Wow, where do I begin? There are so many things to share about Mexico, but I thought I’d first share about the family camp that ran Friday night through Monday morning.
Rain had been predicted. Many of the families were staying in tents, so we were all praying for clear weather.
Thankfully, the weather was beautiful, and it only rained a little bit the first morning—just enough for us to see this beautiful rainbow! The Lord reminded us that He was in control.
In addition, the small amount of rain we did get actually caused one person to be able to come to the camp since he couldn’t do other responsibilities because of the rain!
The best part of Mexico was, of course, the people! We had such a good time with them.
This is how the dining area looked for much of the camp … bustling with lots of people enjoying fellowship.
My mom and a new friend.
The first night, after the main session and dinner (dinner is always from 8pm-9pm there) everyone was involved in a 2-hour prayer time from 10pm-12am. This picture is of the girls’ prayer groups. The moms, dads, and sons were in other rooms.
It seemed like I kept thinking each meal was my favorite until I had the next. [smile]
Priscilla Clark (whose family runs the camp) and my mom, talking to the ladies.
Throughout the camp, the sessions were divided in different ways. Sometimes fathers, mothers, sons and daughters were all taught separately, and sometimes everyone was together.
Monica, who did simultaneous translation for Sarah, praying with her in preparation for one of the sessions.
Alma, translating for Nickie during one of the girls sessions. Alma has been leading a Bright Lights group for two years and was a primary translator for Before You Meet Prince Charming and the Bright Lights material. We are so grateful for her!
After my dad taught on purity and relationships, these three young men shared testimonies of how the Lord has recently led them in the area of courtship. Two are engaged and the other was recently married, and they all had neat stories and encouraging thoughts.
During most of the breaks, the guys would take down all 400 chairs so they could play volley ball, and then they’d set them up again for the next session. They are very fast! [smile]
It was fun how various families set up tables to serve snacks during breaks. Here they are making fruit cups. The one I tried was a combination of pineapple, mango, chili powder, and cheese (the kind of Mexican cheese that is white, salty and crumbly). It was really good!
We are extremely grateful to the Clarks and their team for translating our materials into Spanish. (Click here to see the Spanish section of our online store.)
Nester did the graphic designing for the Spanish translation of our materials. We asked him to share a testimony about witnessing during our witnessing session. The Lord has really been working in his life in that area, and I think his testimony added a lot to the session.
Thank you to everyone who was praying for us. We saw the Lord bless in so many ways.
“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary” (Psalm 107:1-2)