domingo, 21 de octubre de 2012
In just over a week, we will have been in the states for 3 months. No one could have prepared me for all the pain, grieving, and struggles we have endured. To some it may seem like nothing as there are always someone worse than you, I know. But Jesus continues to sustain us and give us what we need. If I choose to see it, God gives me the perspective to see what he is doing, so that instead of whining about what should be, I can grasp what is. I can't tell you why I had a kidney stone two days before we were to leave Mx. I can't tell you why things are happening in our lives as they are. Perhaps you are struggling understanding things in your own life. I wanna encourage you, like my friends did me,
"In JESUS, you are stronger than you think!"
lunes, 13 de agosto de 2012
great friends and co workers- Edgar and Conny
Conny- a great friend
staff and interns praying for us
The Ross family
Manantial de Amor sang and put on a program for us
The kids praying over our family
Nothing more powerful than that of a prayer of children
lunes, 9 de julio de 2012
sábado, 23 de junio de 2012
Huffer Announcement: It is hard to believe that we have been serving the Lord here in Monterrey, Mexico for nearly 6 years! We want all of our friends and fellow ministry partners to know that the Lord has called us to return to the States and pastoral ministry. And so on or around July 29th, we are moving pack to Cincinnati. While our future plans are not definite yet, we are certain about our call to return. We are aware that it might seem crazy to move without all the details in place, but we are trusting the Lord and it is never crazy to do that! (And yes, Abraham has come to my mind on more than one occasion!) We ask for your prayers as we continue to wait on the Lord for the details of our future. As we learn more, we will be sure to update all of you. Each of you have been such a special part of our lives and we are grateful for your involvement and encouragement!
jueves, 24 de mayo de 2012
, Ben playing Banana Grams in Spanish with some workers at MdA,
Ms. Laura being kidnapped for a teacher's appreciation breakfast at Chili's
Juanito, boy in our neighborhood, this is part of a program the local school put on for Mother's day, they had to dance in this outfits-what a riot,
miércoles, 25 de abril de 2012
miércoles, 28 de marzo de 2012
Above, is an old picture of some kids from Cadereyta a poor area in which we minister. I wanted to share how I experienced hearing God's voice last week with a friend who lives in this neighborhood. First I need to tell you that I did nothing to deserve seeing God work like this. He is really THAT good that He allows us to see him in action.
OK, here it goes. Last week we took a group of 5 people to work in a poor community. I worked for our first year here at this location and wondered if I would see anyone I knew. Praise God, as the group began to serve the people food in the church, I noticed my friend. We will call her, Maria. Maria was with her three cute girls and I recognized her from the beginning. In fact the last time I saw her I embarrassed myself so badly. I asked her when she was due when in fact she wasn't pregnant. Who says those kind of things, ahhh me, sad to say. Anyway.
As I sat down and spoke to her kids, we were catching up when God reminded me that I had brought some spanish scripture in my backpack. Not sure if you've seen this but their are many resources that allows you to connect a theme or feeling with a verse from the Bible. For example if you are down or facing hard times , you read Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
As I read that verse with one of her daughters, her face changed. I heard God
"Ask her how her marriage is going."
With confidence that only comes from the Lord, I asked her. She immediately looked like a deer caught in the headlights.
"Bad," she said quickly.
I immediately asked if she wanted to pray about it and she hesitantly agreed. During our prayer, God spoke again.
"Ask her if her husband abuses her." It was more than a thought in my head. The Holy Spirit allowed me to respond quickly, without much thought to the fact that I really hardly knew her and that we hadn't really talked in four years.
Again shocked she said, "Yes, he does."
I remember thinking what am I getting into. Quickly reminded the Lord I wasn't qualified for this discussion. But he didn't let up. Our conversation continued with the Lord guiding me to ask more questions, to pray, to ask more questions, etc. Quickly the Lord showed me that we weren't to cry out to the Lord to change her husband but to talk about how God was pursuing her. How she naturally was angry and she was seeing it affect her girls. How He was pursuing her to heal her, forgive her anger against God, himself and to love on her as she deserved.
Well, by no means did we solve it all right there and then. God spoke to Maria that He was pursuing her and that He doesn't give up. That he is near the brokenhearted and He is near her. Will you pray with me for "Maria". I have since gone back to see her and give her a Bible but she had gone to be with her mom for two days. Pray for healing, protection, and her to be able to somehow open herself up to his love. I can't imagine the hurt she feels but I know the Love of our Lord Jesus Christ and the miracles He can perform.
martes, 24 de enero de 2012
Abraham and Luis are brothers. They have struggled with reading and school work. One day their caregiver asked me if I thought anyone would consider giving money for them to get their eyes checked. The thought that eye care could up their grades made sense to me if they had problems. It seemed like such an easy fix. We took the two boys and three girls to get their eyes checked. All five had issues. Two had to wear their glasses permanently while the others have to wear them to read, do homework and at school. Praise God for the generous donor that allowed these kids to have their sight and expand their opportunities.
If you have flown before you've heard it...... the schpeal that the flight attendant shares about putting on your oxygen mask before assisting others. Sometimes in ministry we get caught up in what we are "suppose" to do. Sometimes we forget that we need to rest, have time with the Lord, eat well and exercise. Greg and I recently remembered to care for ourselves so that we can better care for others. Here are some photos from a hike we recently took. It was a beautiful get away, time to pray, laugh, exercise and enjoy one another. Don't forget to put on your mask.....
martes, 3 de enero de 2012
below is translation of the song.
Yesterday I saw you
it was clearer than the moon
in me doubts did not stay
it was a clear appearance
my heart jumped when I saw you
yesterday I saw you
after looking you for so much
before the sun goes out and
to ask you to leave me
to see your face in prayer
(clause)yesterday I saw you
I saw you in street children
without a place to sleep
I saw you in its widespread hands
asking for bread to live
I saw you in its eyes so bright
and in his smile titubiante
yesterday I saw you
I saw you in a hospital room
in solitude I saw you crying
I saw you in a troubled face
of a patient desperate without
hope of living tired of so much suffering
yesterday I saw you
yesterday I saw you
You are disguised and you hide from my sight but
yesterday I saw you, yesterday I saw you