Steve & Beverly Jones
|We have lived in Oaxaca, Mexico for 5 years working on a variety of ministries. Currently our primary focus is on a ministry to vulnerable women, some of whom are actively working in the sex industry. Girasol (sunflower) ministries is a direct outreach downtown in the red light district. Amanacer (dawn) ministries is an offshoot of this work. There we work with vulnerable women from diverse backgrounds. They work during the week making jewelry and participating in job training classes and life skills training.
We also help support a few Mexican missionaries with financial support, coordinating trips to do outreach where they are, praying for them, and visiting them when possible, and encouraging them in the hard work that they do, sometimes in dangerous places.
Bev is currently the very part time financial manager (financial data entry clerk, really!) at the local Oaxaca Christian School for children of missionaries and other kingdom workers.
- Pray for protection over the Girasol ministry volunteers and that the hearts of the women we interact with will be softened to hear God’s Word.
- Pray that God will continue to raise up new volunteers. Pray that we can identify and engage the women who need to hear the Good News and need to be a part of our program.
- Pray for Mexican missionaries living and working in places where witchcraft is often practiced, and where ancient animistic cultures are often hostile to the Protestant gospel.