Help us turn this storage unit into a church in Mexico! We would love your help with painting, roofing and construction. This will be an ongoing project taking place over the next three Saturdays. We begin this Saturday at 8am in the back parking lot. See you THERE!
Here is the latest update from Doug!:
Yesterday the team had a little bit of down time to rest. They have been working REALLY hard so it was refreshing to rest up a bit. They spent time at the beach and had some Costco pizza, which felt like a little slice of home.
Then last night they went to a youth group in Villarta to hang out with students and support the ministry happening there. This morning they woke up at 5:3o to make sandwiches and run another Vacation Bible School.
Doug commented again on how awesome the people are in Bucerias. They continue to feel welcomed, loved and safe. They are thoroughly enjoying their time there, but starting to get the itch to come home. Doug’s latest quote on the heat is, “It is still hotter than anything I have ever felt in my life!”
Pray for the team to finish strong and stay cool and healthy during the remainder of the trip! Pray for safe travels and for the team to leave a lasting legacy in Bucerias!
I got an awesome update from Doug yesterday!
The team spent the day working really hard around the community. Tuesday night they went to a bunch of different missions around the bay (These are the little mini church plants that have been placed within the local communities due to the fact that people don’t have transportation means to get to the actual La Fuente Church.). The team split up to get to the various locations. Some went to the rainforest and some people helped build a foundation for a house for a needy family.
Yesterday the team was preparing to go to church and lead some children’s classes. They spent the day cleaning up a soccer field. They cut grass using machetes!!!!! (yikes!) They also painted trees (I’m not really sure what this means). On the way home from one of the work sites they got to tromp around in the rainforest picking fresh mangoes.
Today they will spend the day leading a Vacation Bible School for the local kiddos.
Doug says things are going really great and everyone is HEALTHY!! Check out a few of the pictures they sent.
I heard from Doug this morning via text message! They arrived safely and things are going great! They had an orientation this morning and picked up trash around the church area. The church is a great facility and the people are awesome. They already went to one church service last night and got to spend time with the whole congregation. The students are feeling right at home.
Doug says that they feel completely safe and that the people have been incredibly accommodating and supportive. They have gotten off to a great start!
Please continue to pray for them as they serve in the intense heat. Doug’s actual words….”Its really hot! Think living in a sauna, then twice that hot.
Praise God for a safe arrival and an awesome start to the trip! More updates to come…
Here are some photos!
This morning at 6:00am we said goodbye to Team Bucerias 2012! The team was sleepy but excited. Their flight takes off at 10:45 this morning from LAX. Please continue to pray for safe travels and for the team’s hearts to be prepared to serve outside of their comfort zone! So much thanks to all those who have supported this team and made it possible for them to leave today!!!
Our awesome team leaves tomorrow morning! Please pray for safe travels and awesome adventures. Keep checking back here for updates!
This year our EDL Missions Team will be heading to Bucerias, Mexico! We will be partnering with La Fuente Ministries to help support their current church planting effort. We will be helping with various work projects and also hosting a Vacation Bible School for the local kids. Our goal is to help support the Bucerias Missionaries in establishing and growing their church. Our prayer is that through the efforts of our VBS and various work projects the local people will be drawn the the church so they can be introduced to Jesus!
The team will be gone from July 1st through the 9th
Bucerias is located a couple hours outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Its a popular surfing location and tourist destination. However, outside of the city and into the jungle there is a church that was started 10 years ago. The church is there to meet the needs of the poor, needy, orphaned and those needing the hope of Jesus Christ
Check out the website at lafuenteriviera.com
Hello everyone, I hope your spring breaks are going great.
This Sunday will be our second Bucerias Mission team meeting!
I hope to see everyone there, here are a few things we will be talking about!
YOUR LETTERS THAT YOU SENT OUT
THE GARAGE SALE
OUR SMALL GROUPS WITHIN THE TEAM
See you this Sunday 1:00pm in G101
Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well and sending your letter to Katie Mansfield for proof reading. If not get on that tonight!
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