Ever since we arrived here in Cuernavaca, Mexico God put a very important family in our life. Julio, Yesenia, and thier son Yale. Julio and Yesenia are members at the Rio De Vida congregation. Julio teaches, preaches, and thier family is involved in every event or class the church offers. He is in my preacher class and it is a joy to teach people who have such hunger for God’s word. The reason Julio is such an important man is that Doug & Sandy Holcomb who have been working with this church will be soon returning to the States and Julio and a group of men wll be leading this congregation. I have attached a link of his last sermon, although it is in spanish you can easy see the gift God has given him. http://qik.com/video/1bd6242519b248668e6851fd70eafdfb
It seems just like yesterday I moved to Mexico with my family and now it’s time for me to move again but this time it’s going to be different because, I’m leaving my family and my dog behind. My dog is a big part of my life. I had got her when I was 10. When my parents came to us and asked about what I thought about moving to Mexico the only thing I said was as long as my dog can come with me. And now I am leaving her behind for two years. It’s going to be hard but I know in the end going to AIM will be one of the best things for my life. With me graduating and starting to think about what I’m taking with me is starting to make it all feel real. The friends that I made here throughout my time here have started to feel like my family. I’m truly going to miss Mexico but ill forever keep the memories of having youth retreats, going to the children’s home, sleepovers, water balloon fights, youth bible studies, passing out flyers to invite people to church. These are just some of the things. The first time I went to the children’s home I meet a sweet little boy named Luis he came up to me and asked for a hug. He melted my heart. Every time I go he runs to me and gives me a big hug. Out of all the things all he wanted was to feel loved by someone. I hope during my time in AIM I can touch people’s hearts like Luis did to me. Before I leave to start a new adventure in my life I’m trying to enjoy as much as I can.
Since July of last year our second youngest daughter Deasha has been extremely involved in track. She trains 4 to 5 days out of the week for about four hours a day. Deasha started training in a 100 and a 200 meter run. After her first competition she took 4th over all in her age group, since then she added the long jump to her training. She has now competed in three different competitions, two here in Cuernavaca and one in Mexico City. Deasha took 4th the second time competing in Mexico City but has really improved since then. Her most recent competition Deasha took 3rd in the 100 meter run and 1st in the long jump. Many of the girls Deasha is competing against have been training for years, the girl that Deasha beat in the long jump had won a national championship before. Needless to say as a church and family we are very proud of her for her effort and accomplishments.