EMANUEL MEXICO MISSION NEWS
Not too many people from the south head north for the winter. That's what Sheri did from January 27 - March 27. She experienced the Ohio snowfalls and cold temperatures. She had a good reason for heading north though. She got to spend 2 full months with our grandson, Jackson, now 10 months old. He is a bundle of pure joy.
We live in the south, so when we mean going south it is to visit the mission work we have in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. 10 hours south of us is the Ontañon Church of Christ, the inner city church we began in 1992. The Ontañon church is enjoying a season of growth; so much so that it is growing out of the building. Attendance is now over 50, in a seating capacity of 50! There are no plans to build more space, the plan is right on schedule for the Balcones church, who meets with us, to relocate to a new site that they will entirely be responsible for. That will leave our building almost empty once again (2nd time in 4 years) to grow another church plant. Jose will graduate in May and head south to Ontañon and take over the ministry for us. He is ready, willing and able to work and serve!
LIVING IN THE MIDDLE:
Living here at the border town of Piedras Negras, Mexico, we have seen the season of spring come early this year. The creek in front of my office window is flowing full once again. Trees are now providing their full summer shade and flowers are in full bloom. The old farmer on the other side of the creek has tilled his ground with the help of his horse and then the old gentleman stooped down to plant each kernel of corn. The day after he got his crop in, God provided a beautiful rain for him and all of us here living in the middle. It is interesting to watch how someone still lives the simple life. But life in general is simple. Lay down the cell phone, turn off the T.V., internet and listen to God's voice. He's calling us each and every day. His answers are simple; work hard (2 Timothy 1:6), pray often (1 Thesalonians 5:17) and exercise daily by walking in the Word (Psalms 119:105).
This winter was family in the north, experiencing mission growth in the south, and in the middle (Bible College) helping the students work hard, pray often and exercise daily by walking in the Word. We trust in God to watch over our families and have obeyed His command to go North, South and in the Middle.
TRUST AND OBEY FOR THERE IS NO OTHER WAY.
DAVID AND SHERI DEBOLT