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Dear James,

Then little chlidren were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heave belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:13,14 But when the priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were indignant. "Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, 'From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise?'" Matthew 21:15,16

Vacation Bible School


God has used children to declare His truth for centuries, all the way from the days of our Lord's triumphant entry and until today. We have also seen God's blessing in an abundant way working in the hearts of children here in Mexico and it has a very special place in our Bible School and mission outreach. There are special classes in the program to teach our students to teach children and to prepare our second year students for several weeks of VBS in the mountain village churches during the summer. However, many churches also send their leaders and teachers to take the courses and prepare for the same purpose. Last year, the theme and basic materials given in the Workshop were used in over 70 churches throughout southern Mexico. (For anyone not familiar with VBS, it is a week of Bible School held in local churches during the summer. The program is designed for children using special teaching aids, visuals, games and hands on projects that really help illustrate and provide understanding for the truth of God.) Many, many homes have been opened to the Gospel by this type of teaching. Parents see the impact of the Gospel in their young ones and the love of God they receive through the teacher and helpers. Also, several churches have started through the years as a direct result of children's ministry. Each year, Linda Webb (wife of Paster Mark Webb, from Grace Bible Church) comes down with many suitcases of supplies, complete lessons developed for the week, dramas, props, etc. and all that is necessary for a seven day VBS program. Working with Chuy, they teach the second and third year students and sometimes as many as forty VBC directors from churches in the region. This year, the theme was the Holy War based on John Bunyan's allegory. We pray that the Lord will bring much fruit for His glory through this means.

Alfredo Arce, who is our coordinator for the village VBS teams and also helps with many of our visiting groups' activities with children, shared this testimony: "Nancy came to the town hall to see what all the excitement was about. She got there in time to hear the last part of the Bible story and message of God's love. Next came a time of games with the kids from her town and the American youth from Cuero, TX. After that, refreshments were given out. As she saw the visitors getting ready to go, she looked for the person in charge. Finding Alfredo Arce, who took the team to the village of San Jose del Corral, she gave him a hug and said: Thank you for making this a very special day for me, today is my birthday, my 15th (where here in Mexico is very special for the girls) and my parents were not able to give me anything or have any kind of celebration. But you have given me a gift from God with this celebration. Thank you so very much."

(Photo: Alfredo Arce & the Children's Ministry)

God and Brooke at the orphanage


God has kept the "door open" at the local municipal orphanage for our students to be able to visit once a week and teach the children. Joaquin (MITC teacher) and his wife, Chely, head up this weekly ministry working with several of our students. We are allowed to take visitors from the U.S. and they also go and share God's love and teaching. In addition to the orphans, many of the children there are abandoned or have been abused, and the city has taken charge of them. Several of these children have come to believe, love and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Helping with many of these activites and working with children is Brooke Carter. Brooke is a young lady from Shreveport, LA, graduate of LSU, majored in Spanish, and has been coming to Mexico for many years with her church's (Broadmoor Baptist) ministry teams. God led Brooke to give a year of her life as an intern here at MITC. She has not only worked with many children herself and with our students and groups, but also has taught English to children and to the staff here on campus. Her life has made an impact on many people and we are thankful for the blessing she has been to all of us here in Cordoba. We pray that God will continue to use Brooke as she returns to Shreveport.

(Photo: Chely and Brooke Carter)

Special thanks to our summer help

  Construction Crew

We give special thanks to God for our summer groups that came in May to help us with many needed projects, both on campus and in the village churches. The combined churches (five different churches from the U.S. and Canada) led by Pastor Mark Webb, Summer Grove Baptist from Shreveport, LA led by Cecil Snider and Pastor Rod Masteller, and the First Baptist Church from Cuero, TX, led by Pastor Glenn Robertson. These teams have helped with the Kitchen Renovation project, sewing projects, painting, welding, gardening, carpentry, eletrical, plumbing, the El Pochote church project, children's Bible clubs, women's outreach, etc.

(Photo: El Pochote Construction Crew)

In Conlusion

  Sissy Snider

There are many opportunities for service for all that come to visit and become part of our mission family. None of this would be possible if it were not for your God-motivated love, prayers and support, which allows us to continue serving here in Mexico.
Thank you! We praise His name, Hosanna it is all by Jesus, and to Jesus.

May his grace abound in your lives.
Dan & Chuy Hall

(Photo: Sissy Snider Painting Kitchen)

Want to come help?

Want to come help out? Contact David Bryant at mitcenter@bellsouth.net.

Dr. Lehman Glenn Pitman Dr. & Mrs. W.H. Worley
Mr. Albert Powell Mrs. Bobbie Shaw
Betty Sue Gates Mary Edlin
Shellie Rewis Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Firestone
Valarie Rockett David J. & Ruth Bryant
Mr. Steve Terhune Dr. & Mrs. W.H. Worley
Dr. Charles Black, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. W.H. Worley
Dr. Charles Black, Sr. Dan Hall - Field Director

David J. Bryan - Executive Director &

MITC Board of Directors
Rev. Courtney Furman's Retirement

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