Long Day at Church

Today, I (Dennis) spent the entire day at church. It was the first day for our youth ministry majors to officially work in the church. So we went to the church at 10 for Sunday School, the church service was short because of a business meeting we needed to have. This business meeting lasted until 2:30. We then went to the Taqueria to eat some tacos (I had tacos al pastor) and had a planning meeting for the youth ministry. After that, at 5 pm, we had the youth group meeting, which lasted until 6:15. It was raining, so we stayed around, waiting for the rain to stop. I got back home at 7:30 after taking some seminary students back to the seminary. Whew! What a day!

Tomorrow is the first day for Janell at Mexico City Christian Academy. I also have to be there for a parents’ meeting. I’ll be introducing myself to them as the “youth pastor” of the school. Then it’s back to seminary on Tuesday.

One Year Anniversary

This is a picture of me with Huberto, Israel, and Rigoberto, the three youth ministry students at the seminary. I have 9 other students, but these three are the ones who are majoring in youth ministry. A few weeks ago, we didn’t know we’d have any youth ministry students. God is so good! It was also one year ago today that we moved here to Mexico. What a great anniversary!

First Day of Seminary

Today was also the first day of Youth Ministry 110 at the seminary. We have 3 students who are studying youth ministry as a career. Walking to class, I was approached by a group of 9 fourth year students who really want to take the class, too. They were wondering if I could change the time of the class. It wouldn’t accomodate my other students to change, so I have aggreed to give the class to the other students an hour before the other class. So now I will be teaching the class to 12 students in total at two different hours of the day. It will not be too much more work, but I believe it will be worth it.

View from MCCA

This is the view from the school (Mexico City Christian Academy) where Janell works. By the way, you can click on the pictures to see them larger in a new window.

Janell at MCCA

Janell is officially working at Mexico City Christian Academy now. This week is teacher work day week, and classes start next Monday. She will be teaching English for 7th through 12th grade. It will greatly help our ministry to these students and is an important part of our ministry here. The picture is of her in her new classroom.


Today was the last day of preparation for seminary class. Tomorrow is it. The notes are ready, the students are there, and hopefully, I’ll be ready, too. Please pray for me as we start this class, Principles of Youth Ministry, tomorrow.

Long Day at church

Today was a long day. We went to church this morning. Then we invited our friend Abraham, seen in the picture above, to eat. We forgot that we were going to have “American” tacos. It’s funny to think that we invited a Mexican to our house for tacos. He is a seminary student and a good friend from the many times we have visited. Abraham has a heart for missions, and is helping us with the youth ministry at the church. We had a great time eating the American tacos with our Mexican friends. After we ate, we returned to church for the youth group meeting. There were about 15 of us there, and we talked about how we need each other in our group and in our Christian life. I think it went well. Tomorrow is Janell’s first full day at the mission kids’ school, and I will be at the seminary, preparing for Tuesday, the first day of class.