2022 Fall Quarter Update
2021… Our year so far
The past few months have changed our lives! We are parents now and learning to adapt
and do missions with a child has been a fun and exciting challenge. We are still going
strong doing the work we always have. Our missionary base has special permission from
the local government to continue running our ministries as normal. Of course, we are still
practicing good hand hygiene, and we are blessed to be able to continue going out into the
communities and building homes, teaching, and handing out food.
Recently Hano has become more involved with the rehabilitation center “Vida” and brings a
group of young men to share a time of worship and a short message every Tuesday.
Our school of worship begins in April and Hano will be helping lead it! There are 21 students
coming from nine different countries to learn more about what it means to be a true
worshiper of God and how to live a life of worship. The main focus of the school is
developing their musical abilities, but it also focuses on the truth that a life of worship
involves much more than music. We ask that you pray for this school in the following way:
that the students can take away a deeper understanding of who God made them to be.
We are also excited new parents! Our Daughter Mayla Mar Vargas Pare is now three
months old and the newest missionary here in YWAM Ensenada. She was born December
4th at 4:07 a.m. via emergency C-Section due to cord compression. We are happy to report
that she is healthy and growing right on track. Mom, Leah, has also made a full recovery
with no complications from the surgery. Thank you to everyone who helped us during our
transition through your prayers, financial help, and kind messages. We appreciate the way
that each of you have been walking with us!
Some ways you can be praying for us and our community are as follows:
- That by the end of this year we will be back to a normal capacity of building homes because there are many families that are still in need.
- That we would receive more mission teams as there is a lot of work to be done and we need hands to help us!
We know that the Lord has big plans for the city of Ensenada this year and we are so
thankful that you are taking part in transforming this part of Mexico!
Love and blessings,
Leah, Hano & Mayla