“This is the beginning of a new day. God has given you this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important, because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place something that you have traded for it. You want it to be gain, not loss; good, not evil; success, not failure; in order that you shall not regret the price you paid for it.” Dr. Heartsill Wilson
“As we prepare for our traditional celebrations, let us remember those who will not be looking forward to this festival. Let us remember too how Jesus identified with the oppressed and the homeless. Let the joy of the festival touch more of the people of our world this year than ever before. May God be glorified and may people of good will once again experience His peace.” Denzil John
Remember to look at the new pictures on the website: http://www.cancunchristianfellowship.com/ and also check out our Blog Site at http://cancunchristianfellowship.blogspot.com/ .
If you are considering a commodity donation, here are some items that are currently needed:
1. Locking file cabinet
2. Diapers #6
5. Lunchbox size packages of fruit bars or cookies
6. Lunchbox size boxes of fruit drinks
8. Children’s clothes (any size-any gender)
Financial contributions are always appreciated. If you would like to make a financial contribution, please contact Tom Martin firstname.lastname@example.org or Cherilyn Martin email@example.com .
New mission partners, “Open Hearts” Sunday School Class in Houston took up a collection for the children’s Christmas. This represents the true spirit of Christmas and serving God by serving others. Thank you!
Cancun Christian Fellowship donated and delivered Beef, Pork, Chicken, Chorizo and Cereal to our Cancun Christian orphanage Wednesday.
“In the same manner in which we clean and prepare our homes in the anticipation of welcomed guests and family members this Christmas season, let us also prepare our hearts in anticipation of the Lord's coming. Christ, our most honored and eagerly anticipated guest, desires to meet with us in a heart prepared for his arrival.” Katherine Walden
We had several communications from Renee Loubert this week. It is always nice to hear from her and to remain thankful for the work she did while living at the orphanage.
We are thankful for a children’s Christmas donation from mission partners Joe and Grace Holland of Cancun. Your faith in our mission activity is appreciated.
Pastor Mancilla is at home recovering from surgery. We visited with him Sunday afternoon and the recovery process appears slow. Please keep him in your prayers.
If you have a non-food donation (clothing, toys, books, games etc) please bring the item(s) and give them to Cherilyn or Laurie for sorting and distribution. It will allow us to make better use of donated items.
Nina is working on a wonderful Christmas surprise for us. If I told you about it today, it would not be a surprise.
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” Elizabeth Bibesco
TJ donated soap, vegetables and children’s clothing this week. As always TJ, your contribution is appreciated.
The Mission Activity Committee met today to approve expenditures for November and a budget for December. Thanks to you and our mission partners around the world, we continue to serve God by serving others.
Tonight was “Mickey Mouse Celebrates Christmas” night at Casa Hogar para Ninos Esperanza and it was FANTASTIC! 14 mission workers showed up to play Santa’s Helper for the children. Anna handled the face painting, Nancy, Cherilyn and Amy, Alia, Katherine and others worked on crafts with the children (Nancy was also spotted decorating the Christmas tree). Two young ladies from Nancy’s school were also there to help with children’s games. Harold and Henry were the wing nuts that held it all together. A special thanks to Playa del Carmen friends of Cancun Christian Fellowship for furnishing the entertaining movie. The ladies also served cookies, cake, popcorn and drinks. Needless to say the children were excited. A special thanks to everyone that participated.
Of course, food items should always be delivered on Wednesday. If you take a food donation to the orphanage, please send us an email telling us what you donated. It will keep us from duplicating your donation and allow us to put funds in other needed food areas. If you want to make a food donation but do not have time to go to the orphanage, we will be happy to deliver your donation for you on Wednesday.
A Wednesday Men’s Group is offered by Cancun Christian Fellowship. For information, please contact Tom Martin. firstname.lastname@example.org or 998-121-1316.
A Wednesday Ladies’ Group also meets in Cancun. For information, please contact Cherilyn Martin. email@example.com or 998-121-1315.
“Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence.” Augustine
16.5 people were in church last Sunday. If you were not, we missed you. Remember, church now meets at 10:00 AM, Floor B1 at Hotel B2B behind the bull fight arena just east of Avenida Bonampak and Malecon Las Americas. We hope to see all of you Sunday. Tom
Cancun Fellowship Church / Companerismo de Cancun Carpe Diem Yucatan SA de CV