Tuesday, August 31, 2010
September 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of Mexico's independence, and we intend to get in on the fun. On Sunday, September 12th we will sponsor a Bicentennial Fiesta right here at the church. If you live in the Brownsville area, be sure to stop by for lots of good food, fun and fellowship. ¡ándale!
Monday, August 23, 2010
On Saturday, August 7th our church hosted disaster relief training. The SBTC has provided us with 2 trailers full of cooking equipment, so we all needed to know how to use it! About 40 people (including some from other churches) attended the training.
If you aren't part of a disaster relief team where you live, you really should consider getting involved. It is a fantastic way to minister in the name of Christ, at a time when people most need help. I have witnessed first-hand how grateful people are when they see a group of Christians, wearing those bright, mustard-colored shirts, show up to serve after a disaster, and expecting nothing in return. So, why do we do it? Because Christ first loved us.
And, did you know? SBC Disaster Relief is the 3rd largest relief organization in the world, behind only the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Our last team of the summer was in town the first weekend of August. These are old friends from Sagemont Church in Houston. They have been doing missions in the valley for several years, and we are delighted to partner with them. Each year they conduct a back-to-school clinic, in cooperation with Iglesia Bautista Horeb (Horeb Baptist Church) and Pastor Carlos Osorio. They give away a ton of school supplies, and provide other valuable services. It's a lot of work, but is always appreciated by the community. Many thanks to Kathy, James, and the whole crew for a wonderful weekend of ministry.