Church Planting

Anniversaries, Relief Work and God’s Protection

We’re in Puebla this Sunday, visiting Chalo and Beth Sandoval’s latest church plant, Maranatha Bible Church. I’m preaching, a repeat of a sermon I did recently on Mark 13, but such a relevant topic of the signs of the end of this age. We’re certainly living them! We are excited about celebrating The Sendero Palmas …

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Relief Work, Studies and the Best Cake Ever

A sincere thank you to all of you who have donated and prayed for the ongoing relief efforts here after two strong earthquakes on September 9 and September 19.  We’ll be taking at least one more trip (maybe more) this Thursday morning, supporting the town of Juchitán, Oaxaca. I’ll be going with son David, and …

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Pictorial Review of the Last Four Days.

Mount Calvary Team June 2017, First 4 Daze: Hearing aid and reading glasses outreach with skit and song (on Saturday and Monday). Visit to an orphanage (Monday). Youth group activities (Saturday and Sunday). Sunday church participation. Lots of sports, mainly soccer and basketball. Visit to a dairy farm/zoo (Monday). Lots of food! Thanks, Grant, for …

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Weekends…a bit quieter! Gracias chicos!

If you’ve been following this blog at all you are aware that we’ve been receiving student interns from Word of Life Bible Institute Mexico since this past October. First Rebeca, Matheus and Cheila, then Karen and Alejandra as well. Our already busy house got even fuller on the weekends. Ministry opportunities included kicking off a …

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Guano and Seeds

What does the word guano mean? Ok, some of you may be thinking…well, that’s a Spanish word, and I don’t know Spanish. Turns out guano is used for the same substance in both English and Spanish. Still no guesses? Guano is bat poop. Ok, it can be used in a general way for all bird …

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Ruth and Elena

We met Reg and Cesca Genter way back in 1997 (I think), before any of our kids were born. We were invited to First Baptist Church of White Lake, MI, now Woodside Bible Church. Woodside continues to support us monthly, for which we are very grateful. *Reg told us about his sister, Ruth Rivera. Ruth’s …

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Weekend Update in Pictures

Weekends are such fun times around here. Productive ones, too, with a Bible study, kids club, soccer league, youth group meeting and Sunday church service happening. This weekend, Canadian friend Shelli Nuefeld gave a 5-hour conference on kids ministry at the Jesus Maria church also, with people from four different churches attending. Here are some …

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