The Fellowship of Believers
At the end of July I had the privilege of attending Mexico’s field conference. This was my first chance to meet some of my fellow missionaries and hear reports on the various tribal and support works throughout the country. It was encouraging (and challenging) to think that some of the works amongst tribes in Mexico have been going on since before I was born! Pray that our team will keep our focus on finishing the task, no matter how long it takes.
Once conference was over, I joined my coworkers Pete and Liesl on a road trip. After making stops in Texas and Oklahoma, we arrived at the New Tribes training center in Missouri. I stayed with friends there for about a week before traveling to Kansas and then flying to New York. Got all that? I was a bit confused myself…do you ever wake up and wonder which state you’re in?
Family and Friends
The bulk of my time in the U.S. will be spent in Michigan, where I will be visiting my family and friends. Right now I am staying at my sister’s house, where my whole family was able to be together. My brother flew in from Massachusetts and my parents drove from New York. Besides time spent playing Rook and hitting garage sales (two key family traditions) I was able to help my sister get her classroom ready for the beginning of the school year. I also have been taking advantage of this time in the States to update my churches and support teams about my ministry to the Nahuatl.
Credit Where Credit Is Due…
This summer has been a great opportunity to see many of you face-to-face for the first time since I headed to Mexico over two years ago. As I do, I am reminded of what a great support team I have. You guys ask for the true story, not just a polite missionary message. You remember details from my updates, an amazing feat in this age of over-information and too-many emails. You ask questions about how you can help and be involved. You pray for the Nahuatl and share my love for that people. I am so grateful for a team like you and consider it a privilege to be sent by you to reach the world for Christ. Thank you!