Friday, December 25, 2009

Cameron and his recorder

Cameron ("Marquitos" as he's called in Mexico) did a good job playing "Joy to the World/Al Mundo Paz" on his recorder in prayer meeting Wednesday night.

Gifts from Auburn BMC to our Mexican Pastors

Auburn Bible Methodist Church and Sis. Judie Burton have blessed our mission work and pastors again this year with their generous and wonderful Christmas gifts! Thank you so much, Auburn! They sent a special gift for each pastor, his wife and all his children, plus family gift bags for families in the churches.

Here are Saltillo Pastor Dolores Hernandez (Conf. President) and his family receiving their gifts.

Love this picture of Sylvia and I...she is my most wonderful friend - well, one of them...I have lots of great friends here in Mexico. She is my "bridge person" - so vital to foreign missionaries still learning culture and language. Love you, Sylvia!

I love these kids...and would take them all to raise. :-) They call me their American Mom and my boys call Sylvia their Mexican "mami".

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas!
from Marc and Melodie Sankey
Jordan, Cameron and Logan
Your Bible Methodist Missionaries in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

We trust each of you have a wonderful holiday season as we celebrate Jesus' birth so long ago. The miracle of His birth has come alive to us in a new way this year and we thank Him for His amazing love...that brought Him all the way to us.

We give God thanks for His touch on Marc and the wonderful recuperation he is experiencing since his accident 8 weeks ago today. Daily, he is gaining strength and returning to his normal activities: missionary work, mentoring of pastors, handling of missions finances, family activities, etc. He has an appointment with the neurosurgeon in Celaya (central Mexico - 7 hours south of Saltillo) this coming Monday - we are expecting the doctor to again be pleased with his progress since there have been no complications.

We thank each of you who has prayed for Marc and our family during these past two months. We have relied on your prayer support and God's strength and have found His grace to be sufficient. Many of our Mexican pastors and families have been here to help and support us with so many details that needed to be cared for. Marc's parents came and spent 3 weeks with us, helping and supporting us - thanks, Mom and Dad. The love offerings, cards, emails and phone calls have encouraged our hearts - we thank you!

Thank you also, for the many Christmas cards and gifts our family is receiving during this time of the year. We feel your love and support so much.

After the first of the year, we will be turning our attention more fully to our missionary work and the normal duties that are ours, as Marc continues to recuperate. Thank you for your continued prayers for him and for our family. As we near the end of the first year of our Share Support, we thank God for each one who is faithfully supporting us each month - you are such a blessing to us.

We pray God's blessings on each of you this Christmas season - may His presence fill your hearts with joy!

~ The Sankeys ~

The only Christmas present I want this year - my wonderful husband. Thank you, Lord!