Growing up in Wichita,
KS I thought I liked Mexican food... I thought this because I
loved Taco Tico, especially the cheese smothered Sanchos. As I've
traveled over the years I learned that Ticos are Costa Ricans,
Mexican tacos are really tortillas filled anything but ground
beef, and sanchos can't be found on the menu of any restaurant
I've ever been to in Mexico. But now I'm coming full circle back
to my first Mexican experience because we're adding a Tico to
our tacos here in Mexico.
new and improved team: the Griswell's on the left, the
Chaveses on the right and tim & I top middle
After 5 years of the
OC Mexico team consisting of two families, this spring we began
a new era as a three family team with the arrival of Rolando (the
Tico) and Beverly Chaves and their three children. The Chaves'
focus will be training churches in the area of Biblical counseling.
We appreciate your prayers for us all as we move into this new
stage and especially for the Chaves as they make the adjustment
to their new life.
We now have 10 high school or college students, one couple, one
youth leader, and two missionaries (yours truly) committed to helping
with the youth ministries at our church. We are thrilled to see
how God has been raising up people with a desire to use their gifts
and energies to serve the youth. But we are constantly challenged
to know how to best support them.
The latest training meeting with our local youth leaders
We need wisdom to give encouragement and guidance without undermining
the authority of the leader, our close friend and the web site's
And we are longing for the day when the students will take the initiative
during the week to reach out to other youth group kids and develop
the kind of relationships where they can help each other grow.
Thank you for your
prayer that has brought us this far. We continue to need it to
keep us going in the future.