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

Saturday, January 31, 2009

february news

Greetings to everyone! Thank you so very much for praying for me! It is hard to belioeve that the first month of this year is behind us! May the Lord truly give us wisdom to number our days as Psalm 90:12 says...because life goes so fast. Here is an update of what my life tentatively holds over the next weeks....

Our enacting field leaders recomended that we all individually take a day of spiritual retreat before our field conference in March and I am planning to do this on sunday afternoon thru Monday february 2nd. I have been craving some extended time in the Word and in prayer please pray that the Lord would speak to me and refresh my heart thru this time, and that I would learn more about Him!

Twice a week, I am now working at a casa hogar where women live and stay that have mental challenges. This is something totally new for me that I have never done before so I am learning as I go. My job is to plan activities for them, build relationships, and hopefuly share Jesus´ love. There are twenty of them. Please pray that the Lord would give me wisdom as to how to work with the needs of each one as they are all at diferent levels and capacities to learn.

I think I might have already said this but I am leaving February 4th thru the 8th to Veracruz with Amigos Son Frontera. I am not sure what my actual job is going to be--in the past I have sterilized the medical and dental instruments, but I am open to doing something new. I talked with one of the leaders about eventually wantng to be a part of the group that shares the gospel with people once my Spanish improves a little bit more. I also think it would be neat to learn how to assist in the pharmacy although it would be challenging.

February 20th thru about March 5th I will be going to Aguas Calientes to help and observe a couple from my team that has a ministry there. This will be the first time that I have gone there as well.

The following week in March we have our anual team field conference. Please pray that it would be a good time of fellowship, decision making, and that the Lord would show me what my place is eventually in these next months regarding my ministry on the team--I still don´t have a clue how the Lord is leading in that way.


Even though I have already thanked the Lord privately today for this, I just wanted to thank him publically and share with all of you that the Lord protected me from a near accident in a viechle this morning. I was in the car with one of the members of Amigos sn frontera this morning, her and I were on the way to a meeting together, and a car came speeding by us, close enough to almost entirely rip off the rear view mirror on the passangers side of the car where I was sitting, but no other damage occurred.

Another praise report is that I got to have more of a gospel coversation with that guy that paints plates in the center last saturday. Please pray that the Holy spirit would convict him and bring hm and many others to the place where they repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation....not traditions or anything else---JUST JESUS----He is the ONLY way.


Please pray that the Lord would give ne more opportunities to build relationships here...and for at least one solid Mexican friendship with a believer. I have a lot of aquaintences but not much beyond that at this point. Pray that I would keep looking to the Lord for strength and a deeper relationship with him in the moments when I feel lonely or miss my beloved friends back ¨home.¨

There is so much more I could write but this is getting long. Thank you for reading it and praying. Blessings to you all!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

little update!

Hi everyone! I thought you might appreciate a little update. The photo at the left is a picture of Fernando and Flor, the generous and precious Mexican couple that I have ben living with these last six months! They have been so very good to me and I am so thakful to the Lord for them!
A small update about the possibility of working with the women in the casa hogar ministry. The Lord seems to be arranging the details so that I can go out and have a visit to see what the place is like and met the Pastor and his wife that run the place. PLEASE do kep praying that the Lord would continue to direct and confirm step by step if this is indeed a place that he would have me work and serve Him.
Another thing that I wanted to share is that when I was a short-term worker here in august 2005-February 2006, there were several people that I had opportunities to share the gospel with becuase I would often go to the cathedrals and pray for and talk to people. Well there was a man that often painted plates and things as souveniers in the center of Cuernavaca. Often I would talk to him and tried to share the gospel with him at times. Since being back here now as a long-term worker, there are a few times wjere I had been in that area of Cuernavaca and had pased by the spot where he and I had talked as he worked. I thought of him and wondered where he was now. Well, the other day I went to the center of Cuernavaca, walked passed that spot, and saw a man painting some plates. As I walked by, I realized it was him and he also reogized me. ¨I remember you, * he said *you were here two years ago or so.* So we talked for a little bit. The really bad thing is that his name has escaped me! But I thought it was neat that the Lord had brought him accross my path again.
Please pray that in all that I do, I would have opportunities to share Christ´s love with others!
And just a little side-note! Thank you so much to all of those that have sent notes and Christmas cards! How special it was this morning to go check my postal box and receive special letters and updates from so many of you! Saying thank you doesn´t quite fully express my gratitude for all of you and for your prayers, encouragement, and part in my life and ministry. You are all precious to me! I appreciate you all!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Greetings to everyone!
Happy new year! I know it is a little late to say that, but it's ok. Thank you once again for all of your prayers and for your involvement in my life and ministry! I really appreciate you!
Things are going pretty well here in Mexico! I just got back from a border trip in the states where I was blessed to spend Christmas with my friend Heather and her family. It was so good to be together!
A praise report is that I received another 180 day visa for being here in Mexico. The Lord is so good!
A prayer request is that my team leaders are looking into a women's ministry that I could possibly get involved in called Casa Hogar. Please pray that the Lord would continue to open doors if this is a place where He wants me to be used as His hands and feet to demonstrate His love!
Another praise is that my English class with Lucia went well yesterday! It was fun to be together and to get caught up.
Kep serving Jesus and loving Him!!!!!!