Sunday, September 30, 2007

Davisburg UMC

Today we had the opportunity to give the message at Davisburg United Methodist Church in Michigan. We felt priveledged to be able to share at a church that is supporting us financially, and at a church that is special to us because Jennifer's Uncle is the pastor. Once again, everyone was very welcoming to us. As we travel around to various churches we are continually amazed at the warmth and hospitality of the people we meet. After the service a woman told us that we helped break down her "misconceptions" about Mexico and Mexicans. Time and time again we challenge others to think about the misconceptions they have and how they might affect how they interact with others or even keep them from ministry. We have had to overcome our own misconceptions about Mexico and Missions in order to follow God into our calling. It is our pleasure to share what we have learned with others and challenge them to re-think their misconceptions. We were thankful this kind woman approached us and thanked us for challenging her. =)
Following the service the church and Jennifer's family helped throw a "Fiesta" for everyone. The party was complete with all kinds of Mexican food from enchiladas to authentic tacos. Thanks Davisburg UMC for your enthusiam and support of our ministry, and thanks Uncle Bill for all your help! Gracias por todo!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Oh Canada!

For a few days this week we ventured to London, Ontario in Canada to visit some friends/supportors. One day we made a trip to Niagara Falls. We had never been before and we had a great time taking in the sights. One of the highlights was riding the Maid of the Mist boat that goes really close to the Falls. Our trip was the perfect getaway and refresher. Paul and Suzanne are such wonderful friends! Suzanne and Jennifer have been friends since they were sophomores in high school. Now they are excited to be pregnant together. You read it correctly. Jennifer is expecting and due in early April. We look forward to taking our brand new baby to Mexico shortly after it is born. =) We appreciate your prayers during this exciting time in our lives.
We will spend the rest of this week in Michigan and head to Jennifer's Uncle's church in Davisburg on Saturday to speak on Sunday.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Reese UMC

We arrived in Michigan late Friday night and had the priveledge of speaking at Reese United Methodist Church Saturday and Sunday. Reese UMC is the church where Jennifer's grandparents have attended for many years. We had a wonderful time giving the message for the services. Everyone made us feel welcomed! We appreciated the opportunity to share at this church which we had visited before. This week we are able to spend quite a bit of time with family that we usually only get to see once a year. We love being on the Seitz farm here in Michigan. Monday we leave for Ontario to visit friends.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Birthday and Fiesta!

This weekend we took a break from our busy schedule to celebrate Jennifer's 24th birthday. Her birthday is officially September 15th, but we celebrated a day early by dining at Metropol and eating some homemade Nutella gelato that Josh made in Jennifer's honor.

Saturday we joined some friends for a fiesta in order to share with them our passion and calling to Mexico. We had a great time seeing some old friends and making new ones, and after we were able to watch UK beat Louisville!! Many thanks to Hannah for setting up the get-together and for opening up her house to us. We are thrilled to have supporters who are willing to support us not only with their gifts but also with their time.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Labor Day

Labor day weekend we went to Virginia to visit some of our best friends and greatest supporters, Christian and Amanda Ensign. It may very well be the last time we get to see them before Christian is deployed to Iraq to serve as a 2nd Lieutenant in the USMC. We had a great weekend with them at Virgina Beach camping, playing at the beach, and jet skiing. The rest and fellowship were much needed break from our busy schedule, and it was so nice to be with old friends.