BCMS UPDATE: DR, Haiti, Venezuela and more.

BCMS UPDATE: DR, Haiti, Venezuela and more.

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

Thank you for your faithfulness. For praying, for giving, for remembering.

I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you, always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.  – Philippians 1:3-5

Yeison Update

Yeison is getting ready to start school again soon. He is heading into third grade this year! He struggled quite a bit last year, but thankfully I was able to get him some tutoring, which made quite a difference. Please pray for him since he will be starting a new school. Due to the lack of funds, unfortunately I was not able to get him back into the good school he was in.  But Lord willing, he starts next week with the new school opening here near the orphanage. They are starting a little behind schedule this year compared to the rest of the schools due to some finishing touches and furnishing of the building. 

Venezuela Update

From July 21st to August 5th, we had boots on the ground in Venezuela. Although we have helped several people there over the years, this was different. Thank God we were able to raise $2000 dollars to help several families in Caracas and in Maracay. Although the needs were so great, we went over the budget by $400 dollars, but it was necessary. Although we send some aid every month, as of now it has been low. With only 8 more commitments  at  $100 a month we could support a couple of good men and have a decent mercy ministry with much more consistency.

There is a solid brother named Rafael in Maracay that I desire to support on a monthly basis. I have gotten to know him over the years, but much more so recently. He serves faithfully in his local church, he is passionate about evangelism and teaching, but also humble and teachable. He serves in and out of his local church diligently. He has a wife and three young children, one of them a newborn son. But the brother needs a little help. With a few more mission partners, I recently shared an update prior to this one that projects the funds needed monthly for each place. For the $1000 needed here in the DR, so far we have $450 of the $1000 needed. But for Venezuela, so far we have two commitments, one for $100 and another for $50. Please pray about joining as a mission partner and that the Lord would provide for Rafael and the many other needs. 

Haiti Update

I have been speaking with Leonel a lot over the last few days. He and the children are well, but there are things they need, and we wish to help if and whenever possible. The children need school uniforms, school supplies.

For ministry, Leonel is in need of a speaker and microphone for use in and out of the church in Savange Longe. The ideal type of speaker would be the bluetooth rechargeable kind. There is no electricity or running water where Leonel lives, but with a little help, he could pay a small amount to a person who lives near him with solar panels to charge it. Or he can charge it at the church which is not too far from his house. We could purchase him a good quality one that would last for less than $100 dollars and send it from here.

Sadly, for several months now, the Haiti project is low on funding. Very low. When funds are this low, we constantly are in need. Therefore, we share the needs on social media and in newsletters and pray for the Lord would put the desire in some generous brothers and sisters hearts to come alongside and help. Please pray for the Lord to send us more mission partners to provide enough for the $1000 needed monthly for funding the basic needs there. This way, we would not have to spend so much energy and time raising the funds, but able to focus more on getting resources to those already diligently doing the Gospel work, discipleship and helping “bearing one another’s burdens and so fulfilling the Law of Christ”.

Help us support these “faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

Immigration paperwork

I need to get back to the States sometime soon, before the end of the year to file and renew some paperwork for a license renewal and for a visa process. Please pray that the Lord would provide for those and the other needs aforementioned.

Work at the oprhanage

The work at the orphanage is going good. I started teaching a series in Philippians with the staff in the mornings. The turnout is great so far with lots of participation. Pray that it will continue to grow and that the staff would be edified. I’ve been spending a lot of time and energy trying to better things spiritually in the work environment lately. But there is so much work to do that one can easily get distracted from the most important things at times. Pray for me.

I have been recording a couple of video series at the orphanage. Eventually you will be able to see them on their website. But for now, it is being used for the children and adults within the orphanage. One series is more devotional in nature, and the other is a Catechism made for children and the family worship setting. A friend and good brother created it and I translated it to Spanish. We have used it at the orphanage before, when we came as volunteers, and at the church in Hato Mayor. For now, we share the videos that are being recorded onto memory drives for the children to watch on TV at night for memorization. The youth are doing a great job recording. I am very proud of them and their willingness.

Boxes and Distribution Update

We received a large box of donations recently, there is also one on the way and another one almost ready for shipping. Hopefully, with the next couple of boxes, we will be able to help some children with their school supplies. It may not seem like much to people back home, but without uniforms or school supplies here, you can’t even go to school. So it certainly can bless some families. Especially those with more than one child. Low income families struggle to provide these basic needs so that their children can go to school.

Praise God for the brother that sends boxes of donations for the distributions. Over the years, has been a blessing to many with sports equipment, clothes, food items and medicine.

Please also pray that we get the vehicle repaired soon to kick that distribution in high gear. I almost have all the parts, there are just a couple more to track down in order to start working on it. It can be slow and dreadful sometimes waiting for parts here. In some cases it doesn’t appear and has to be sought out of the country. I pray that isn’t the case. Praise God for the generous souls that are helping me fix the problem.

As you can see, I have a lot on my plate, and there are a lot of needs. Please pray.

In Christ,

Antonio Salgado

I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you,always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, 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 lies on your heart to give back to Him by supporting this ministry:

You can  donate to this ministry online with Paypal. Click the donate button below to send support of any amount directly to the ministryThis is the fastest option to get funds to us. Click the link below for that option.

https://www.paypal.me/guerofino22?locale.x=es_US

Also,

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.

You may begin sending your support to the BCMS (Antonio Salgado) 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

For tax exemption, you must send your donation through Central Missionary Clearinghouse (CMC) at the address above. But the Paypal option is the fastest way to get funds directly to the field.

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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