First of all I want to thank the Lord for 62 years of life on earth. I also want to thank everyone who sent greetings, sang and blessed me in some way on my birthday. I have learned birthdays are a big deal in Mexico and I was so honored by so many. I am humbled by all the attention. But I am grateful for the family and many friends Jesus has put in my path. I love you all. A special thank you to my wife, life-long friend and partner in ministry – Tonyia, I love you.
Some of my birthday blessings included being honored at a small gathering Friday night and again during services Sunday at Getsamani Church in Galeana. Also, part of my birthday weekend was the great day with friends Saturday serving the Lord in Refugio (see Remote Refugio Visit for Worship, Clothing, Food and Encouragement online). Plus, there were many Facebook notes and phone calls.
Allow me to reflect a bit on my life now. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b) I have found that for me the abundant life has come from showing Jesus’ love for people through service. Not just my words, but actions.
Tonyia and I are in a new season of life and we have found renewed meaning through service to the Lord in Mexico. Here are some photographs from the celebrations around my birthday. Thank you Jesus!.