September 12th, 2008 was officially the last day I worked for a set hourly wage guaranteed by an American employer. At the end of September my wife and I moved to the southernmost part of Mexico with our two small children to volunteer with “El Faro de Esperanza” in Arriaga, Chiapas on the coast of southern Mexico. El Faro, “The Lighthouse of Hope”, is the home for many wonderful kids that have faced abuse and abandonment. True to their name, the Lighthouse has brought hope to these children restoring both their integrity and identity.
I count it a priviledge to have participated in this wonderful work and to have served the church in Arriaga for nearly six years (three while I was single and three more with my family). Between 2008 and 2011 we saw the church where we served (pastored by Bill and Tammy Woods) grow, and the youth group we led more than doubled in size. We developed many great friendships and a real sense of family with the people. However in early December 2012, at the prompting of the Lord, we moved to the other side of the state to begin raising up a new work in the area of Comitan, Chiapas
We greatly miss being with the people in Arriaga but we are excited about what is coming next. God has already opened doors for us to immediately start working with two indigenous groups the Tzetal and Tojolabal. Just like the first time we again have a long list of needs/miracles, but we are confident in the Lord’s faithfulness, and grateful for your financial support and prayers. We rejoice in faith over what God will do. Ready to share testimonies of his healing power and salvation through Jesus Christ.
Thank you for opening this new chapter with us. Together we shall see the Lord glorified among the nations.