Friday, October 22, 2010

Well, I know it has been a LONG time since I have posted on this blog, and I apologize. But here I am with renewed desire to keep up with a record of our happenings.
First, I will start with the 2 months we spent in Alabama. We picked grapes, went to the doctors, dentists, physical therapy, remodeled bathrooms, worked on Brad and Kate's upstairs, big family reunion....... WOW..... yes, we stayed busy

NOW.... we are back at home in Mexico.... we have now stayed 2 nights in our house.... and we are so blessed to have such great friends and family. Hopefully we will get to get some pictures up soon.
We have started putting the siding on the kitchen today.... YAY....

Please pray for some friends... one is baby Caleb.... and the other is a friend who needs special prayer right now.... we love you.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hello, I know I just posted, but I wanted to put a list of needs out there for all to see.....

Sponsorship for Amin..... this is the young man staying in our home. He does a wonderful job of helping in all aspects of upkeep, but really needs some sort of income, not only for him, but he would love to help his mom in the Dominican Republic. We are not looking for a large amount, but anything sent towards this would be a wonderful help.
Shelving (we are looking at the metal shelving at Sam's, Home Depot, or Target)
Plastic containers
inside lighting and ceiling fans for the house
door knobs
donations for laminate flooring for the upstairs
food (people never stop eating)
sponsorship for kids to go to school (I will post pics this week of kids needing sponsorship)
black school shoes
white tennis shoes
white button down shirts
diaper rash cream
If you have any questions about any of these items in particular, just ask us.....
Thanks for reading

Ok, I am going to try and get better at posting on our blog.
I actually can't remember the last post..... we have been very very busy this summer. We have built 5 new homes in Mexico (that includes the one in March), built one church and attended the dedication of that building, done LOTS of work on the house ("our house") there, purchased the property to the left of our house to build a kitchen and bathrooms, been involved in a wonderful wedding, 2 beautiful quincineras, the births of 2 beautiful baby girls, (one of whom is extremely special), attended Pastor Procoro's 82nd birthday party, etc... with more still to come!!!
Our personal adventures include a trip to Garner State Park, movies, Vacation Bible School, youth camp, All Star Baseball, and an upcoming trip to Mo Ranch with Christ Community Church!!!
We would still like to visit the beach at least one time before we head back to Alabama.

Ok, I would like to say a few words about Mayra and the baby..... Ladies, just let me tell you to be thankful for the hospitals that we have in the US...... Mauricio was not even able to be back there with her for the birth... alas.... God is good, and heard our prayers.... she did not have to have a c-section, and she has a healthy baby girl, whom is soooo precious, and loves her 'abuelita', or Tia Rebecca.....I will try and keep photos updated from now on.... I know I am terrible.... just pray that I get in a routine of blogging more!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

WOW..... where do I start..... first of all, I would like to say how awesome it is to see God working in the lives of so many people. For those of you who know a lot about the ministry we are involved in, you know that our prayer is that every couple who calls each other "esposos" would actually be legally married!!! Well..... God is moving, and that is starting to happen!!! Some have already had their "civil service" and are legally married, but now are having a church ceremony. The first ones we will have the opportunity to celebrate with are Mayra and Mauricio.... I do not think that is a coincidence, as they are like family to us already!!! I am looking for help from anyone who would like to sponsor something for the ceremony..... we cannot do this on our own, and I know that God will touch those who are supposed to help out. Below is a list of items needed to pull this off: (some of these items are not customary for us "gringos")

Lazo (it joins them together)

Pillows (for kneeling in prayer)




Cake (I think this is taken)


Rings (nothing fancy)


tortilla holders

napkin holders

centerpieces for the tables

and the food..... can't have a wedding without food now can we???!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First Blog

Well, we have finally decided to get a blog up and running. Some people will be glad, others won't care, but regardless...... we are here!!!
A quick update on our Mexico missions:
We have been out of the colonia for the last few days for various reasons...... not the least of which was Andrew and Jacob having some kind of "bug"....:( We should be heading back in tomorrow... we will be so glad to get back over there and see how much rain they had yesterday, and how much mud we get to drive through!!! We had some really rough storms here yesterday morning, complete with tornado warnings and all....
Roy went with Oziel to the men's breakfast in McAllen again yesterday, and then after that went to "Little Mexico" with a pastor to look at some ministry opportunities here on this side of the border.
Andrew had his last regular season game tonight....:( He is hoping to make the All-Stars..... but we will see....
Jacob has another game tomorrow night..... after that.... who knows.... he is supposed to be playing all-stars....
I will try and post some pics tomorrow.... and do a better job of writing.....LOL
Thanks for stopping by..... come back soon!!!!