Bake’n Take

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Greetings from sunny and warm Mexico!

Sometimes it takes quite some doing to re-schedule things. I’m sure many of you are familiar with that reality, however, in Mexico it can be even more of a challenge.

We had hoped to have a Bake’n Take in February, but the date we originally hoped for, most people were not available.  So, after trying several options, we postponed till this past weekend at the beginning of March.  Most wanted to do Pizza!  Again!  So, we pulled out the stops and had a great ‘ole time!

Not only Pizza – Cookie Bars and marshmallow squares too!
Fun in the kitchen!
We are dog-sitting our friend’s dog too, and the daughter of one of the ladies spent hours entertaining our furry friend!
Carolyn enjoying our morning walk in the park.
Our local volcano “Popo” has been more active in recent months making for more cleaning, and problems with allergies and breathing.

Ministry Trip – February

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This past weekend Phil went with Dan Chapple and his oldest son Seth to La  Sierra Norte for to visit a number of the groups studying in the Seminary Program.

Group in Zacapoaxtla doing their exam for the final book of the Pentateuch.


We had the opportunity to be part of this groups first class together. 12 New Students. The first group at this church to study together since the church started 30 years ago.
Very foggy the whole weekend. Got some amazing photos.


It’s a long way up these stairs to the pastor’s house.
Missionary Trio this past weekend!
Sharing lunch together after church, before our class together.

Dan took this video, part of the church service on Sunday morning, they are singing in there dialect Nahuatl.

Start to a Busy month

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Hi Everyone!

Just a quick post of some interesting things that started off the month of February:

This video is just outside our house. The neighbor is having her 15th Birthday. This is the Mariachi Band that is part of the celebrations.

Phil is back into helping out with music at church. He led worship (in Spanish) this past Sunday. Fun, Fun!
Carolyn had the opportunity to attend a Women’s Retreat this past weekend with one of her Mexican friends and some other missionary ladies. It’s one of those things you just don’t want to miss! Oh what fun!

This video is from the Women’s Retreat:

50th Birthday

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Hi Everyone!

Just a few pictures from our 50th Birthday party on the weekend. 

Lots of fun and games.  We were so please to have over 40 people join us for our milestone Birthday celebration!  Thanks to everyone who attended and helped make it a wonderful day!  Also, thanks for the overwhelming number of Birthday wishes by email, e-Cards, Facebook, and texts, as well as a few cards delivered in the mail!  Wow!

Thanks everyone for a wonderful day!

Carolyn preparing wonderful desserts
Bear wondering what is going to happen here.
The Cake
Good friends
Balloon skills
M&M transfer
Number game
What is going on here?
Yup! We both made it to 50! Feeling a little older now for sure!

Celebrating Birthdays!

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January is Birthday month for Both of Us! 

Carolyn – Jan 15  &  Phil – Jan 26  . . .  Happy 50th to both of us!

This month we are hosting our 50th Birthday Party at our house here in Puebla.  We’ve invited a whole host of people.  Hopefully, many of our next door neighbors will come and visit even if for a short while. So, if you’re in the area, you’re welcome to join us for a fun time!

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New Year 2019

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Hi folks!   Just a quick post to say . . . 


We pray God’s rich blessing on each one of you  . . .

   for the coming year – Happy New Year 2019!


Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me        – St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Merry Christmas 2018

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Christmas 2018

We’ve been enjoying a few days with Phil’s brother Stephen from Kansas over this Christmas season. Christmas Eve we have been invited to spend the evening with a few folks from the church we attend here in Puebla.  Christmas Day we have invited a number of people over for Christmas dinner in the afternoon.  We are really looking forward to spending time with all these folks!

Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!