Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Expanding Ministry

Things are getting hectic here as the city prepares for the visit of the Pope. Yes, the Pope. We on the other hand are getting ready to go out of town to take a few days of rest and relaxation and to get away from the hundreds of thousands of people that are going to be invading the city just to get a glimpse of the Pope. Please keep the city and our neighborhood in your prayers. Pray for safety! The soccer fields next to our apartment building are going to be used for parking.

On another note, we have decided to open a gym here in León. You will hear more about this soon in our newsletter. Please also join us in praying for a good space to rent and the money we need in order to start it. We think this will help our ministry as not only will it be a great place to meet people, it will give us, and especially Josh, a job that will put him more on the level of the people we minister to. It is hard for them to see us as profesional Christians without a "job." They don't see our ministry as work in the same way. Now we will be able to be seen as people who "have a job" in addition to our other ministry. We have been looking for a way to expand our ministry for a while and had mentioned to many of you in the past about eventually wanting to open a gym or ballet school. Now is the time and we are excited!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Brief Update

Hello Friends and Family,

This past weekend we traveled to Mexico City once again. We went among other things to speak with the owner of a franchise of Crossfit gyms to talk with him about the possibility of opening one here in León. It has been Josh's dream for several years to open a gym as a way to meet new people and use his love for physical fitness to reach the community. So we are in the process of deciding whether or not we take the big step to open this franchise here in León. Please be in prayer for us that we would make the right decision and that if we do decide to open it that God would provide the finances we need in order to do it. More to come on this in our next newsletter.

God is at work here. We see Him in the faces of the children we work with at the orphanage. We see him in the lives of our friends in our church group and we see him in you through your faithful prayers and gifts.