Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) This is a multigenerational task.
The Christian civilization of Mexico. Is this possible? What will it look like? Should this be the thrust of our missionary effort? How do we do this? These are questions we hope to answer over the course of time in a series of articles about our work in Mexico. Our answer to the questions is this possible and should we be doing this is an emphatic yes. The question is not if but when.
A people crying out for peace and salvation. Mexico is in trouble. Social unrest, violence, corruption, oppressive taxes, the disintegration of the family, and a struggling economy characterize these times in the history of Mexico. The people, especially the growing Christian community, want relief. Sometimes they are unsure about what change they should be praying and working for or if such is possible in time. This remnant is who we hope to reach with a Biblical faith for all of life.
What are we doing about it? We can’t take credit for being so strategic in our planning. By a series of unexpected coincidences driven by the providence of God we find ourselves involved in three principle activities.
- The Learning Center is a kind of homeschool coop. We have 90 children from preschool to high school. Public education is so bad in Mexico that people are looking for alternatives. What better strategy to build the intellectual foundations for the future Christian civilization in Mexico than to start with the next generation?
- Translation of reformed literature.
- Distribution of written materials primarily electronically. This web site, vision-mexico.com, exists for this purpose.
We are planting mustard seeds with the confident hope they will grow and bring a harvest. That harvest will probably be beyond our lifetimes. Psalm 71:17, 18 has become the theme of our retirement years.
“O God, you have taught me since I was young,
and I am still declaring your amazing deeds.
Even when I am old and gray,
O God, do not abandon me,
until I tell the next generation about your strength,
and those coming after me about your power”.