“In the end, a person is only known by the impact they have on others.” Jim Stovall
If you are considering a commodity donation to Casa Hogar para Ninos Esperanza, here are some items that are currently needed:
1. Locking file cabinet
2. Diapers size #6 or Jumbo
3. Children’s clothes and shoes (any size-any gender)
With the financial help of our Mission Partners, Cancun Christian Fellowship purchased and delivered eggs, milk, pork, cereal and diapers to Casa Hogar para Ninos Esperanza this week.
Website visits increased again last month. We had 180 visits in December compared to 178 visits in November. We felt that December was probably going to be a slow month due to Christmas activities but we were delighted by the increased readership.
Our mission outreach was truly blessed last week. Three separate groups from the US and Canada visited Casa Hogar para Ninos Esperanza, brought bags full of gifts and spent several hours entertaining the children. All groups found us through our website and all promised to spread the word of our mission outreach to friends, family and church members in their home towns. At this point, our website remains our best source for locating sponsors and Mission Partners and we will continue to work on increasing our internet visibility.
Last week, we told you about our new mentor program as our way of having more personal relationships with the older boys at our Cancun Christian orphanage. Enrique was the first boy we worked with and I could see a difference in the way he related to me on Thursday. This week we worked with Dennis. Our day with Dennis began at 7:45 when we picked him up at the orphanage. During the course of the day, Dennis attended the Wednesday Christian Men’s Group, ate breakfast, visited the print shop to pick up the printing for the Sunday service and then went to Bodega Aurrera to learn how we do our weekly grocery shopping for the orphanage. It goes without saying that we all had a great time.
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” Pericles
Our old friend Luis Garcia visited the men’s group today and then went with us as we carried out our Wednesday chores. It was great to have him join of our group and we hope he visits us often. Many of you remember him from the old days at Cancun Fellowship Church and then the transition to Community of Faith.
We have received an offer from a group in BC, Canada to come in March to do tile work in the kitchen and downstairs bathrooms at Casa Hogar para Ninos Esperanza. They are currently raising money to cover the cost of repairs and their expenses while they are here. I will keep you updated as the plan progresses. The good news is they are offering to do the work that we had discussed doing in 2011.
TJ received donations this week Mission Partners Brian Schaefer and Brant Boston, two men that have been with us from the beginning. Thanks, TJ, Brian and Brant.
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” Sally Koch
We hope you have enjoyed the new music being offered in the Sunday service. It is our attempt to blend the music to appeal to all age groups in the service as well as offer new selections that might become some of your “old favorites”.
If you would like to be a “greeter” for groups that visit the orphanage, please contact Cherilyn. She will be happy to let you know when we have a group arriving and your participation would be appreciated.
It is time to start thinking about another Sunday luncheon. As you know, our last luncheon was at Shakey’s Pizza in Malecon Americas. The food and service was superb and the location offered sufficient seating for the adults and a playground for the children. It is a new year and we are open to suggestions for a new location. If you have an idea you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to email or contact me and I will explore your ideas.
We received an email from Juliette Mudge this week and she is enjoying her Christmas visit with her family in Michigan but is anxious to get back to our Yucatan weather.
Six men and one young man attended the men’s group at the Italian Coffee Company today. It was a great lesson on Biblical Stewardship - Giving From the Heart and the discussion was lively. The ladies also had a great meeting renewed old friendships and made plans for the future.
“What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” Louis Nizer
This mission outreach weekly newsletter is only mailed to our Mission Partners around the world. The newsletter is also posted and archived on our Blogspot www.cancunchristianfellowship.blogspot.com/ . Our website, www.cancunchristianfellowship.com, is also updated with new pictures and current mission outreach testimony on a regular basis.
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.
20 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
"The light in the eyes of him whose heart is joyful, rejoices the heart of others.” Proverbs 15:30
Cancun Fellowship Church / Companerismo de Cancun, Cancun Christian Fellowship / Carpe Diem Yucatan SA de CV, Cancun Christian Church Services, Cancun Christian Men and Women Group Activities, Cancun Christian Orphanage and Christian Mission Outreach all Serving God by Serving Others.
If you are staying in the southern Riviera Maya, please Google Playa del Carmen Church, Playa del Carmen Christian Church, Tulum Church or Tulum Christian Church for additional information.