Some December Events

by Jim on 18 December 2014

I’m sure there are many of you who are extra busy this time of year – well, it’s been no exception around here!
Clausura in Las Palmas
Thanks so much for your prayers for our closing events (clausuras) this month! There was a great turn out in Las Palmas from the English classes (there were about thirty people there, I believe). Julian shared about the Christmas story, and we all had good opportunities to talk with people and invite everyone to a new season of classes starting in January.

Talking about ChristmasOn the 11th we had our clausura in Jesús María. Another great turn out from the various classes. Shari handed out some gifts for those who had attended the baking classes. And I shared the devotional, contrasting Mexican and Canadian Christmas traditions and the message from the angels to the shepherds.

The following Saturday we went with some neighbours to the Coro Unido in Puebla, directed by Camino missionary Terry Vanderwerf, where we heard about the Lord Jesus in words and songs. “A Gift of Love” was the theme of the evening.

Coro Unido 2014

This coming Sunday we’ll be involved in an evangelistic event in Jesús María, and I’ll be preaching in Santa Barbara. Yeah, we get around. ;)

So now we’re trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to get everything done that we need to do so that we can get a break over Christmas! So I’d better run – talk to you later! :)

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Clausura Season

by Jim on 10 December 2014

That’s right – ’tis the season for all our clausuras – that is, closing programs for the community centres!

You can read more about the idea behind clausuras here.

Tonight we’ll be having a special program for those in Las Palmas who have been involved in activities like English classes, baking classes, kids’ clubs, crafts classes and the “School for Parents”. Julian will be sharing a special message with everyone.

Tomorrow night we’ll be up the hill in Jesús María. As usual, there was a plethora of classes up there – music, exercise, baking, and much more. I’m getting ready to give a little Christmas message during the program, so I would appreciate your prayers for that.

On Monday there will be a little Christmas party for those who have been involved in classes even further up the hill in Acozac.

Speaking of Christmas events, don’t forget the Christmas concert in Puebla on the weekend. We will be going, Lord willing, with some of our neighbours. You could certainly keep praying for everyone who’s organizing this big event – I just received another plea for prayer via email today. Watch a clip of the concert from a previous year, and a prayer request for the event here.

And now – it’s time to run to Las Palmas! Talk to you later! :)

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Appreciation Dinner

8 December 2014 Ministry glimpses

Last night we went to the annual Appreciation Dinner which is held to appreciate Christian leaders from Bible Churches in the Mexico City area. We heard from a Mexican family who is preparing to go to Spain as missionaries. We also had a special time of appreciation for Camino Global missionaries Rollie and Jo Ann […]

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