Monday, November 28, 2011

A Great Week!

Last week was a wonderful one as the Reynolds family spent the whole week with us. It was nice to have family in town especially for Thanksgiving because it is holiday when we miss home. We spent the week showing the Reynolds crew around our area of Mexico. We had a great time together. We concluded our activities with a big Thanksgiving meal the Friday after Thanksgiving. Though we bought a big turkey, we slightly underestimated how many people would attend. There were 50 of us! Thankfully, we did have enough food (barely). It was a joyous celebration as we thanked God for all that he has done for us this year. We were glad to be surrounded by family and friends.

This year there is so much to be thankful for and each of you are on the top of our list. Thanks for your ongoing prayers and support. We could not be in Mexico if it weren't for you. We are also thankful to be back in Mexico this year. We are thankful for our many Mexican friends who constantly show us their love and support. And we are thankful for health and wholeness.

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Preparing for Thanksgiving

The first weekend of November we traveled up North again this time for Josh to give a Bible course for WGM's theological education program. Thankfully the class went well and we had no problems on our trip.

Last Saturday we went to the orphanage to the birthday party of one of the girls. There we were greeted by the cutest group of kids you have ever seen. We wish we could adopt several of them, but that wouldn't be fair to the other kids. We have been spending time with them once a week playing and helping out with homework. They have captured our hearts and we look forward to our several hours with them every week.

Currently, we are preparing for company. Josh's family is coming for the week and will be here to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. We are going to have a huge Thanksgiving dinner the Friday after Thanksgiving for our church and our friends. It will be a time to thank God for what he has done for us this year. Please pray that we will have a good dinner and that it would be a great time of fellowship for everyone involved.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Never before have I taught ballet to such an attentive group of girls. Hola maestra I hear as I am greeted by the sweet girls in the poor neighborhood of Cañon de la India. There lies a non-for-profit organization started by a wealthy business owner. She started several libraries with classes for children and their parents as well as a youth orchestra. They have a very nice facility complete with a little ballet studio. I have enjoyed my time there on Fridays and look forward to seeing the girls faces greet me every week. Most of the girls don't have the resources to be able to have nice ballet clothes and ballet shoes. Thankfully Bluegrass Youth Ballet in Lexington, where I used to work, donated some shoes, leotards and tights to me a while back. This week I passed them out and the girls were excited to receive some lightly used items. It is exciting to teach a group of girls who have a desire to be in class and aren't just there because their parents want them to be. These young ones ranging from ages six to ten bring me much joy each week.

Friday, November 4, 2011