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I am a self proclaimed coffee addict and Executive Director of a non profit missions agency working primarily in the Mexican cities of Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Ensenada. I've been married for over 30 years to Chelle, and we have one grown son, Joseph, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama.

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Oaxaca, The Church & An Adventure

I returned yesterday from a nine day trip to Mexico. While there I was priveledged to sit with, learn from, and hear the hopes and concerns of pastors and leaders in some of the cities where we are serving including Guadalajara, Queretaro, and Oaxaca. One of the main issues facing the protestant church today in Mexico is a lack of facilities. Recently I posted a series of pictures showing some of the churches we work with in Oaxaca. I'd like to add another. This building is on the land that is owned by a small baptist church in San Baltizar Guelevia. It is pastored by Americo and his wife Norma.

This area is located about an hour outside of the capital of the state, Oaxaca City. Almost all of the people living there are from the Zapotec people group. In addition to the facilities issue, there is a challenge with language. You can hear an excellent report on this issue from NPR. It details the struggles that missionaries like Rebecca Long face in translating the Bible into the culture and dialect of a small Zapotecan village much like San Baltizar Guelevia.

September 9 - 16 of this year, Adventures in Life Ministry will be sponsoring a trip into this village. It is for men only and our goal will be to put up a small church on the lot that now has the adobe buildings pictured above. We hope to be able to get it all done in one week.

These two little boys, Daniel and Saul, are my newest friends in San Baltizar and live right next door to where the church will be. If you, your men's group, or your church would like to get involved, please get in touch with me. I would love to have your help in being part of making sure Daniel, Saul and their families have a chance to hear God's Good News in their own native heart language.


The dates of this Adventure have been changed to February 17 - 24, 2007.

Comments on "Oaxaca, The Church & An Adventure"

 

Anonymous Gordon Mallon said ... (4:11 AM) : 

Let's talk about this next week. Any way to leave Mexico on the 15th?

 

Blogger Gordon Cloud said ... (5:53 AM) : 

I always enjoy hearing of missions work. May God aid you in this endeavor. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

Looks like your blog is popular with guys named Gordon. That probably means something significant.

 

Blogger Dave Miller said ... (7:05 AM) : 

Gordon and Gordon, yes it is and yes there is. I'll see you soon Gordon, and hopefully you too one day Gordon.

 

Blogger Tom said ... (4:30 AM) : 

If Mr. Liddy chimes in, then we really have something!

 

Blogger CommuterJames said ... (11:12 PM) : 

I'm hopin' to be there too!!!! hey check out my last blog dave and tell me what you think. see you friday night

 

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