Mexico & Culture

Summer 2022 has Officially Started

These last several weeks have been very significant, especially having been able to participate in the pastoral recognition service for Josué Rodriguez, and Daniel Martinez’ wedding. In both cases I first met these two young men when they were 12 years old. Now Josué is married to Patty, with a 2-month-old baby, Caleb, and pastor …

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Hope for Oaxaca

I have recently been communicating quite a bit with our pastor friend in Oaxaca, Gaspar Chable. It has been striking to me how much havoc the Covid virus has been creating in his local context. There are similarities between the U.S. and Mexico. Both countries are once again going through an intense upswing in new …

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COVID Dynamics in Mexico

Mexico is a country that thrives, it seems, on making life more difficult than it should be. With additional regulations in place, this is only magnified. I went to The Home Depot yesterday and found myself in person #34 in a long line of people waiting to get in the store. After waiting 10 minutes, …

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A Funeral and a Party

This past weekend was an exercise in extremes…from sadness to joy, from spiritual darkness to the celebration of youth. As we were finishing up our youth group Bible study at around 10 p.m. on Thursday, we received a call that Roberto had suffered a catastrophic stroke, and was at the point of entering eternity. Mayra …

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Youth Group Progress Report

Youth ministry is funky…fun but often unpredictable. Great participation…until there isn’t. Why does it seem like a youth group can go from awesome to nearly non-existent in the space of 6 months?? We have certainly had some challenges with the youth ministry here in Ixtapaluca. I won’t go into the details why, but we’ve been …

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Conversando with friends

Conversando with Friends

We are excited to announce the theme for our short-term ministry this year (and probably next year as well), Conversando with Friends. As always, Samuel Valtierra has done a great job with the logo. The graphic plays a bit with a book that we also will be promoting as a book to read for short-term …

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