Fifth Anniversary Celebration

This past Sunday, about 40 of us traveled about 40 minutes from Ixtapaluca, toward our two towering neighbors, Iztaccíhuatl (translated the white woman, or sleeping woman) and Popocatépetl (the smoking mountain), which is a very active volcano. Izta and Popo for short.  It’s really a beautiful area. We went to celebrate Sendero Palmas’ fifth anniversary.  […]

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Spring is Here!

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve updated this space, so I wanted to take time to do so. I’ll simply list some of what has been going on, with a brief description. Mayra and I both had Covid. I guess we’re sort of late adapters, but we finally caught the dreaded disease, although in

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A Special Prayer Request

You may have received a prayer request from us for Juan Martinez. Juan has been in intensive care for the last week, and in the hospital for the last two weeks, on a respirator for much of that time. His wife Blanca was also sick, but has been recovering at home. On a Zoom meeting

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Connect Group in Ixtapaluca and Veracruz (Video)

Here are some short video clips of our time with Denny Mohr and the Connect Group from Bainbridge, PA.  Among our activities…the first weekend the group was in Ixtapaluca helping with a hearing aid and eye glass outreach.  Mayra gave the good news after a skit and a song. On Sunday afternoon we left for

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What the Church Looks Like (and Gibson City)

I was impressed these past several weeks at the nature of the ministry team here. We had the following nationalities present: Uruguayan, Canadian, Portuguese, Mexican, Costa Rican, American. Fernando Font, from Uruguay, was busy playing his guitar and singing at the rehab center, the kids club, youth group and two services on Sunday. Julian Grymaloski,

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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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