Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MidAmerica Tour

Steve is visiting churches in Kansas and Oklahoma this week. Thanks to Jodi Randel for this picture from their service the other night. We miss him, but are glad he is able to tell others about what God is doing here in Mexico.

While he's gone, Kent is trying to finish up his junior year of high school and we are trying to avoid getting swine flu! Our church services were cancelled for tonight, and Sunday as well. The government here in Mexico is recommending that we avoid unnecessary gatherings/meetings.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wrapping It Up

Great ladies fixing wonderful food. Mrs. Pena, Sylvia Hernandez Pena, and Mely Hernandez Maldonado. Gracias, hermanas! :-)

Pastor Manuel demonstrating his First Aid Kit given by Pastor Phil Budensiek and his church in Georgia. Thank you!

Gifts for the Pastor's wives. Thank you to all who contributed to this project!

The students and staff of the Spring Session of the Bible Methodist Bible Institute - Mexico! God helped us in a wonderful way. Lives are being changed and progress is being made. Thank you for praying and giving. To God be all the glory!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

More Bible Institute

One of Steve's Homiletics students, Pastor Alejandro, shares a sermon outline with the class.

Melodie and Tamra fixed a U.S. style meal for all the Institute participants. I helped them serve the delicious food.
English class.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Am My Kids' Mom!

Our daughter, Maria, is featured on this panel of the Public Relations Booth for GBS. :-)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bible Institute

Here are some scenes from the Bible Institute Classes which are being held this week in Saltillo, Mexico.

This is part of the group eating a delicious meal of beans, salsa, scrambled eggs and tortillas. Sylvia Hernandez is in charge of the meals this week and she is doing a terrific job!! Yum! :-)

Some of the students in class.

Institute President, Eli Balderas, teaching a class.

Trying on glasses which were donated by an opthalmologist in Texas.

Instructor, Shane Craycraft, from Ohio, demonstrating 1st Aid techniques, much to the dismay of Field Director, Marc Sankey. :-)

Enlish Class

I taught an English class in the Pastor/Laity Workshop yesterday.

My brother, Marc, helping some of the students with their English assignment.

My sister-in-law, Melodie helped me so much!

Giving some explanatory material.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sunday School

Each Sunday I teach a class of 10-12 year-old kids. Challenge #1: It's all in Spanish. Challenge #2: There is no curriculum. Challenge #3 - Class lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Here I am reading a story (Arch Books in Spanish) to my Sunday School class.

My class. I print off worksheets from Calvary Chapel Children's Ministry Website. It is free (I love that!) :-) and they have both Spanish and English versions of their curriculum.

Writing the scripture verse on the board.

Monday, April 6, 2009


The Mexican flag at the border crossing northwest of Laredo, Texas.

The Rio Grande which separates the US and Mexico.

Joe and Maria at the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

Joe, Maria, Kent and I at the Riverwalk. I wish our photographer could have jumped in the picture, but he might have landed in the river! :-)

Eating at Texas Land and Cattle Company on the Riverwalk.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Maria and Joe about mid-way up the mountain behind our house, with part of Saltillo below.

We ate at Tacos al Pastor downtown, and this guy serenaded us with a Spanish version of "Let it Be," although he did say those 3 words in English.

Here's a tray of pig skins and feet at the meat market.

And here's the poor porker's head. :-)

At the market in downtown Saltillo.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Our Sunday

Maria and Joe visiting with friends at church.

Joe, Maria, me, Kent and Jordan Sankey.

Maria and a beautiful little girl from church.

Maria and I joined some of the other girls/ladies in singing a song.

Kent, Joe, Maria, Jose Luis, Karla, Daisy, and Cheko.

Kent, Alonso, Karla, Maria and Joe.