Monday, August 31, 2009

Ephesians 6:19

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Today I got to go to the graduation from Prepa, or High School, of one of my dear friends, Gabi. I am so proud of her! She went to graduation even though none of her friends did and there were only 3 from her class out of 30 that were there!! The graduation included college graduates too. Gabi got a special award for her grades and is now going to start college for journalism and work with television and movies. Gabi enjoys photography and I am praying that somehow we can get a camera for her to use for her photography class. Gabi lived at Casa Hogar Douglas before coming to Back2Back 2 years ago. I am so proud of the way she has grown the past years and become more interested in her walk with Christ! She has a special place in my heart!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Here is a prayer request I have for this year! Please pray for me to use my time wisely and how the Lord wants. I have so many opportunities here and I want to do them all but I can't. My first priority is teaching all day Monday and Wednesday and half days Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Then, I love spending time with the teen girls on campus, but I want to do it in a way that is meaningful. I also have a heart for the orphans in the Casa Hogar Douglas, especially the girls in middle school. I have people asking me to teach English. I got asked to teach Sunday School. Plus I am in a Bible Study and I take Spanish classes. I want to be used in the best way and I thank you already for your prayers.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Beautiful girls

Tonight I got the privilege of taking 3 sisters from Casa Hogar Douglas out to eat! They have a special friend in the US who gave me money to do something special for the birthday of Alondra. Alondra's favorite restaurant is Los Generales which is a buffet of Mexican food. The girls were dressed up as much as they could when I picked them up! They were so excited! I loved doing this for them because they are beautiful inside and out. They were so thankful and appreciative and fun to be with and they love and take care of each other! I thank God for this opportunity to bless them!
This is Alondra enjoying her ice cream!

Christy Ross went along too!!

Betty, me, Alondra, and Daniella

Thursday, August 20, 2009

a new school year

Well I am back at 'home' in Monterrey after 6 weeks at my other home. I felt so loved and blessed as I spent time visiting family and friends and hearing what was going on in their lives. I have the opportunity to have such great friends in the States who I can catch up with like I was never gone. I thank God for friends like those. And, I met some new friends who were an encouragement to me and will be in my prayers. My support-raising went well and I am over half way so I have to do the rest from here. I am excited to be back to start a new year and be where God wants me, doing his work.
The first thing when I got back I did a bug count in my apartment: 6 cockroaches, 1 huge spider...not too bad. So I have been cleaning and settling in and catching up with my 'family' here. The day after I got back, the children from Casa Hogar Douglas came over to swim so I got to see all my friends!! And of course, I have been spending time with the girls on campus. We did an ice cream run tonight! That always is popular. Next I will start getting my classroom ready. No chance of being bored or lonely right now!!