Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dad and Mom


Dad and Mom are here for three weeks. The girls are real happy and it's great to see them again.

Variety Group

We had a group come down from many different places and churches so we called them our "Variety Group." They spent their time here serving in the construction of the new church building and they were able to accomplish a lot! To name three huge projects, they painted all of the classrooms of the first floor, they painted all the sports lines in the sanctuary (three volleyball courts, basketball, and speed soccer court), and they were able to build the stairway to the upstairs classrooms. They did a great job and were a huge blessing to have here!
The stairway is excellent!
The lines look good!
Here's a pic from up top looking down on the volleyball players. There are games being played every day in the new facilities.

La Güera


My mother-in-law, Rufina--by many known as "La Güera" (the white girl), spends most of her time in the Los Angeles area working as a maid for a couple in the Moreno Valley. She comes down from time to time in respect for the limited time on her visa to be in the states. Last month she came down for the multi-wedding on Valentines' Day because Hugo and Norma were getting married. It was great to have her here again and her grandchildren absolutely love her. She left last week.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

March Update

Greating Everyone! We are excited to be able to share with you once again what God is doing in Cofradía. The weather is still at comfortable 55-60 degrees at night and 80 degrees during the day. The church continues to be strengthened and we’ve had a number of visitors down to help with different areas of ministry...

Last month, we asked for your prayers concerning...
  • Student Leadership Conference. We had a great time with Pastors Dave and Mike from Cy-Fair Christian Church in Houston as they shared from there hearts with our students about not only who we are, but whose we are.
  • Weddings in Cofradía. Amazing! We had a wedding ceremony for thirteen couples on Valentine’s Day. It was Amazing! Read here for the exciting report and pictures of each couple.
  • House Build. A team from Seattle came down to build a house for a needy family in the church. Despite rain, they were able to get a lot done and Lauro and Lucy now have a place to live. Click here to see the report
  • Worship Ministry. Things are going great. The past few Sundays have flowed nicely and we are making progress. Thank you so much for your prayers over this ministry, it is very important.

Are you going to be visiting in Mexico? If you have plans to come to either Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, or Guadalajara, let us know. We are within 4 hours of all three of those cities with Mazatlán being the closest (3 hours). We’d love to show you around Cofradía so you can get a taste of this Mexican countryside!

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This month, would you please pray for...
  • Construction Team. There is a team here this week doing a number of jobs at the new church. The main job to be finished is the painting of all the classrooms. Thank you for your prayers over the team. (Current – March 6)
  • Parent’s Visit. My parents will be here visiting us for the first time in over 5 years. We are looking forward to this time and our two girls are really excited. Please pray for safe travel, good health, and cool weather. (March 11-31)
  • Cy-Fair Youth Team. Some students from Houston will be coming down to work with our students in reaching out to the community here in Cofradía and other parts. This is always a fun time for our youth group, they really enjoy this team and have made some great friends with them. Things that we have planned are: An annual awards banquet, Volleyball Tournament, and a work project/evangelism in another town. Thank you for praying over this time. (March 13-20)
  • Southside Youth Team. This team comes down each year to do a Kid’s Club with our children. The end of the week is open to everyone with a carnival-type event in the center of town to finish off the week. (March 27-April 3)
  • An Encounter. Our pastor is going to lead an encounter open to the church for the purpose of deepening our relationships with God. This should be a very good time; please pray for the guidance of the Spirit and that God would really touch people’s lives. (April 3)

Thank you very much for your prayers and continued support.
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Blessings,
Steve, Geña, Rebecka and Emma Rose Silberman
Missionaries to Mexico
SKYPE: “srsilberman”