Monday, August 30, 2010


Good Monday to all of you!!

So I am thinking to do a blog post each Monday with the lineup of the events of the week and then also highlighting something different that pertains to my life here in Puebla. And in doing that, hopefully you all can get a better picture of what things are like for me down here (friends, work, play, etc....).

Last week the talk I gave on Thursday went well. Thanks for all the prayers. Basically I retold the parable of the good samaritan using the following example...
Once there was a girl who played flag football in college...then I explained that some, then talked about how she got a flat tire on her way to the championship game, and through a series of events, two friends (one from the church and one from her campus ministry) denied her help, but then a girl from the rival football team, which they were about to play, passed by, stopped and lent a hand so that she could play in the final game. There were more details to make the story better and hit home more, but no need to go into all that...You got the gist right? If not, check out the real story in Luke 10.

Kami introducing me

me talking from on top of the Pozo

This week our Mexican intern, Rada, will be giving the talk. Pray for her as she prepares this week.

Our campus house...

Over the years and past months especially we have been able to make some improvements on the campus house thanks to different work groups. Here are some of those improvements.

front walkway done by a group from Auburn Christian Fellowship in March

tree swing and benches courtesy of Summerscope work groups (2009 & 2010)
upstairs where we have Tuesday night "En Vivo" and coffee/hangout area during the week
art on back wall (see the POZO?)

there are those kinds of faces on this part of the wall and around the corner (students in the ministry)


our new covered area built by Summerscope '10, staff, and El Pozo students

another view of our huge covered area outside         

And finally the kitchen...


The kitchen we just had redone by my mom and a friend of the family, Greg. It is so much more functional and actually a pleasure to be in. A special thanks again to all of those who helped with the renovations.

This week en EL POZO:
Lunada tonight at 8...a low key worship time that is once a month that contains songs, scripture, prayer, and communion.
En Vivo tomorrow at 8...Nate will be giving the talk based on the kings and judges section of the bible.
Pozomida thursday at 2...Rada giving the talk based on one of the parables of Jesus.
Friday with the kids at a kids home called Casa de Alto Refugio (House of High Refuge)
Saturday...Georgia Tech Football...Sting 'em Jackets

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Student of Life...trying something new

So I like to think of myself as a student of life. Everyday we have the opportunity to learn from the things and poeple around us. I really think we do ourselves and others a disservice if we choose to stop being a student, a learner, and settle on what we already know being good enough. 
That being said, I am learning to blog. I follow a few blogs and what I most like about them is the connection I feel with those people even though they live thousands of miles away, in a different country or even on a different continent. That is what I want to give any of you who find it worthy of your time to read/follow this blog. Given that I live in Puebla, Mexico and most of you don't live here or really anywhere close to here and that I am not the best at keeping anyone besides my parents (if that even happens) updated on my life and what God is doing through El Pozo, I thought a blog might be the way to go. We shall see...
Bare with me as I learn all the ins and outs of putting up pictures, changing backgrounds and all the details that go along with blogging. Any suggestions are promises on using them, but they will be considered. 

So what is going on with me these days...

Well we just had out second "En Vivo" of the semester last night.
My roommate, Isa, (right font) and other friends eating dinner  after En Vivo

Numbers are increasing, which is not the most important but always a plus for us. This semester we are going "around the word in 80 days", with a few random weeks thrown in there. The first week was on creation and how God works in our chaos and last night was about the Torah and how God set out a way for us to walk that leads to life and not death. Next week we get into judges and kings, so pray for Nathan as he prepares for that. 

For "Pozomida", our Thursday devotional lunches, we are retelling the parables of Jesus in a way they might be told today. Last week Kami retold the parable of the lost son from Luke 15
Kami giving the talk from on top of the pozo (well)

For those of you who don't know, we are in rainy season here in Puebla which means it rains pretty much every day, usually in the evening. However, last Thursday it rained for about 10 min during lunch. Can you guess which 10 min it rained?? Of course it was during the talk. But God is faithful and we trust him to use our efforts for his glory even though most people seemed distracted by the rain more than interested in the talk. This week I get the privilege of giving the talk. I will be telling a modern translation of the "Good Samaritan". Maybe it will get posted if I have time to translate it into English. Pray for the lunch tomorrow at 2 pm central time. Those of you who know me well, know how much I love talking in front of big crowds (insert lots of sarcasm here), so any extra prayers you can offer will do wonders. 

That's what is going on right now. More to yall

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