Wednesday, March 31, 2010

20 minutes from the border!


There is nothing more striking than driving a little south of the US border to show how blessed we are. I can not imagine my family digging through the trash to recycle stuff for a living. Praise God we were able to give out bags of soup mix and sandwiches.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Brick yards


ourkids This year we were able to return to the brick yards of San Luis to share God's love with these hard working people. I had the opportunity last year to try my hand at making bricks so I passed this year. How ever our kids and several others gave it a try. People live on land, often owned by others who provide the materials for brick making, and make a living by forming, drying, and firing bricks. They are made from a mixture of soil and manure. A very old way of making bricks. The people here have very little but received us very warmly.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

We are home

We are home from Mexico. What a great time. We spent 4 days driving and 5 days ministering. Well worth it.

Saturday we arrived in San Luis at the Caring Hearts ran Bethel Orphanage. It is a small piece of paradise in a very impoverished city. They have excellent facilities that they use to house around 30 kids that are something in between orphans and foster kids. They also host teams. The kids, ours, the Haile's, the Norem's, all had a great time playing with the children their. It is really a great place to be housed and based. They regularly host teams that minister both in the orphanage and the community. I will post more pics and talk about some of the other ministry over the rest of the week.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Viva la Mexico

We are leaving Friday morning. 1 week in San Luis Mexico working with Caring Hearts and Aquas Vivas. Caring hearts runs an orphanage, boys home, soup kitchen and is involved with many other ministries in the community. Aquas Vivas is a conservative Baptist church in Tobasco Mexico, a small agricultural town. We will be going as a family. We will minister through construction, dramas and street evangelism, food and clothing distribution. Pray for our journey and many open doors as we are there.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Our Blog

I am working to make our blog better and more informative without being overwhelming. If you have any suggestions or helpful tips it would be appreciated. We really desire to be good at communication and want your help growing in that.



Thursday, March 11, 2010


It is so cool how God builds our faith. Support raising is a scary over whelming idea that makes you wonder if it can be at all spiritual. You start to stress and take it on yourself to market your ministry and your call. I love the way God brings people along to tell you he can get it done. We have had people come out of the blue and support us or ask about it in the last couple weeks. We still have a responsibility to communicate with people but it is through faith that we can obey the Lord. This week I have absolute confidence that God will get us there. I told my mom tonight I don't have the money but God does. Get on facebook and someone asks how to donate. God is so cool.