By Claudia & Poiema Boubion
Sharing with you our dear family, friends and co-laborers, what amazing things God is doing here in Rosarito, Mexico and beyond!
First things first, priorities, priorities! Devotional time is a must on the mission field!! Meaning your alone time with Jesus one on one in His word the Bible. Wherever you find yourself living or serving God. Make Jesus first, and everything else will fall into place.
-What 3 things do you encourage a new believer to do to encourage her devotional time with Jesus, her first ❤️love? I tell them start with prayer, first ask Him to forgive you for any wrong doing, then ask God to help you understand His word, choose a book of the Bible to read consistently, and grab a notebook and pen because you are showing God you are ready to hear from Him and then live it out.
Now think, what does your devotional time with Jesus look like? If you are, praise God, if not, why not? I encourage you to start now, no time to waste!
Moving on to our Women’s Monday night Spanish Bible study. I have the privilege of co-laboring with these 10 ladies. Our heart is to help the women grow in their faith and relationship with Jesus Christ and raise future leaders amongst them. We have women between the ages of 16-75 and beyond. God is good!
Bible study leaders whom the Lord has blessed this ministry of over 50-70 women to pour into. Please keep us in your prayers, the needs are great.
Concluding with, our church planting pastor’s wives. After visiting a church planting conference, a year ago I saw our pastors spending time with the church planting pastors, but what about the wives of these pastors? So the Lord stirred my heart to do something about it. I have made it a point to spend time individually with the pastor’s wife each time I visit a church plant, pray for them and keep in contact through text. Recently, I visited both Calvary Maranatha in Mazatlan, Sinaloa and Camino Viviente in Morelia, Michoacan. While sitting with these ladies and other pastors’ wives, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and talking with were of great encouragement to me, as I pray I was to them.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Delia Madrid, in Morelia
Angela Carranza, in Mazatlan
I have sooooo much more to share, but this is all for now. As I began in my update. Our devotional life is of utter importance to stay strong, encouraged, motivated, hopeful, forgiving, merciful, gracious, endure, and fearless for the Lord til He comes again.
Poiema’s time to share:
Youth ministry earlier this year in February, I had the opportunity to start helping and serving with the youth. The youth (specifically the youth girls) have been on my heart for some time and I’m very thankful for the opportunity I have to serve them. In the past few months I have been able to start and lead a small bible study going through some chapters from the book of Proverbs all through the Youversion Bible App. I was then able to host a girls night hangout at my house, which was a lot of fun. We were able to get closer with one another through group games (also thanks to the fact that we weren’t in a huge space, nobody was able to hide in a corner!) and at the end we were blessed to have a small devotion and a time of worship! Besides serving in greeting for our youth group before every service, as well as putting together the group’s activity calendar, that sums up everything I do. Right now we’re trying to put together a girls small group where we will study the book “Lies Young Women Believe”. I am praying that a study like this would be a catalyst for discipleship and spiritual growth in the life of these girls as well as for revival in our youth group!
Serving as a greeter for our youth group before every service on Sunday.
Our girls night, hangout at my house, which was a lot of fun.
As for my work in the children’s ministry I am a teacher in the second service for the 3-4 year olds. It has been such a blessing and honestly such a learning curve for me having to lead a large group of children with the attention span of 5 seconds. Despite their short attention spans and their young ages, I have learned not to take for granted my role in these kids’ lives! For some of them, my class is the first place they’ll learn or even hear about God. I pray every week for the children in my class that we would be able to instill in them the knowledge that God does exist and that He loves them!
Poiema taking care of one of her 3-4 year olds at a children’s event at church.
Future plans in Peru
As many of you know, in 2022 I graduated from high school here in Rosarito,
and for the past few years I have been praying for God’s guidance in my life regarding my next steps. And for the past couple months I believe God has revealed to me what those next steps are. So through many answered prayers and God’s specific confirmation towards this direction, I am confident to say, God willing that I will be attending bible college at CBI Peru in Trujillo. Please pray for me during this time as it is quite the step of faith for me and unlike anything I have ever done before. I am so incredibly excited for what God is going to do these next few months!
Quote for the month!
-God is answering our prayers concerning our children’s futures
-God is providing in different ways for ministry and family needs.
-God is opening doors for ministry in exciting places
-Keep our priorities straight “Jesus first”, marriage and children to grow and stay strong
-Poiema preparing to go to Bible College in Peru:
mentally, emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually.
-Love God’s way: With grace, mercy and forgiveness.
Once again we could not be here or do what God has called us to do without your love, prayers, and support.
This is your fruit as you co-labor with us ‘til Jesus returns.