The total participation for the different community center classes this past Saturday, the second week of activity, was about 50, plus many parents who brought their kids. I was pleased to have 12 students in my English class, all of them visiting the church facilities for the very first time (no church members, although we’ll […]
As many of you know, the auditorium in Jesus Maria was coconstructed this past year, and services began in the new, bigger area in December. Then the question becomes…how can we use this large space to reach out to the community? This past Saturday a bunch of new activities began at the new facility, including
What a week we had this past week! Sort of a blur, actually, but the results remain. The Jesús María church now has a concrete stage area with baptistry. New LED lights were installed in the ceiling. Lots and lots of wheel barrels full of gravel and sand hauled by some seriously committed men and
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
One focus of our community center activities here is English classes. I currently teach English every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., in the same space that we rent as a church on Sunday. On June 13 and 15, we’re going to extend the teaching time to 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
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
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. Sorry about that. I’ve been running around with 36 people from California and one crazy dude from Pennsylvania. Open-air and indoor concerts every day. Handing out wheelchairs and hearing aid devices. It has been intense. And wonderful. Key phrase from the week: “immeasurably more.” I’ll explain
If you need a prayer request, pray for this woman. Her name is Deborah Giese (pronounced GEESE-Y, yeah, we think it’s a funny last name too!) You can blame her last name on her husband Shawn. Debbie is worship leader for Valley Bible Church, in Hercules, CA. She is in charge of bringing together a