A Message from Father Jack

A Message from Father Jack

As many of you know, one of my great preaching heroes is Billy Graham.

Years ago in one of the cities I served, we got a notice of the Billy Graham Crusade coming to town. Every congregation was invited to participate and so we did.

In the preparatory meetings months before the crusade we quickly realized that Billy Graham’s main thrust was to just get people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Each night he would have an altar call asking people to come forward and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Billy preached Jesus Christ dying on the cross for our sins and in doing so all our sins are forgiven-- past, present and future.

But we need to do something on our part.

We need to repent of our sins and turn our life around and follow Jesus. We need to make a 180% turn away from sin and follow the life of Jesus.

Billy always finished his crusade night with an invitation to seek out a church to worship the Lord and that is where we came in.

Each denomination had a booth set up with their information to invite everyone to worship the Lord. Billy did not care what church you went to, just that you went to some church.

This is the eleventh church that I have served in, and this is my twentieth year in Puerto Vallarta. Even though I love the Anglican Church and the Anglican tradition, I especially love the fact that we are able to bring the Word of God to people from all walks of life, countries and denominations.

Like Billy Graham, I preach the life of Jesus Christ. Almost everyone I talk to says the same thing, “I want to know how Jesus lives and I just want to know how to apply that to my life.”

This has been the joy of my life for over 35 years, to be able to preach the Christ crucified for our sins and the ability to bring people to Jesus Christ and give them the greatest gift of all, Eternal Life.

There is no gift that can even compare with this one.

I thank you all for your continued faith in our ministry in Puerto Vallarta. I thank all of you who have supported our ministry outreach over the years to the schools, the hospitals, the prison and poor in the neighborhoods.

Now I need your help in continuing our ministry.

We have a $35,000 annual budget. I donate my time but we still have to pay for utilities, advertising, the mortgage payment, organist, Sunday help, gardening and cleaning. As of August 15, I looked at our P&L and realized we are $189.00 in the red. We need $15,000 to finish out the year. Help!

The summer months for most Christian nonprofit organizations are a time of the year when donations are far less than expenses.

What a privilege it is to share the message of the risen Savior! Anglican Church Puerto Vallarta is blessed to have been used by God in His purpose—for over 20 years.

Our goal is to grow to reach people throughout Puerto Vallarta with the word of Jesus Christ each day. Will you help us?

Please prayerfully consider ways you can partner with us:

1. Pray for our church all who are disadvantaged in Puerto Vallarta

2. Share with others in your circles and on social media. We thankful for the many people that bring supplies for the schools, the hospitals, knitting blankets for the babies and elderly

3. Encourage your friends, family, coworkers, church members and others to help our ministry to the less fortunate.

4. Donate to Anglican Church Puerto Vallarta. Please join and help us during these lean months of summer. If God has been a blessing to you, won’t you consider supporting Anglican Church Puerto Vallarta with a donation?

If you would like to donate. Send a tax-deductible donation to our 501C3. Make your check out to

Mexico Ministries & Mission
2726 Shelter Island Drive #252
San Diego, California 92106

Or go to our web site: anglicanchurchpuertovallarta.org and use the PayPal donation button.

Will you be part of those you want to keep our ministry and make a donation today? We appreciate whatever you are able to give to help us move forward and continue to bring the Word of Jesus Christ to the world.

Thank you for your encouragement and support and may God bless you.

Your faithful servant in Christ,
Father Jack+

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