Saturday, February 21, 2009

Last weekend I had an awesome experience of taking some of the teens to a Christian concert. We have a fund for teen activities with money donated and also a few of the staff members donated money. This was their first time going to a concert and they loved it! There were 3 singers: Marcela Gandara, Lilly Goodman, and Alex Campos who sing worship music. It was all in Spanish but I loved looking around at an arena full of Christians. We work outside the city and don't realize how many Christians there are, so it gave me chills to hear everyone singing along and worshipping together!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love that here in Mexico it's called 'Dia de Amor y Amistad' which includes friendship on this day! Thanks for your friendship, support, and love!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hope's Birthday

For Hope's birthday a group of us had dinner together in the LDM and then hung out. It was also Tere's party, too.

Of course the guys sang!

In school, we celebrated, too!

an awesome field trip!

To go along with our 'Community Helpers' unit, we got to go to a place called Kidzania. There is nothing like it in the US. It is a little city for kids. The kids get a check when they come in and they have to go to a bank to cash it. Then they use the cash to go places and when they run out, they can work at a job and get more. It was amazing!

These girls were making a special Mexican desert like a twinkie.

They could get a 'license' and drive around

The kids could put on a fire outfit, get on a little fire truck and drive over to a place where they had a fake fire to put out with real water.

Jake and Mark were in McDonalds making a real cheeseburger which they got to eat.

SMCA chefs

My class has been studying jobs and when we talked about chefs and bakers, we all went to my house and baked brownies! I made the hats out of paper and tissue paper...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I had a day off school recently and a few of us went to the Casa Hogar Del Norte. They have 7 babies there and not enough help to hold these babies. They are so precious and don't want to be put down. I could seriously do that every day. My heart was breaking for these helpless children of God. Yet he loves each one of them and has a plan for their lives.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Well again I had to do decision-making. It was time again to decide about the following school year. It's always so early but, if necessary, they need to start looking for someone else to start fundraising. I spent a lot of time last weekend praying and seeking God and then I had my evaluation/yearly meeting with my directors this week. I have decided to stay another year. Any reasons for not staying, were all about me and that is not what God is here for - to make ME happy. I am here to serve him and i was losing the Big picture. We are called to give glory to God and are here for his kingdom and will. (God is more interested in our holiness than in our immediate, temporal happiness) I was reading a lot about Paul and his struggles. I think God's calling for me is to live a life out of the ordinary and disciple girls and love on children. I like getting up each morning and doing what I do and going to the orphanages and holding babies that never get held, and hanging out with teen girls that never had anyone love them. I don't know what my next step is after this next year, so I plan to use this next year to figure that out also. I feel like God will make it clear when it's time to go or I will feel burnt out or tired and I don't yet. I did not let fundraising be any part of the decision because I know God is bigger than that. It wasn't an easy decision but I am at peace with it now. Time really flies here. I can't believe it's already been a year and a half! I love you all and am thankful to have you alongside of me through the months...Thanks for your support, encouragement, love, and friendship!