May 18, 2018

I hope and pray that you had a lovely Mother’s Day.

In Mexico, Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10.
How we thank God for those who serve at our missions as surrogate mothers. 

I received a number of cards and greetings but one card brought back special memories. My mother often said, “It’s always too soon to quit and the best is yet to come.” 

Diana Gearhart sent this card: 

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My mother graduated to heaven in 1997 at the age of 97. The following year I led a women’s retreat and shared some of the lessons my mother had taught.   

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OUTREACH

In Tlacolula, Oaxaca, we have been participating in a major outreach event in the prison and in Yagul. We believe God is calling us beyond the walls of churches and taking us into neighborhoods.

Pray for this major outreach. 

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BAJA TEEN BOYS

Teen boys are always a challenge but especially so if they are fatherless. They face many temptations at school and in our community.

Please pray that each have a divine encounter with Jesus
so their lives will forever be changed. 

BERNICE AND EARL

Jill has transformed the building once used as the upholstery
and print shop into a new staff lounge.

Perhaps you remember working in either of the shops doing upholstery or correlating the newsletters? The shops were dedicated by Bernice and Earl Linvog, Anacortes, WA, in memory of their dear friends the Sjostroms’. 

It will be a delightful place to build deeper community within the staff.

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HANS
Hans has had flu symptoms the last few days. 

Please pray for strength and healing.

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LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE CROSS, LAGUNA WOODS, CA

Save the date for our monthly Friday night dinner on June 1 at 6pm
It's not too early to RSVP by calling Linda at (949) 492-2200
 
More details to come.