Training Christians to Make Disciples in Ciudad Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico Today’s photo from Ciudad Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico, is a reminder of the last words that Jesus left for us… go, and make disciples. In early September, we traveled to a state 6 hours from us to train the Christians in that community and local church on how to “share their […]
#5 of 10 Steps to Meeting Your Challenge: Resist the familiar. Be open to change. Accept what God has allowed or brought.
When the trial is upon us, we can't afford to do our own thinking. That is often the reason for the trial anyway. We must trust God by...
Your life and mine may look different everyday, but did you know that we face some of the same challenges, which I like to call “giants”? What are the giants that you fear? Welcome to this 10 step, weekly series about what God is teaching me on the mission field! Living as a missionary in Mexico, the giants I fear […]
Tradition or Truth? Today’s photo displays the creatively decorated altars that are seen during Days of the Dead across Mexico in October and early November. You’ll see these colorful altars all over the communities in open garages, homes, and businesses, as well as on graves in cemeteries. I took this picture inside a business in 2016. Remembering their loved ones […]
Sometimes you meet someone that just causes you to get a new perspective on life. That's what happened when I met Remedios last year.
Living in Mexico is really awesome…most days! I created this blog as a place where we can express ourselves, you know, tell about our experiences here, the good, the bad, and maybe the ugly. Some experiences are exciting, some are sad, and some are just plain funny! Living in another culture requires a person to say, “LET. IT. GO!” a lot! Almost everyday, we look at each other and say, “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.” (The Wizard of Oz!) The food is different, the groceries are different. Some things aren’t refrigerated…scary! Phil and I are the only white people around, so we get stared at, A LOT! Especially in the long lines at the bank. The houses are built differently, with concrete rather than wood. At least we don’t need smoke alarms! Oh, and no air-conditioning, or heat! Well, unless you’re rich and live on the north side of town. Our weather is much like the southeastern U.S., so we use lots of fans in the summer, and blankets and sweats in the winter. There is so much more that we’ll be telling you in the future! Our desire is to share the challenges and victories of serving God in Mexico right here on this blog. So I hope you’ll tune in from time to time. You may laugh, you may cry, but mostly I hope you’ll pray for these beautiful people that we live around. They are our […]