In the past two weeks or so we’ve done a few interesting things that didn’t make the blog, but I did finally download the photos from my camera which reminded me to hang them up here for you to see.
We enjoyed a birthday party for Daniel Colorado who turned 12. Who is Daniel? He’s a student in my (Alan’s) literature circle, the PE class I help with and also Beth’s science class. His sister Bethany is also in those classes and she turned 13 just the week before.
Their parents, Enrique and Blanca, are Mexican missionaries from Puebla to the remote areas around Camp Koinonia. They have seen the fingerprints of God in remarkable ways in their ministry up there and through many trials and even persecution, they have remained faithful in their witness and their discipleship of over 10 “campesinos” (country folk) who have come to faith in Christ through their efforts. It’s a blessing to know them and to enjoy their family.
Our T2 teammates, Brock and Heather Hower, are next door neighbors to the Colorado family and during the little party, they enjoyed a chilly ride on their 4-wheeler. The picture is blurry but that’s pretty much what it’s like to ride a 4-wheeler. Yes, there’s at least 5 of them on there too…wouldn’t be surprised if there wasn’t more hidden behind Heather!
Beth also shared her life’s testimony with our team recently using the “Post-It Not Method.” Basically, you put your life’s highlights on different colored post-it notes with each of the three colors representing a positive experience, a negative experience and a so-so experience. I learned a few things about my lovely wife and was relieved that meeting me was on the positive color! Whew! I was a little nervous leading up to that one…ha-ha!