Friday, July 25, 2014

Making money…



The youth went out as a group to begin cutting grass in the area to raise funds for our short-term Veracruz mission trip.  It was a hot day, but they did well learning to trim and use the weed whacker.  The trip will be from August 5-9 working on a construction team, doing VBS and visiting local ministry sites to help out workers in the area.   

Would you be interested in supporting a young person to go on this mission trip?  Let us know.  It will cost each youth about $1000 pesos or $85 US.  We have a group of about 12 interested in going.  It will be the first time for most of them to leave home and serve God.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Prayer walking



On Wednesday, we put together 6 teams of 2 and 3 people to pray, walking through the area where we will invite people to attend our summer Vacation Bible School program near our rented hall.  We had a great group show up to do so and new contacts were made in the process.  Soon we’ll go out again to hand out invitations and put up posters for the event.  Pray for safety and lots of new contacts.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A serious face…



You may wonder what the kids do during our Tuesday night prayer meeting.  Well, we move them into the “kitchen” area of a one-bedroom house about 2 feet from where the adults and youth are praying.  How do we keep them quiet?  Good question.  By God’s grace.  Here’s a pic of one of the smaller groups doing a craft with Kiana.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

School’s Out!


We had a group of kids that graduated from elementary school and now are headed off to middle school.  I tried as hard as I could to get to each assembly.  Here are some pics of the happy faces.  Some of the younger ones went because they were given special academic awards for their achievements during the year.  






 I also managed to take a photo of one of the dads taking video at one of the events.

Monday, July 21, 2014

“Soundings”


We’re too busy sometimes to take photos, so here’s a little update on how we’re doing with our music classes.  While each class is smaller than usual due to end of the year school activities, it was a time to review what they’ve learned and encourage them to move ahead.  As you can see, Jasmin teaches keyboard, Kiana advanced guitar and I get the little ones with beginning guitar.  Many if not most of those pictured have played at one time or another during our worship services.  We’ve got a great crop of musicians ready for service in the congregation.

Friday, July 18, 2014

“Un-stressing…”


With graduations this week, our youth took some time out on Saturday to play and to just laugh.  This was Kiana’s first meeting back after her arrival in Mexico, with them.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A breath-taking shot


Who couldn’t be in awe of this place, “Machu Pichu” near Cusco, Peru!  Kiana and her team after ministry in Lima got to do this on their day off.  Wow!  As you can see, Tracey was there to enjoy the sights too!