Thursday, August 11, 2011

Scenes from La Boca

The tiny village of La Boca is nestled in the rugged desert mountains of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. Its people are strong, stoic and beautiful. Their physical  life is not easy, but their spiritual life is vibrant.

Some of the children working on a Sunday School project.

Showing the finished product.

Lovely, donated quilts we were able to provide to them. Thanks to all who gave!

The ladies choosing their quilts.

Pastor Pablo Hernandez and two faithful men standing on the church steps. Pablo is also planting a church farther up the mountain. Although he is advancing in years, Pastor Pablo has a vision and a heart for outreach.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Weekend in Saltillo - Part 2

We were able to take several boxes full of craft supplies for VBS, provided by a ministry led by Dr. Connie Palm, in Hobe Sound, Florida. Thank you, Dr. Palm, Louise Crouse and other helpers!

The items are very well organized and in Spanish! What a blessing!

Pastor Dolores Hernandez with the new speaker system for which the Saltillo Church raised the funds. We were able to purchase it in the US for a much better price than they could find in Mexico.

Pastor Dolores' daughter, Cynthia, with the VBS visual for the story of Jonah, that she drew and painted. She's very talented and we are praying that she will find and do God's will for her life.

Maria and I eating ice cream with the Hernandez family in the Saltillo parsonage.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weekend in Saltillo - Part 1

In June, we were able to make a quick trip to Saltillo. We were so happy to see our friends again and visit with the dear people at the church. Here's a picture of Maria holding Deysi Correa's baby, Sofia.

Another baby that is growing up and changing so fast! What a sweetie!

The Sunday School kids singing for the congregation.

Some of the Saltillo church people.

We so enjoyed the pitch-in lunch! Delicious Mexican food! Love it!