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Summer 2011:: Mission Completed::

Well, I’ve made it back to Chihuahualandia!  And I’ve almost adjusted to the heat!  My time in Mexico City was a great time.  Remember, I spent 9 weeks in: Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico (a city an hour north of Mexico City).  And here is some of what happened during those 9 weeks!  I think I will show you through pictures how I spent my summer & what’s happened since I got back to Chihuahua!  Please enjoy!

Here’s some prayer requests & praises::
:: Praise for the great summer I had in southern Mexico!  I learned so much, and I’ve been so blessed by the friendships I made down there!
:: Praise for the awesome time we had with all the missionaries in July!  I met some great people!
:: Praise after a year & a half of Spanish study, I’ve entered into the Capable High Level & have completed my Spanish study!
:: Prayer request for my future ministry opportunity!  (more in the next email 🙂
:: Please pray for us as we work on heading back to the Casa Hogar one day a week to teach the kids to read.  We are going to talk to the leaders and see about possibly changing the day to work with the kids’ schedule.

How did your summer go?  Did you enjoy a vacation, BBQs, sweet corn, 4th of July, or family reunions?  Are your kids or grandkids ready to start school or maybe college?!  Let me know!  And if you have any prayer requests, please let me know!

Serving in Mexico,

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays

Operation:: English Class:: One of the biggest reasons that I went to Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico was to be involved with a Summer ministry that Joca’s church was doing.  My part was to teach a 1 hour Enlish class.  During my hour of English, there were also keyboard lessons, voice lessons, carpintery, crafts, & drum lessons offered.  A requirement for receiving those classes for free, was to also receive an hour long class of the Bible!  The Firm Foundations Bible lessons (in Spanish) were taught each day!  I had a great time spending with my students & teaching them English.  I even had a small graduation for the students that showed up on my last day!  And all three ladies passed the oral exam!

Operation:: Missionary Get-Together::
One of the requierments for heading to Mexico City, was that I needed to return in time for the Missionary Get-Together.  It’s been over two years since the missionaries in Mexico had a field-wide get-together!  It was a huge blessing to see all our friends, meet new ones, and hear what God is doing through the missionaries in the Indian tribes in Mexico.
The picture above is me, with my friends Torre & Narah Meissner and Chris & Rachel Thomas.  I hung out a lot with them while I was in the New Tribes missionary training in Missouri.  And it’s so cool to see how God brought the five of us to the same country?!  Torre & Narah take care of the Guest House in El Paso, TX, which we love when we head to the States.  At the beginning of September, Chris & Rachel will be heading to a tribal location and will begin working with the Tepehuan Indians!


Club de Ninos:: On Saturdays, in two locations, were kids clubs!  I was involved with teaching Bible verses, playing games & helping out where needed.  It was a very fun time to be involved in this outreach ministry.

Family Time

Operation:: Dinner:: I also stayed busy by preparing meals for Joca & her family, and a couple of times for friends!  For Father’s Day, I also made & frosted three banana cakes for the fathers in the church.

Spanish Study Completed!!

Last week Amy & I had our Spanish Interviews to see how well we’ve done in the last 7 months!  And yesterday we received the results that we both have reached the “Capable High Level”!!!  I will continue to work to improve my Spanish, but my full-time job will no longer be studying (which I’m thrilled about :))!  With reaching this level, it also frees me up to seek a ministry!!  I will let you know what that is as soon as I know!

The above picture is me with my friend & teacher Ana.  Her birthday was a day before mine!  So we celebrated by making dinner & eating cake!