Sunday, June 29, 2008

Our backyard prayer garden

As I sat in our garden this morning surround by God's creation I could not get the 23rd Psalm out of my mind.

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
A shepherd provides. He provides food, shelter, the basic necessities for his sheep. A shepherd protects. He defends against enemies, harm. A shepherd guides. He leads sheep when they're confused and don't know which way to go. A shepherd corrects. Any problem that comes along, he corrects it. The amazing thing is this: God has promised to do these four things in our lives if we trust Him, if we let Him be your shepherd. He says "I'll provide for you. I will protect you. I will guide you. I will correct the problems in your life for you. If you will let Me be your Shepherd." I was worried this morning about The Sunday morning message I was preaching in English and Spanish. I had forgotten God's promise.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:He leadeth me beside the still waters.He restoreth my soul:He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.
The Sunday services when great today God is alway faithful.....
Thanks for your prayers!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Pray for our Weekend Services in Paamul

We are starting a new outreach campaign called "sigueme" or "follow me" in English.

We hope this campaign will bring 100 new members to our church in the next few months. We are handing out 10,000 free tickets to our worship services and we are planing to do block parties and concerts in the parks as part of this outreach campaign.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Will you pray for people of Playa and our church daily for the next two months. We are in a Spiritual War and you can help.... Pray that 100 people would come to Christ and join the church in Paamul...

We also need your financial support. We are doing this campaign is middle of low season for us... Many of our church members have more time this time of year but no money...

You can send check to :

Global Community Fellowship
1904 Red Bud Circle
Greenville NC 27858

Thanks for your prayers and support


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Student Missionaries return to the States today

We are thanking God for the work our students from TX did this summer. They were able to the touch the lives of many people living in Chan Chen. We are now asking that you pray that God would continue the work that was began in this for this small Mayan Village.

We are still looking for that one leader that could be that person of peace in this village. We are going to be sending the youth team from Alaska out there July 6-9th Please pray for them as they share the love of Christ.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

We had another great day of worship in Paamul

We had a guest speaker in worship today. Dr. Pat Vullia from Mexico City. This was a conclusion to our 12 weeks of messages on the family.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Things we are praying about:

Please pray for our summer missionaries teaching English in Chan Chen

Pray for Alfonso he is serving in SC

Pray for us as we continue to work on our paper work for our Mexican visas

Pray for our financial needs.

Pray for our daughter Brittany she is going to school and working in Ark. this summer.
If you want to send her an email of encouragement that would be great

Pray for our son Brandon and his wife Amy they are living and working in Dallas

Pray for our small group leaders .

Pray that God would help us start many new small groups.

Pray for our leadership team

Pray that the lost people living in this area will come to know Christ through the ministries of our

Pray for the two teams coming in July.

Pray for our "Follow ME" outreach campaign

Pray for our health....

Pray for the Sunday morning worship....

Thank God for the work he is doing in this area.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day in Paamul

You had another great day of Worship in Paamul. This was the first day for our new praise team in Spanish. We are seeing new people coming to our services each week.

After the second worship service we feed 20 of our church leaders in our house.......
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This is a group of ladies in our church......

Friday, June 13, 2008

Great report from the Summer missionaries in Chan Chen

They had another great week of teaching English in the small Mayan village of Chan Chen. Daniel had many opportunities to share the Gospel this week. He has build a friendship with one of the local police officers. The police officers in Chan Chen remind me of the Andy Griffith Show... They have no guns and no crime and they have a lot of time to set around and think. This young officer asked Daniel do you think the end of the world is coming soon and that was a great lead in for Daniel to share the Good News of Christ. This young man gave his heart to Christ last Wed. night. Today as we past by the police station this new believer was reading the New Testament that Daniel had given him....

Praise the Lord and please keep us in your prayers.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fellowship Church of the Riviera Maya sending out missionaries

Please pray for Alfonso Torres.. He departed from the Cancun airport yesterday to serve as a summer missionary as part of our Mission partnership with Ocean view Baptist Church in Myrtle beach SC. Alfonso is 17 and has been an active member of our church here from the beginning. This summer he will be working with the Youth pastor at Ocean view as they try to reach out to Spanish speaking youth in the Myrtle Beach area.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More Rain in Paamul

Our summer missionaries are back in Chan Chen.....
The Rain keeps coming in Paamul and my garden is loving it.
Please pray for these new believers:
Amir - He is a Mexican. His father is a Muslin from Egypt and his mother is a Jew. Amir is married to a Christian and they own a Christian book store in Playa.
Ramon - He is single 23 years old. He is singing in our praise team. He works at a marketing firm.
Blanca - She is a new believe that found our church as our volunteer missionaries were prayer walking in her neighborhood

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Great day in the rain at Felllowship Church!

