Daniel teaching ESL at the immigrant shelter
A guest team from Holy Trinity Anglican church plant in McKinney, Tx
Guest team from Church of the Advent – Kirkland, WA
New friends from Guatemala over for dinner at the Behrens house
Dr. Erica “on call” at the Christmas party at La Posada
Tired team (and sleepy kids) at the Christmas “Posada” at the immigrant shelter
With a little help from modern technology and our friends at the Isaiah 55 mission to the deaf in Reynosa we were able to help a deaf and illiterate man at the La Posada shelter – crazy world, good God.
The Trinity School Fall 2018
Deacon Daniel, Rebekah, and Sabal Behrens have arrived!
Clinic at the mission with Dr. Lazzopina and visiting Dr. Leibert
The staff of The Trinity School and their families have a meal at Sara’s house
Michael went with Joe Wilson (Area Director of Young Life) to lead a forum with Mexican government officials in Reynosa, MX on reaching at-risk youth
Week 1 of Teacher Training for The Trinity School (thetrinityschool.us)
Snacks for the kids at La Posada
International Dinner with guest team from Victoria, BC
Folks from Church of the Cross Austin, TX came down to help finish the mission building.
Headed to our international dinner with a Russian, a Ukrainian, a Zimbabwean, a Mexican, and Michael
Palm Sunday – we were able to have all of our Holy Week services in the chapel of our new mission bulding
Some medical residents from the Valley Baptist Residency program spent an afternoon helping construct the mission building
After church service with Bishop Win Mott
Communion with Bishop Win Mott at the Isaiah 55 mission in Mexico.
Our kindergarten class at The Trinity School.
Another “international dinner”
Christmas meal with the free clinic doctors and spouses.
Work has begun on the mission building!
Each month we try to hold an “international dinner” with friends from the immigrant shelter.
We started our Twelfth Night party with a blessing for our house.
Supper at our house with our friends the Robinson Family and some of the immigrants from La Posada.
The Mission gets a home of its own. This building in downtown Harlingen will soon house our offices, a consultation room, a small prayer chapel, and our weekly pay-what-you-can clinic.
We started a Kindergarten! (check it out at thetrinityschool.us) This is our first day of school pic.
Michael with some friends staying at La Posada.
With out of town guest and visitors, the Sunday chapel service gets filled
Communion with the staff of Isaiah 55 mission to the deaf in Mexico
Easter Vigil piñata
Foot washing service on Maundy Thursday. Fr. Michael, M (from Cuba), T (from Eritrea)
Z playing with a girl from Honduras while we set up for Holy Week
Almost ready for Holy Week at La Posada
Setting up for Holy Week at the Immigrant Shelter
We were glad to have Fr. Paschal Okwara from the Anglican Church of Nigeria join us for 2 Sundays during Lent.
Christmas party with the Culture of Life clinic team.
The Nativity Posada at La Posada. Getting turned away at the first door. Mary from Eritrea. Joseph from Swaziland. Young lamp bearer from Ethiopia.
The Nativity Posada at La Posada immigrant shelter. Incredible experience following behind immigrant Mary and Joseph and being turned away at the different doors until finally the one let us in and Christ was “born” there.
Great visit from Fr. Don & Ruth Hughes of St. John’s Boerne, TX
Pam and Jackie (from Good Shepherd San Angelo, TX living here now) and Stephen (from Church of the Cross Austin, TX) headed over to Mexico with Michael for mid-day prayer at the Isaiah 55 mission.
An intro “farm day” for people looking to start small scale organic farming.
We have a healing service at the Culture of Life clinic every Thursday. It’s a little awkward… right up until the healing part.
Diana is the director of HOPE for Small Farm Sustainability. Michael spent most of July helping them write a grant proposal for a new course they will offer- From the Ground Up: Starting an Organic Farming Micro-Business. Creating jobs and healthier eating down here in the RGV.
We went over to the Isaiah 55 mission in Reynosa this evening for their VBS and to have dinner. Fun times. Tons of kids there, all from the worst part of town imaginable (except for the 4 “Anglos” on the left).
Jacob says he’s lived all around the world. Most recently he came with his mom and two sisters from South Africa. They have moved off on their own but had to come back to La Posada to finish some of their paperwork.