Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Trip - Part 1

For those of you who haven't seen the updates on Facebook, I am pasting the information here. We appreciate your prayers.

Thursday, February 7 - Steve just left on a 10-day trip through Mexico. Lord willing, he will be covering hundreds of miles visiting Bible Methodist Churches from the northern border of Mexico all the way to southern Oaxaca. Tim Keep and Brennan Muir will be joining him tomorrow. Please keep them in your prayers. In the next hour or so is when he will be going through customs. We'd appreciate prayers that everything at those 2 revisions sites will go well.

Steve made it safely to Saltillo this evening. When he called he was enjoying beans, tortillas, chorizo, salsa, etc. at the home of Pastor Dolores and Sylvia. (Muchas gracias, hnos.)! He had absolutely no problems going through customs. Thank you for your prayers.

Friday, February 8 - Today Steve and Pastor Dolores plan to leave Saltillo, Coahuila and drive about 8 hours south to Leon, Guanajuato to pick up Tim Keep and Brennan Muir who are flying in for a week of ministry in central and southern Mexico. This weekend they will visit the churches and missions in Cuchicuato and Pedregales.

Steve, Dolores, Bro. Tim Keep, and Brennan have arrived in the little town of Cuchicuato. They've eaten tacos al pastor (pork that is cooked on a spit), eggs, ham, milanesa (thin meat that is deep fried), tortillas, pork rinds and pickled pig skin (Steve said it looked like gummy worms). The adventure has begun! :o) They are staying at a home near the church. Tomorrow, Lord willing, they will visit a mission started by the Cuchicuato church in the morning and have a service at another mission in the evening. We appreciate your prayers so much!

Saturday, February 9 - Steve just called from Guanajuato. They have had a great day. This morning they visited a mission station in Tamaula, where the people of the Cuchicuato church have an outreach ministry. Tonight they were at another outreach location. About 40 people were in attendance and Steve translated for Bro. Keep to bring greetings. Brennan gave his testimony in Spanish and then Steve preached the message. God helped in a wonderful way and 6 people came forward for prayer. God is working through your prayers and we are so thankful! Tomorrow they will have services in Pedregales and Cuchicuato.

Monday, February 11 - Today, Steve, Bro. Keep, Brennan and Dolores will travel about 8 hours south to Oaxaca City. They had a blessed and full day yesterday. Thank you for praying.

Tuesday, February 12 - Steve, Bro. Keep, Brennan and Dolores are on their way from Oaxaca City to San Gabriel de Mixtepec, Oaxaca. It is a 120 mile, 5-6 hour trip over very rough and curvy, mountainous roads. For the next 3 days we won't have cell phone contact, so I may not be able to update on their activities unless they can send communication from an internet cafe. Pastor Elias López Ramos has a full schedule of services scheduled in the surrounding villages. Thank you for praying.

Just received a message from Pastor Elias López Ramos, that the men arrived in San Gabriel at 6 p.m. They drove on to Santa Maria for a service after which they were served supper. Then they drove to Mangales and had another service and are just now arriving back in San Gabriel. I've copied and pasted the message below for those who may be interested:

Llegaron casi a las 6 de la tarde e inmediatamente nos fuimos al culto a Santa María, Dios nos ayudó, tubimos un culto muy bendecido, los hermanos nos dieron de cenar mole de iguana y nopalitos muy ricos. De regreso a san Gabriel, tubimos culto en los mangales, acabamo de llegar a descanzar

1 comment:

The Dickinsons said...

Dearest Beth, Thank you very much for your super SWEET comment on my "GORY" post. I wondered if I even should post it, but figured ladies who aren't missionaries should know how to PRAY for those of us who are.
I've been overwhelmed by the NICE comments I received on that post.

YES!! I wish we could get together and go out of coffee, just to chat! I wrote Dad II (Sankey) the other day and told him that I felt a lot closer to you these last few years, because of how Jesus has led our lives to be so similar. =)
We're coming home in March, and I think you just got back to your field from Deputation, so I probably have missed you.
Maybe one day...we'll get that longed for chat together. =)