Our summer ministry has gone through some significant changes over the past 10 years or so, from being primarily a time we received summer interns (a record number of interns in 2006 and 2007), to primarily receiving church groups (an average of 4-5 groups per summer, from 2016, except during COVID). Last summer, largely due […]
Mayra and I have been in PA since mid-January, and during that time have had the opportunity to represent our mission, Liebenzell USA, at Cairn University, near Philadelphia, PA and at Lancaster Bible College. Today, I’ll be joining George and Steve at Biola University, for their missions conference this week. I’m looking forward to it!
Talk about a rebound! After two years with zero visitors because of the pandemic, this summer possibly set a record for visitors. We received a total of five church teams, all of them from Pennsylvania, and four Liebenzell USA interns. Throw in a couple kids (do they count as visitors?) and our grand total is
We have been pleased to host two church groups over the past two weeks. Gary, Kathy, Denny, Matt, Melissa, Ken, Diana and Jackie from Word of Life Chapel ministered in the Jesus Maria church, and were engaged in two primary activities: baking/cooking classes and electrical work. The team was actually an official I-TEC team as
Our summer started off with a bang, receiving three Liebenzell U.S.A. interns (Joshua, Amanda and Rafael), as well as a team of 18 people from Mount Calvary Church. A couple notables about the Mt. Calvary team…there were a lot of father/mother and son/daughter combos, the guys outnumbered the girls 12 to 6, and nearly everyone
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
We’ve been back in Mexico now for several weeks, and they’ve been full and fun. Much of what we’ve been doing is preparing for a bunch of teams and several summer interns, which always makes our summers extra special. In addition to well over 50 people visiting us, we also have a 15años celebration, a
Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the first day of Passion Week, the intense, final week of Jesus on earth before his crucifixion. Jesus is an amazing man. The parables he told often came true in real life a day or a week later. He was keenly aware of prophecy regarding himself and his death and resurrection.
This year was the second year for our DVBS program in the relatively new (2 1/2 year old) Palmas 1 church. After having relatively low numbers last year, we were all excited to see how many kids would attend this year’s club. The first three days, between 53-56 kids were present, and we finished out
Word of Life Bible Institute Mexico does a super job with their summer camps. Last year, David came home absolutely exhausted. But they are also very intentional in making sure everyone hears the gospel. This year were were thrilled to here that one of our young people that went to the camp, Hans, made a