The storm and rain did not put out the fire of God in the hearts of many new believes in our church in Paamul.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

We had 5 adults who were baptized today.... We prayed for our missionaries teaching English out in the Mayan Village of Chan Chen and we also prayed for Alfonso, we are sending him out as a missionary from our church to serve the Lord in South Carolina this summer. You will be hearing more about this in the up coming blogs. Alfonso is 17 and is going to help Ocean View Baptist Church reach out to Spanish speakers in SC this summer. Today I baptized a new believer who is 73 years of ages and we are sending a 17 year old out on mission. If you want to judge the faithfulness of our new church by the young and the old today we passed the test.

Please pray for these new believers and for our church....

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Lifepoint Mission team headed home.

The Sports Outreach team from Ozark Mo. left for the airport this morning at 4:45am. They are seem to have had a great week. They did 8 sports clinics and were able to reach out to over 1000 kids in the park in Playa and in the small Mayan village of Chan Chen.

I know that the seeds were planted now I am asking you to pray for the harvest. That this young people will grow to love and server the Lord....

We have many needs for prayer this week:

Sunday: I am preach in English and Spanish and we also have a Baptismal service

Monday: Summer missionaries will be back out in Chan Chen teaching English.
Pray for these students in Chan Chen.
Monday small group bible study in the home of Mayo
Tuesday: We need to renew our Mexican visas, working with immigration is always fun...
Wed. : Bible study in the home on Nelson
Thursday Small groups in our house and the home of Jamie
Working out in Chan Chen
Friday Ladies Bible Study

Please pray!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Day from the eyes of one of our Volunteer Missionaries

Four Cones on the Road from Chanchen
Today we returned to Chanchen to host our last sports camps. It was a very beautiful sunny day but hot. On the way we stopped off to view the crocodiles in the lake in Coba which where sunning beside the precarious stick dock, as we walked out on the dock I wondered to myself, how many big Americans can this dock hold. Just then the one Mexican made a brisk exit which may have answered my questions.

We started the day off in Chanchen with sports with the little ones after words Chuck gave his testimony. In the afternoon we returned to do sports camps, and this time some of the high school age kids were at the park. At first they did not want to participate especially not in basketball but as soon as Kaylee decided to play we had some volunteers. We found that we gringos are much more comfortable playing basketball, which did not last long. Pretty soon the Mayan boys decided that we should play something more to their liking. So we moved to the soccer field for a demoralizing game in which our goalies felt like they where playing one way dodge ball instead of soccer. After the game Blake learned that butt slaps are not culturally accepted as he gave high fives followed by brisk slap on the rear, which earned him some nervous laughs. We finished our last day of ministry by finishing the story of the soccer ball and giving out 11 soccer balls, 4 to kids, 5 to the school, and 2 to some of the teachers.
On our way back we blew the tread off of one of our tires in the van. Kelly steered us to a safe stop on the side of the road and the team got to work. Blake, Chuck, Dusty, and Jerry lined up in the road to warn traffic to give us safe berth. With their orange shirts they looked like four orange cones. By God's grace we have been very blessed this trip, we have had safe travels thus far, including our mini adventure with the blown tire. We have also been blessed with favorable weather this week; the weather man called for 100% chance of rain, however we did not get rained out once. Tomorrow is our fun day and then Saturday we will be returning home.
Tomorrow will be a day of celebration as we praise the Lord for all His did through this team

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

More Sports Clinics today.

Over 150 kids came out today and learned a little about playing sports but they also learned that God loves them..... Pray for us tomorrow as we go back out to the Maya village of Chan Chen. We need your prayers as God is working in the church in Paamul.

Update on the Mo. team

We have a group here from Lifepoint Church Ozark Mo. they are being lead by Sports Reach Ministries
Yesterday we had over 300 people hear the Good News.
They are doing a sports outreach clinic in Playa today so please pray for this team today.

Also our summer missionaries from Tx. are out in the Mayan Village of Chan Chen this week teaching English.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sports Clinic in Playa this morning

We had a good turnout for the 11:30am sports clinic. We are planing to be back for part 2 at 5:30pm in Playa.
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Monday, June 2, 2008

Sports Clinic in Chan Chen

We had a great day with the group from Lifepoint Church.... They did sports clinics with the kids in Chan Chen today.