Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kent's High School Graduation

Kent and his cousin, Kenny Stetler, at their Graduation from Stone City Christian Academy in Bedford, Indiana.

Kent giving his valedictory address. We are so proud of him.

Steve gave an excellent Commencement Address.

The SCCA graduating class of 2010.

Steve with his wonderful parents and our dear friend, Joe Hollingsworth. We were so glad they could be with us at graduation.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Visiting In The North

A few weeks ago we were able to visit a couple of churches in northern Mexico.

Steve preached in Santa Apolonia.

Us with Pastor Chito and family.

Pastor Bernardo and some of the parishioners from La Florida.
We were privileged to distribute some items that many of you donated at each of these churches. Thank you for your giving.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day 5, Part #2

Bright bougainvillea, men making adobe blocks, and a colorful church in San Gabriel, Mixtepec, Oaxaca.

We stopped by a mission station in the village of Santa Maria. A donation has been given and plans are underway for the construction of a church here.

The Pacific Ocean in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.


The sign indicating that there is a speedbump. It's very small and points directly down at the speedbump, giving no advance warning.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 5, Part #1

Jose Correa, Dolores Hernandez, Marc Sankey and Steve Stetler singing in the morning service.

Youth gather in for prayer.

Mexico Bible Methodist Youth Congress - 2010

Dear friends: Pablo Leonardo, Teresa, Ofelia and Pablo Hernandez.

Eating the final meal of the youth congress before heading home.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Day 4

Some of our group slept out on the porch, since it was about 20 degrees cooler out there than inside.

Praying with the young people.

Kent, Cameron and Logan relaxing while our laundry dries.

Kent and Jordan with some of the youth group.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 3, Part #3

The missionary kids with some of the Saltillo youth group.

Steve was in charge of the afternoon activities. Here is Kent, participating in the balloon stomp.

Then they had a shoe-pile relay race.

The walkway from the church is very steep.

Kent playing soccer.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 3, Part #2

Kent and I walking to the church.

The group gathered in for the first service of the youth congress.

Kent and Jordan, with the youth from Saltillo, bringing a special song.

Our evangelist, Esdras Munroy, traveled from Guatemala to be with us at the Youth Congress.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day #3, Part 1

These pictures are taken from the upper level of the home where we stayed during the Youth Congress in San Gabriel, Mixtepec, Oaxaca.

Coconut palm tree

Mountainous jungles

Nearby homes

Our vehicle in the courtyard

Our rooms were upstairs. You may be able to see the metal spiral staircase, which we used, on the far right.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Youth Congress, Day #2, Part 2

We left Oaxaca City on Tuesday morning and headed over the mountains. It is a trip of 120 miles which usually takes about 6 hours, because the roads are so bad. We had a little vehicle problem which held us up for a few hours.

Steve and the Correas, working on the van.

Some of us waiting in the shade, while the van was being fixed.

Piling back in for the rest of the trip.

We arrived at San Gabriel, Mixtepec, Oaxaca at 10 p.m. They fed us chicken and rice soup, tortillas, and sweet bread. In this picture, you can see a girl pouring horchata. It is a drink made by boiling rice and adding sugar and cinnamon.

Sylvia and I eating supper (and worn out) after 2 long days of traveling.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Youth Congress - Day 2, Part #1

Despite arriving so late, a wonderful family from the Oaxaca church extended their gracious overnight hospitality to us. This was the view we saw in the morning...

...and another perspective.

Getting ready to head out for the next leg of our journey.

The steps to one of our churches in Oaxaca.

We took a couple of teenagers (brother and sister) from Oaxaca with us to the youth retreat.