Jerry and Vicky Love were called for service in Mexico in June,
1977. Following their initial language study, the Loves found their ministry in
the evangelism/outreach work first in Mexico City, and later in Reynosa and
Monterrey in the North.
This term has found the Loves two hours southeast of Mexico City in beautiful
Puebla, Mexico's fourth largest city. With raising up a new Covenant church as
their major challenge, Jerry has been developing relationships among the "Poblanos",
engaging in discipleship encounters with the men, conducting home Bible studies,
teaching in various settings, and preaching regularly at Sunday meetings of the
infant Covenant Church. He also serves the new work and the mission in technical
areas. One of his accomplishments is the web page you are now reading.
In addition to Bible studies and discipleship, Vicky's ministry has included
involving Puebla's children in Christmas pageants, organizing and modeling
teaching in our Sunday School and local V.B.S., and producing and collating the
bulk of materials for 35 Summer Bible Schools in the Central and South Districts
of Mexico. She teaches bi-monthly Christian Education workshops, courses in
Piano and Music Theory, is developing a six-year cycle of V.B.S. programs, has
spoken at conferences and organized children's programs for national events, and
has written a segment of the new Covenant Spanish Sunday School curriculum
designed by Margie Swenson.
Together they have had the joy of opening up their home and adjacent
undeveloped property to many mission and national guests as well as the new
Covenant congregation for Sunday services, youth groups, teen and children's
camps, and many holiday and church-calendar outreach events for the community.
Located across the fence from the University of the Americas, they have
sponsored an evangelistic work on that campus with students coming to their home
on a regular basis, several taking an active part in the new congregation.
The Loves report: "God's timetable particularly highlights Mexico in
this epoch. Since some of the dynamics which make for effective evangelism
include: a youthful population, a personal state of insecurity, many
inter-personal relationship networks, and major social/political changes, then
Mexico is almost over-ripe for Christ to penetrate into the hearts of people as
we head into Century 21."
In regard to his call Jerry says, "When I was in high school I began
earnestly seeking God's will for my life. One evening God spoke specifically and
personally to me about obeying what I already knew to be His will. I repented in
tears, rededicated my life to Him, and shortly thereafter He made His call
crystal clear." He received his B.A. in Religion from Northwest Nazarene
College, and after studies at Nazarene Theological and North Park Seminaries,
was finally ordained at the 1985 Covenant Centennial.
Vicky, originally from Oregon, reflects, "I began sensing a possible
call in Alaska at age 17 and after asking ministers and missionaries why they
had come to the North, during a city-wide revival I signed a decision card
pledging myself to full-time Christian service in Mexico or Central
America." She took her degree in elementary ed. from Eastern Oregon
College, getting librarians' certification from Missouri State College, and a
piano teacher's credentials through Sherwood School of Music in Chicago.
The Loves were married in Alaska in 1964. In recent years Vicky published a
book, Childless is Not Less, which has been translated into English, Spanish,
German and Braille. The Loves spent over two years in voluntary service with
Operation Mobilization, a missionary-training organization, serving in Italy,
Spain, England, Belgium, and finally Mexico where they met the Evangelical
The Loves are members of Ravenswood Evangelical Covenant Church in Chicago.