Salgado DR Mission Newsletter

Dear mission partners, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ,

A few update and prayer requests:

Just a few weeks ago, our second daughter Maya went back to Florida to finish school there. It was hard for us considering that it feels like just yesterday Trinity was leaving. Now our two oldest daughters will be in Florida. Those of you that follow us on Facebook may have noticed that a fews ago I went silent for a short time on social media. We were ok, but it was mostly for security reasons. Tonito traveled along with Maya and I. But that left only Christen, Sahira and Yeison at home. A short time before our trip, there was man that had been killed just a few houses away from ours. Crime is on the rise around here, and even though I usually post frequently on social media, I intentionally did not post during that time since I was not going to be home. We really felt better if most people here in the DR that follow us didn’t know I was gone, especially since it was only a short trip anyway. I personally only told Pastor Victor that I’d be gone. He offered to help with anything Christen and the kids needed, even though she handles herself well around here and is a pretty tough cookie.

Unfortunately, since the pandemic began and things got financially rough for most people, the crime here has increased. So, just in case, I tried to slip in and out of the country unnoticed for the most part. Thankfully everyone is safe and no one has gotten sick. People around here seem unsure around foreigners and those who have traveled recently anyway with COVID on the rise again. So it was just best that way all around.

Yeison has been going to therapy since his surgery and is progressing quite well. He couldn’t walk at first. Then he walked with a bit of a limp and rather uncomfortably. But he is doing better these last couple of weeks and he actually loves going to therapy now. All the workers there love him and he calls it his “gym” because of all the exercises they make him do. Please pray that he continues to make progress and can finally walk with a more natural posture.

You may have seen in the news how the hurricane came through here and did some damage. Pray for Pastor Kendar who we have partnered with to take relief to the flood victims in Hato Mayor on the East Coast. He is originally from that area and has expressed a burden to help. They got hit pretty hard with the storm that came through. There were care packages with staple food items and toiletries prepared several days ago and have been distributed. Thanks to your donations we were able to extend some help to the people there. You can contact us if you wish to help more with that, just attach a note that states “Hurricane relief” and it will be designated to provide either, food shoes or clothes for those impacted by the flooding.

Please also pray for the several pastors who are struggling financially to eat and sustain their families right now. Some were full time, some are bi-vocational. But even those who work usually do not make much, and the average churches in most areas here don’t bring in much to begin with. There are countless churches that haven’t met in months. We began doing what we can to provide some financial help for a few we know of personally. But we would need help in order to continue to do so. Thankfully, Pastor Victor and his wife have not been hurt too bad at their places of employment.  The church in Hato Mayor began to meet for a couple of weeks, but had to stop again for a time since things were tightening up around here. We are even back under a curfew, but we hope to start meeting again at the end of the month, Lord willing.

Pray for Leonel in Haiti who, despite many difficulties, has continued to do an amazing work with very little. The Gospel continues to go out and he is regularly meeting with new believers for discipleship. I haven’t been able to get back there yet, but we remain in contact and receive updates from him regularly. His children and parents are all still healthy and doing well for the most part. By Gods grace, and thanks to your donations, we were able to send a love offering to help provide for his children’s school supplies, clothes and shoes, apart from his regular support this month.

All of these things that go above and beyond our own families needs are only possible thanks to your generosity and prayers. We know that God provides through His people, and we are extremely thankful for those who support us. When we receive much, we are able to do much more. When we receive little, we do what we have always done. But we are always in need of new mission partners to help us keep up with the ministry commitments we have here like: needs in the church, medical help for the sick, Pastor Victor’s studies (which is a blessing for him and the church), Leonel’s work and family in Haiti, regular mercy ministry for the poor, the recent disaster relief, etc. Our family will always have our own bills and needs too. The Lord has continued to provide through the pandemic so far. Please pray that He would continue to show us such kindness. To Him be all the glory and honor.

We believe that your role in missions is just as important as ours. There are no “all stars” in the Kingdom. None of us even deserve to be on the team to begin with. But we can only do what we do because of your help. Those who pray for and support missionaries play a role just as important as those on the field. Consider partnering with us so that the work here may continue. Thank you if you are already a mission partner and are praying for this ministry. We will always need others to hold the rope for us on the other side, and thankful for those who have done so faithfully over the years. Thank you and God bless. To God be the glory.

In service to our King,

Antonio and Christen Salgado and family

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”

– Philippians 1:3-5

 

We do not use a sending agency that gets a percentage of the money donated, so you can be sure that your gift goes directly to the mission field.

If the Lord so lays on your heart to give back to Him by supporting this ministry,  you can send your tax deductible gift to:

CENTRAL MISSIONARY CLEARINGHOUSE
P.O. Box 219228
Houston, Texas 77218-9228
1-800-CMC-PRAY (1-800-262-7729)
Office: 281-599-7411
Fax: 281-599-7511

The ministry of (CMC) serves hundreds of missionaries, but they ONLY receive the funds for us and in no way have control over how the funds are to be spent or what we are to do as a ministry, which gives room to be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading and the liberty in making needed adjustments. This is one of the reasons why we went with CMC. There are also three trusted pastors which sit as our mission board.

You may begin sending your support to the Salgado DR Mission at any time at the address above. (Checks should be made payable to Central Missionary Clearinghouse or C.M.C.)

You can also now give to the ministry here in the DR online through the new giving solution called “click and give” at the CMC website.

To get started you just need to click on the link below and register the first time. Just a simple click on the donate button on their page (see link below), and then click the “click and give icon/button”.

https://www.cmcmissions.org/donate

You will then have a private giving solution that comes with many benefits to you the donor. If you have any questions please call the office (tel:1-800-262-7729 or 281-599-7411), and they very kindly will walk you through what you need to do.

You can also donate to this ministry online with Paypal. Click the donate button below and you can send support of any amount directly to the ministry. You can choose the option of doing a one-time donation and this is the fastest option to get funds to us.

Unfortunately through Paypal we are not set up for receiving recurring donations at this time. But the other online giving option above does the recurring monthly donation option. Simply register one time and that’s it.

For tax exemption, you must send your donation through Central Missionary Clearinghouse (CMC) at the address above. 

We do not use a sending agency that gets a percentage of the money donated, so you can be sure that your gift goes directly to the mission field.

Whatever you decide, thank you so much for praying for us and helping this ministry. God Bless You!

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