Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Día del Niño and April Baptisms

On Sunday we held a special service to celebrate Children's Day. We have a large number of children in the church and many are already involved in ministry, despite their young age. We have a group of young panderistas (tambourine players), a youth drama team composed of participants between 12-17, and young musicians. This year the drama team performed a skit for the younger kids, and afterwards all enjoyed a special dinner.
Also, last week we had several baptisms, one planned and four decided-on-the-spot...
As well, our soccer team, El Calor, has made it to the second round of playoffs, despite a difficult first round. They play tomorrow in Torreon and then will travel to Tijuana for a Sunday game. Please pray for the team as they travel and play for the glory of God.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

55 Years Later

On Friday April 4, David and Elizabeth Tolman celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Elizabeth was in Durango teaching at a women's retreat, while David was at home in Tepic, but I'm told they are planning to go out for dinner when she returns...

Shortly after their marriage in 1953, they left to serve as missionaries in South Africa. They returned several years later with "three and a half children" as Elizabeth describes it, and settled in Ontario, Canada. In 1976 they moved permanently to Mexico with their three youngest children. They founded Seedtime and Harvest Ministries, and now, over 30 years later, they are still together and active in service, along with 2 of their sons and their families.
Who knows what the next 55 years will hold?