Uprooted and Replanted Indeed!

You know, in Mexico, most folks believe that everything in the US works great. But the other day, I saw the strangest sight at the church in Yorba Linda! Two guys named Tim and James were working on the landscaping. Tim was digging hole after hole, while James immediately filled them up! I asked, “what in the world are you doing?” Tim responded, “well, I dig the holes, Paul drops in the chile plants, and James puts the dirt back in… but Paul wasn’t here this week….”

Hello, co-laborers in the faith, friends, and family!

On July 6th, 2021, we arrived in Mexico. So many things have transpired since that eventful day. We needed to come as learners, not “know-it-alls,” because there were going to be so many changes, and there were! It’s been a year and 2 months…

We have had:

Graduationsdeathshealth issuesrestored relationships with familyour 25th anniversaryfamily emergencies, ministry opportunities, new relationships, and traveling to many church plants within the country. God has been faithful to see us through the process of helping us settle down here in Mexico and not look back.

This summer is our one-year anniversary since we were sent from Calvary Chapel Saving Grace in 2021. Where to start? Many know that God called Paul and me to Mexico 20 years ago. Sufficed to say that if your calling is true, it won’t leave you even after 20 years! It took a long time to prepare and leave the US, but that was how God prepared us.

Here are some highlights of recent activities

Paul, Cristian, and Ben are soccer aficionados; they play on Sundays after church with a group of men from church. (Paul has retired from playing and is the team photographer now!)

A word from Poiema:

Poiema: In the past year of living in Mexico, so many things have happened! Just two months ago, I graduated from Santillana Del Mar Instituto Bilingüe and turned 18. I have met so many great people and have made so many new friends! During this summer, I got to serve at a compound that hosted missionary teams for 5 weeks. Living in Mexico has been such an incredible experience, and I’m so grateful to live here.

Poiema’s High School graduation in Rosarito, Mexico. She specialized in Chemistry-Biology.

Barbecue Gathering at the Grove’s

SGWM missionary family update barbecue at the Groves in Fullerton! Prayer for the Boubions! Thank you to everyone who attended and our great hosts, James and Marlene!

Beach Baptisms!

Our largest beach baptism yet, baptizing new friends and new believers!

Home Bible study

We have been meeting in our home on Tursdays.

Many teaching opportunities!

Teaching Sunday service at Gracia Church in Chino.
A neighbor rear-ended our van! We kind of wished we would have met under different circumstances of course!

There is so much more to say! God is working as you partner & pray for us, communicating and giving of your resources in various ways. Thank you for your labor of love unto HIM.

Prayer requests:

For all of our children, God guides them as they make decisions concerning their future.

For ministry opportunities and know where to continue to best serve the LORD together and individually