So they said I can come back! I'm so excited. It's really sweet to be able to know that soon I'll be back in Mexico and that will be my home. Of course it's a temporary home. My forever home is in Heaven! Yeah! That's exciting too.
I'm actually exctited to start raising support. Isn't that crazy! I'm excited to talk with my family and friends and families at South Hills about what I'll be doing for the next year. And asking them to pray for me because I definitely need it. And if they want to monthly support me for the next year. It's a big commitment but it enables people to be a part of what I'm doing. Even though I won't see them for a year they will still be involved in my life and the ministry in Mexico and all of the awesome things God is doing there. The growth of the kids and pastors and families and churches and teams from the States and me. It's really really exciting.
So I'll be going at the very beginning of November. What I think my role will be and what I really want is to pretty much take over for Tammie. She has four kids (Abby and Moriah are 7, Becka is 10, and John is 14) who she homeschools and is a mom for. She has to take care of her home and it stretches her so thin to be leading teams at the same time. Of course I know she will still be involved in the ministry because she loves it and has a hard time parting with it but I want her to be able to be a mom. So some of the things this role would when groups are there include are settling them in their living areas, making sure they have what they need in their rooms, organinzing cleaning duties throughout the week, supporting them in their VBS's with the kids at each church everyday and facilitating that to make sure it all runs smooth, setting out meals, organizing distributions of clothing and things in churches and communities throughout Maneadero and Ensenada, and much more I'm sure. That is by no means an exhaustive list. When groups are not there we'll have tutoring for our language study, Bible studies, and of course we will be working with the churches and supporting them in whatever ways they need. One thing Tammie and I agreed that we are excited about doing is helping each church to build a solid Children's Ministry. Encourage them to raise up leaders from their church, give them resources and training and have meetings to help them gain confidence and skills in teaching kids. It's definitely not an easy thing to do!
So I'm really excited. I've only said that 10 times already. Please pray for me as I get ready to go. That everything would fall together. That I can get everything organized and get lots of people praying for me and that I can get people to commit to supporting me on a regular, monthly basis. Or one time gifts are good too. I know some people can't afford to give everymonth but giving once they will be just as committed and involved in what we're doing in Mexico.
That's all for now. If you want please email me whenever. firstname.lastname@example.org. I love you guys. Thanks for joining me on this journey I have ahead of me!