Tuesday, January 29, 2013

29 January 2013 Update!

Greetings from southern Mexico!

Many thanks to all of you who are praying for the many unreached people groups here.  Your prayers are the most important part of the work here.

We are doing well.  Time is flying by so quickly as we approach the end of January.  Here's some highlights of the month along with a few prayer requests:

  • We have seen an increase in the number of our USA Southern Baptist Churches who have an interest in the dozens of unreached communities in southern Mexico.  Several churches are in various stages of determining their involvement in planting churches among the unreached and under-churched.  Please pray for God to send us the Right People, serving in the Right Places, doing the Right Things.
  • As a family, we are doing well.  Everybody is healthy and busy.  Haylee and Jackson are back in the school mode and Liesa and Jeff are busy preparing for full calendar for 2013.  It's good to have things to do!  Pray for us as we try to balance a busy schedule without losing focus on our family.
  • Sandi Bridges is with us to help with several projects we have going on.  Sandi is the Ministry Coordinator for our International World Changers projects this summer.  She is also helping us with the ESL classes that we are offering in partnership with a local church.  Pray for Sandi!
  • Anna Sanders is here with us as a part of the Spring 2013 Hands On Team.  We'll have two more students joining us in a couple of weeks.  Hands On is a way for college students to spend a semester serving as missionaries.  We are grateful for Anna agreeing to come and work in Oaxaca this semester.
  • February will bring a Vision Team from Urbancrest Baptist in Ohio.  Pray for this church as they seek God's plan.
  • Liesa and Jeff will be traveling to Second Baptist Springfield, MO for their annual Missions Celebration.  Second Baptist is a great fellowship of believes who have been a blessing to us in many ways.  We're excited about being with them.
  • We'll have two more Hands On students arriving in February along with a student volunteer from Texas.  Pray for Ellen, Jennifer, and Natasha as they adjust to life in Oaxaca.
  • International World Changers is coming in July 2013.  We will be hosting two weeks of youth mission camp where teenagers from the USA will travel to Oaxaca to minister cross-culturally in a variety of venues.
  • North Oxford Baptist Church is sending a team in March.  We're excited to have 'home folk' coming to visit and work in Oaxaca.  Pray for them as they prepare.
Thank you so much for your faithful prayers.  You are a blessing to us and through us.

Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson

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