Monday, June 11, 2012

11 June 2012 Update!

Saludos de Oaxaca!

Here's an update for all of you who are so faithful to pray for us.  We are so thankful for your commitment to support us through prayer.

We are supporting the work of three student summer missionaries.  J and E are from the USA and Z is a student from Oaxaca.  They are working out in a village as they begin the long-term ministry of one of our USA partners.  These three will be spending the next six to seven weeks building relationships and conducting research among an unreached people group.  Please pray:

  • Adjustment to a new culture...emotionally and physically.
  • Spiritual health for all three.
  • Open doors for relationships to be made.
  • Favor from the local government for future work among this people group.
Haylee, Mimi, and Jackson on the Oaxaca zocolo.
Jeff's mom arrived last week and we've hit the ground running. She has already been to our favorite taco stand and experienced a meal with one  of our pastor friends (He made ceviche which is  quite the experience.). Today she is working with  Liesa at the children's home that we have adopted  as a local ministry. She has had to adjust to life  without air-conditioning and has beaten Haylee and  Jackson in several board games. Jackson has yet to  get her playing the Wii yet...but that day is probably  coming.

We took a quick trip the USA...oops, we mean Puebla (It's a lot like the USA in Puebla)...on Sunday to deliver Haylee to the site of this year's Mexico Kid Missionary Camp.  She will be there this week for a time of spiritual enrichment and some just plain fun.  We are so thankful for the way Southern Baptists support our kids.  If you are considering the call to missions (We KNOW folks read our blog who are considering missions.) and are worried about your kids then DON'T.  The International Mission Board will do all possible to make sure our children are well taken care of.

Looks like Haylee is on the losing end of Monopoly.
Jackson is doing well.  With no school until August, Jackson is enjoying mucho pajama time and riding his bike and sharpening his Wii skills.  Jackson and Haylee will be headed to Mississippi on June 23 for several weeks of fun with family and friends.  They are excited about seeing so many of you.  

We are grateful for your prayer and for those of you who support us financially through the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  You all are a blessing!

Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson

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