Thank you for all those who have taken our prayer requests before the Lord. Thank you for being faithful to trust that God answers prayers. I wanted to update you about the couple that was separated and that we had been meeting with and praying for. God has restored their relationship and they are back together. They are not unaware of the work and struggles to come, but they are excited to be back together working to glorify God in their relationship. They have communicated their confidence in God that they are going to be alright. We are excited for this answered prayer and the opportunity we have to continue to love on them as a couple.
We are starting the new year with great optimism for our ministry this year. Kevin recently started a new project at the children's home (orphanage) with which they work most closely. He is remodeling an area and constructing it into a multi-room apartment where the older boys at the home will live in a family style setting with a caretaker. The boys are excited to have space that is their own, usable bathrooms next to their rooms, a space to do homework, and their own kitchen with a dining room. This apartment will help move away from the institutionalized setting in which they currently live. Kevin is still leading the staff men in discipleship and outings. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for the soccer team for the teens on their campus. He will also be leading 24 U.S.A. college interns this summer. Bethany has already been providing medical care to mission groups (suturing a laceration),staff, staff kids, and teens in our programs. She has begun planning with medical staff for this coming year. Kaden is homeschooling with Bethany and learning lots of Spanish. Makenzie is starting to talk full sentences and understands a lot of Spanish. Please pray for their impact with staff, the children's home, teens, interns, and several intentional relationships that they are building with lost people in their community. Continue to pray for them as they continue to get a better grasp of the language and culture. Also pray as Kevin is still juggling many roles and, with some structure changes, will be somehow adding even more responsibilities.
Regular briefings on our time in Mexico.