Springfield, Day 1

This summer we’ll do our best to keep a journal of the activities we do when missions teams are down. That may serve not only just as a record of what we’ve done, but as ideas as well. So the team from Fellowship Christian Church in Springfield, OH arrived Friday night, and has been active. […]

June 2012 Prayer Letter

We’re starting a big push for the summer. Three groups visiting (plus good-bye to one already here!). The first group, from Springfield, OH, arrives in, oh…3 hours. So pray for us! Read the letter here. … or after the break…

Soccer! ¡Futbol! Kids! ¡Niños!

From some of our comments over this site, sporadic as they made be, a reader (you!) may be able to pick up that we like teamwork, working in teams, and the concept of sharing and cooperating that teams imply. Thus frequent appeals and prayer requests for teammates. Ha! That’s just a high-level introduction to our […]

A birthday anniversary at school

Wednesday was the 206th anniversary of Benito Juárez’s birthday. Benito Juárez is probably the most significant political figure in Mexico’s history. I don’t need to get into a biography here (here’s Wikipedia’s or About’s). Basically he was a Zapotec Indian orphan who rose out of poverty to become the leader of the reformist movement in […]

A memory of/En memoria de Carlos de la Garza

Este es largo, pero con mucho amor. This is a little long, but with a lot of love. Español y English. Christmas Eve morning we got a phone call that you never want. Carlos de la Garza, one of the elders at Comunidad Bíblica (our old church here) and a good friend and dear brother […]

Reading in Mexico

One of the big issues in Mexican education is reading, or lack thereof. Mexicans just don’t read. A common figure thrown around is that the average Mexican reads 2 books a year vs. 6 for the average American. No idea if that’s true or where is comes from, but it passes the sniff test–although our […]

A Virgin and a Rock

Today is December 12th. In Mexico that means it’s the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. 480 years ago today, so the story goes, an indigenous peasant named, Juan Diego, was on a hill outside (today’s) Mexico City when a Virgin appeared to him and told him to build a church there. His skeptical bishop […]

A model to emulate

This reflects the kind of work we think is the right way to do ministry, here in Pueblo Nuevo and in a lot (most?) of places: “Atheism (Christianity) has been specially advanced through the loving service rendered to strangers, and through their care for the burial of the dead. It is a scandal that there […]


Ok, I just tweeted this (see in the sidebar to the left?), but English is really weird (or is it “wierd”? I always get it wrong the first time). I was reading Fellowship of the Ring to Drew last night and came across this sentence: “Their cold eyes glittered, and they called to him with […]

Tossing the rock

We did football again today. We only had three, well, two, not counting Drew, but they were both regulars. We’re going to go to a weekly practice to boost attendance, we hope, so that kids and their parents get into a rhythm. We need to reserve the field so we have space to run around […]