All Things are Possible in Christ

We are finally home now. We started our journey home Tuesday afternoon. Before we got in the van, I stood there studying our reflections in a rain puddle at the retreat center where we had finished taking a day of rest and rejuvenation. In Santiago (James), I was reading about how not putting into practice the Word is like looking … Read More

Glimpses of Heaven

Following on our last post from Felina Martens, here are some reflections from Graham Kosylo: After the final day of VBS, our team gathered with the local teens who helped out, and we had a get together at the Glessner’s house. The night started with board games and arm wrestling. However, the night ended very differently. After a young man … Read More

Family Bonding

An update from Felina Martens — Last night was a night of many things. Of arm wrestling, testimonies, and tears; the culmination of our time with the youth group. After day camp every day, we climb the stairs of the shopping center where Puebla de Esperanza is located, to a meal of sandwiches and chips with the Puebla de Esperanza … Read More

Laughter and Exhaustion

This evening at our team debriefing, we all became infected with uncontrollable laughter: sweat and tears, side-aches, shortness of breath, and giggles that make the snorts of others even funnier than whatever started it. It may have started earlier in the day when we played for a second time with the teens one particular game that we learned as part … Read More

Reconnecting

Writing quick greetings from Puebla, in the last minutes of our second full day:  We are grateful for all the new friends we are making and the old relationships we are rekindling. Many of the teams’ fears revolved around breaking language barriers, but with our common goal and your prayers to build strong and meaningful relationships, we saw immediately at … Read More

No Passport Left Behind

After almost twenty hours of travel, it is so good to be in Puebla to reconnect with the Glessners, to reflect on our purpose this week, to see how God loves all his people, and to see how different cultures of the world live this life. Our travel highlights were delightfully uneventful save for a few close calls with an … Read More