Sunday, August 26, 2007

Cornerstone Community Church

We definitely grasped the meaning of the word community at this small church in Stow, Ohio. Back in April we met the pastor of the church and immediately felt welcome any time at the church. Today we had the opportunity to share with this congregation our call to Mexico and our plans there. This church overwhelmed us with their kind words and made us feel at home with them. We truly appreciate all of those who joined our prayer team today! Our ministry relies on the support of people like you!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

An outpouring...

of love. We arrived late last night in Brooklyn, Ohio to stay with our dear friends, Matt and Katherine Elsesser. We have had such a great time being with them. Katherine and Jennifer have been friends since Jennifer was in third grade, and we have not been able to be together in over four years. We are so thankful to have friends like the Elsessers. Tonight they organized a wonderful get-together of their friends from church and we were able to share about our calling to Mexico and need for support. We enjoyed the fellowship and the opportunity to make new friends. Thanks, Matt and Katherine, for showing us Christ's love and generosity. We love you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Heart for Dance

Lexington Christian Fellowship is also special to us because they asked Jennifer to choreograph some dances for them to perform in their church. Jennifer has been working with six girls from the church over the past nine months and it has been a joy to work with them and see them grow. We truly appreciate the generosity of this church and their interest in our ministry and in us as a couple. It is wonderful to see churches that have a heart for dance! Psalm 149:3

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Lexington Christian Fellowship

The first time we visited Lexington Christian Fellowship we were impressed by the strong sense of community we discerned in this church. The members of LCF are not merely like a family to eachother, they are family. What a blessing it was to meet with them again and to be treated as family. We want to thank them for letting us share our story and passion with them and for their outpouring of generosity. We are truly blessed to be involved at least in a small way with this congregation. They are a source of encouragement to us.

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Family of WGM

We have had such an enjoyable week here at headquarters. Our regional directors are quality men and women and getting to spend the week with them has been a pleasure, not to mention the friendships we've developed with our fellow new missionaries. Yesterday was a tiresome day because it was our work day of OC. In the 90 degree heat we spent the morning and afternoon ripping up shrubs and trees, shoveling gravel, and grading dirt. We were sweaty, stinky, and tired at the end of the day, but it sure was nice to be active. Today we returned to our normal class sessions and covered the topics of finances and the core values of WGM. We have learned so much about WGM past and present and how critical they will be to our future ministry in Mexico. We are glad to be serving alongside these wonderful people.