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For endurance and patience while our team is in language school.

That our relation- ships with the peo- ple brought in by the recent campaign would continue to grow.

For the continued spiritual health of our team and for our mentors here.

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Settling In

After arriving safely in Mex- ico, our first

few weeks here in Cuer- navaca were spent finding a house to

rent and fill- ing it with essential items for our family. We were so blessed to have my parents and Kristina’s mother here with us for the first week. They helped us tremen- dously with the children during that very stressful

games, and church and team activities already. Our house is one of twenty-one in our neighbor- hood, and we have already begun rela- tionships with sev- eral of the people living here. Things do take longer here, but we feel like we have accomplished a great deal in these first few months. We are so grateful that we have been given the opportunity to have a little time to get settled before we begin the rigors of language school.

get settled before we begin the rigors of language school. time. While there are still several

time. While there are still several household items we lack, we already feel like this has become our home. We have enjoyed having people over for dinner,

Getting Around

Driving in Cuernavaca was definitely intimidating at first, but Kristina and I have actually been doing very well. We both feel very comfortable

navigating our way
navigating our way

traveling through town and we’ve even acquainted ourselves with several of the markets and cities in and around Cuer- navaca. We feel very safe here and have thoroughly enjoyed exploring our new surroundings to- gether.

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P a g e 2 Helping Out Sunday of the Campaign Two weeks ago, groups from

Sunday of the Campaign

Two weeks ago, groups from Sny- der, TX and Wich- ita Falls, TX arrived in Cuer- navaca for a short- term mis- sion trip. They were only

here for about a week, but they were able to ac- complish much in that short time. They pre- pared and hosted a Car- nival for children and their families, visited and encouraged the children at a local orphanage, walked through several neighborhoods praying, talking to people, and passing out fliers for the

church events. Our fam- ily was blessed to be able to help receive them from the airport, prepare food for them, escort them around town, sing with them in the city center, and accompany them to the orphanage. We feel so fortunate to be learn- ing so much from the current Cuernavaca team that was hosting them.

Moving Forward

Our team has also been busy reaching out to those around us and sharing why we have made the decision to move to Mexico. Pat- rick has been studying with his landlady named

Mexico. Pat- rick has been studying with his landlady named Lourdes’ Baptism Lourdes who we’ve all

Lourdes’ Baptism

Lourdes who we’ve all grown to love. She re- cently made the decision to give her life to Christ and to be immersed for the forgiveness of her sins! We were fortunate to be able to host the baptism at our house and Noah even prepared the baptistery by rolling back the pool cover by him- self! Our team has a good relationship and

plays basketball regularly with Lourdes’ youngest daughter Corina as well. Please pray for Lourdes, Corina, and their family as they continue to learn more about God’s will for their lives. And please pray that the relation- ships that our teammates and we are beginning with our friends and neighbors will continue to bear fruit for Christ.

and neighbors will continue to bear fruit for Christ. Chac-Mool Language School August 23rd is going

Chac-Mool Language School

August 23rd is going to be a very big day for our family. Noah and Juliana will start classes for the first time at Colegio Cuer- navaca. We are very pleased by what we have seen about their school so far and we think

Gearing Up

that it is going to be a very good fit for the both of them. Kristina and I will also begin language school on the same day. We will be studying Spanish at the Instituto Chac-Mool. We are both very ready to begin learning Spanish at a much more intensive level, though we continue to hear how much of a trial it will

be personally, for our fam- ily, and for our team. I think we all realize what an important step this is for the future of our work here in Mexico. Please continue to pray for us and to en- courage us in the coming months as we dedicate our- selves to the task of learn- ing Spanish.

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