Paul and Barb Thiessen

Commended August 1993 from First Street Gospel Hall, Portage la Prairie, MB.  Our current sphere of service is mainly Zapopan, which is part of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, Mexico. The faithfulness of the Lord allowed assembly in Zapopan to celebrate its 7th anniversary in early January! Three people, a married couple and the wife’s mother were added to the assembly in December. A strong point in the work in Zapopan has always been the Sunday school work both with children and adults. Each summer the assembly here is actively involved in a week of children’s meetings. The attendance usually reaches or tops the 100 person mark. Since August we have been printing tracts and invitations on a monthly basis to hand out in the area around the hall. As a result of this several people have visited the hall and some have become quite regular in their attendance.

We have been active in the new work in Guadalajara – Colonia del Sur. Several of the believers that were in the assembly in Zapopan actually live quite close to the new work and now form part of the new assembly.

We would regularly attend eight meetings per week. Approximately once a month we try to visit Irapuato on a Wednesday and attend the Bible reading.