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Geppeto's Workshop in Mexico...Building Dreams http://www.aminus.org/blogs/index.php?blog=7&tempskin=_atom Mexico Ministry and puppet ministry b2evolution 2020-11-25T19:43:08Z
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Check out some of my pictures... lloz http://www.aminus.org/blogs/index.php/2007/08/10/check_out_some_of_my_pictures?blog=7 2007-08-10T12:57:59Z 2007-08-10T12:57:59Z Strict Standards: Declaration of markdown_extra_plugin::GetDefaultSettings() should be compatible with Plugin::GetDefaultSettings(&$params) in /home/fumanchu/webapps/b2/blogs/plugins/_markdown_extra.plugin.php on line 84

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Here's a link to the many pictures I've taken of work and play. Enjoy!

Lydia's picutres.


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Ciudad Juarez Outreach - Amor Ministries lloz http://www.aminus.org/blogs/index.php/2007/08/10/ciudad_juarez_outreach_amor_ministries?blog=7 2007-08-10T10:23:11Z 2007-08-10T10:30:36Z In the dry dessert-like conditions of the city of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua (bordering with El Paso, Texas) a small group of young adults, five Amor Ministry pastors, three El Paso team members and me held our annual outreach in one of the communities. Along with two wonderful volunteers from Lone Tree High Adventure Camps we played, sang, prayed, preached, and loved on the people of the community of Granjas de Desierto.

The great story about this particular community was the connection one of our Amor pastors did with this community. This community is a newly established colonia which many families from all over Mexico come to buy land and build a simple home. Work is becoming scarce and building materials are very expensive. Many families build precarious homes of scrape wood or with anything that they can find. This family made up of a father, mother and five children worked hard to give their children food, clothing and schooling, but the house was inadequate. What a blessing to get the news that they qualified for a home!

Pastor Felipe from Amor Ministries mentioned that he has been evangelizing in this community for some time now and was excited to have the outreach in this community.

So after connecting with an awesome group who built this family their house they also went a step further and sponsored the community outreach. Plus, as an added bonus we held the outreach right on the land of the family the group had just built for!

We had games for the kids to play and win prizes. Music to fill the air with Praise. A message of hope from an Amor pastor and plenty of Bibles to give to the people. After we all shared a simple lunch. Everyone was filled both physically and spiritually. It was a wonderful celebration of hope!

If you are interested in finding out how you can help proclaim God's goodness please come to our website at www.amor.org . Also, we are in need of school supplies and Spanish Bibles... You can also donate toward those supplies just follow the links to the gift page. Thank you!

The following are pictures taken at the outreach. Enjoy!

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I have a wish... lloz http://www.aminus.org/blogs/index.php/2007/08/09/i_have_a_wish?blog=7 2007-08-09T17:26:40Z 2007-08-09T17:26:40Z I've always loved art and photography. Capturing fleeting moments to remember them for many years to come. My dream is to some day have someone look at my photos and say... "I want these photos to be in my resturant!" That's one of my dreams... Take a look at some of the following photos and let me know what you think.

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Having a hard time letting go... lloz http://www.aminus.org/blogs/index.php/2007/08/09/having_a_hard_time_letting_go?blog=7 2007-08-09T16:21:06Z 2007-08-09T16:21:36Z Has anyone ever had a hard time letting go?

I didn't realize what a control freak I was until I was "out-of-control". It was a scary place between worrying about my surroundings and worrying about what will happen to me if I were to let go.

Could I trust me? Could I trust my God to sustain me? Could I trust others around me to care?

Since my dad died I realized that everything given to us is a gift. A cherished treasure that could be lost and never found again. I also realized that pleasing people is an up hill battle. Wait... Let me rephrase that...

Giving of myself to others is my life, but running on empty isn't.

I would love your comments on how you are allowing God to take "control" of your life.

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Mexico Ministry Planning Board of Tecate lloz http://www.aminus.org/blogs/index.php/2007/08/09/mexico_ministry_planning_board_of_tecate?blog=7 2007-08-09T16:05:19Z 2007-08-09T16:05:19Z As a Mexico Ministry Coordinator for Amor Ministries I get to visit all the different cities and pastors who help us find the families who we build for. One group of pastors that I visit about once a month is the Tecate pastor's board.

At our last meeting one of the pastor's wife made us some great fish tacos. Which is odd because most of Tecate is mountains and desert, but just 1 hour away is the finest fish you will ever eat in Ensenada. So, the pastors had a special treat for us all the way from Ensenada. Yadira and Jonathan joined us in the feast. Also, Amor's very own Juan Garay blessed us with his presence... We had a good time with our pastors.

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Resting and relaxing... lloz http://www.aminus.org/blogs/index.php/2007/08/09/resting_and_relaxing?blog=7 2007-08-09T15:41:07Z 2007-08-09T15:42:26Z This was my first time ever at Dana Point. I had heard a lot of nice things about the place, but never took the time to go. A friend and I took a little "girlfriend" retreat and enjoyed the change of scenery. If you ever have a chance to got to Dana Point, California do it!

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Friends and Weddings... lloz http://www.aminus.org/blogs/index.php/2007/08/09/friends_and_weddings?blog=7 2007-08-09T14:54:37Z 2007-08-09T15:49:50Z On July 28th my friend and co-worker from Amor recently got married. She looked so beautiful and the groom looked so happy! It was a wonderful time of laughter and of celebration.

Me and Julie

wow what a cake!

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Set free by God's lovely grace.... lloz http://www.aminus.org/blogs/index.php/2007/08/09/set_free_by_god_s_lovely_grace?blog=7 2007-08-09T14:31:21Z 2007-08-09T14:31:21Z I've been involved in ministry for many years now and I never really took time to reflect back on God's handiwork. I mean just recently I've taken time to just chill and take a deep breath and start thanking God for this journey called life.

I hit some rough spots on the road, but looking at my life now and looking at where I was before I can't help but to be amazed.

So many changes not only in me but in everything I do. One of the things I've realized lately was that I had lost my "identity". Not by theft but by allowing my identity to be defined by what I can do for others and not by who I really was. It happens...

Sometimes I get caught in the work that I forget Lydia in the process. My needs and wants were set aside and I wasn't important anymore. It meant that other's needs and wants were more important than mine, but that wasn't so with God.

God's plans were different(like always)...

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD." Isaiah 55:8 NIV

I felt trapped by what was expected by me...What I should or should not do...What other dictated in my life...

Now it's different...

I ask what I truly want and desire.

I've stopped postponing my life until this or that changes.

I've believe in me. I believe in the God who created me.

I welcome openness, freedom and love.

I'm welcoming life back!

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