Central Mexico
Contact Information
Office Contact:

Fernando Sanchez

Office Address:

Purisima 3149, Col. Campo de Polo Chapalita
Guadalajara, Jalisco
MEXICO


Country Demographics

Capital:
Mexico City

Population:
109,955,400

Languages:
Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages

Religion:
Roman Catholic 76.5%, Protestant 6.3% (Pentecostal 1.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, other 3.8%), other 0.3%, unspecified 13.8%, none 3.1%

Life Expectancy:
75.84 years

GDP per-capita:
$12,800

Of Interest:
The Tropic of Cancer effectively divides the country into temperate and tropical zones. This gives Mexico one of the world's most diverse weather systems. Mexico is also one of the 17 megadiverse countries of the world, with over 200,000 different species, making it home to 10-12% of the world's biodiversity. 

Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco and the third largest city in Mexico which is located in the western-pacific area of Mexico. Guadalajara’s climate is influenced by its high altitude and the general seasonality of precipitation patterns in western North America. Although the temperature is warm year-round, Guadalajara has very strong seasonal variation in precipitation.

Location:
Middle America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the US and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the US

Office Staff

Fernando Sanchez

Office Manager

Manager History:

I was born in 1980, and I started working since I was eight years old. I worked on my father’s ranch with harvest machinery in the fields preparing the soil and sowing corn seeds. Growing in the Baptist doctrine since I was born, I accepted this glorious Message and was baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, 13 years ago (September, 2003). Since that time I have loved this Message with all my heart. When I was 32 years old, the Lord called me to take charge of the VGR office in Central Mexico. It has been a wonderful experience for me that the Lord had called me to serve His Bride.

 


Office History

Office History:
The Guadalajara office is a new office for the work in Central Mexico. Our previous office was in San Luis Potosi where Brother Juan Bibiano was the distributor for over twenty years. Due to health problems our brother stepped down and a year later he went home to be with the Lord. Brother Fernando came from working on his families ranch to be new distributor. This office has proved to be very helpful as many in this area of Mexico pass through this large metropolitan area. With plenty of space for a large reception area, a video room and two rooms to warehouse the material. The believers of this area visit the office often.

Challenges that the office faces:
In the distribution work it is necessary to travel over 3,000 miles in 8 Mexican states. Six of these are pretty accessible with good roads. On the other hand, two states are extremely difficult as they include the rough roads of the sierra and the other is called “hot land” as the guerrillas in every town are up in arms against the rebel bands and kidnappers. There are constant fights with the army and the navy too.

Brother Fernando will now be distributing material to the state of Sinaloa which is just north of Guadalajara. This is a new area for him and will increase the size of his distribution area and number of churches he will be taking the Message to.

History of how the Message came to Central Mexico:
When Brother Branham came to Mexico, some protestant churches sponsored his meetings (especially the Apostolic ones). Brother Rafael Muro, an Apostolic pastor in Mexico received literature from Brother Branham in an Apostolic School in the 60’s and shared this with Brother Manuel Perez from Aticama, Nayarit in 1968 and he accepted this with tears in his eyes. As he knew many churches in Mexico, he started sharing the Message in the center, south and north of Mexico.

Serving the states of:
Aguascalientes
Guanajuato
Jalisco
San Luis Potosi
Sinaloa
Zacatecas