Vicki became a Christian when she was thirteen years old in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. She later attended the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and earned a degree in education and a Masters of Science in the Education of Exceptional Persons. She taught in private and public schools in Pennsylvania.
One summer, while on break from her teaching responsibilities and while visiting friends in Chicago, she felt that the Lord was calling her into missionary service. The following summer, she served as a short term missionary in the frontier area of Kenya. Vicki moved to Chicago to finish her Bible requirements at the Moody Bible Institute and was employed at Moody Church where she met her husband Art. She taught at Wheaton Christian Grammar School before the family left for Mexico with TEAM. Art and Vicki became career missionaries in 1992.
Husband Art and three children
Vicki's ministry focus has been church planting: evangelism, training leaders, and teaching.
She has taught children, teens, and women over the years. In addition, she has trained teachers and organized workshops. The Reyes Family have had cell groups and meetings in their home. Vicki also informally counsels women. She is currently passing her responsibilities to other women in the church as the Reyes Family finish up their ministry in San Jos? de Cabo.
Vicki home schooled her three children.
Emmanuel Evangelical Church is made of of Mexicans from all over the Republic and expatriates from Latin America and Europe. About one-third are middle class professionals, one third are a stable "moving-up" working class, and another third are considered poor. Most came here to work in the tourist business or related fields. Mexicans here are open to the Gospel!
The La Playita Church started in August 2012. Most of those that attend are not native to the town. It is a hard area to reach for the Lord, due to traditionalism mixed with superstitions.
Primary Prayer Request:
The Art and Vicki are currently passing Emmanuel Evangelical Church of Los Cabos to national leadership.They are also starting a daughter church in the nearby town of La Playita. Pray for wisdom as they work with both churches.