Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Man From Honduras

There's this interesting man that has been coming to our church for several months now.
My dad met him because he is a woodcarver.
And when I say woodcarver I mean WOODCARVER.
He is very good at what he does.

He took us to see these doors that he carved and painted for a man's house:

You know those had to cost bookoodles of money!

One day my dad took me by his shop to see some of the stuff that he makes.
This was a pile of wood shavings on the floor.

Some of the tools he uses.

This was the finished product.

He's a really funny man. He is very lively and always has something interesting to say. The funny thing is that he is from Honduras. So he will sit in our car (because we always pick him up for church) and tell us all the words that are different in his country. I must say that Honduras has some really strange words, so different from the Spanish I have heard here in Mexico.

Well, when the visitors were down here a few weeks ago Javier (that is his name) decided that he wanted to get baptized.

In the water.

Going under in Jesus' name!

Hopefully he will allow God to continue working in his life (he claims to have spoken in tongues since then). And then maybe he can take his new found faith back to his Honduras and share it with his family there.

Thank you, Jesus, for bringing hungry souls ... even all the way from other countries!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Last Day

This day (surprisingly) dawned cloudy and with the smell of rain in the breeze. My parents and I always joke around about how Toluca is always rainy all year round until the weeks that Pastor Trevino visits. It never fails that when he comes down suddenly the weather clears up and the skies are blue and the sun shines, which is nice. 

It actually rained though. And I mean it POURED! 
There was hail everywhere (I was at home, fortunately).

They all came over to our house to get out of the rain. It was really strange having so many Americans inside our house. Actually it was weird having so many people in our house period. We never have anyone over. 
The guys all gathered around our keyboard and played and sang. They all stood there harmonizing, beautifully I might add. 

That night at church we had several baptisms.

German finally got baptized.

Marco Antonio


And this was a little girl named Abdi, but everyone was blocking my view and so I didn't get a picture!

My dad decided that he was going to sing and play his guitar that night.
Good ole dad!

People flooded the altar.


JD on the bass.

They got up to sing a choir song. Too bad we only had two mics and so you couldn't really hear them that well.

My dad was trying to follow them on the guitar! 
Ha! Ha! Ha!

Bro. Fontanez preached.

People in the altar!

I used the time after service to FINALLY take pictures with everyone (I'm so bad about that).
Cathy and me.

Yaoska and me.

Me and Mary.

The whole group of women, plus me and my mom.

Karla and me.

All those girl are so sweet!

The guys stood around afterwards messing around on the instruments.
It was nice and all except that everyone in from church was waiting for us to get to the taco shop for our customary meal. Alas, I completely forgot to take pictures of that though!

Anyway, I have come to the end. 
It was nice to have all of them come. I hope they all come back again. It is always fun to be around people my age.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Service #2

On the second night of our special services we had a packed house!
People were worshiping God with all their heart.

We had two baby dedications. I'm not really sure why but the people in our church like to have baby dedications, baptisms, etc, when we have visitors. It's almost as if they think it's more special. Well, as usual we had a mass baby dedication. I love to rant about this because I think it is rather weird. I mean, I think if I were the one with the baby that I would want to have ONLY my baby being dedicated and not a million other babies at the same time. Then again, I'm just weird! :D
Little Camila and her cute little family!

And the baby boy on the right. I don't know his name.


The preachers praying for them.

How cute is this picture?! He looks like he is praying too!
He. He.

Camila! She is so precious!

I love how in this picture she is looking directly at them!
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Afterwards we had more church!

Cathy singing!

Johanan on the drums.

Bro. Guzman preaching about ... giants I think it was. Sorry, it was a couple of weeks ago so I have a right to forget!

Eating after church at "El Tapatio". Just lots more pork and meat, meat, meat! Blech!
Vanessa, Me, and Lily.

Me and Yaoska.

for now.

I forgot to mention that the first night Bro. Ernesto received the Holy Ghost!
We were all SO excited! Thank you, Jesus!