COURAGE

"COURAGE is not about knowing the path.It is about taking the first step." *Isn't that the hardest part, taking the first step; whether towards a conflict, accepting a change, pursuing an unlovable person, considering an opportunity that seems so beyond our abilities, etc."If you go the wrong way—to the right or to the left—you will hear a voice behind you. It will say,“This
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life in rural Mexico (part 1)

So what does the day to day life look like when you live in rural Mexico . . . here's a window into our world . . . here are the sights and reality beyond the map.That circle at "We Are Here" on the map above, let's zoom that in a little bit . . . here's a view from the neighboring hill (picture below). Down below is our village, a quiet fishing village and Mexican tourist destination. The local population
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Pastors Conference ~ October 2015

20th Pastors Conference in Nayarit, MexicoThank you for praying for this last pastors conference here in Nayarit. God worked mightily in this conference to heal, encourage and build into the lives of each pastor, their spouse and into us. This very special group (pictured above) enjoyed an incredible week together, building relationships, being challenged by phenomenal teaching, worshipping without
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How to sum up 6,000 miles on the road?

Great times with friends around the table.First stop . . . In'n'Out Burger!Soaking up every minute with Chuck's family.How do you sum up over 6,000 miles of driving, fun visits with so many of you, and a feeling that there is never enough time to take care of things for family?Well, it was BUSY and REWARDING. We were so thankful to be able to visit friends, new and old, and to be able to
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Transformed Lives!

What do you get when you have eager participants from 3 churches & 2 families, a town full of kids & youth, and non-stop energy & enthusiasm . . . TRANSFORMED LIVES! For a week in July, we had 10 people from Mission Hills church join us, along with 9 people from the church in Las Varas, the Hernandez family and ours join Pastor Oswaldo and his family in the town of Mazatan. Our purpose was to
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New Chapter and Direction

Over the past few months, we have navigated through a number of changes at Global Church Partners (GCP) and we think it is important for you (our prayer partners, financial contributors, and supporters) to be made aware of this. As with all transitions, we have sought out a wide range of counsel and prayerfully considered each new step. We are thankful that this process identified some weaknesses in
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Where do you live?

What's more exciting in school than a Field Trip! Recently, Alistair's class took a Field Trip with the purpose of observing what different houses are made of and how people live. This motivation coming from a recent lesson they had in class . . .The lesson explain that houses are made of different materials, such as straw, wood, rock, adobe or brick. This does take you a bit by surprise when coming
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Chiapas Pastors Conference Sept 2014

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Remote Mentoring

Pastor Carmelino talking with Pastor Marco via SkypeAs we have trained pastors through biannual conferences, we have noticed that the spiritual momentum achieved during the conferences decreases between conferences. Pastors no longer have the initiative to implement tools they learned while they were with us. In an effort to maintain progress in their ministries, we have begun to meet with pastors
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VBS and GAMELIFE training

Pastor Rafael teaching children.VBSVBS stands for Vacation Bible School, a name which sounds about as exciting as a stale piece of bread, and for many of us, including most children, is frequently how some view church, or at least many churches we have seen or been a part of. Church, even from the start, has been a very grown-up exercise and yet Jesus very clearly instructed us to not hinder children
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