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  • Writer's pictureTia Louise Reilly

End-of-Summer Update

"God Hunger"


“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matt 5:6 ESV


What we hunger for is what we pursue! We’ve all seen images of hungry people in desperation for food. In Matthew 5:6 Jesus is stating a spiritual truth. Jesus told us to hunger and thirst for righteousness. He wants us to be passionate about knowing God and doing His will. How do we hunger and thirst for righteousness? Through the pursuing and engaging of God’s righteousness in our own lives—living in obedience to God day by day. As we avidly pursue God’s righteousness, other things become less important, and we turn away from distractions that do not contribute to that pursuit. C.S. Lewis in The Great Divorce said, “Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth."

As we teach Pastors and leaders in Mexico, we see the strong desire for not only more knowledge, but also a closer walk with the Lord.


End-of-Summer Update

This summer Kevin had the opportunity to work with and teach in three IBAC modules—one in Queretaro, Mexico; one in Irapuato, Mexico; and one in Cochabamba, Bolivia. (More information about IBAC, Bible Institute of the Americas and Caribbean, here.) Each of the training modules saw at least 130-140 pastors and church leaders in attendance, eager to learn more about Bible study methods and Bibliology.

Through other ministries—preaching opportunities and compassion outreach—many came to the Lord or rededicated their lives to the Lord. In one location alone, ten people come to faith in Christ.


Please continue to pray as we minister to hidden communities in Queretaro, Mexico. These are areas of poverty nestled into the general public. One particular community called “El chamizal” has over 200 families in the community. Kevin and Esteban


Amaya have been able to befriend and share time with three men in the community there. Please pray for Francisco, Leonardo, and Luis and their families. We are amazed at the different inroads God has opened up for us in Mexico.


Online, Tia continues to minister with Word of Life International through teaching English as a second language to missionaries from Latin America needing that skill. We are praising the Lord for new teachers joining our team. Currently we have eight teachers serving just over 50 students throughout Latin America and into Europe. Tia also has begun working parttime with international students at the Christian university in our Ohio area.


In this letter, we want to say “thank you” to the several of you all who regularly give to our pastoral fund, monies that go toward particular family and medical needs that pastors in these countries are facing.


Thank you, too, to everyone who helps in this ministry—through prayer and through gifts. All are essential.


With faith in Him,



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