Ricky and Erika Sawatzky

Ricky was commended in June of 2012 from the Mitchell Christian Assembly, Mitchell, MB, and we were commended jointly in July 2015 when we got married. Both of us have close ties to Portage. We currently work in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Most of our time is spent in preparation for meetings and in meetings themselves. Currently, there are a total of 8 meetings and home Bible studies per week. Every Thursday, we travel to La Purísima and visit the believers there, as well as having one of the above-mentioned meetings. A couple of afternoons a week are dedicated to fostering deeper relationships with the believers in a more casual setting, such as a meal in our home or theirs. Together with the believers, we have a distribution of Gospel literature almost every week, as well.

We have begun writing tracts for local distribution, and our goal for 2016 is to write and print one tract per month. Erika also translates articles into Spanish for the assembly e-magazine in Mexico, the Mensajero Mexicano.