Sunday, January 31, 2010

English Classes - Spring 2010

We have begun another module of English classes. For the next 8 weeks, Marc and I will be teaching 2 levels of English to church and community people.

The students in the First Level English Class on Saturday night. These 3 are from the community and came in response to our friendship with them (the guy on the right cooks the fabulous "street" chicken we love) and fliers we handed out. Their names are Gabriel, Andres and Jesus (Chuey). We were happy to invite them to come to church and get to know them better. They enjoyed English class!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

El Senor es Mi Pastor "Pocket" books

If you are looking for a church or missionary society project idea, consider purchasing and donating these wonderful little "pocket" books - El Senor es Mi Pastor/The Lord is My Shepherd - to use in our child evangelism efforts in Mexico. Psalm 23 is explained and illustrated in simple terms and the plan of salvation is clearly presented at the end of the booklet. Our pastors, SS teachers and childrens' workers will be so thrilled to be equipped with these evangelism tools.

I have just spoken to the author of this book, Helen Haidle. She is giving Bible Methodist Missions a big discount on this product. Instead of $3.99 each, she is making them available for $.50 each when you buy at least 50. Order at this phone number: 503-718-7911. Email me if you'd like more information!

Here is a link to the website if you'd like to read more about the product.


Friday, January 22, 2010

My parents meeting new friends

My parents have so enjoyed getting to know our Conference President and Pastor at Saltillo Dolores Hernandez, his wife Sylvia and their 6 beautiful children.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pastors' Wives Project

Because of the great response last year and the wonderful blessing to our pastors’ wives, I would like to do the Pastors’ Wives Care Package Project again this year in April as a ministry of our Bible Institute here in Mexico. My sister, Missy Miller and her mother in law, Judy Miller from the Beach City, OH Bible Methodist Church have agreed to make handmade kitchen towels for each lady as our personal touch for the packages this year. SO many of you responded to bless our pastors’ wives last year – thank you!
We are planning to make 15 care packages again this year. If you would like to participate, we would need your items shipped within the next month so that we can begin bringing them in from the border and preparing the packages. So many of these ladies are so poor and your items for the care packages are so special to them. Any non-breakable, non-perishable items of interest to Christian ladies are appreciated. If you are interested in contributing, email me with your item list.

Thank you for considering this Pastors' Wives project!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My parents are here for a visit!

My parents arrived on Tuesday to spend some time with us here in Mexico. We're having a wonderful time!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow in Saltillo!

Can you believe it? It snowed this morning in Saltillo! Unheard of!

Yes, I know it's not much...but it's something. My boys were so happy!

It's 23 degrees outside. We're huddled around our space heaters with the Stetlers, playing Balderdash and celebrating my birthday. This is one we won't ever forget! :-)