Yesterday was the big day. Nathan was all dressed up for his dedication at New Hope. We had a great time at church, saying goodbye to our friends there as we prepare to move back to Mexico on Wednesday. There was a party after the church service at Janell’s dad’s house, and Nathan got to hang out with a lot of family, including his great grandma Comiskey. It was a great time.
Tomorrow morning, at our church in Dunedin, we will be dedicating Nathan. Basically, we’ll be dedicating ourselves to raise him in a Christian environment with the opportunity to hear about Jesus and the Bible. It’s a big thing for us to commit ourselves to this. It’s a commitment to each other as well. We are excited to take this step and pray that Nathan will make the decision to follow Jesus when he gets older and can understand his commitment.
We’re getting ready to move back to Mexico on Wednesday. It has been a great summer with our family and friends in Florida, but we’re ready to get back to our own (new) place and the work that is definitely waiting us there. When I was in Mexico last week, I left my laptop there to make the trip back a little lighter. That’s why there has been a serious lack of posts lately. Sorry. I’m sure it will be better when we get back into the routine of things.
FBC Naples Mission Trip Day 1: Today we had a good day at church. The group helped out with Vacation Bible School for about 100 kids. We also met up with Israel to talk about what we’re going to do the rest of the time while we are here. I called the bus driver, and we are set with the bus for the rest of the time we would need it. We went to Walmart, Burger King, and the market. We also spent some time at the mission office and also the seminary. Whew! Sounds like we were busy. We wrapped up the day at the movie theater watching War of the Worlds.
Well, I’m sitting in the Tampa Airport, waiting for my flight to Houston. From there, it’s on to Mexico City. I’m leading a group of people from First Baptist Church, Naples, on a mission trip to Mexico. It’s an 11 day trip, so I’ll try to keep you posted. Unfortunately, Janell and Nathan couldn’t come with me on this trip, so I’m all alone for the time. It was hard to rip myself away from them this morning as I left. I already miss them.
Update on Life: I got back my final grade from my Jonathan Edwards class. I got a B+. I am so happy to have received a decent grade on what was probably the hardest class I’ve ever taken. Janell was a great support during the class, letting me have time off to work on the projects and papers.
July 5-15, I will be in Mexico with a group of volunteers from First Baptist Church, Naples. They will be helping with Vacation Bible School at our church Dios Es Amor. They will also be helping with a “youth week” and doing some service projects and street evangelism. I am hoping to have this group encourage the youth ministry at our church. I hope that the youth pastor will be an encouragement to the youth ministry students who are serving at the church, also. It is going to kill me to be away from Janell and Nathan for 11 days. It is going to be difficult for Janell, too, as she will have to feed Nathan all throughout the nights.