Friday, June 12, 2015

Despierta Mujer!

From May 28-June 1, I (Spring) went with a team to  Monte MarĂ­a.  

I went with my mentor Shirley Hackman and her husband Joel.  
 We were able to spend some time with some awesome women from the church.  We met in the airport.  I was very nervous! I hadn't spoken spanish in a long time and I know my grammar isn't what it should be.  In the airport, Shirley helped dissipate the nervousness by admitting what we all felt.. we are worried about how we sound. As we all tried to communicate (some people accomplishing more than others) it formed a bond of commonness. (Joel btw does speak excellent Spanish, I am referring to the rest of the women in the group :) )

  We respectively tried out our Spanish or English.  We smiled, nodded and waited. We formed bonds of mutual trust and excitement.

Friday night we got together to "teach" the Mexican women to make pies.  The funniest thing to me is it was my first time as well.  Beth and Rhoda from Perkiomenville Mennonite did an excellent job of directing and helping.  I mostly read the back of the pumpkin pie can!  The pies tasted well and fun was had all around! 

We spend the next two days at a women's meeting.  If you want to see more (and better pictures than I took) look here:  I have to admit this was the first time ever I've felt like royalty!  These women did such a good job serving and helping.  It is awesome to see someone function in their calling. Beyond that it is great to come along and encourage them.  What you have is valuable, what God has called you to is important, you have something to offer!  I am not in this position often and it was humbling.  
The theme of the retreat was surrounded around Deborah and her calling to wake up!  What a call it is on each and every person's life.  I saw the pastors and really every woman serving the congresso call these women to a place of realizing their own value.  

One last side note, I stayed in the church guest house.  I was able to meet and stay with one of the speakers.  She brought her intercessor who is also an excellent cook!   Fatima would not even let me wash the dishes after breakfast :)  What a huge blessing.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A life of service

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While dropping off a meal for a friend, her son was insistent on giving me 50 cents towards us going to Belize.  I was blown away.  Here is a child who has a mother struggling with cancer and he wanted to bless us!  What a call to service that was.  For me it was a reminder that all I have is "good enough" to bless someone else. 

It was also a reminder to give even when it "hurts" or when I am hurting.  Being a blessing to others is a lifetime calling.  I hope I am able to serve in the way this woman's son did.  May it deepen the call in our own lives.

Last week we finished school.  The children (and I) are delighted!  :)  Now on to packing, organizing and repairing! 


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

We're Leaving on a Jet Plane!

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Thank you for your continued prayers and support over the past 2 years. We have officially been given the “Go ahead” by EMM, Hopewell and the community in Belize to serve for a one-year term in Orange Walk Town City, starting in August 2015. Yes, that is only 2 months away!

We Praise God for his timing and work! We are glad to have spent this extra time in preparation for what lies ahead. It is difficult to briefly describe the growth and development our family experienced over the last 9 months.

Some things that happened in our family: 
• Abigail and Selah were baptized at Hopewell in February.
• Abigail, Selah, Zion and Zephaniah have enjoyed deepening relationships in choir and viola.
• Nathanael was able to work toward his BA in Interpreting.
• Spring has started parenting classes and is working on family relations.
• We have been blessed staying with Spring's parents.
• Hopewell Christian Fellowship, our home church, has taken a more active roll in the mission.

Thank You
for being our community, as we go, we ask for you to connect with us through our blog, Facebook, Instagram, phone calls and video chats (Skype, Google Hangouts, or Glide). Feel free to ask us more intimate questions about our transition; we love sharing the story of how God is moving in and through our lives.

Please Pray For Us
As we prepare to transition as a family to Belize. For those supporting us, thank you, your sustaining gifts are allowing us to walk out God’s calling in our lives to touch a community in desperate need of hope. If you’re not currently a monthly supporter, would you consider a new commitment of supporting us monthly, to bring our finances to 100% and help us prepare for our next commitment? If you would like more information about financial support:

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” – Romans 10:14-15