lunes, 31 de diciembre de 2007
Pray for our continued focus to be on the Lord.
Pray for the low times that God would see us through
Pray that we would be obedient no matter what He asks from us.
Pray for our children that they would have more friends.
Pray for our language skills to grow leaps and bounds as we see our ministry in relationships.
Pray for patience as we trust God in big ways.
Thank you for your prayers. If you know other missionaries who are on their own, pray for them. Then contact them so they know you have not forgotten them. That you have their back in prayer. What a ministry you can have that way.
jueves, 27 de diciembre de 2007
miércoles, 12 de diciembre de 2007
New Believers in Christ: Teens like Carolina, Gabby, Angel. It all comes down to this. Mexicans, Americans, teens, young children all asking Jesus to forgive their sins and be Lord of their lives.
Baptisms: We were overjoyed to be able to baptize several Americans as God grabbed their hearts during their mission trips here to Monterrey.
Continued Ministry to Children’s Homes: After adding Rayitos de Luz (Rays of Light), a new children’s home in desperate condition, we now serve 9 children’s homes in Monterrey and its surrounding areas. That means that we are continuing to provide Care for Today to over 400 children in the name of Jesus.
Field Trips: One option that groups have when they come is to take children from one of the homes on a field trip: an amusement park, swimming, hiking in the mountains, etc. This gives the kids an opportunity to do something that they’d never have the chance to do, and it gives their caregivers who are on 24/7 a much needed break.
Teens on Campus: After adding 10 new teens to the Hope Ministry, we are now at an all time high of 27 teens on campus living in 5 different Teen Homes. That means that there are 27 teens continuing in education rather than ending at 9th grade. That means 28 kids have the opportunity to get a college degree and find Hope for a drastically improved life over what they would have had if the Hope Ministry did not exist or wasn’t well-supported from people like you.
· Two new Teen Homes bringing the total to 5 with groundbreaking for 2 more already underway.
· A medical clinic is half way finished, providing a road for even more comprehensive ministry to those we serve.
· SMCA-The Sierra Made Christian Academy where the missionary kids attend school now have a new building in which they can spread out and will double as a computer lab for the teens on campus in the Hope Ministry.
· A new church building is underway at the Cadereyta shanty town for even better ministry and outreaches.
· Numerous improvements in living and play conditions for the children in the children homes.
Outreaches to Cadereyta and the Rio:
· Around 50 meals served to entire communities
· Medical team ministered to those with illnesses and injuries
· The gospel was shared
· Relationships were made
Thank you for your prayers, your support, your encouragement, hours of serve and love for the children of Monterrey, Mexico. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
domingo, 9 de diciembre de 2007
Our family had a great opportunity to help Meme bring Christmas to the children at the Rio. Meme, Betty and our family brought things for a fiesta grande last Sunday. The afternoon consisted of Betty sharing the Christmas story to the children. Ben, Luke, Mark and Greg helped with the crafts of hats and ornaments. Several of Meme's neighbors helped cook and prepare flautas to eat. A pinata helped it to be a true Mexican party with many dulces (candies) inside. Gifts for everyone topped off the afternoon. It was really fun and a blessing to be apart of this day. About 80 people attended and it was fun to share our family with all of their family.
domingo, 2 de diciembre de 2007
Manantial boys singing to us.
We shared our skills and talents. For Amy it was playing soccer and Pablo enjoyed it.
The women brought many crafts to make with the kids. These two girls, Sandy and Katia, are quite the princesses.