A full day: Today was a full day,too, with the group. They helped out at the church, cleaning the carpet on their hands and knees, cleaning all the windows and floors, and basically helping in whatever way they could. Then they ate at the “Taqueria.” You can see Joel cutting the meat for the tacos in the picture above. Afterwards, we went to Samuel’s house to have a youth meeting. It was a great time of Christian fellowship with the entire group.
Pictures from today: We spent a lot of time at the church today, sort of taking some time to talk about what’s happening in the lives of the group and the families they are living with. We visited a family that attends the church, and had a good time with them. Two of their kids are in the youth group at the church. Joel (the one in the middle picture above on the left) gave the Bible study at the house on being close to God. We had a great time of ministry.
Painting the playground: Today we took the group to the seminary to paint the playground there. The group worked really hard doing the scraping, cleaning, painting, and yardwork. Then we came to our house to eat lunch. After lunch we went to one of the girls’ house from the church and had a great time of fellowship, worship, and Bible study. It was a great day! Check out the pictures of the playground and lunch at our house above. If you click it, you can see it fullsized.
Church: Sorry about not getting any pictures of yesterday, but we went to church with the group. It was a great service. The sermon was on how Jesus will separate the sheep from the goats when He returns. The last part of that passage (Matthew 25:31-46) it talks about helping Jesus by helping those in need. The church demonstrated this by giving a new pair of clothes and shoes to a family from another city. It was a great demonstration of what the sermon was about.
In the afternoon, we ate some tacos with the youth group and watched the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” to talk about cultural differences. It was a great youth meeting, with many young people there from the church.
Mission in Tula: We spent the day in Tula, Hidalgo, working at a church that meets in a house there. The church is a mission church of Dios Es Amor in Mexico City. We helped put the tarp up for the roof, shared some gospel literature, and had a good time of fellowship with the people of this church. It was great.
Day downtown: Today we went downtown with the group. We visited the Cathedral, National palace, House of Tiles (Sanborn’s)- click here if you read Spanish, and the Ciudadela market. It was really a great time of fellowship. Tomorrow we will be going to Tula, in the state of Hidalgo to work with a mission church there.