"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being ROOTED and grounded in LOVE, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the LOVE of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

~Ephesians 3:14-21

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sean's First Week Teaching at Monte Sion School and Spending Time with Special Friends

What an exciting week as Sean starts teaching soccer (futbol) and Bible in one of the local schools. As summer comes to an end, families begin to prepare for a change in their daily routine. Traveling through the city, we see children of all ages dressed in school uniforms. Buses quickly fill up as students young and old head off to meet their new teachers and join their old friends. Pray for all the children at Monte Sion School, where Sean will be teaching Grade 1 through High School each week (approximately 150 kids). Pray that many will hear God's Word and accept Him as their Lord and Savior. Pray that God will guide Sean daily as he teaches Biblical truths to these students. Pray that through the game of soccer, Sean will be able to build strong relationships with these children and draw them closer to Christ. As this new school year begins and the rainy season comes to an end, we are reminded of how quickly this life is going to pass us all by. Without a moments notice, many today will take their last breath. Pray for the lost souls in Cajamarca who have never heard the name of Jesus or who continue to choose darkness over the light. For the believers in Christ here in this city, I pray that God will give them strength as they try to share God's love this school year through their actions and love for others. Pray that God will give them strength to hold on to their faith, even if they face 
suffering or persecution. 

"For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us 
with his comfort through Christ." 
-2 Corinthians 1:5

Prepping for the new school year..Sean is working with Pastor Helmer and other youth to help him translate God's Word!
Thank You to our Soccer Advocate Team (team leader Kevin Hope) for helping us get the much needed soccer supplies!
Special thanks to Cross Coatings (Bryan LeFever), Mike & David Heintz, Sandy Edmonds, Terry & Cherilyn Davis, and many others for  collecting and donating all the soccer balls!
First Day at Monte Sion

Working along-side the volunteers of Villa Milagro (Arkansas Baptist High School)

Many thanks to Dr. Walker and family for all the wonderful donations and the help you have given us this week!
A very special THANK YOU going out to my dear friend, Donna, at Elkin Pediatric and Adult Medicine (North Carolina), for knowing my favorite lipstick and sending it down from the States! (It's our 99cent secret!)

Thank You Donna...you made me SMILE!

Dr. Walker sharing medical advice on how to treat our new puppies!

Camille taking time to give them lots of tender love and care!

Katelyn getting a "tough" workout as we spent the day with the Walker Family. Training was led by Sailor and Autumn, as they made her do lots of sit-ups and push-ups!

Playing a game with the neighbors!
Lots of laughs as we watch Dr. Walker and his family compete!

My kids loved playing with Jonathan and Katelyn, as they played on the new field that Dr. Walker's family helped us prepare for the upcoming Youth Event!

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