Calvary Chapel Bible College Mexico
Graduation went so well, and was both a happy and sad occasion. It’s always hard to say goodbye at the end of the semester, and yet exciting to know God has equipped these students to go out and share with a world that needs to hear the good news of the gospel.
It seems to be another quiet summer here at the college. We only have three groups coming. But there are eight students that will be on campus to help out and they’ve got their work cut out for them! A group called Lazarian World Homes is providing the funds to help build our first building on the upper campus. It will initially be the kitchen, dining room, and chapel. Already the foundation has been poured, the Styrofoam blocks that will make up the walls are up and poured with concrete, and the roofing is being delivered this week. It’s really starting to look like a building.
Lastly we have some news we’ve been wanting to share. Leo and I will be returning to the states. As of now we are not exactly sure when because we would really like to sell our house in Ensenada before leaving. This is our number one prayer request. Let me give you some background on why we have come to this decision. Around six or eight months ago Leo mentioned to me the idea of retiring when he turned seventy (he will be sixty-seven this year). Through a series of events and conversations with some friends it seemed the Lord was moving up the timeline. The most amazing thing is it’s as if God just put the idea in our hearts and we are watching Him make it happen! But this isn’t the first time He has done that in our lives, and to be honest as I’m typing these words, my eyes are filled with tears and my heart filled with gratitude knowing He always is there leading, making the path, showing us the way! He is taking us to Seminary, Mississippi, close to Hattiesburg, where our son Elliott and his wife Kaci live.
During this transition time we appreciate your prayers as we go back to a different culture than what we’ve become accustomed to. Also we ask that you continue your financial support while we move and look for jobs to supplement Leo’s retirement. This is our second prayer request.
As I shared earlier, just like when we come to the end of a semester our feelings for leaving this place, this ministry, and these people is hard. Yet we are also excited to see what the Lord has for us in Mississippi. Thank you for partnering with us over these last twelve years! God has taught us so much! We have learned to depend on Him totally. We have seen Him supply all our needs, protect us, stretch us, and bless us. We are so thankful that He brought us here. We are so thankful to you for enabling us to be a part of the work in Ensenada Mexico.