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  • Ross Family March 2017 News

    Dear Friends,

    Greetings from warm and dry Oaxaca. As many of you are anticipating the end to winter we are moving into our hottest part of the year. We are also experiencing the worst drought in the last 50 years with smoke and reduced visibility.

  • Ross Family March 2017 Prayer Requests

    * Pray that there will be many opportunities for local pastors to build relationships and share the Gospel as a result of the dental team visit in January.

    * Pray for safety in flying as Mike and his fellow pilot Amos deal with lots of wind in the mountain airstrips. Pray that their efforts to serve the Mixteco people of Amoltepec will result in lives being changed.

  • Ross Family February 2017 Update

    Dear Friends,

    Thank you for your prayers, they truly make a difference.

    For several years now we have requested prayer about access to a hangar here in Oaxaca for doing the maintenance on our airplanes. We recently had a very positive meeting that might open the door for getting permission to us the Mitla airstrip where we have a hangar. This door has been closed for many years now. Please continue to pray!

  • Ross Family February 2017 Prayer Requests

    *Praise God for the Parkside Dental Team that served the people of Tierra Colorada in Amoltepec opening doors for the Gospel in a difficult place. Pray that there will be many opportunities to build relationships and share the Gospel as a result of their visit.

    *Pray for safety in flying as Mike and his fellow pilot Amos deal with lots of wind in the mountain airstrips. Pray that their efforts to serve the Mixteco people of Amoltepec will result in lives being changed.

  • Ross Family January 2017 Prayer Letter

    Download Mike & Joan Ross' January 2017 Prayer Letter with photo here.

  • Ross Family December 2016 News

    Dear Friends,

    Thank you so much for your faithful prayers. They mean more to us than you know. As we have dealt with a very difficult family situation over the last several months we have experienced God’s grace in amazing ways as He has sustained us and given us the faith we need to keep walking with Him.

  • Ross Family January 2017 Prayer Requests

    * Praise God for the first successful showing of the Jesus Film in the Mixteco dialect of Amoltepec.

    * Pray for the Parkside Dental Team as they visit Mexico January 14-22 Pray for safety and health for the 8 members of the team as they serve the people of Amoltepec and show God’s love through their actions and care for the people. Pray that there will be many opportunities to build relationships and share the Gospel.

  • Ross Family December 2016 Prayer Requests

    1. Praise God for the translation of the Jesus Film into the Mixteco dialect of Amoltepec. Please pray for the church leaders as they agree on how to use the film to share the Good News in their communities.

    2. Also pray that this Christmas season will provide opportunities to share the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

  • Ross Family November 2016 Prayer Requests

    1. Praise God for the translation of the Jesus Film into the Mixteco dialect of Amoltepec. Pray for the church leaders as they agree on how to use the film to share the Good News in their communities.

    2. Pray for safety in their flying as they transition from rainy season to dealing with lots of wind. Pray that their efforts to serve the Mixteco people of Amoltepec will result in open doors for the Gospel.

  • Ross Family October 2016 News

    Dear Friends,

    Greetings from Mexico. 

    We are thankful that Mike was issued a Permanent Resident visa for Mexico last month. Joan was issued one last year so now we will not need to repeat the annual process of visa renewal. We are also grateful that Mike passed his annual Mexican flight physical so he will be able to continue flying.

    Our team here has committed to helping eleven Pastors and Christian leaders from Amoltepec come out to Oaxaca from October 10-13. They will be participating in a workshop at our local church where they will learn to preach through a book of the Bible. Please pray that this will be an encouragement to each of them in their ministry in Amoltepec.

    Several members from our team will be traveling to the city of Tapachula along the Guatemalan border to participate in a Pastor's Conference sponsored by Equipping Servants Internship from October 20-23. Pray that the conference will be a big encouragement to the 100 plus pastors expected to attend. Pray for safe travels. Many will be traveling more than 10 hours each way.

    Amos and Mike continue to be the only pilots and mechanics. Pray for wisdom as they make decisions on which flights can be done safely and which flights need to be turned down.

    Thanks again for your prayers,

    Mike & Joan