Tuesday, 22 December 2015

2015 Year in Review

In January, I moved into a new neighborhood, where we hope to plant the next church. Opened the community center in the bottom floor of my house. I also bought a car!


January through March was full of classes in Las Palmas and Jesus Maria. The kids club started in Palmas three and also wheel chairs were given out. The Jesus Maria church turned five years old! We had soccer tournaments, a team, 

In April, I finished up a big study with the youth group on the book of Revelation

We also had the yearly easter egg hunt, with over 200 people hearing the Gospel!

May through July was FULL of teams, interns and activities! The church got water, paint, and a tile floor. Several community service projects were completed. Wheelchair events, soccer tournaments, etc. We also began the work of helping the Alburgue (home for abused and abandoned older people).  We had a week long sports camp and multiple different classes at the community center. It was a full summer and we were blessed by everyone that took part!

August, was a month to get ready for the fall. But, also came across a new ministry opportunity... helping at an orphanage!

September through the first part of December was really busy as classes started back up... along with the other ministries (orphanage and alburgue continued!). Also one of my best friends got married in November!

December ended the community center classes and was full of christmas parties! I am very thankful for a university in Mexico City and a Church in Puebla for donating so many things to both the shelter and orphanage. It was a Merry Christmas for them to get some items that will keep them warm, games for them to play, and items to call their own. 

Of course there were some challenges in 2015, but all in all it was a great year. Yet again, I am blessed to be serving God in Mexico. I am grateful He has chosen me to be a part of what He is doing here! I look forward to what 2016 has in store. =0)

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Orphanage Christmas Party

I was fortunate enough today to spend most of the day at the orphanage with a dedicated group of youth from the Jesus Maria Chruch. I love walking into the home and being greeted with 30 faces waiting for hugs.

We had fun celebrating Christmas together with reindeer facepainting, decorating cookies, eating chicken nuggets (kids one request!), playing games and reflecting on why Jesus came to earth. 

It was the first time any of them had ever decorated a cookie, it was exciting to watch how elated they were to be able to do it. 

We also got to give away sooooo many things! Coats, blankets, stuffed animals, toys, pajamas etc. All donated by some very generous people! The kids were so excited to PICK out their new clothing or toys. 

It was a great time. Basically, we pumped them full of Coke, Sugar cookies, and candy and then left! haha 

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Party at the Shelter

Today we celebrated the birth of our Savior with the people at the shelter for abused and abandoned older people. Seeing smiles on this face means the world!