With Thanksgiving having come and gone, we are again reminded of how very blessed we are to have you as our prayer and financial supporters. Thank you for your faithfulness to us and to the Lord.
The time has flown by so quickly and I know that we are way behind on our correspondence.
The school year is going well. We have a good bunch of students and staff (70 & 25 respectively). Our students organized a student group that is seeking to serve the Lord in various projects. They call themselves “Jesus Generation”. They have asked among the missionary community here for service projects and have found some themselves, such as fundraising for a seminary student who was hit by a car and needed financial help.
Our greatest problem at PCS is space. We are often juggling to find space for classes and activities. We continue to pray for a larger facility, both in the building and in the grounds, so our kids would have ample space for their classes and to run and play.
Bruce and I have been asked to be the senior class sponsors. This means that we help the seniors with fundraising for their senior trip and then we will be chaperones for the trip in May. We have a very responsible, motivated senior class. They are organizing the fundraising events, from set up to clean up, and doing a great job.
Bruce has had the opportunity to preach a couple of times at Mosaico, the church we attend. He presented the Truth Project to the church leadership and they will be starting a group at El Pozo, the campus ministry/church building, in January. He was recently on a children’s internet telecast and last week he was asked to be part of a short movie that some of the college kids were making for a class. He is teaching 11/12 English and 9/10 Bible classes at PCS, along with being the principal. It is a challenging job at times. He just took the Jr. and Sr. high school students on a retreat to Cuernavaca. It was a refreshing time for both students and staff. We also drove the teachers on a day trip, up into the mountains of Puebla, for a shopping day in Chignahuapan, a town that makes blown glass Christmas bulbs. The teachers really enjoy these outings so we try to schedule a few each semester.
I have been assisting in conversational English classes with my friend, Estella, a lovely 75 year old Mexican Christian lady. I continue to have many opportunities to share the gospel and the truths of scripture in the English classes. I have also been a teacher’s aide, tutoring a few of the 1st and 2nd graders at PCS, who need a little extra help with their English skills. A friend and I started a Praying Ladies Group that meets bi-weekly. I will also serve in a leadership capacity for organizing the annual Puebla Christian Women’s Spiritual Retreat. The committee has started meeting at our house to plan for this Spring retreat. This year will be the10th anniversary of the retreat. We are expecting God to work in a mighty way amongst the women who attend. If you would like to have a supporting part in this retreat, please contact me.
As many of you know, Anthony and Micaiah are expecting their sixth child. On Thanksgiving Day we were visited, for only a moment, by that child. Gabriel Vernon Hughes spent nine months with us in the womb. On his birth-day, he went immediately to his eternal home with Jesus. I was present for the delivery and Bruce was able to be here for the graveside home-going celebration. By God’s grace we are able to be here with Anthony, Micaiah and family for the Christmas season. Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughtful comments. We were blessed by your blessings. Thanks also for journeying with us all these years. Your faithfulness to the Lord and to us is a tremendous encouragement to our faith. We appreciate you.
Yours by grace, Bruce and Lynda