Phil had the privilege of visiting and participating in our newest group. They just started studying their first book of the Basic Level of the Seminary material in the town of Cuetzalan. So far, there are 16 students and a couple more are interested. Making the one large group into two smaller groups will likely be the best option for maximum participation.
The first class we looked at the basis of faith and the certainty we have in Christ. After the class, one of the young students prayed to make a commitment of faith and commit his life completely to Jesus Christ. It was a beautiful moment to be part of. There was so much excitement in this class to be studying together, affirming their faith and growing in their knowledge and understanding of the Bible.
Last week we had a couple of young people visit us here in Puebla and stay with us for 4 days. They wanted to learn how to bake and so we spent some very full days teaching them the basics of baking. Pretty sure it was a challenge for us all!!
This video shows the necessary part of making hamburger patties! You gotta press them together well!!
July 25 – 28 Phil attended the anual Conference for the Missionary Church of Mexico (IMM). It was held in a touristy town called Chignauhampan. This was an important event to attend since this is the year to vote in an almost entirely new Board of Directors for the IMM, and to make some important connections with churches who are wanting to begin and continue their studies with the Semillas Seminary that we oversee.
Sun July 28/29 on their way back from the conference, one of the pastors, his family and brother came to Puebla to visit. We had a lot of fun playing games and teaching them some baking skills.
Below are some photos from these special times together.
Phil attended a High School graduation ceremony of one of our students in the Seminary program. Below are some photos from the weekend.
This video is from the graduation ceremony. There was a lot of dancing and traditional celebration activities.
Celebrated the Day with our fellow Canadian Missionaries…
Fun Fun Fun!
We had a full day today with our June Bake’n Take. Lots of fun! A couple of new ladies from our community and their daughters. So grateful to get to know them better.
These cupcakes were in part to celebrate Canada Day.
We made Apple Squares, Cornflake Treats, Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Here’s the invite we send out:
Greetings from sunny Mexico!
June has been a very busy month thus far. This past weekend while Carolyn stayed in Puebla to prepare desserts and goodies for a Father’s Day celebration at the church we attend, Phil travelled to La Sierra Norte with our Team Mate Moises Ruiz who was able to return to Mexico for a short visit. They travelled to various places participating in services and classes, and fellowship times. They participated in a Graduation Ceremony for the three Seminary Students finishing Level 1, a baptismal service at the river for 8 candidates, were able to visit 3 classes to encourage them in their studies, preach at 3 services and enjoy a lot of good food!