So, do you like living in Mexico?
Just like anywhere, Mexico has its good points and its not so
good points. We love living within two blocks of a butcher, a
bakery, a tortilla store, a barber, and a small grocery store,
and only 20 minutes away from mountains with great hiking. And
when we have a bad day, which happens to everyone, we can look
around and say, "I may be having a bad day, but I'm having it
Are you going back? If so, how much longer do you plan on being
A: Yes, we have return tickets to Mexico for the 26th of
April. As to how much longer we will be there… we don't exactly
know (Proverbs 16:9, you know.) Although we are beginning to see
real progress towards reaching the goals we have set for our work
in Mexico, they are long-term goals. So it's pretty sure that
we will be in Mexico for at least another four years, if not more.
Is the cold weather here in the US a shock to you after living
in Mexico for so long?
A: Actually the day we left Mexico it was 20 degrees (yes,
that's Fahrenheit) because we live at 9,000 ft, so we're actually
warmer here in the US because homes have central heating.
What do you miss most living in Mexico?
Family and friends!! I don't know what we would do without e-mail.
How's your Spanish… can you speak it fluently yet?
A: Well, we're getting better :-) I know this because the
first year I could barely
get a sentence out in under a minute. The second year, I could
speak okay but it was humbling when the person with whom I was
speaking said, "Don't worry about how bad your Spanish is… I can
basically understand you." By the third year, we were both getting
more proficient, but it only took the average conversation partner
5 seconds to ask, " So where in the U.S. are you from?" Last year
we must have gotten even better because every once in a while
someone said something to the effect of, "You've got an accent,
let me guess… Argentina? Spain? Peru?" So that's got to be a good
What is something we can pray for you?
A: For the team of folks we minister with - that God
would mold us into a great and effective partnership. Also, that
God would connect us with talented people who could help us make
our youth ministry publication even better.
We've logged over 10,000 miles over the past few months in the
States with our "roving annual report." We are so grateful for
the wonderful way God orchestrated our time-time participating
in the life of churches who support us, time catching up with
family and old friends, time to make new friends, time to enjoy
the Midwest and Eastern US in the spring, and time to listen to
some great books on tape thanks to Cracker Barrel and the Goodson
family who loaned us some John Gresham audio books.
we did not have the time to see everyone we would have loved to
see. Therefore the above Q's and A's were meant
share with you the answers to the most frequently asked questions
we heard as we traveled around.