Okay…so it’s been forever since I’ve updated this page. We’ve been extremely busy. I feel like I’ve got to write something here about the last few weeks. First, the conference in Mazatlan went awesome. Here’s a video of it on the vlog. Then the group from Indiana came and helped us with a Bible school for the kids of Atizapan. That went well, too. We had about 50 kids per day come to MCCA to sing, learn, and play. I’ll post a video about that, too, when I get some high speed internet. We arrived in Florida last Monday. We are spending time with family and connecting with friends. Janell’s grandma Graham passed away this week, so we are spending a lot of time with the family. Please pray for us. It’s been a crazy few weeks.
It’s not officially Holy Week, but today the volcanos showed us that a lot of the smog is going away for the week. Everyone pretty much has next week off here, so most people leave the city for vacation. This means that their cars and the smog they make leave with them, making it a beautiful week of no traffic. Tonight, we could see the 2 volcanos behind the city, so we stopped and took a few pictures. We’re sure we’ll get some better ones this week.
We just finished the last official class of the year. The seminary keeps on going, but the youth ministry classes will be pretty much “through extention” for the rest of the year. They will have to turn in their assignments through email, and I will turn in the grades that way, too. We will be meeting one more time next week sometime to finish the class material and give them specific instructions on sending me the work. I’m off to prepare for the Mazatlan trip and workshop that I’m giving this weekend. Thanks to Tim and Annette Gulick for the material.
Today I realized how little time we have before we go back to the US for our 4 month assignment there. I have to finish grading for MJ 130, finish teaching MJ 140, prepare for the leadership workshop I’m giving in Mazatlan this weekend, help plan the summer schedule for the youth ministry at church, lead a group/Backyard Bible club next week, and pack, among other things. It’s going to be a crazy week and a half. We leave Mexico on March 28, the day after Easter. We’ll be there until the end of July. It’s going to be strange, but we’re really looking forward to seeing our friends and family. Of course, we’re looking forward to the arrival of Baby Poulette, too!
Friday and Saturday, we went on a trip to Puebla, Mexico. It’s about 3 hours away from where we live in Mexico City. The MCCA kids were at camp down there, and we went with our friends the Torberts to pick up their kids. Puebla is an interesting town, and it has a lot of good shopping, food, and history. We had a great time. We also got to meet some other missionaries who are working with college students. We had a great time. We made a video of the trip. Also, check out our pictures of the volcanos and also of the Cathedral in Puebla.
We went to the doctor yesterday, even though I’ve been sick. He looked at the 4D ultrasound, heard the heartbeat, and is sending Janell to get some bloodwork done. He said there are no problems with the baby and that everything is perfectly normal. We’re happy about that. We even got to eat Krispy Kremes again. We go back on the 17th of March.