We all visited our church in Cuchicuato on Sunday morning, enjoyed a delicious meal with Pastor Sanchez and family and visited our church in Pedgregales in the evening.
John Parker preaching in Cuchicuato; Victor - interpreting
Special Song (Sankeys and Monte Stetler - His Name is Wonderful, sung in Spanish)
Ben Durr with the pastor's daughter, Marisa
Delicious Mexican Meal in the Pastor's home in Cuchicuato
Walt Hedstrom preaching in Pedregales
Clair Sams bringing greetings in Pedregales
Monday was spent meeting with a lawyer here in Salamanca, getting some legal questions answered, and viewing some potential Institute properties here in town.
Tuesday was the day of the Board Meetings, combining our US BMMissions board and the National Bible Methodist Board here in Mexico. The Lord's help and presence was felt in the meetings, as the future was discussed and plans made - the entire group also went to view the potential property site for the Institute here in Salamanca. Thanks so much to Pastor Philip Burch and the HIM church here for allowing us to use their beautiful facility for these meetings and to provide accomodations for our Mexican brethren. Also to Isela Balderas and Collette Burch for their wonderful help in providing accomodations and food preparation.
On Wednesday we took a great trip to San Miguel de Allende -about an hour and a half from Salamanca. This town is just beautiful and Marc and I fall in love with it more each time we visit. We shopped, ate authentic food, visited huge ornate churches, and just enjoyed walking the streets of this old town.
We want to say a heartfelt thank you to Bro. Parker and each of the Board Members who took time out of their schedule to come and visit with us, meet with the National Board, bring candy and treats for our family, and encourage us with their presence.
But next time, the wives have to come, too!
Group picture of US and Mexican Boards
Back row (l to r) Marc Sankey, John Parker, Walt Hedstrom, Clair Sams, Bennie Durr, Monte Stetler
Front row (l to r) Alejandro Cedillo, Enrique Braulius, Homero Luna, Refugio Sanchez, Jose Cruz, Dolores Hernandez