Having a baby in the house = sheer exhaustion again. Thank you for your patience with us on this website. I have not had the bandwidth to update the site or write blogs. The year has started with mission trip guests already and we are well underway with ministry for this year. Thanks for all your prayers and support. We just sent a newsletter update. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive it, please use the contact tab to get us your information.
We are back home in Monterrey. We are excited to be back at it. However, saying goodbye is always so hard. We leave home to go home. Our hearts are in multiple places. Thanks to all who supported us, joined us, met with us, listened to us, loved on us, and prayed with us while we were home in Michigan. We know you will continue to be a part of this ministry with us while we are home in Mexico.
We are now in the USA to meet with supporters and share about our ministry. If you want to be a part of the orphan-care ministry that is happening in Monterrey, go to our support page at the top of the website. We need to make up some monthly commitments and add a little more now that we have another member of the family. You can see lots of pictures of baby on our social media outlets.
Thanks for being patient and flexible as we try to juggle meeting with as many people as we can and manage our schedule with baby feedings and naps. We will have 1.5 weeks of vacation/rest to try to rejuvenate right before we head back to Mexico. Thanks for your prayers and support.
We celebrate Christ’s death because of all it means and all it accomplishes on our behalf. Just a few of the “churchy” words to describe His death are that it redeemed, reconciled, justified, and propitiated.
Through God’s love in sending Christ to atone for sin on our behalf, God’s wrath is averted (propitiation), the ransom has been paid (redemption), the innocent Christ was condemned in order that the guilty sinner may be declared with His righteousness (justification), and the sinless Son was made sin for us in order that our relationship with the Father be in good standing (reconciliation).
Feliz Navidad. Merry Christmas from our family to yours. We hope that you have a great weekend celebrating the birth of our savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Thank you to the many of you who regularly pray for us and generously give. We are so thankful for all our supporters who are truly partners in the ministry with us. Without the generous gifts and time in prayer that you give, we would not be able to do what we do here in Monterrey, Mexico. If you are considering making year-end donations, please consider giving towards partnering in the ministry of serving orphans here in Mexico. As always, your gift is tax deductible. You can follow this link here: Give Now
Thank you to everyone who prayed for Bethany and her family during the recent death of Bethany's grandmother. Many of you sent encouraging words. Through a generous supporter she was able to fly back to Michigan to be with her family during the funeral and support her mom through this difficult stage.
In Cancun last week....unfortunately not for vacation though. We were staffing at our Back2Back Cancun site, one of the other 5 sites of Back2Back besides Monterrey. While we had busy and overflowingly full days, we really enjoyed our time. Not only did we get to see and be a part of the ministry here in Cancun, but we've also gotten to be with Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, our Grand Rapids, MI home church. What a honor to serve with them for the week and what a joy to see so many seniors getting out of their comfort zones and coming on a mission trip. They are a great example for the generations after them to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
We were grateful to be with our family and so many of our supporters the month of August. Thank you for all those who made time to spend with us. We are thankful that we have so many who genuinely love us and are excited about the ministry in which we are involved. Thank you for partnering with us and supporting us so well.
This week the van I was driving was broken into. At the time, I was picking up supplies to lead a group project at one of our teen homes at a large home supply store that had security officers for the store in a better part of town. My backpack, which was hidden out of view, was stolen. It was full of many items. The group was so kind and empathetic. They prayed for me and encouraged me throughout the day. They then donated money towards replacing my bag and most of my items inside. It feels good when I see the body of Christ supporting each other in this way. Thank you for your hearts and generosity towards me this week.
Regular briefings on our time in Mexico.