Five years. We have been here in Motul for 4 years, but as missionaries living in Mexico, we have just celebrated our 5th year. In many ways it seems as we are only at the beginning of what God is doing here in Motul. Thank you to those who have supported us even before we got on the plane to move here. We are forever grateful for your faithfulness. Praise be to the Lord! Thank you to those who have joined in this journey with us since then. So much has happened this last year. Click the video to see some of the highlights.
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This month we had our last day cleaning up the old rental church property as we handed back the keys. So many memories in that place. From us first moving here and living in the back for the first year and a half to the beginning of the café ministry and seeing the church grow to where it is now. We are so blessed that the Lord has given the church its own property. We are also relieved that we now only have one property to take care of as it was challenging these last eight months managing both properties.
The church sanctuary project is coming along fast. We are still in need of financial donations to help pay for the material and labor. Please continue to pray for this need to be met as we are not done yet! Our hope is that for VBS the walls, floor, and bathrooms will be finished enough for us to use and meet in. After VBS, we will focus on getting a roof on.
We started our Wednesday night church classes back up. We had a great turn out for our first one as we started the book of Revelation! The church is excited to study through this book. The only place we have to meet is in the café so we open up the café as usual at 7pm, but then we have the study from 8pm-9pm and then open back up for the last hour. The café ministry has grown and we have seen many new faces since we have moved. Noah has now learned to run the cash register and is serving many Sundays doing that in the café.
This upcoming month we will have the high school team from Calvary Chapel Boca coming. They will be serving with us from July 8-15. Please keep this week in prayer as we have many ministry events planned for them and our church to serve together.
We are currently planning for our 3rd annual VBS. It will take place in the first week of August and we have 18 volunteers that will be serving with us the entire 5 days! Last year we had close to 100 kids per day; so this year we are preparing for 200 kids!