Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Saying Good-bye

After about a year of attendance with us, we said good-bye to a family that came from the founding church to help us for a season.  Due to added activities and responsibilities on their part, they may be back every so often to visit, but their weekly attendance will be sorely missed.  Thanks again Guille and Viri for your encouragement. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

More English?

While teaching English is not our favorite thing to do, for the sake of being able to use a public building, we do it.  This week, we had a breakthrough and the kids and I were able to go over some simple phrases while at the same time play games.  It was fast paced and focused on a few concepts related to words that describe our emotions.  They learned!  I think I like teaching English again!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pushing our Families

We trust that our trademark is giving families what they need to grow healthy kids and prepare them for the future.  Tracey gave a conference on How to Raise a Modern-Day Joseph.  This was taken from the principles we see in the life of Joseph in Genesis.  I was amazed by lots of facts that I’d never heard before.  The congregation was able to easily see what characteristics need to be instilled in our children and which ones have yet to be acquired.  It was inspiring and motivating.  Wonderful job Tracey in teaching us what’s important!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Celebrating together

In anticipation of a long day on Saturday, the youth met on Friday night to “have their time.”  The meeting was short, but we celebrated both Deriam and Keila’s birthdays that evening.  It was late, but it was fun!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bringing us ALL together

Believing that a worship team should do more than just sing songs, Kiana led our congregation in worship with three new songs.  People sang loud and they sang inspired as she taught the words to us.  It was a wonderful accomplishment for one so young, and that with a cold and sore throat to boot.  Excellent, Kiana!  You’ve done what few have in our small congregations.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Beyond this World

On Keila’s birthday we all went out to a movie that Keila wanted to see.  To our surprise it was playing locally in English (with subtitles in Spanish of course.)  The movie had our heads spinning, but it was a good way to end the day on Keila’s birthday.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Last words at 16

Keila asked me to “preach” (share) in a service several months back, so we scheduled Sunday for her to share.  She did a great job and best of all, because our building was rented out for another event, we had to meet at the new place – all jammed together like sardines.  She said, “It felt more like a Bible study than a sermon time.”