Sunday, February 28, 2010

Our First Youth Service

Elder Wakefield's assistant pastor's brother (Irvin Garcia), who pastors in Mexico City came over to Puebla to preach our youth service. It was so good! 
Bro. Dad, Hno. Mario, and his brother Isai. 
We had a FULL house. 
At the end, Hno. Irvin invited all the young people that hadn't yet gotten the Holy Ghost to come up front. About 8 kids went up. Then the the adults came up behind them and we started to pray...

And Erica got the Holy Ghost, and...

Daniela got the Holy Ghost, and...
...This young man got the Holy Ghost!! (I can't remember his name).

This lady's son, David, was first invited to church by Eduardo about 3 months ago. He came faithfully for about a month, then we didn't see him for a few weeks. Then he showed up last Sunday and cried and prayed in the altar. On Friday his mom and 2 siblings showed up. She was sooo close to getting the Holy Ghost, hopefully she comes back to church today.

Isai playing at alter call, then...

Shout, shout, shout...

...shout, shout, shout!!
We had a gooood time!
After the service we filled the baptistery and Eduardo,

and Erica,

and Ismael,


and Veronica,

and Alejandro,

and his brother got baptized in JESUS name!!

Then we hung out and ate nachos. 

THEN...after everyone left, Hno. Irvin and his wife and family came upstairs. It was so late, there were no restaurants open or anyplace we could eat at and we really didn't have food in the fridge. 
(This is Irvin and Sandra and their 'boy and girl twins', born 2 months ago. Un-named, as of yet.)
(Am I the only one that thinks Irvin looks like a tanned Jay Leno?)
And their little son, Juanito. He's a doll!
So we sat around waiting for Bro. Dad to get home from taking all the wet young people home. 
Us: "What could we eat? There's nothing, really..."
Mario: "Your gramma makes this thing that I looove. What's it called? Uhhh...fre-anshh toesss?"
Us: "Huh?"
Mario: "It's like bread with syrup. Fre-ashhh toesss."
Everyone: "OH!! French toast!"

It was 12:30am, time for breakfast anyways. So we at french toast, eggs, Coke, and Mexican sweet bread. 
Bro. Dad, Sis. Mom, and Sis. Nicole went over to Mexico City this morning to preach at Hno. Irvin's church. AndSOthen...Elder Wakefield is coming over to preach for us. Yeeeee-haw!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Work Day at Tabernaculo de Victoria

Here's some pictures of the guys cementing the church patio. I was having a little trouble trying to get all of them in order, it might be a little confusing. 
The guys arrived at 8am and didn't get finished until about 8pm. This was some HARD WORK that they did. It's a wonder they can even stand up straight with all the bending over and smoothing the cement that they did. 

Just getting started...
We had to get a truck load of 'river sand' delivered. 
The guys had to knock out a wall b/c last year when we were building the house on top, they had to put this pillar in front of the girls' bathroom. Thank goodness, we'll have 2 bathrooms now!
Delivering the cement...
We were all standing around outside when Austin comes riding up in front of the church with Jorge, one of the young men from church. We didn't even know he had left, and Austin told us later they had ridden up part of the mini mountain behind our house. It was his first ride on a motorcycle, he was so excited!

Filling the wheel barrel...

...wheeling it in...

...and pouring it out. 
 Austin ''having church'' on top the dirt pile. 

Gramma painting inside the house. 
Halfway done!
Then the gas guys came...
Making MORE cement...
Getting ready to pour the sidewalk. 
Playing in the dirt...

Smoothing the cement.

Making the sidewalk with all the little side line details.

Gramma and I watching the guys work and sitting in the warm sun.

Our neighbor's dumb dog came running across the fresh cement. I guess that's what we get for giving him chicken bones earlier...
Lunch time!
Making the wavy 'no-slip' lines. 
Austin and Edi. 
The ladies of the church working. 
Austin relaxing. 

Nicole working. 

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