Exceedingly Abundantly Above

When we moved into our new house, Nathan was so excited because he had a friend to play with at the Seminary. But when we returned to Mexico this past summer, we found out that his friend’s family was moving. So we prayed (and asked some of our friends to pray) that God would send him some friends to play with at the Seminary.

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Darkness and Light

Darkness and Light

Just before I went to bed last night I had a thought that I posted both on twitter and facebook.

It was my gut reaction after having read this article about of six young people being shot in Tepito, a neighborhood in Mexico City. There have been more than 7,000 people killed this year alone in Mexico as a result of the violence.

We have friends who are moving soon to Ciudad Juarez, where another five women were killed earlier yesterday in a shooting.

All of this causes conflict in my heart and soul. There is no doubt that violence is spreading all over the world. It is certain that Mexico has its dangers. There are many things happening. And it is exactly why the church of Jesus Christ must be present there.

tweet on darkness

When I write that “It is in the darkest of hours that the light must shine the brightest” I mean that in the deepest of darkness is where the light is most needed. The gospel must shine in the darkness, and the Bible teaches that the light in the dark world is us. That’s why I posted the other link to Matthew 5:16.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Please join me in praying for Mexico. Pray that the true Light will shine in the midst of the darkness, because as Psalm 139:10 says, “Even the darkness is not dark to you (God); the night is bright as the day.” Let us walk close to the light and shine it in the darkness.

(Photo by Ezioman on flickr)

Columbia Biblical Seminary

I’m in Columbia, South Carolina, for two weeks taking a few Seminary classes at Columbia Biblical Seminary. We just finished up “Doing Theology in Context”, and Monday I’ll be beginning “Missional Leadership.”

These two classes are part of my Master’s degree courseload, and I’m enjoying them. Class from 8 am until 5 pm is pretty heavy, though.

Please pray for me to finish well this week. Thanks!

One Month of Prayer

I just sent this message to The Poulette Family in Mexico, our family Facebook group. Since many of you who read this blog aren’t in that group, I thought I’d post it here, too. Will you pray with us this month?

Hi everyone. We hope you’re doing great. I just wanted to write to ask you go pray with us for a gigantic Youth Ministry Conference we are having on November 27-28. That’s in ONE MONTH!!! We’re expecting 300 or more youth workers and leaders from all over Mexico to come for this training conference.

We’re going to be posting something everyday asking you to pray for specific things. Would you commit to praying everyday this month for the conference?

If so, please go here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=8515608890&ref=ts and write on our wall, letting us know you’ll be praying for the National Youth Ministry Conference. Thanks!!

Thanks! We appreciate it and look forward to what God is going to do at the National Youth Ministry Conference in Mexico.