This has been a busy year with unexpected travel to the US because of Dee's mom's health, elders retreat in Jubilee, a bit of preaching, and packing up the English center and getting it moved to the office in Queretaro. Two weeks ago we were able to visit the Door to Heaven Church where David Garcia is Pastor. He is a man we discipled back when we were at Nueva Esperanza (New Hope), and was a small group leader there under Alejo. It was a joy to see their heart for evangelism and enthusiasm to reach out to their community.
The Last week of March we had the privilege to attend the missionary reunion, and see many friends who work in other parts of Mexico. We had lots of good fellowship, exercise and fresh air. We continue to pray for more workers for this vast harvest.
Wow, we have lived in our house now 12 years and our last move was just across town.
But everything for our move to Queretaro is finalized as we have found a house to rent that will be available in May. With all of our planed travels, board meeting and Exponential Conference in Florida and our MNSI visits in Canada and Buffalo we needed to get things moving. We are still hoping our house will sale so keep that on your prayer list also.
Now it's time to get down to business as we finish packing the house here. Looks like you'll have a place to stay when you come visitas in Queretaro. The house there has 4 bedrooms. The large homes have a bedroom on the first floor and that seemed like a good idea. So we can help with visitors, and groups.
Dee celebrated her birthday Tuesday, April 11. She got a special gift. Many of you will remember GODZILLA, our Chihuahua that we had for close to 14 years. Well, we have a new one, PEANUT. I know, its a bit crazy in a middle of a move!
April 24-30 / Eric Duggins and Sergio Alvarado will be participating at the Exponential conference in Orlando and will also be visiting with a Church in Fort Myers.
May 8 / Day of the Duggins Family move to Queretaro.
May 30 -June 8 / Field Visits to Buffalo and to Toronto with NMSI Americas affiliates.
July 9 / The Good-by Celebration for the Duggins and Rodriguez Families at the Jubilee Church
- For Gary Kreigh, member of the Board of Advisors of IMPACTO Latino. Gary had major surgery to remove tumor from his bladder and will have to deal with some small areas in the lungs. He is a man of faith and has done remarkably well during chemo and the operation. Be praying for his quick recovery.
- Dee's mom, Pat Rumler, continues in rehab. Be praying for wisdom as the Family deals with the next phase and where she will live.
-Funding for Church No. 1 of the IMPACTOnetwork may be complete!. A partnering congregation in Baltimore is considering to partner with the IMPACTOnetwork which with two other congregations who have made that commitment finishes the commitments needed for the Church Plant in Queretaro. Be praying for this last decision for Church No. 1 and for Church No. 2. which has several congregations in process of making decisions.
-Be praying for our move on May 8.
-Anderew Duggins continues to work in Dallas and is still applying at churches when the opportunities are available.