Visa Progress March 2017

by Jim on 29 March 2017

Queues likelyAs some of you know, I’m in the process of getting my permanent visa for Mexico. Well, good news! The paperwork is almost ready, and next week – Lord willing – I will be able to go to do the finger-printing-and-document-signing to finish the process.

So – we’re very thankful!

The theory is that once I have all my paperwork, I will actually be able to get license plates for our van. As you may recall, we haven’t been able to drive the van since late January, due to the paperwork complications. So yes, it will be nice to have the van again, especially before the teams start coming! (We actually had a couple of teams in March, and it did make things compicated!)

Anyway, just wanted to give you a bit of an update. Still no visa, still no van – but I’m hoping that in a week or two, after a long line or two, I’ll have some more concrete news for you. 🙂


A Glimpse of 3 Churches

by Jim on 27 March 2017

Yesterday the church in the community of Jesús María was having its 7th anniversary celebration. They invited the church in Santa Bárbara and also the church in Las Palmas to attend.

So I thought this would be a good time to show you around the new sanctuary (which is still being built – you can help!), and also to show you some of the people from all three churches. The video is a little long – over 10 minutes – but I haven’t shown you these people and places for a while.

There’s no music – sorry – didn’t want to fight with YouTube’s varying copyright restrictions. But there was a lot of cool special music too. 🙂

Anyway, I’ll explain more in the video itself – so here we go!

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Tweets 12-24 March 2017

25 March 2017 Twitter

A concert with open Bibles – excellent! Un Un concierto con Biblias abiertas – ¡excelente! ¡Gracias, Fernando! [image] (12 March 2017) Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words. ~Proverbs 23:9~ (13 March 2017) Garage Sale TODAY right here – – raising money […]

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The Sower

22 March 2017 Ministry glimpses

Earlier this month I preached on the parable of the sower, from Mark 4:1-23. I’ve been reflecting quite a bit on the parable, and its implications in ministry. As a part of the message I gave everyone four cards, one representing each of the four types of soil – on the path, rocky, thorny, and […]

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Retro: The Casteel’s Pool

16 March 2017 Retro

Ten years ago today! Chilling out in the Casteel’s pool – something we actually rarely did, considering how close it was to our house in Cuernavaca. But we had fun when we went there! Thanks, Toby and Marilyn!

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Quick Recap of the Last Few Days

14 March 2017 Family

The weekends tend to be busy times around here, and this past weekend was no exception! So here’s a bit of what happened… On Friday, we had a Bible study learning about the Holy Spirit – His nature, what it means to be “filled with the Spirit”, and so on. Hannah taught the kids’ study, […]

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