Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Spanish Classes

Hola familia y amigos (family and friends),
Well, we signed Jonathan and Erin up for a homeschool Spanish class yesterday. They will begin on October 2 and they will have a class every Tuesday during the school year. This is just another one of our preparations for going to Mexico. We are still moving forward in preparations although we do not have a date for departure yet. That is something that you could pray for. Jim vowed to his boss (a friend of ours) to never quit on him again. So, we are praying for God to have Adrian release us and send us with his blessing. God is good and we will go in His time. So, please pray as we continue preparing, learning Spanish, and getting rid of lots of stuff.

Dios les bengiga (God bless you),

Saturday, August 18, 2007

2007 Esperanza Viva Mission Trip!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Return From Mexico

Hola familia y amiogs,
We have just returned from a week in Mexico at Esperanza Viva. What an awesome time we had.

It is quite a site when we arrive at the Mexico City airport and we pile all of our luggage in one spot to await the departure on the bus. We had a team of nine people which means eighteen pieces of checked on luggage and then all of the carry-ons as well.

Throughout the week we did activitied with the kids. They colored big puzzle pieces as we talked about how each one of us is part of God's family. They also colored bummerangs and we talked about how what we do and what we say can come back to us.

We also had a day that we took the younger kids to a park. These are very special outings for the kids since they don't get to do it that often.

With the teens we had a special time on Friday night. The guys had a movie night. They watched "Facing the Giants" and had pizza. They talked about how with God, nothing is impossible. The guys had a great time!

The teen girls also had pizza and they did a Bible study on the woman at the well. Then we treated them to pedicures. Some of them had never had anything so special. It was an awesome experience for all of us.

The other awesome thing God did was changing Jonathan's attitude. He actually said that Mexico wasn't so bad. For those of you that don't know, Jonathan has not been in favor of our moving to Mexico next year. So when he started asking what words were in Spanish and asking how to say things, we were amazed. Jim gave him a small electronic translator and he was looking up words all the time. We have never even gotten picture of Jonathan looking like he's having a good time until this year.

Well, that's all for now. I'll share more later.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Cool Dude!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Are you looking for a good book to read? Lately I have been reading books having to do with missions. The latest book I read was "Through Gates of Splender" by Elisabeth Elliot. This is the story of five missionaries who give their lives while trying to make contact with the Waodani ("Auca" Indians) in Ecuador. This is a true story of the amazing lives of these five missionaries and is written by one of the wives. Once you read the book, you may want to read "End of the Spear" by Steve Saint (the son of the missionary pilot) and find out the rest of the story. Then, check out the DVD by the same title. If you ever wanted a story to challenge your faith, this is it. So, read it today and let me know what you think.

Have you read a good book lately that challenged your faith. Please share it with us.