Sunday, January 27, 2008

Mission Trip to the Mayan village of Chan Chen

We are praising to Lord for the great numbers of people that went out from our church in Paamul both English and Spanish speakers and at least one that spoke Mayan made the trip. We had 38 of us make the 2 hour trip out to the village to show Christ love in action. The needs are great in this village. There are about 3500 people living in the village and they have little or no Evangelical work in the area. Most of the men have had to leave the village to find work in the tourist zones of Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. Our three doctors saw over 100 patents and our two dentist pulled many teeth.... as we try to meet the needs of the people living in this village. Communication was difficult as most do not speak much Spanish and I have about three words in Mayan.

We handed out small toys to about 300 kids and we also distributed a van load of used clothing .

You can see from the pictures below that it was a great day Saturday in Chan Chen .

On a personal note please continue to pray for my family. My Mom and Dad are both still in the recovery stage. Pray also for our daughter Brittany she is feeling a little burn out with school and she needs God's wisdom at this time.

Also pray for our church here in Playa. We sent out 38 missionaries this weekend and I am so proud of church members in Paamul. In the last couple of weeks we have lost a few families on the English side but God has brought us many new families and attendance in Spanish and English has been up. We are excited as we are seeing God change lives. We are thanking God for the mission heart of our church here. Our next trip to this village will be in March. This coming summer we plan to rent a house in the village and send missionaries to the area to live and work among the people there.