September 2009 Thank you Note!

“We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.” 1 Thessalonians 1:2

This month we celebrated our families seven year anniversary serving Jesus as missionaries here in Mexico. It amazes us to think that we have now spent the majority of our married life here while our children have spent virtually their entire lives here.

As we reflected back on the past seven years, instead of writing our usual family and ministry update, we felt led to write a thank you note!  We wanted to say “Thank You” to you, as you have loved us, prayed for us, and supported us over the past seven years. We could not have done any of this work without you!

When our family originally moved to Mexico, we didn’t have much of an idea of what we were going to be doing or even what God was going to do through us. What we did know was that God had called us here. And although life on the mission field hasn’t always been easy, one of the things that has kept us going through the tough times is you!

Time and again when faced with our darkest trials and deepest challenges, God has brought you, our precious friends to our mind. God has reminded us that we are not alone. That we have a small army of people just like you, people that love us and care for us! And it was during those times that God used thoughts of you to lift up our weary arms and to raise up our lagging spirits. And through our partnering together, God has truly done exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)

So we wanted to write this short letter to say thank you!

Thank you for sacrificing!

Thank you for caring!

Thank you for remembering!

Thank you for praying!

Thank you for loving!

Thank you for making a difference!

We are honored to call you our friends and partners in the ministry!

And it is our desire and prayer that as we continue to partner together, the next seven years will be even more fruitful. Both here and in eternity!

With much love from Mexico,
Mike, Sarah, Grace, and Daniel