Less than two weeks ago, we were meeting with our team of Camino Global missionaries. You remember them, right? We serve in three different cities here in central Mexico. One couple was missing – being currently in the USA for a few weeks.

A couple of days after our meeting, one of our team members (not from our local team – serving in another city) began to experience some flu-like symptoms. When the normal treatments didn’t seem to help, a blood test turned up the real culprit – cancer.

I won’t mention her name here (though it’s not a secret – contact me and I’ll tell you), but I’m sure she would appreciate your prayers. Three days after the blood test, further tests had narrowed down the type of cancer. And five days later, yesterday, treatment began. She will be in the hospital undergoing treatment right up until Christmas, at which point she will take a break before continuing.

Talk about your world being completely turned upside-down in a matter of days. She and her husband were planning to spend Christmas with family in the USA – but it looks like that visit will have to wait for several months now.

Cancer has been a common and unwanted theme. In the spring, a former team member (who is now living in the US) was diagnosed with cancer, a slow-growing form of leukemia. He is doing well but the leukemia is not in remission.

Another team member on temporary assignment in the USA for a few weeks had a checkup and discovered he had cancer as well. After surgery, it looks like he’s free and clear, but we continue to pray for his recovery. They extended their stay out of the country, but plan to travel back to Mexico soon after New Year’s Day.

All three would appreciate your prayers. But I especially encourage you to pray for our friend who was just diagnosed. She has good care here in Mexico, but of course she and her family are concerned. She would especially appreciate your prayers that she would not have nausea from the treatments, and of course that the treatment would be effective, or that God would heal in another way.

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Retro: Christmas Party

by Jim on 5 December 2016

For once I’m posting a picture that has none of us in it! I guess we were all sitting on one side of the room here. This was a missionary Christmas party that we went to only three weeks after we arrived in Mexico, ten years ago today. As you can see (and you can’t see everyone!) it was mass chaos – I believe we were in the middle of a gift exchange!

Any of our fellow missionaries recognize anyone in this tiny picture? I bet you will ….

Christmas Party 2006

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The Day of Jesus’ Birth (Series: When Was Jesus Born?)

3 December 2016 Devotional and Bible

“Everybody knows” that whenever Jesus was born, it most certainly was NOT on the 25th of December. I’ve heard it again and again – but maybe we shouldn’t be quite so confident. So what are some of the common objections to the December date? First, because it does get quite chilly in Israel at this […]

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Tweets 19-30 November 2016

3 December 2016 Twitter

¡La boda! [image] (19 November 2016) Presentation from the kids at Path of Life Las Palmas 🎶 Presentación de los niños en Sendero de Vida Las Palmas [image] (20 November 2016) The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendour of old men is their grey hair. 👴 ~Proverbs 20:29~ (21 November 2016) […]

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Last 90 Days Most Popular Posts (30 November 2016)

30 November 2016 Popular posts

Want to catch up? Here’s a quick index of the most popular posts here at Finding direction from the past 90 days. I’m actually going to cheat, because the testimonies from our interns were all very popular, so I’ve included them all, technically making it a list of 11 things instead of the traditional 10. […]

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Jesus’ Birth Year – When Quirinius was Governor? (Series: When Was Jesus Born?)

26 November 2016 Devotional and Bible

In what year was Jesus actually born? Last time we didn’t come to a firm conclusion, but the suggestion was made that He could have been born as late as 1 BC. But we still have a big question to answer. Luke is very helpful giving us specific information about what was happening around the […]

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