Give thanks that preaching, teaching and leadership activities are going well. My seasonal allergies are done until next year. Give thanks for progress on my recent studies of the book of Jude, the results of which will soon show up on articulos.giffmex.org.
Give thanks for a great start to the new program to reach unchurched young people who have outgrown the kids club but still attend it. We had a meeting at our home to kick things off, and another meeting since. Every other Saturday Blanca does the kids club, and every other Saturday she does the youth club. Continue to pray for volunteers.
Please pray for a new program. We have a musician who will be giving the young people from the youth club music lessons.
Give thanks for a great regional retreat. It was great to see the missionaries and the people from Borderplex. Thanks to God especially for the Kuipers who were in charge of organizing things, and to the Winds for being our conference speakers.
Give thanks for a nice trip to Jojutla, Morelos on the Thursday of Easter week. I preached and officiated the Lord’s Supper, and we saw the plans for the rebuilding of the church sanctuary that was destroyed by September’s earthquake. Pray that they can overcome the barrier to starting the work – a neighbor who refuses to demolish his damaged building nextdoor.
Give thanks for Alexandra, who turned 18 on March 27, and for Daniel, who signed his diploma in a beautiful ceremony, in anticipation of graduation. Please pray for scholarships for Alexandra and a good job for Daniel when he graduates.
Give thanks for a great night we had with the single, Mexican missionary ladies from various missions. Good food, games, and lots of laughs.
Please pray for Mexico during the election cycle, as well as relations between our host country and our home country, both of which we love.
As always, please pray for our health, spiritual vitality, relationships, and financial support.