You never know what to expect when you get to Sucre. It's been 24 hours of travel. 3 planes, multiple airports, too much coffee, and the anticipation of finally making it.
There are questions on your mind every time you come here. Will this greeting be like the last one? Will they make you feel like you're the VIPs of the city? Will you sponsor kid be there? It would seem, after years of teams going, that the greetings would get stale, but they never do.
And honestly, it's not because of the banners, cheers, and games.
It's because there is something special about reuniting with friends. There is something unique about seeing brothers and sisters that you've formed deep relationships even if you're only there once a year. You see faces like Esther, Carmenita, Maria, German, and the other FH workers that you've become close to.
God made relationships to be special. He made us to have friendships and brotherhoods, and to work together on things that are bigger than us. What an amazing thing that He would create that kind of arrangement; that kind of mutual transformation.
Even here in Bolivia we'll be challenged to be focused on relationships this week. To not let tasks and agendas get in the way of being with each other. And you know what? You'll be challenged in the same way.
So, what are we to do? We lay it before God, ask him to orchestrate the conversations, the time we spend, and attitude we have toward each other. He does that in Bolivia, and he does it in New Mexico.
Thank you for your prayers for us.
Thursday is full of home visits, food, and a talent show.
We appreciate you all!
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Men’s Bible Study Fellowship starts THIS Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30pm in the MCC Library. This year they will be studying “Acts and Letters of the Apostles”. BSF provides an in-depth, international Bible study that helps people know God and equips them to effectively serve the Church. Contact Tom Young.
Women’s Community Bible Study begins this week; September 10th and 11th! The evening group meets Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall beginning September 10 and the morning group meets Wednesdays at 9:15am beginning September 11! Childcare is provided for the Wednesday study only. Contact Pam Cravens.
The Women’s Peacemaking Study is Thursdays at 10:00am in the Conference Room beginning September 19. This study offers a meaningful, lasting message to lead you out of conflict and into a state of peace where you can live as a representative of Christ to other women and unbelievers. Contact Christine Leggett.
MCC Elders are hosting a 4-week Foundations Class starting September 15. This class is designed to better help you get to know MCC - who we are, what we believe and why, and how to get connected. Please sign up with Sarah.
With winter coming the Wood Ministry is already getting calls requesting wood but we need men, women, and couples to serve as sponsors! For those interested in learning about Wood Ministry sponsorship, there is a training Saturday, October 12th at 9:00am in the conference room. We would love to share what it means to be a sponsor and how sponsorship through the wood ministry changes lives by helping people see their own value and build their own support systems by sharing our time and a few cords of wood. Contact Sarah at the church office.
"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Are you interested in being a witness for Christ in a remote part of the world? Have you wondered if a short-term mission trip is right for you? If so, join us for an informational meeting to discuss our Spring 2020 Bolivia Mission trip with Food for the Hungry next Sunday, September 8th after 2nd service in the Youth Hall. Contact Jennifer Ward.
Sisters in Stitches is meeting Wednesday, September 11 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Fellowship Halll. All SIS and interested women are encouraged to join us to fellowship and discuss on-going plans for this ministry. Snacks will be provided. Contact Davra Clayton for more information and to RSVP .
ABQ Biblical Counseling is hosting "A Biblical Response to Mental Health Conference” September 13-15 at Desert Springs Church. Registrations will be accepted until September 12th! Visit abqbcc.com for more information.