March has been an exciting month in the office as we have been able to facilitate more and more mission work!
The Calvary School of Missions is fast approaching and we have already accepted several students! Please continue to pray that the Lord would draw those prospective students who are supposed to be part of the team this year and that He would provide the funds for every student.
We have some unique plans in the works for this year that we are excited to see God bring to fruition- this may or may not include a trip to another part of Mexico for a week of special experience and training!
Short Term Trips
We had one of the best youth trips yet at the beginning of this month! As many of you know, we sent a group of about 30 youth, young adults, and leaders down to Rosarito on March 5th. They were able to minister at a young church plant and provide COVID relief packages of groceries and cleaning supplies. Then they went to a local orphanage and hosted a VBS type outreach for the younger kids and played sports with the older kids. It was a very fruitful day! On the way home they were stuck in the border line for almost 5 hours, but they were far from bored! The adults on the trip were able to get out of the cars and share the Gospel with the vendors; I heard of at least one profession of faith in Christ and dozens of seeds that were planted!
Although I didn’t go on the trip, I was directly involved with all of the planning and preparing. For about two weeks leading up to the team’s departure, Maribel and I edited the Short Term Trip Manual that the team members used for their outreaches and in the final week she and I organized all of the materials and paperwork they needed in order to be successful. It was a blessing to hear stories of how God used those resources for His glory.
It was a tremendous blessing to be visited for a week by one of our missionaries who serves in the 10/40 window. We were able to take them out to lunch and hear their heart as well as host a dessert gathering for them. I had the privilege of working with them to put their slideshow together for the update they shared at the dessert gathering and it was so wonderful to be able to sit down together and hear all of the back stories behind each photo and see the photos that didn’t make it into the official presentation.
One of the highlights of their trip for me was hearing them talk about how refreshed they were to be here with us and how our church had embraced and blessed them. That is our desire! We want to spoil our missionaries with love when they come to visit and it is such a blessing to be part of a church body that lives that out.
51 Days and Counting
That’s right- I am only 51 days away from my due date! Fletcher has continued to grow and is healthy and strong and my pregnancy has continued to be low-risk and wonderful. Thank you for all of the many prayers!
Please continue to pray for a strong finish and a smooth and safe home birth.
My update is going out a little bit early this month because next week I will be in Yosemite with the Douglass family. Please pray that it would be a sweet time of fellowship with each other and the Lord as we enjoy His creation. Please also keep Fletcher and me in your prayers specifically as we will be far from home if any complications arise.
With love in Christ,