Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Eve!
New years in Mexico is something you dont want to miss.
Yesterday was our last day of VBS and we had to say our fairwells to the community in Empalmeu. Saying goodbye was one of the hardest things that our group has gone through. Even though there were tears in our eyes, there was so much joy in our hearts. We touched lives. We made a difference, and even though we had to say goodbye we know in our hearts that we will see them again soon.
After eating a hearty lunch we went shopping to a local market. The market was buzzing with people. We saw a few familiar faces, and they were so excited to see us and greet us with big smiles. It was definitely not like shopping at home. there was one block of shops and they were very small usually about 4x4 feet or 4x8. Even though they were quaint there was lots look at. Every bracelet and necklace were made by hand, they were probably the most beautiful things I have ever seen.
In the evening we went to a spanish baptist church and spent the evening with them. We got to sing praises to God, and enjoy a wonderful message shared by the local Pastor. Our message was followed by a potluck supper, and fireworks afterward. If you think thats alot you should also know that there was a pinata, and human fireworks! I am so glad that I was able to spend the end and the beginning of the year with such wonderful people. We started the new year with a prayer and giving hugs to everyone in the church, wishing them a happy new year.
It was a busy day but it was something that I will never forget. We have been truly blessed here, our eyes have been opened and our hearts have been humbled.
Thank you for reading and praying for us on our trips.
Feliz Ano Nuevo and God Bless!


  1. hi jocelyn
    likeyou are having a good time
    we are all okay lots of love prayers see you soon
    mom and dad

  2. Hey Joce,
    Glad that you're having fun. We can't wait to hear all your stories. You are in our prayers.
    Jake, Christine, and Lizzie