Between Two Teams

by Jim on 22 June 2017

Our remaining time with the team from Mt Calvary went well. There were lots of other fun activities. For one, the women promoted and joined a craft class hosted by the church in Santa Barbara. Here are a few of them – they were making pretty greeting cards.

Crafts - Santa BárbaraAlso, we continued with evangelistic events, where we providing hearing aids and reading glasses to people who needed them, along with sharing the gospel. Here’s the team singing in front of a large crowd in the town of Río Frío (also in the municipality of Ixtapaluca).

Mt Calvary in Río FríoThe next team arrives tomorrow, so I’ll be heading downtown with them, Lord willing. Shari and Hannah will be teaching the adults and kids back here in Ixtapaluca at our regular Friday evening study.

This team will be starting their ministry on Saturday, and I’ll be preaching on Sunday.

Sunday afternoon, Nathanael and I will be heading out with the team to the State of Veracruz. I’m mainly going to help with transportation, and there was just enough room for one more small person, so Nathanael is squeezing in too.

The team will be involved in ministry in various areas in the state.

Here’s a photo of some of the people who took a similar trip a few years back. Some of the same people will be there this time.

On the ferry in VeracruzWe’ll be gone until Thursday, the team flies Friday, and the next team comes Saturday. And so it continues!


Christ’s love for the lost was celebrated in the old song The Ninety and Nine, written by a loving sister in the hope that her brother had been saved before his death. It was put to music after her death by the famous musician Ira D. Sankey.

It seems like many songs celebrate what we do for Christ, and maybe what He has done in general for us. But the highly personal, passionate nature of this song is rare.

If you’re a fan of men’s choirs, you may enjoy the rendition below (audio only). For more reflections on the song, see my Dad’s article: The Ninety and Nine


Tweets 22 May – 16 June 2017

17 June 2017 Twitter

A lot to catch up on today, but here it is… I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. ~Psalm 119:11~ (22 May 2017) The corner store where we often buy our water, tortillas, etc. 🏪 (22 May 2017) Praying for the people of Manchester (where my […]

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A Few Photos from Mt Calvary’s First Few Days

13 June 2017 Ministry glimpses

Here are a few photos to give you a glimpse of what has been happening so far with the team from Mt Calvary. The first night, for some of us, was a blur of flooded streets. booster cables, and getting very wet. Half of the group (or so) shares a song at the Sunday service […]

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A Month of Short Term Teams (and how to pray)

9 June 2017 Missions

Today 28 people will be arriving in Ixtapaluca, to be involved in the ministry here. This will begin a month of short-term MANIA, featuring 3 different teams. The first team to come is from Mt Calvary Church in Elizabethtown, PA, Rod‘s home area. This church sent a team last year (pictured below doing an evangelistic […]

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Retro: Hummingbird Feeder (video)

6 June 2017 Family

Last month I hit the jackpot. For whatever reason, years ago, we lost most of our pictures and videos from 2007. Usually we’re pretty obsessive about backing up pictures, but I searched everywhere for months and was only able to find the odd file. But, amazingly enough, I found the pictures on an old drive […]

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