Stonecroft’s 8th Mission Trip to Mexico: ‘God Connected Us’
A team of Stonecroft women and several of their family members spent a week in Mexico in February sharing the Gospel and training local believers in evangelism. The nine-member team from Colorado, Nevada, and Wyoming partnered with Mexican believers to lead outreaches for couples, women, and children in communities near Puerto Vallarta along the Pacific Coast. Volunteers and Mexican partners conducted a “Prayer Bean Walk” in two communities, where they shared the Gospel while distributing bags of beans, a staple in the local diet. The team also gave away 450 copies of a Stonecroft Life Publication in Spanish, ¿Adonde Vamos? (“Where are we going?”); gift bags for children; and baby blankets – made by Stonecroft women in Colorado – for families in need.
“It was amazing to see how God went ahead of us and paved the way … how He put everything together, even in how the friendships were made” between the U.S. and Mexican volunteers, recalls team leader Michelle Cartwright, Stonecroft Field Director for the Mountain Division. “God really connected us. We started and ended everything we did in prayer.”
For Michelle, a highlight of this trip – Stonecroft’s 8th annual mission trip to Mexico – was working directly with Mexican women who desire to go beyond the walls of their church to share the Gospel but aren’t sure how to do that. “We emphasized to them that Stonecroft was about equipping women to share the Gospel in their communities,” she recalls. “They said, ‘That’s what we want! Teach us how!’”
Michelle adds: “God truly has partnered us with them. He’s sent us to this place in the world to help equip and train these believers to share the Gospel. It’s awesome to be a part of that!”
Photo: Michelle Cartwright (far right, kneeling), U.S. Stonecroft volunteers, volunteers from Mexico, and some family members gather for a group photo at a team dinner during our 8th annual Stonecroft mission trip to Mexico.
Stonecroft to Transition to New Business Software in April
Stonecroft’s Home Office will soon switch to a new business software to serve you better. As we prepare for this change, we’d love to have more information about you so we can communicate with you as efficiently as possible. Please take this opportunity to share with us your current contact information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-525-8627 (then press 2 for Ministry Support). Please provide us your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
After we transition to the new software in early- to mid-April, please carefully review any future communication from Stonecroft and alert us if you notice any address errors. Thanks for helping us to serve you even more effectively moving forward.
First Stonecroft Hub Launched in California
Welcome to our newest hub and our first in California – Stonecroft Orange County CA, launched in February! This addition means we now have 26 Stonecroft hubs in communities across the United States, more than triple the total hubs we counted a year ago.
“I am so glad that you all joined Stonecroft as volunteers who love to tell people about the person you’re in love with – Jesus Christ!” said Lorraine Potter Kalal, Stonecroft President and CEO, in a recent social-media message welcoming the California hub and three other hubs announced in our February enewsletter.
Primarily led by younger women, each hub is a local group of Christian women of all ages who together develop in their knowledge of God and learn to share the Gospel in their community. They gather for prayer, training, outreach planning, and community building
What is Your Story?
Do you have a story about sharing the Gospel with someone? Or, perhaps, you came to Christ when a Stonecroft volunteer shared the Gospel with you? Or maybe you received an invitation to a Stonecroft event and it changed your life? Or maybe it took several invitations?
Part of sharing the Gospel is telling our personal faith stories. Share your story with us here.