Faith

Two Videos from September

The two videos below are: 1. A very short visual of some of the food we ate as a church in celebration of Mexico Independence Day September 18. Some of the stars of the video…pozole, tamales, tostadas, pambazos and a big cake. 2. A video put together by co-worker Jim Cottrill of our baptismal service …

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Where Language Divides, Love Speaks (by Kaitlyn Black)

Going to Mexico I wasn’t really sure what to expect, and I guess you could say I was a little nervous. I don’t know even the slightest bit of Spanish, and I kind of questioned and doubted myself… wondering how I would make an impact on people and show them Christ’s love, when I couldn’t …

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Short-term Missions Preparation

Short-term missions trips require a lot of work, both on the part of the organizing church leadership as well as the receiving missionary. On the U.S. church’s side, there is a lot of paperwork (passports, parental release forms, liability, health insurance, tourist visas) that necessitates timely administration. With every team there are team dynamics. Who …

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Eternal Matters

If you’ve been paying attention to this blog (and others) and to our FB page, you’ve seen a lot of pictures of wheelchairs, hearing aids, concerts, sporting events and construction.  Lots of activity, and we’re excited about every bit of it. But all of this is a means to an end, not an end in …

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WoL/PdV

Usually when I use the initials “Wol” I’m referring to my home church, Word of Life Chapel. Over the past week, however, when referring to Wol I’m thinking about Word of Life Bible Institute, Mexico (Palabra de Vida PdV in Spanish). This past weekend a group of 9 students from WOL Mexico did 4 different …

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How to Reach Out?

One of the questions I like to ask churches (and ask myself) is this: How do we as a church reach totally un-churched, unsaved people, with the purpose of developing a friendship and telling them about Jesus? You may know that we’ve been doing community center activities as a ministry outreach for a long time. …

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