Sunday, January 17, 2010

The New year has started off with great things already as God continues to open the doors for us here on the Island. We returned from our trip to Oregon where we spent Christmas with family. Two days after being back, friends from Bend, Oregon arrived with blessings of fellowship and support for the locals. We bargained with a local shop owner and ended up with 60 blankets to hand out. This was the best need, as the weather here on Isla Mujeres is some of the coldest they have had since 1967. You forget that temperatures in the 60's makes sleeping in a hammock uncomfortable. We brought back with us shoes, toothbrushes, paste and clothing from Oregon to hand out this next week and continue our task of just simply loving on these wonderful people. The tourist trade has not really surged back up to where it used to be so they struggle along here day by day but we are, as always, touched by their gracious attitudes and warm welcomes. Please pray that Gods favor continues on our ministry and we apply ourselves to truly learning their language so that the message of Christs love for them is plain and clear.

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