Thursday, November 29, 2012

29 November 2012 Update!

Please join us in praying for these people groups with whom we are connected and/or working.

  • MSPT
  • ZSBY
  • CCPV
  • H
  • K
  • P
  • OC
  • PC
  • CC
  • CS
  • CY
We do not use real names to protect the ministry that is on-going in those places.

Pray for:
  • God to lead us to the right people who will do the right things in the right places.
  • Open doors in these communities for the Gospel message.
  • Persons of Peace in these communities.
  • A deeper commitment by the churches in USA to learn language and culture in Mexico.

Monday, November 26, 2012

26 November 2012 Update!

Back from our Thanksgiving Beach Trip!  Here's some photos:
Thanksgiving 2012 at Huatulco, Mexico.

The Banana Riding Crew

Getting ready to ride the Banana!

Haylee and Jackson being silly.

Sexy beach bums.

Kimberly and Jackson playing some volleyball.

Mexico's best pastor and his family!

Queen Banana.

Liesa making sure Jackson is strapped in.

At the front of the Banana!

Taking a little tumble.


Part of the Banana crew.

The Holemans and the Fall 2012 Hands On students.

Monday, November 19, 2012

19 November 2012 Update!

Happy Thanksgiving!

For our family, this year has been a blur.  Can it be Thanksgiving already?  We are so thankful for the Father's faithfulness to our family this year.  You folks out there who spend time praying for us are such a BIG part of the many blessings that the Father sends our way.  You are a blessing!

November has been an unexpectedly busy month.  Jeff attended a training meeting in Lima Peru and Liesa has been holding down the fort here in Oaxaca.  First Baptist Church Oxford Mississippi is helping to give a new outfit to the kids at the children's home so Liesa has been busy getting that together.  Haylee and Jackson have been busy with school and their social schedule.  We are furiously trying to get our act together to get to the beach for a few days of fun with some great friends.  We'll be hanging out at the beach with our Hands On students and our pastor and his family.  We're ready for a great time.

We pray that your Thanksgiving Week will be one focused on the Giver of all great things.  He has given us His Son and the command to Tell His Story.  Be sure to do that this week.  Keep telling His Story...

And, Go Rebels...beat the ever livin' daylight out of Mississippi State!!

Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

6 November 2012 Update!

Greetings from southern Mexico!

We have just lived through one of the most popular weekends of the year in Mexico:  The Day of the Dead.  This is a tradition in Mexico dating back several hundred years where families gather in the cemeteries around Mexico to pay respects to their deceased relatives.  They bring 'gifts' to the grave sites, spend time cleaning the tombstones, and gather as a family to remember their loved ones.  Some of the folks carry things a step further and try to communicate with their dead relatives through religious rituals.  Most of the folks we encountered were following a family tradition with few outward signs of spiritual significance.  And, that is basically the story of many Mexican families.  Their trust is in their religious tradition and not in a Saving Faith.  If you take away their idols, chants, cathedrals, and rituals there is nothing left.  Please pray for these precious people to encounter the Jesus that is enough:  A simple faith with a hunger for Gods Word, equipped by the Holy Spirit to live a life of obedience.

These past few months have flown by.  There have been so many things that the Father has been doing:

  • We continue to have contact from our Southern Baptist churches in the USA who tell us of their desire to work in southern Mexico.
  • The Father continues to lead us to new people and new places for ministry.  We have prayed for a clearer understanding of the needs of southern Mexico and we learn new things every day.
  • The Benito Juarez Children's Home is a local ministry that  Liesa has fallen in love with.  We are grateful for the opportunity to work with them.
  • Anna, Davinity, Kelley, and Kimberly have been a huge blessing to us.  They are our four Hands On semester workers  who are doing a great job teaching English, tutoring kids, working at the Children's Home, and helping out wherever we need help.
  • Haylee and Jackson are having a great experience at Oaxaca Christian School.  We are blessed that our kids are enjoying life here.
Your prayers are such an important part of the work here.  You may never know the impact of your prayers but please know that we see the evidence of your prayers EVERY day.

Your giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is very important.  Please give through your local Southern Baptist church so that the Light can be taken to the dark places around the world.

Thank you for being a blessing!
Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson