May 27th, 2016
Our Time in Puerto Peñasco
We had a really busy, but very productive trip to Puerto Penasco, México. We arrived on Friday afternoon and began meetings with the leaders two hours later. That first weekend, we spent about 13 hours in meetings with the leaders and Leon also preached the Sunday morning service. The time with the leaders was excellent as we all developed a deeper relationship with one another while looking at the kind of leadership character the Lord wants to develop in His leaders.
On Monday, Pastor Stan and Becky Tedrow and Pastors Joe and Laurie Pacheco all arrived and we met with the pastors, elders, ministry leaders and congregation throughout the week. The conference, Prospering in a New Season, was Wednesday through Saturday evenings concluding with the Sunday morning service. It was very well received by all. We are so blessed to see the growth and health in the congregation after the difficulties they went through just two years ago.
On a personal note, it was such a blessing working together with the Tedrows and Pachecos, whom we have known for about 40 years and about 30 years respectively. The six of us form the pastoral counsel over PCF to assist and encourage the leadership team there.
,Cynthia is coming!
We are looking forward to Cynthia Alexander from Chennai, India being with us for a week in July and sharing at Living Waters Fellowship. We have been working with her family since 1988! This is Cynthia's first trip to the U.S. Anyone interested in helping with her travel expenses can donate on our donations page on this website under Alex and Hilda's name and note that it is for Cynthia.
As we mentioned in our last update, Leon is at a place that he will be making some rather major decisions concerning treatment in these next few weeks. There are several options, most of which right now will be integrative or natural medicine treatments, which translates into out of pocket expense. Please pray for wisdom for him to choose the very best option and for the Lord to anoint it to bring the maximum results.
We appreciate you!
Thanks to each of you who take the time to read our blog, pray for us and support us in this amazing journey the Lord has taken us on. We are so very grateful for each of you. Stay tuned for our next adventures.
As you can see, we have a whole new website! I had been having issues with our old server so when they told me that they were changing formats and I had to totally redo the old site, it seemed a good time to change. It's a bit of a learning curve (always), but I'm hoping it will provide a fresher look and a faster, easier read and more photos and media. That seems to be the focus in our fast paced world.
Great Time in Mazatlán
We spent the last two weeks in February in Mazatlán, México. It was a really wonderful time of seeing very special friends of many years, making new friends and seeing the Lord move in faithfulness and blessing. We taught a weekend seminar for about 25 leaders who were in the last module of a year long program. We spent many hours together discussing leadership and the type of leaders we all want to be vs. the pitfalls that create the kind of leadership we never want to represent. The following weekend we did a mini marriage conference on Saturday and Sunday services with the highlight on Sunday evening being a special graduation/ordination service. During the weeks, we kept busy with individual appointments, meetings with leaders, times of fellowship and fun and lots of discussions with our dear friends, Pastors Joe and Laurie Pacheco.
Upcoming: Puerto Peñasco in May and a special visitor from India
Our next trip will be a return to Peñasco Christian Fellowship in Puerto Peñasco, México in mid-May. We will be there for around two weeks as well. We will be doing a similar seminar for the leaders there to the one we did in Mazatlán. Then we will be joined by Pastors Stan and Becky Tedrow and Pastors Joe and Laurie Pacheco to do the annual conference for PCF during the following week. The conference theme will be Prospering in a New Season. We will also meet with leaders, couples, etc. to encourage them in the new season of this ministry. We would appreciate your prayers for this time.
In July, we will be hosting Cynthia Alexander, the daughter of Alex and Hilda in Chennai, India who are pastors of Living Waters Fellowship, Chennai. Cynthia, who is a very integral part of the ministry in Chennai, will be sharing at Living Waters Fellowship, Coronado, Ca. on July 17, and will be with us from the 16-22. Contact us if you would like to have a time with Cynthia and hear about the work there.
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The blog entries here will be written by Teresa but always with Leon and his heart for missions in mind.