Friday, October 24, 2014

A Milestone Birthday

Tracey celebrated her birthday last weekend and had several days of “fiesta.”  It was fun seeing her open her emails on Saturday as many of you sent your birthday wishes to her.  Thanks so much for cooperating with that request.  She was taken out to eat by several at different times and enjoyed the extra attention.  On Sunday the church had a fellowship time with cake in appreciation for all that she’s done for the families.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

“I want a group like theirs…”

This was the comment made by one of the youth after attending a concert and conference organized by the largest church in our network.  The youth group that put the concert together had about 32 that attended on Saturday.  The congregations from La Presa, Tizayuca and Los Héroes sent their youth groups.

The event was well organized and filled with excitement.

We plan on organizing one for the end of November.  Please pray for our youth group, so that they can be as attentive and motivated as the “mother” church youth were.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Men stepping up to the plate

Over the past two weeks, we’ve had two of the men in the congregation preach.  Each has had prior experience in a church and has preached.  While it’s been some years since they’ve shared, they’re getting back into the swing of things.  Gerardo preached on discernment and Marco on unity.  I applaud their efforts and their willingness to help.
I will be visiting the men to see what they need and how to better their skill.  Several will want to continue to grow in this area.  I’d like to see how to best encourage them in their endeavor.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Reporting back

Now that we’re receiving a small stipend to help the new church, which we hope to use for the new house we’ll be renting for weekly meetings, I am responsible to send in a monthly report detailing our activities and how we’ve spent the money.  Here’s my picture version attached to the written document.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Focusing on the kids.

Come the end of the month and the beginning of next month, the community will be celebrating Halloween and Day of the Dead.  We wanted to offer an alternative for our families, so we’ll be sponsoring a Kids Festival with games and prizes.  The youth are in charge of the event and are putting together games for the kids to play. 
We could really use your help in buying candies.  The youth only have their lives as resources.   
Would you be willing to donate 
so that we can purchase an abundance of candies 
for the kids that day?  Please let us know. Thanks

Friday, October 17, 2014

Having fun, just us.

The youth group has been doing well studying 1 John and grasping John’s concepts of what our life should look like as believers.  We studied hard, sang some good songs and just had fun playing.  I can count on different members of the youth group leading a certain part of the program each week.  That takes a load off of my shoulders.  And it is fun watching them just have fun.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Starting afresh…

The men’s Bible study on Thursday evenings has just finished studying several chapters of a book on leadership by Maxwell entitled “21 Minutes…”  There have been some good discussions about leadership on the job and in the home.  I think that we often miss out on our responsibilities at home with so much going on at work.  I trust that God will help us change that.