A group of like-minded Christian businessmen is especially important for Los Cabos, Mexico. A common phrase that is used in reference to Los Cabos is that it has a “revolving door.” In other words, people come and go, and friendships of any duration are hard to find and/or maintain. Ministry outside of the church walls is very difficult.
After much prayer and much effort, the beginning of the fulfillment of this vision has finally begun. Shortly before the beginning of the Covid-19 restrictions in 2020, a friend of ours, Dave Limpert, and one of his close friends, Dereck Fullmer, approached Richard with an opportunity to be the ‘point man’ for a branch of Kingdom Builders―Convergence in the Municipality of Los Cabos. The two of them had been a part of a small group men’s ministry in the state of Colorado, from where the name originated. Derrick has a vision to spread groups similar to theirs in other parts of the world, as well as in other areas of the United States. They currently have group ‘plants’ in four other cities besides Los Cabos.
What makes Kingdom Builders distinct from what we would think a Christian Businessmen’s Association would be like, is that the groups are kept small (6 to 12 men) and are by ‘invitation only.’ The original core group of men recommend Christian friends or acquaintances of theirs who they feel would be a good fit for the group and invitations are given. The purpose of the group is to be a group of influential men in their city who are in a position to promote initiatives that will affect the spiritual climate of the city, as well as to finance programs intended to enhance the quality of life for the people there. They meet weekly for bible study and prayer in a completely confidential setting where they are able to share their hearts and/or prayer requests with other likeminded Christian men.
Just in case you are wondering where a missionary from rural Michigan fits into this program, Richard was chosen as the point man for Los Cabos because of his character, ‘pastoral care’ personality, and years of intense ministry in the Los Cabos area. Richard is taking this position very seriously. He has been praying fervently over the program and for the prayer needs of the men. He is passionate about the weekly bible studies and works hard to bring forth specifically what the men need. Richard’s motto for the group in Los Cabos is, “Manifesting God’s kingdom through convergence to Christian business leaders and influencers in Cabo San Lucas.”
This group is just the beginning of our vision for Los Cabos because of the makeup of this particular group of men. However, Richard can envision this group as the core group of leaders for an open-invitation Christian business association for our municipality.
Please pray for these men and their spouses (the current format includes “social” events with their spouses). Please pray for protection, continued bonding, and continued faithfulness to the bible study group. This may not seem to be on the top of the list of needs for Los Cabos, but after praying for the area for over ten years, as well as having presented this need for many years, I can tell you that the enemy of our souls does not want this to thrive.
May the Lord bless and care for each one of you who support us in any way!