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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Go to the highways and byways...

For months now, every week Daniel has gone out to preach in the village of Jesus Maria.
Before we went north for Samuel's birth, Daniel would go to the village, sit under the patio of one of the houses there and preach to all who would come.
For the past month, Daniel's gone every week on Tuesday. He leaves after breakfast, I pack him a lunch, and he gets home late at night. It takes over an hour alone to get to the village. It's way off the main road back into the desert.
Beyond the village there are more houses...20, 30, 45 minutes apart from each other way out in the middle of nowhere. Down dry creek beds or dusty paths you can travel for hours.
Daniel goes from house to house bringing the gospel to any who will listen.
Daniel's brother took some pictures last Tuesday that I wanted to share with you.
All the houses are made of adobe with palm roofs.

They hiked down and found a group of men working on a fake corral (a temporary corral they use when they need to round up their cattle to take to town to sell).

Hiking down the creek to where the men were working

This is Antonio...he and his wife and their 7 year old boy live right before Jesus Maria. His wife told Daniel a couple weeks ago that she believes in Jesus as her Savior and would like to come to church if we can figure out a way to get her there. Daniel's been preaching to Antonio for months...he hasn't believed but continues to listen.

Daniel met this man Tuesday and he asked Daniel to come back next week and go to his house.

Daniel said they just sat there for over 2 hours listening to Daniel share the gospel and asking him questions

If you look at that tree next to them you can see a bunch of debri in it...that was brought in by the flood last year...it shows you how high the water ran!

My children loved this last picture...the skull of a puma. :)

Daniel will continue to go and preach. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will convict these men of their sin and need for a Savior.


  1. May God continue to prosper your work!

  2. Thank you for the update and I love all the pictures!! So good to "be there" with you.

    I stopped and spoke to a lady in the park the other day who I knew didn't speak much english. But I felt like God said go talk to her so I figured He would work out the language barrier :-) He did and we had a great conversation. I remember some spanish and she knew a tiny bit of english.

    As I was trying to think of the spanish words to convey what I was trying to say I thought to myself "I bet the Lockwood children could talk to her better than I am right now" :-)

    Such a joy praying for the people God has out in the "sticks" waiting for someone to bring the Gospel!

    Thanks for the update~ Cinnamon

  3. These pictures remind me of the missions trip my husband and I took to Madagascar last year. We thought the Lord was calling us to be missionaries there.
    That country is incredibly poor (1 of 2 4th world countries). We drove to villages high in the mountains almost inaccessible by car and way out in the middle of nowhere.
    The people over there are hungry for the gospel. Many souls were saved. It was a great trip and one we will never forget. It has really put a special place in our hearts for missionaries.
    God did not call us to the country of Madagascar but we are open to go wherever He leads or stay put as long as we are in His will. Sadly, Madagascar is no longer an open country to the gospel. There was a political coup(sp?) earlier this year and the new president told all foreigners they had to leave. All the missionaries we met over there are now back in the US.
    Thank you for a glimpse into your lives and your ministry. You have no idea what an encouragement you are to me! I always enjoy reading your blog (and especially because you are transparent and tell us what you learn from the ups and downs of life).

  4. You guys are such an inspiration!! Thankyou for sharing your life!! The pictures are GREAT!!!! :) Daniel you are an amazing man...

  5. Thanks for sharing this part of your ministry with us. What do those families do for a living that live way out in the middle of nowhere? I'm so glad that there's someone taking the time and making the effort to reach them. I pray that they come to know Jesus soon!

  6. Julia~ They all raise and sell cattle. They have wells for water for themselves and the cattle roam the desert and look for puddles of water in the dry creek beds.
    They grow/raise some of their food and they get the rest of their food in town. Somebody from out there goes into town every few days and buys the necessities for everyone else.

  7. God bless Daniel and all of you. What a wonderful calling God has given him. Praying for all of you, and these village people. Looking forward to seeing many of them in heaven.

  8. Thanks for the pictures. Are there any audio tracks online of Daniel speaking? If you ever get the chance to post one of his sermons I'd like to hear him.
    Michelle in hot hot Washington state

  9. Dear Jaynee- This is so neat to see. Real Mission work in action!! I will pray for these people to recieve Jesus and for God to use your husband to lead them. What a blessing to read this.

  10. God, please bless Daniel for his perseverance and continue to strengthen him through Your Holy Spirit.

    Lord God, please convict these men of their sin, and send your Holy Spirit to open their minds and hearts to your Word.

  11. what awesome pictures! Thank you for sharing them! I think what you guys are doing is just wonderful!

  12. Did you feel the earthquake on August 3? Hope everyone is safe!
    Always praying for you.

  13. Thank you so much for continuing to keep us updated with your inspiring words and beautiful pictures. God truly has His hand on your family. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Peace & Blessings,

    Angela :)

  14. Praise God! I am new to your blog and how wonderful to see that you and your family are missionaries! Wonderful news!! I have a big heart for latin america, as 5 of our 10 children are guatemalan born. :)

    God bless you!

    john 3:16

    ps. my heart is so burdened for missions... but as for now I am praying for the conversion of my husband. Please pray that he will soon surrender all to the king! Thanks and god bless!

  15. What religion are the majority of people you are preaching to? Catholic? Thanks!

  16. Awesome blog, I had not come across www.lockwoodfamilytomexico.com earlier in my searches!
    Continue the good work!


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