Canada Day Reflexiones

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Celebrated the Day with our fellow Canadian Missionaries…

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Happy Canada Day

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Hi Everyone!

Wishing you all a very . . .



Bake’n Take – June

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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:

Graduation, Baptisms & more …

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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!

Sunday Father’s Day Celebration. Carolyn made goodies and these giant cookie cakes.
Pezmata – making our journey to the river for baptisms.
This little oasis is where we held the baptismal service – Awesome!
This group of guitarists (called Redonda) led the music during the baptisms at the River.
Those who were baptized, pastors and those who assisted.
This fellow is the Pastor’s son, one of those who was baptized. What a joy it has been getting to know him.
Travelled in the van to be able to transport several people and manage the roads better. With all these vehicles around, how are we ever going to get out?
Moises preached at the graduation service.
Group of Graduates in the centre. Diana, Araceli, and Justiniano. Their Pastor on the far left and Missionary Church President next to him.
Phil and Bernabé leading the class in Zapata. This group started in January and have almost finished the first book. They are very eager to continue.
This group of 4 women are well into the second book of the introductory level. Let us introduce to you our newest Tutor Moisés (not Moises Ruiz), who has been leading this study group. It works our well since his wife is one of the students.

Finding time for …

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Here we are at the middle of June already!

We wanted to share a few photos from our experiences this past month or so. It’s been busy with travel around Mexico after our short time in Canada at the beginning of May. Finding balance between ministry and everyday life stuff is always a challenge! Thanks for being part of our journey, everyday!

Magnificent view on our trip to the mountains.
How many people do you think we can fit in an 12 passenger van?
Beautiful colours!
Who’s that at the mall?
Stairway across the 8 lanes of traffic in Mexico City.
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Looking forward to the next Bake’n Take this month.


Long Weekend

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Happy Belated Victoria Day Long Weekend everyone!


Just pausing for a brief update here.

We hope you all had a great long weekend no matter, whether you had free time, spent it with family or even if you had to work. According to Google, Queen Victoria’s real birthdate is May 24, so this post is right on time!

The long weekend was certainly long for us. Carolyn stayed home and spent quite a bit of time getting caught up on baking. The freezer was a bit low on baked goods to have ready to bless people with. Phil travelled to the mountain areas again this past weekend and had a very good time with 3 of the groups who are studying and advancing well in their studies. 

The one group in Zacapoaxtla is the furthest along in their studies, about half-way through the last book of Level 2 in the Seminary Program.

In Zapata, the group studies Saturday afternoons and is well on their way to completing the first book of the introductory level . They started at the end of January and are eager to continue. Our hope is that they all continue at least to the end of Level 1.  We are encouraged that one or two of the students seem quite capable of becoming the Tutor for that group.

On Sunday, the newest group in Huitzilan met and is well into studying the second book of the basic level. It was a real joy to see one of the students from their first group lead the study for this group. 

Please continue to pray for Matilde who had surgery to remove a tumor in her abdomen.  She seems to be recovering well and gaining strength.

Below are a few scenery pics from the weekend. Our next trip we’ll try to get more people photos.

New touristy sign downtown Zacapoaxtla
Some homes have such a great view.
Amazing view from the roadside on the way home from Huitzilan.

Canada – Marathon

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Hi folks!  It’s been a little while since we’ve shared anything here, so we’ll give a brief update of what’s been happening and then below are a number of photos/video of Carolyn’s Marathon in Canada.

April has been busy with lots of travel and events. Ministry trips at the beginning of the month, Easter, and then a quick trip back to Canada for our National Conference at the end of April. Wow! It’s tiring just trying to summarize it all!

By far, the highlight of our trip back to Canada was Carolyn’s Marathon.

Way-to-go Carolyn!

Crossing the Start Line!

Crossing the finish line!


Congratulations Carolyn!