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Today is...  

Don Jíbaro's Daughter, Our Missionary in Mexico
DON JIBARO'S NOTE: Frances, after a successful missionary quest in Cuba in 2009, has embarked in a new endeavor: Mexico, where she's teaching deaf and mute children. Here's her story:

"At the age of 18, while listening to a missionary speak at a youth camp, God touched my heart and opened my eyes to a broken world that needed to experience His transforming love. At that moment, I knew I wanted to "travel the world for Jesus" and the mission field would be my goal. I believe this is an act of obedience to the Lord and a huge leap of faith to pursue such an opportunity.

By God’s grace, I have been accepted to be a missionary at Rancho Sordo Mudo, a free home and boarding school for deaf children in Mexico. It is located in the Guadalupe Valley of Baja California, MX. There are limited resources for the deaf community in Mexico and RSM has been helping bridge this gap for over 45 years. The core vision of our mission is to give the students a language and share the love of Jesus Christ. The school has students from elementary to high school age, offering vocational training and teaching life skills.

I have moved to the Rancho to join the staff and have made a 2-year commitment to serve as a missionary. I do have an open heart to an indefinite stay as the Lord leads. In the mean time, I will be immersed in Mexican and deaf culture while being trained in Mexican Sign Language (different from American Sign Language) and sharpening my high school Spanish skills. I am humbled by God's grace and faithfulness in choosing me to be His hands and feet.

This year, God reminded me of the different roles I've had in my life and how He fashioned me for such a time as this. I am endlessly amazed at how we are more than enough for God’s work when we simply offer up ourselves to Him with willing hearts. I am so humbled and grateful that, in Christ, I am ready, equipped, and prepared for anything. Praise the Lord!

With all the hullabaloo that is my life, I forgot to post a picture of my new student, Marco, who's been here for 5 weeks. He's nine years old from Mexicali. He was new to sign language. I started from scratch in teaching him how to move his hands, basic vocabulary, how to hold a pencil and handle books properly, and how to function in a classroom. He struggles with obeying. So, there are days when he is very good at pushing my buttons.

Here he has just returned from the bathroom. Before he went, I warned him not to take too long & not to wander, which he is prone to do. He brought me a flower. Hard to stay annoyed when he does such a sweet thing.

 Thank you so much
Please partner with me as I grow in my Mexican sign language, please support me through my PayPal link:
https://paypal.me/FrancesVazquez

Some of Frances' students,

Some of Frances' students, clockwise starting from the top left: Noemi (18), Gladys (15), Jesus Reynaldo (11), and Severo (10). Noemi and Severo are siblings. (We group students based on their academic level, not by age.)

 


"This past month of teaching math started off challenging but, has ended with me being further along in my LSM. I am becoming more confident when speaking with the students. I am so thankful they are more comfortable and respectful around me than when I first arrived. Here is a photo someone snapped of me while I was teaching. I am so thankful for your prayers and support."
 

Here are some key ways you can partner with me

1. Financial Support:
I need to raise $2,000 per month to cover my cost of living and ministry at RSM. If you would like to support me in this way, you can send a tax deductible donation via check or money order made to Berea Baptist Missions (RSM’s missions board) with “Frances C. Vázquez” in the memo line.

2. Prayer & Updates:
I would love to keep you updated as I traverse through this uncharted territory and I am in need of your prayers on the journey. Please contact me via email or social media if you would like to receive ongoing ministry updates from me.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. I am grateful for any support you are able to offer."

Love in Christ,
Frances C. Vázquez



 

THEIR WEBSITE:
www.ranchosordomudo.org

DONATIONS:
make checks or m.o. payable to “Berea Baptist Mission”
Please write “Frances C. Vázquez” in the memo line
MAIL TO:
 Frances C. Vázquez
P.O. Box 340, Tecate, CA 91980

FRANCES' EMAIL: fcvazquez2@gmail.com

THIS PAGE: www.jibaros.com/frances
 

 


donjibaro@gmail.com



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