Hi everyone! We’ve had a VERY eventful month of July, with many blessings.
Jon was ordained by Pastor Mike Vincent and the pastors of Calvary Chapel Rosarito. He is now serving as an assistant pastor, alongside some amazing men. We are so blessed by this! On the same night that Jon became PBJ, aka Pastor Big Jon, he also taught on Prayer and Devotions in the main sanctuary as a part of the Pillars Series at CCR. He did a great job, and had Armando translating for him.
Our oldest son, Austin, married his beautiful bride on July 8. What a blessing to now have the daughter we never had, and one who we love SO much. We praise the Lord for their relationship that keeps Him in the center. The wedding was as close to perfect as it could have been, and it was so fun to celebrate with so many dear friends and family.
I (Allison) was invited to serve at the youth girl’s retreat with 13-17 year old girls. The theme of the retreat was “Born to Be Light”. I got to share my testimony with the girls, and the entire time was such a huge blessing to me. I was able to get to know some of the girls, and I look forward to spending time with them some more and being there for them when they need someone to listen to and pray for them. This was one of my favorite times of ministry, although I was nervous about even going. The Lord blessed me more than I can put into words.
Jon started teaching at the Bible College on the book of Daniel. He loves it, so please keep that in prayer as he studies each week.
Jonny and Noah are continuing to love being here in Mexico. They have been focusing on Spanish with some tutoring and Rosetta Stone. They love hanging out with their friends on the street, and their friends at church.
We are loving our time here in Rosarito as we continue to prepare for the move to Oaxaca. We have our Vision Trip in October that will be here sooner than we know. This trip will be a time of prayer for the city that we will call our home, and also to try to find a place that we would like to live in which will be our church in the beginning also. So far there are about 11 people that will be on this trip and we are SO EXCITED!
Thank you for following along on our adventure for Jesus in Mexico. We love hearing from all of you through messages and calls. Feel free to send us any prayer requests you may have. Here are some of ours:
- Please continue to pray for a worship leader to go with us to Oaxaca
- We will be starting the next semester of the Church Planting course on August 13 so please pray that we will grow in the areas we are taught on
- Continued growth in the language for all of us. We feel like we’re finally starting to remember more and more of what we learned in Cacalote, and we’re using Spanish more.
We love you all so much. Thank you for your love, prayers, and support. Remember: YOU were born to be light! Shine the light of Jesus everywhere you go.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.
Jon, Allison, Jonny, Noah
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