Tuesday, November 26, 2019

NEWS LETTER 2019


DEAR FRIENDS                                         
We are delighted to share with you yet another newsletter from our mission in San Pedro, Coahuila, Mexico. Greetings to all of you who have been part of our Ministry and those who read this newsletter and keep us in prayer.



This newsletter brings some of the activities and projects that have been significantly life changing experiences and growth promoting for the people we work with. Over 200 people have been baptized, between San Pedro church and the other sister churches in 2019.Your generous contribution has made it possible to reach new communities and expand our projects. Enjoy reading the good news of the people in our missions. This has been a very fruitful year, full of work, new opportunities, and blessings.

DAD peacefully entered his eternal rest with Jesus Christ on Monday, September 16, 2019, at his home in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. David was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Canada Day (Canada´s Independance Day) and past from this life on Mexico´s Independance Day. Dad lived almost half his life (43 years) in Mexico plus 8 more in South Africa. He was the founder of this ministry, a well know Bible teacher and missionary. We want to thank each of you whom over the years supported him and believed in his calling to teach. Seedtime and Harvest Ministries continues its outreach to Mexico and through Mexican missionaries, other countries of the world.

SAVED BY SOCCER

This year our soccer outreach project has grown greatly. The soccer schools are now opened in the cities of San Pedro (Coahuila), Torreón (Coahuila), Monclova (Coahuila), Nazas (Durango), and in Tegucigalpa in Honduras. Many Children and youth (boys and girls)  from ages 6 to 19 are being reached through soccer, fighting issues like depression, anxiety, violence, drug addiction, joining cartel gangs, amongst others.Our goal is to take this program to other Pastors and missionaries around the world as an evangelism tool. We are praying about expanding in Africa, and have a trip planned there in 2020.

STREET OUTREACH MINISTRY

This year out youth have been taking a special program for children and adults, performing skits, songs, and sharing their testimonies in the villages around our municipality. One of the fruits from this is the opening of a new church building in the village of ¨Carolina¨, which makes this the first Christian church ever in Carolina. Services are now being held once a week.




Stephen and Marcela Tolman

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!


 With your support we can give the opportunity to this young boys not only to play soccer but also the opportunity to know Jesus! #trainingchanpionsforlife #Honduras 🇭🇳

We have some children who needs some   soccer cleats in order to keep trainning Luis  (on the right) is one of them and you can sponsor him. Please keep praying for us!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Summer 2019



Greetings in Jesus´ Name
            
Birth is always exciting. This year has been a year of births in many ways. First of all our first grandchild was born to our daughter Elisa and her husband Paco. On April 2, 2019 Elizabeth Jane Valdivia was born in here in San Pedro. She is a true miracle. After being told by several doctors that they could not have children, God decided to have the final word!  
            The church in San Pedro has grown by almost 50% since the end of 2018. We have baptisms almost weekly and are seeing a great harvest of new converts coming in as a result of the work being down in the small groups and the daily devotionals. These new spiritual babies are being discipled and trained in the Word of God and are now also winning more souls.


The church in Monclova is has grown by more than 400 people since last fall and almost all of the growth has been new converts. We have been working closely with the leadership so that the harvest is not only maintained, but also keeps on growing. The pastors, Gerardo and Emilu Uribe are such tremendous leaders and have a strong soul winning ministry there. Even though there has been strong spiritual attack on the church, it keeps and growing on a weekly basis

The church in Nazas, Durango is still quite new and in a lawless area. The last service I ministered at had over 60 new converts in attendance.   Two other works have been started in neighbouring towns in the past few months. The pastors, Samy and Paloma Castor welcomed their 3 child into their family last month with the birth of Maximo Castor
            We are thankful for your prayers and financial support which makes all of this possible. Please follow us on Facebook for weekly updates at Seedtime and Harvest San Pedro Mexico.
Blessings
Stephen Tolman

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The two week Easter vacation here in Mexico is now over. We had our youth camp during this time with 64 youth registered. It was a week of  blessing for them filled with fellowship, interactive games, competitions, devotionals and intense services. On the last night of the camp, 10 were baptized and have already entered our new converts class. Here following I will share some pictures with you.
Blessings
Stephen Tolman









Monday, February 27, 2017

Update 2017

   How time flies by! The first two months of 2017 have already come and gone. We have been blessed to see growth in all areas and are excited with what God is doing. Two weeks ago Stephen went to visit our sister church in the city of Monclova to give a two day conference on the flow of the the Holy Spirit. We were expecting an maximun of 80 people to attend but over 350 people arrived on the first day. The presence of God wea very strong and when the time came to end the session, the people asked for more teaching and stayed another two hours withour anybody leaving. The next and final day of the conference more than 500 people were in attendance with standing room only.
   Here in San Pedro we have been praying on how to best keep on ministering to people in need of drug and alcohol rehab. Several years ago, during the cartel violence, the state government ordered closed all 24 hr rehab centers. The two centers we worked in were also closed. Last week we started here in the local church a new group on an outpatient bases using Celebrating Recovery. The response was great and soon we will have tow grooups going in our city.
   Thank you for your continued prayer and support for the work here in Mexico. May God richly bless you.



Monday, November 21, 2016

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Hi everyone! Those of you who have been following the blog since it started may remember the breakfast ministry that we were involved in for many years in Torreon. Every Friday we would go to the food bank and bring back and prepare food for anywhere between 80-120 breakfasts. We took them to the poorest part of Torreon, Cartolandia (Cardboard Land) and would have a short service before handing out the packages. We had to stop for some time because of dangerous and violent conditions throughout the region, but we have started the ministry back up again, this time working with a church group in Torreon. Here are some pictures from a couple of weeks ago, as well as a video we made to briefly highlight this important work!