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We were crammed into the subway like socks
in my sock drawer when Bethel Ann felt someone pulling at her fanny
pack. She couldn’t move because there was no room. She heard someone
behind her say in Spanish, "use your knife, cut it," she didn’t panic.
The compartment with valuables was had a lock on it, but with a knife….
We quickly scrambled off the subway at the next stop and immediately
checked her pack.. Sure enough they had gotten into the unlocked
side pocket and cleaned it out. It was empty. Bethel Ann laughed
and we asked, "what was in there… what did they get." She replied,
"Six Pepto-Bismol tablets."
so what are we doing?
Remember the big project we’re working on -- the research
on youth and youth ministry in Mexico? Well, we’re still plugging
away but it doesn’t make for very interesting newsletter reading so
instead we thought we’d share true and rather humorous story above.
Besides the big project we’re also involved in some other
ministries. Annette started a discipleship group for young single women,
which she had felt God calling her to start for some months. She’s in
the other room right now working on the curriculum. She loves it and
so do the girls.
We’d never done marriage counseling before, but when two
kids in our youth group who’d just got engaged asked us to meet with
them, we said, "yes." It’s really been fun for all of us. Even
though I was only in grade school, I guess the stuff I heard at 10 years
old when I secretly listened in on those marriage counseling tapes that
my parents were studying has stuck with me.
News From Home
Annette’s younger sister, Ruth, and her husband had
a baby girl - Annabella - in March.
here to see and hear little Annabella
This June my little sister, Kathleen, will
be marrying Dan Haase. That means we’ll be in the U.S. for
her wedding. I can't wait... all the Dr Pepper I can drink (we
can't get Dr Pepper in Mexico.)
Bethel Ann, Annette’s big sister from the above
story, has moved with her husband to China where he is working
for Lucent technologies.
Thanks for caring… and even
more for your prayers!