Saturday, May 5, 2012

I am a horrible blogger...I always forget to blog.  So here's what's been happening lately...

Mom came to visit!!  My came April 19-24 to help me celebrate my 25th birthday.  We had so much fun!  I got to show her all around Puebla, introduce her to my friends, take her to a cooking class and so much more.  She cooked a good southern meal (fried chicken, mac n' cheese, rolls and cooked carrots) for my birthday lunch with friends at our house.  I was imagining I was at Monte Ne Inn the whole time...just needed that good bean soup!  That's one of the restaurants on my list of places to eat next time I'm home.  There, and Waffle House!  I'm dying for a good American breakfast...bacon, pecan waffle, hash browns, grits...I want it all.  And of course, as always, Sonic is number one on the list of places to stop first.  Crushed Ice!!  Can you tell I really miss food from home?? :)

Some little people had fun with the blue cupcakes...

 We celebrated Día del Niño or Day of the Child, here in Mexico.  At church, we celebrated with a family service being led by the Club Neón team, with help from some of our kiddos!  It turned out really great!  We had a fun worship experience and some kids shared testimonies.  We told them they could share whatever they wanted- something God had taught them, something about Club Neón, a verse or anything!  They all did a really good job.  One little boy, Alexis, was a little I held the microphone for him and he was standing there with the deer in the headlights look, I didn't think we were going to be able to applaud enough to get him to ever talk.  But with a little help from his mom, he finally got it out.  And what Alexis said made me want to jump and shout with joy.  He said, "I am really grateful for Club Neón.  Before there was Club Neón, I didn't like coming to church and thought it was boring.  Now, I love coming to Club Neon every Sunday and spending time with my small group."  And that is what it's all about, folks.  Changing kids lives and getting them excited about the Bible and what God is doing.  I couldn't have been happier.  After our fun family service, we celebrated like we were all kids again with a CARNIVAL!!  Our coaches and volunteers were amazing and I think everyone stuck around after for food, face painting, games and fun.  Needless to say, my first Dia del Niño was a success!

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