Psalm 146:2 "I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

Thursday, October 30, 2008


This is a picture of the students at the school that I am helping with. I am in the back. We were missing a few students today when we took the photo.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

hi Everyone
We had a meeting with Amigos sin frontera last night-the group that gives medical care and shares the Lord with pople and they are going on a medical trip from November the 14th thru the 20 or so, but I will not be able to go partially due to the fact that the village is asking for 25 people only and there for 41 of us signed up to go. Also the village has asked that there be no sharing about Jesus so it will be purely medical services. There are many factors that have made the situation complicated. Please pray that the Lord's love would be communicated through the actions of those that go, and for safety of all involved.
Pray that the Lord would give me an opportunity to go in February on the following trip if it is his will.
This friday I am going for a week to Acapulco because I got invited by my team mates. I wasn't planning to go, and was praying about it, and then the family that I am staying with mentioned they needed my room to house a few guests that are coming during the time of the trip---so I took that as the Lord lovingly telling me to go. There are 20 of us (including the children) going. Plesae pray that this would be a further time for me to get to know members of my team and invest in one anothers lives.
Pray that the Lord would give me wisdom about my upcoming border trip in January. I am thinking of going to see a dear friend but need the Lord to iron out and clarify all the details.
I was able to help at El Monte to day for a few hours and it was a blessing. The cook and I were singing worship songs in spanish as we worked together in the kitchen. It was a blessing.
Now I am heading off to womn's prayer group. Love to you all! Thanks for your prayers! I am going to try to get some pictures up soon!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hi everyone!!!! It has been quite awhile since I've updated my blog--sorry about that to those of you that check it on a regular basis! I filmed a little video to greet you all, but after waiting almost two hours for it to upload, I gave up. Maybe I can try again some other day. I must admit I am a little disappointed.
I am now going to be helping at El Monte-on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Today at church a woman asked about me teaching her English and I said "yes" so that will be an adventure since I have never taught english before. I am hoping to spend an hour teaching her on Friday afternoons. The interesting thing is that she is involved in discipleship with some others so that will be neat to discover what all she does that way-may give me some valuable insights for the future.
I am still helping with the school that my family helps administrate on Tuesdays and attending women's church prayer meeting on Wednesdays. I have prayer with a few families of our team on Mondays and am taking some training in the evenings which I am also hoping to use in ministry. I am also continuing to work on language and culture. Thank you for sending me here and for your prayers. There have been some challenging moments, but the Lord has been so faithful.
You are all a blessing to me and I wouldn't be here without you!!! :) --Crystal

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

today I got to help at El Monte-where workers are having opportunities to be trained to serve in other cross-cultural situations. I am planning to work out there one day a week-most likeky looks like fridays at the moment to help out iwth whatever is needed. I am having my discipleship class next week as well. Thank you for your much needed prayers. Blessings to all of you. P.S. I tried to change my blog so anyone can post replies-some of you asked me about that.