Saturday, May 31, 2008

God anwsers our prayers !

We had a great turn out on a stormy day for our new members class in Paamul. We had 19 people join the church, 4 prayed today to receive Christ at the meeting and six plan to be baptized next Sunday. This was truly an exciting day in the life of our church.
Would you pray for this new church members:

Marco Bernal
Beny Quezada
Keila Bernal
Alvar Castillo
Maria Lopez - Came to Christ today
Emilia Lopez
Mauuel Caballero
Victor Mozquede
Marco Gomez
Blanca Velazguez -New believer
Fanny Leon
Iliana Morales
Ignacio Delgado
Nelson Alegria
Antonio Bueno
Lucere Flores -New believer today came to Christ
Jose Curz
Dioscory Jess- New believer
Daniel Penaluer

Thanks so much for your prayer and support.

We also got the needed rain. Now pray that it will stop long enough for us to have our sport clinics this week in Playa and Chan Chen.
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Friday, May 30, 2008

English Classes in Chan Chen off to good start.

Our summer missionaries helping students with their English homework. The English classes got off to a great start. We had over 50 people come the first week of classes.

We have a team from Mo. coming in on Sunday to do sports clinic in Playa and Chan Chen please prayer as we reach out.

The hibiscus in Paamul are tasty the jumping iguana caught in the act.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Summer Missionaries arrive in Chan Chen

These three college students will be teaching English classes in the village of Chan Chen this summer. We are looking for that Man of peace who will open the door to this lost Mayan village.

I stayed out in village with students last night.... Sleeping in a hammock is
rough on an old back.

One of the locals in Chan Chen showing us his pet Owl.

This week we need your prayers:

English classes start tonight in Chan Chen

Small group bible studies Wed. and Thursday

Friday ,Our 27th wedding anniversary

Sat. , 101 new members class we have 24 people signed up

Sun . Church, team meeting, Group from Mo. comes in....

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Puttting in a new garden....

As I plant this garden it is easy see many obvious illustrations about the church. I guess the main point to remember is the church is a living organism.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

We have a big week coming up!

We are in need of your prayers. On the 25th our three summer missionaries from Tx. are coming in. They are going to be working in the Maya village of Chan Chen teaching English.

May 30th we are going to celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary .

On the 31st we are teaching a new members class in Spanish. We hope to have 20 new members.

June 1st a mission team from Ozark Mo. come in to do sports clinics.

Monday, May 12, 2008

God is at work in Mexico

We started four new small group and we had about 30 Spanish speakers who participated this week in these new small groups. We has over 60 in our Spanish worship worship on Mother Day. That was a big group for us. There were 17 first time visitors.

On the Mayan front we are still moving forward I was out there today working on the plans for our summer missionaries who come in on the 25th of this month. They are planing to teach English in the small village of Chan Chen.

We are printing 20,000 fliers to promote the church in Paamul.

The English Side of the church is down in attendance but we are seeing new families also coming each week. Those of you that know me know that I am always excited about the work here in Playa.

Please pray that God would send a great awakening to this area and that our church would be ready fan the flame.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Today is Mother's Day in Mexico

Deuteronomy 5:16 (NIV) "Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Today is Mother's Day in Mexico and tomorrow is Mother's Day in the USA.

This is my mother Billie Millar.... She has always been a great Mom to my brother and I.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Starting New Home Groups this Week.

Please Pray for our new home group tonight as I write we are starting a new group in the home of Mayo. Wed. night Nelson's group will get started and Thursday we have two more small groups meeting. This is only a start but we are excited as our people open there home.

Pray also for our Summer Missionaries coming in on May 25th. They are going to be living and teaching English in the small Mayan village of Chan Chen.

Pictures from Chan Chen.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Great Day for missions in Chan Chen

Over 200 kids came out to a fun day in the park with our volunteer team from Westwood and
12 of our member from the Spanish church here in Paamul. We all had a great day and we are seeing the doors to the Lost Mayan World open as we share the love of Christ in action and words.

Written by Page Hughes The leader of our Volunteer team
Friday, May 2, 2008
"Did you say this place was at the end of the earth?" One of our team asked Doug as we made the two hour trek to the Mayan village of Chan Chen. We traveled through jungle laden countryside to finally find the hidden treasure we were in search of. As we entered the village we passed by stick homes with thatched roofs, much rock and an occasional staring face. The dusty roads led us to a park in the middle of the village. There, we unloaded our packs filled with coloring pages, markers, crayons, balls, jump ropes, frisbees, balloons, and foam boards with stickers. Doug went to the police station and asked them to announce for the children to come to the park. Within minutes, about 200 children plus parents descended on the park. The children choose an activity and whether they were coloring, playing games or being greeted by puppets, smiles were abundant. Many members of this Spanish speaking congregation in Paamul had come to help. Between our team speaking English, their team speaking Spanish and one Mayan translator, we were able to connect with the Mayan people. The only time things got tense was when we started to handing out school supplies from what we had collected from children from Westwood. There was more than enough to go around but with broken communication the children became like piranha grapping for goodies, thinking that they would be left out. Eventually, we communicated well enough to get children to form a line and we would hand them handfuls of treasures, if they would stay in line. We had already given the mothers bundles of folders, filler paper, glue sticks, rulers and more. Each child then received colors, markers, pencils, and others small gifts that they would enjoy. The village seemed thankful for all they had received. Our time in Chan Chen ended with a picnic lunch at the mayor's home. He is the one that we are praying for to receive salvation and be the man of peace to this community. It was wonderful as both the Spanish church and our short-termed missionaries came together as one to celebrate all that God had done.
As we headed back to the village, there was great relief that the work we had planned to do was now completed. As we drove back, water stood in places on the road, reminding this writer that God had showered us with blessings all week. The weather had been perfect for every activity, the supplies were just enough with just a little to spare. We were able to communicate with people every place we went. But the greatest blessing was that God's presence was with us at every turn. He had gone before us to prepare the way, He was present at every event and the greatest thing is to know that though we go home tomorrow, He will still be at work here as well as where we will be. What an awesome God we serve! As I close, I just want to thank you all for your prayers. That is why we saw God do such amazing things. Your prayers are much appreciated and we thank you for joining us on missions in the Mayan Rivera. Please keep praying and consider joining us as we go on mission with God.