"Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." ~ 1 Corinthians 15:58
First things first, we must get some very important information delivered. It is official: We got promoted. We. Are. Grandparents! And what a huge blessing and honor that promotion is! PTL! On May 28, 2013, Mr. Carter Nathaniel Carey arrived on the scene, adding another little St. Louis Cardinals fan to the mix.
|Photo by Gina Beckley Photography|
God has kept our ministry calender full of late with youth and children's church camps, music performances, home church activities, etc. Then it's off to Mexico. As soon as we get back, there'll be another children's camp for Chris (preaching) and JP (worship). Chris is preaching revival services this fall in Clifton Hill, MO then the next thing you know it will be Christmas and time to head to Mexico again!
It's a little crazy up in here at Casa Canote as we are winding down the final days before we pile into the van and head south to Acuña, Mexico for a week of Team Ministry with YUGO. We are super excited to be hosting 5 teams! Woo hoo! We also already have a couple teams lining up for the New Year's Team Ministry in December/January.
We are so very blessed and honored to serve an awesome God who has provided a support team to hold us up in prayer. God bless YOU and thank you in advance for your prayers as we serve on the mission field in Acuña, Mexico.
- SO MUCH must come together in the way of travel & logistics to pull off the ministry in Acuña. It's an opportunity for Satan to toss fiery darts our way.
- There are always last minute unplanned expenses such as the brake job on the van scheduled for next week. Please pray with us a prayer of thanks that God will meet all of our needs. Please also ask God if He would have you contribute financially specifically for this ministry project and respond to His lead accordingly.
- These summer trips are certainly no vacation! They are an endurance test for each of us physically. We will be outside for most of the week in 100F heat. Please pray for stamina not only for the new grandparents but our kiddos as well.
Our actual travel dates will be July 10-22. The days of ministy in Mexico are July 15-19.