Sunday 19 April 2015

Finishing up the Revelation Study

I have had the privilege to teach the younger youth kiddos over the last three months. Today was the last study. I can definetly say that I have learned just as much as the youth, if not more. It was also fun to watch their reaction, listen to their questions and figure out the answers together. 

Next week they are going to show off the verses they have memorized or are memorizing for the study. Don't worry, there will be a surprise for every verse they know. =0) I added them below (in English)... could you memorize them?

Revelation is a fun book to study, if you have never!

... next up we are studying the Prophets!

I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8)

In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Revelation 5:12)

“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”  and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:7-8)

So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:16)

“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13b)

But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. (Revelation 19:20)

This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus. (Revelation 14:12)

They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” (Revelation 17:14)

And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:10)

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. (Revelation 20:11)

No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. (Revelation 22:3-4)

Saturday 18 April 2015

Summer 2015

The theme for this summer is...

What do we have going on this summer?

June 11-July 20- Emerge Internship with Camino Global
June 12-20- A group from Pennsylvania.
            - Construction Projects in Jesus Maria Church
            - English Classes in Jesus Maria, Acozac and Las Palmas
            - Baking Classes
June 13- Soccer Tournament in Las Palmas
June 22-July 13- MissionXchange internship in Ixtapaluca
June 30 and July 15- Help at a Street Kid Ministry in Mexico City
July 6-17- Classes in Las Palmas Community Center
July 7-10- Unchartered Waters Team doing Four day sports Camps
July 12-19- Team from New Jersey
            - Mini VBS in Las Palmas
July 18- Soccer Tournament in Las Palmas
July 27-31- VBS in Jesus Maria

Always subject to change and for sure more things will be added!

We would appreciate your prayers as we plan and get ready for the summer.  
Please also pray for all the people that we have coming down! 

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Pray, come, and give.

Some times we get questions on how you can help us here in good 'ol Ixtapaluca. Well, there is plenty you can do! =0)

1. Pray! 
We can always use that! There are two churches and the beginning work for (Lord willing) a third. Pray for spiritual growth in the churches, for new connections in the new area. Pray for wisdom as we pursue avenues for getting to know people and share the word of God. 

2. COME! 
We love having groups come down and take a part of what we do here. The possibilities are ENDLESS! If you like teaching english, play soccer, knit, etc... we will use your skills.
Come as a family, as friends, as a church group, youth group, all by yourself.... no group too small and groups us to 12-15 at a time. 
We would even love if your church would team with us and come down once a year!
We believe that visitors enables us not only to do more here, but furthers our church planting efforts. Plus its pretty unforgettable for the people coming and an encouragement to the missionaries! =)
If you are interested, e-mail me!

3. Give!
Of course, everything we do costs money. God has been incredibly faithful in providing the money-- in so many different ways--- for everything we have done. If you would like to give, please do! It will allow us to do things like buy more wheelchairs, buy bibles, supplies for classes, soccer balls for tournaments, or allow us to help someone with a unique need.
You can even host a fundraiser in your church, small group etc and then send the money in!
Tiempo de Vivir Community Center- Give here!
You can help us raise money to buy a 15 passenger van (or something similar) to make it easier to have groups! - Give here  (put specific project #063586)
Questions, send me an e-mail!

Wednesday 1 April 2015

4th annual easter egg hunt!

We had another great event, with another great turnout today! The fourth annual easter egg hunt! =0)

600 cookies were decorated
10 kilos (about 150-200 ) hard boiled eggs
700 stuffed easter eggs
130ish people
AND of course the gospel was clearly presented (using the resurrection eggs!)

Great time, great weather, great friends!