Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yesterdays beach sweep

The youth group from OVBC along with our local youth cleaning the beaches.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

The construction continues on the hotel mission training center in Chan Chen.

We are building a eight room hotel to house mission teams and train the locals to work with tourist.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Why do we keep going and giving?

Another trip out to small village of Chan Chen and another one planed for Friday. You might ask why do we keep on going and giving? I'm not trying to sound "Spiritual" but we are commanded to Go.... Second we love the people of Chan Chen and we want them to know and experience the love of Christ.
Youth group from SC playing with the kids

OVBC donated over $1000 in new books to the school in Chan Chen.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mission Team from SC Arrives

Plan for the Week

Wed. Trip to the Mayan Village of Chan Chen
Thur. AM painting at the church in paamul
PM Fellowship with local students
Fri. Chan Chen trip -
Sat. Free day
Sunday Church all day 4 services
Monday. Block party for kids in Playa

Please pray for all this activities knowing that God is at work.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Be careful what songs you sing

The words to one of the songs we often sing at church goes something this

"Brokenness, brokenness is what I long for
Brokenness is what I need"

I sometimes wonder if God is listening to the words of our worship songs. This weekend it seemed like he most have heard this song. Have you ever had a Sunday when everything broke. Or maybe God heard this Song that we sing a lot:

"When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that's of worth
That will bless Your heart"

You would not believe all the things that stop working this Sunday. I had worked all night Sat. reformatting the hard drive on my computer it was working great Sunday Morning and then for some unknown reason it would not work at all for the church services Sunday. Then the Sound System died at Paamul. So we had Fellowship Church unplugged in Paamul Sunday night. I had lost my sermon notes in the computer crash but for the most part I remembered my sermon. I also broke my glasses can you believe it. All was broken, no computer, no sound system, no sight, And my heart was also broken Sunday as I discovered that a good friend had really made some poor choices that is going to hurt many people. But in the middle of all this we still saw God at work.
After the service we checked out the sound system and the computer and it all worked great.

Coleman and his team of youth have been a great encouragement. They are getting to see missions life up close and we are learning once again life is not about stuff.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pray for our Sunday Services

We have had a busy week. We are seeing God continue to change lives. Last night at one of the small groups one young lady found new life is Christ as his open her heart to HIM..

Pray for our men as we celebrate family day tomorrow........

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Great day to be on God's team

He had a 20 of us make our way out to the small village of Chan Chen today. I had my weekly bible study with Rodolfo in his home in Chan Chen. We also saw God at work as about 50 kids came out to the mission VBS and Rodolfo lead a prayer in Mayan for the kids . It was one of the first times he had prayed in public..

Difficult Monday

Monday started with the power going out in our house we have learned that we are going to need to have our house rewired about a $3000 job... Yesterday to had our staff meeting and our small group leaders meeting in our hot house. That was only the start to a real bad Monday. Darla took our dog Maya to the vet to have her spaded, we watch to much Bob Barker growing up. Anyway the dog died in the vet's office, we could not believe it. As if that was not enough bad stuff for one day my new computer crashed and I have lost all my email stuff onces again.

I preached a sermon about Roman 8:28 this past week... Pray for us as we put our Hope in the Lord.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Busy Weekend upcoming

We have two mission teams here this weekend. Sunday we have so much going on and we do need your prayers. 9:30 English service in Playa, 11:00 til 12:30 Spanish service in Playa, 1:00 kid's party in Paamul, English 101 class at Terry's house in Playa, 5:30pm Worship in Paamul and 7:30 youth worship in Spanish... Busy Busy Busy.

Please pray

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

pray for the Youth of this area

We have a youth missions team coming in from South Carolina today. This group is going to be here for three weeks. The plan is to launch a student ministry in our church. We have a couple from Corpus Christi Texas, Alan and Rosie Schmitgen, who are also here for about four weeks. We need your prayers as we reach out to the youth of this area.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

First meeting with youth leaders.

I met tonight with four student that are very exisited about what God is going to do in the lives of students in Playa Del Carmen. We hope to have our first student lead worship Sunday night the 14th this week be a new weekly service in Paamul. Pray for this new beginning.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Project in Chan Chen

The Chan Chen Project is moving forward on all fronts. Today I lead a home bible study in the home of a community leader in Chan Chen. God is at work! We need your prayers as we try to show the Love of Christ to the Mayan people of Chan Chen. We are seeing the walls going up on our Mission hotel project and the walls coming down in the hearts of the people. We need your prayers and support.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009