God is Good All the Time! – Boubion Update May 2024

By Paul Boubion, May 2024 family update!

This is my dad and me about 8 or 9  years ago. He loved his hats and beanies! This March 14, 2024, at the age of 89, he went home to be with his Lord.

Have you heard this phrase? “God is good all the time! And all the time, God is Good!”

Does it sound cliché? Is it true? As we all struggle through trials and tribulations, we may wonder, “where is God?” This is what the Psalmist sang 3000 years ago:  “My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” – Psalm 42:3 

My father LOVED Psalm 42 and shared it many times! I will always remember how he quoted verse 1:

As the deer longs for the running waters, 

so my soul longs for you, O God

When my dad could still think clearly, he longed to be with the Lord. He continually repeated “I love God” and “God is Love” even as dementia took him. We have been saying goodbye for many years. 

I had a great father and loved him dearly! I miss him, but I am eternally grateful to God for him! 

Yet, I will see him again! I hope all who read this will be part of the Heavenly multitude worshipping and praising God before his throne (that’s described at the end of the Bible!) Thanks be to God! 

I leave you this thought found throughout Scripture as we all experience loss and trials: 

Why am I so sad? Why am I so troubled? I will put my hope in God, and once again I will praise him, my savior and my God.

Psalm 42:11

Thank you, to everyone for your love and condolences!

‭We have been living in Mexico for nearly 3 years. I have been reflecting on the great blessing it has been to serve the Lord here and how much we have learned! A special thanks to all you who take the time to read these updates and support us!

Biblical Counseling Mini-Conference

In March, we organized our annual Biblical Counseling mini-conference! This is the first time we planned an evening conference to be available to working individuals who may not be able to attend on Saturday! It was well attended.

Teaching the main session on March 16th.

The Bilingual Women’s study:

 “Women of Worth and Purpose” recently made its first local mission trip to Calvary Otay to do a women’s event. For some of the ladies, this was their first mission trip and they loved it! 

Poiema is at CBI Peru for the semester and will return for the Summer soon!

Poiema at an outreach in a local park in Trujillo, Peru

Cristian continues to enjoy his last year of Preparatoria and is constantly studying Spanish vocabulary and grammar as he prepares to attend college in Mexico next year. 

Our dogs Fenn and Sparky are loving life in Mexico!

Teaching and Translating

Recently we had the blessing of receiving Rob and Heidi Douglass from CCSG and Ends of the Earth Ministries where Rob is the director. He taught our Church Planting class and the church congregation on Wednesday night where I got to translate him into Español! (Check out Rob’s message on Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/live/3S90jR_ZYiY?si=r-L2b5Fa2hVmSdN3

My main ministry is pastoring and helping through our Biblical Counseling ministry, but occasionally I get to teach! I had the privilege of teaching our Wednesday night Bible study in the Book of Acts on April 17. Here is the link! https://www.youtube.com/live/BYhx7YnF-lI?si=okdfOXThNEjBgRMN

We stream services on Facebook live and then save them to our Youtube channel.

Claudia and I will be teaching on Women’s Ministry and Biblical Counseling at the 2024 Church Planting conference.

2024 Church Planting Conference, August 2-3

My next big project is to create a website for our counseling materials in Spanish and English and make it available through our church website calvaryrosarito.com

Prayer requests:

  • For our children
  • Claudia to co-lead the women’s bilingual study with wisdom, grace, and love.
  • Biblical Counseling ministry: to better manage the growing number of people requesting help.
  • Balance our family life, parenting, and above all, time with Jesus individually.
  • For my mom Joanne and our desire to visit her more frequently.
  • The upcoming Church Planting Conference this August 2-3, 2024
  • Claudia will be leading her first missions trip to Morelia June 20-24. Logistics, finances, and spiritual & physical health for each member of the team.

Praise Reports!

  • Women’s bilingual Bible study is going great! Including a Facebook live stream! Thursdays @6:50pm
  • Successful missions trip to Calvary Otay Mesa 
  • Counseling is going great for Claudia!
  • Paul exited teaching at the rehab clinic and is now discipling men Thursday nights
  • Cristian is doing great at school, church, and personally.