More than forty people recently attended a church planting retreat, a major step toward choosing the first church planters in the Evangelical Covenant Church in Mexico. Pastors and lay people came from eight Mexican states and met in Oaxtepec, one hour south of Mexico City. “The leaders are catching the vision that God could do great things in and through the planting of new churches,” said missionary Kari Peterson. The retreat was one of three where participants discussed possible places to plant churches in Mexico. Planning is still in the early stages. (The Evangelical Covenant Church)