Youth

Back in the Keystone State

I felt for a while like we were in a game of Frogger, us being the frog and the goal being getting to PA. Covid, of course, was a big obstacle, but there were others…insecurity on the border, Mayra’s back problems, the high price of plane tickets. But we finally arrived in PA mid-September, and …

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Family News

Whereas much of the U.S. seems to be entering into a second phase of the covid crisis, here in Mexico we’re still in the seemingly never ending first stage. Our last normal Sunday church service was March 15th. That was  13 weeks ago, over 3 months. We continue online this coming Sunday…will we go back …

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Prayers for Three Youth

I’m sure that you are getting weary of constant talk about the virus, as I am. Unfortunately the missions weekend that we were going to be involved with at Leroy Community Chapel in OH the first week in May has been canceled. Decisions are being made about our possible summer ministry during these days. Interestingly …

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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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Highlights from DVBS, Basketball and English Week

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 …

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Hope Community 2018

We very much enjoyed our time with 18 team members from Hope Community, Mt. Joy, PA, here from July 20-28, including the church’s senior pastor, Kirk Belmont. While here, the group of teenagers and adults participated in a soccer tournament, an English class, two hearing aid/reading glasses outreach events, and a visit to a nearby …

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Mount Calvary June 2018

I didn’t have opportunity to post this past week…probably because I was too exhausted to do so! But now that the group from Mount Calvary is probably just about home, I’ll post a quick review of the week. Among the activities…a soccer tournament, two outreach events with about 90 reading glasses and 25 hearing aids …

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