Monday, March 10, 2008

Let the Little Children Come Unto Me

This week we spent time at the Nicholasville UMC and were part of their missions' conference.

Wednesday we spoke with the children about missions and what we are going to be doing in Mexico. The children ate up our presentation including a game and pictures. Their eagerness to hear about Mexico surprised both of us. These sweet children range in ages from kindergarten to 5th grade. After showing them pictures and sharing with them, we asked if they had any questions. Much to our joy they had all kinds of questions from "how do you get enough money to go to Mexico" to "what kind of church will you be working with?" They had so many valuable questions that we ran out of time to answer them all. These children encouraged us by their eagerness to learn about Mexico and missions. During our time with them we asked if they knew what they could do to help the children in Central Mexico that lack the resources they need. Once again we were blown away by their answers. They said they could give their things, pray, and they'd even consider supporting us. Being prayed for and supported by young children is incredibly humbling on our journey especially since we have such a love for them. We love kids and Jennifer has devoted much of her time to children over the past few years. In addition, during our first two years in Mexico we will be involved in children's outreaches through the church in Léon and therefore it was a privilege to share our hearts with the young kids at this church in our community.

The rest of the conference went well and we're immensely grateful for the chance to share with a church in our county. Unfortunately, Jennifer was unable to participate in the conference this past weekend due to a health problem. Please continue to pray for her as the doctors try to figure out where her right side pain is coming from. We're praying that we will be able to find an answer this week as she has been dealing with this pain for some time.

Thanks again for your prayers and support! We love you and are thankful for each one of you!

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