A few weeks ago, we “lost” one of our families due to moving away. Ivan and his grandmother left us for a border town where his mom lives. He came to us as a rambunctious kid and left a very special place in our hearts. “He was really beginning to do well,” commented Kiana.
Friday, August 29, 2014
On our second meeting of the school year, we decided to combine the youth and adolescent groups which normally meet separately. We did it to practice a choreography for Kiana’s 15th, but also we wanted to celebrate a birthday. Here’s the group before returning to their homes. Our house is getting too small!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
On Sunday, we had one of the men in our congregation stand up and deliver a message from the Bible. Luis has been faithfully reaching out to friends to share about Jesus. He isn’t shy about talking about Christ nor is he without words when referring to his past life which Jesus saved him from. I am excited to see how God is creating a team to serve him in our community.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
With the arrival of Tracey’s sister and her daughter, we decided to run down to a small town outside of Mexico City to give them and us a bit of rest from the summer’s activities. The goal was to rest, swim, rest, swim… Well, you get the picture. It was short. We were only gone one night, but I think it helped to give us a breath of fresh air.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
In order to help the pastor of one of our sister churches, I was invited to speak in Tizayuca about 40 minutes from our house. It was very encouraging to see the congregation and hear about how God has been providing for their needs and for their hopes. We saw a new worship team practicing and lots of excitement.
Friday, August 22, 2014
School’s back in session. For our new graduates from elementary to middle school, we put together a new group of younger “youth.” On Saturday, we headed over to a local open air market and had them scavenge for school supplies. They only had 12 minutes to find about 22 objects. You should have seen them run!