My my my, how the time has flown by.

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since we first started meeting together as the Mosaico congregation. On January 27 we celebrate the one year anniversary. In true Mexican style we will observe the anniversary with a fiesta complete with tacos, a pinata, and cake. We will also take a look back at what God has been doing in our lives through His Holy Spirit.

The mission and vision of Mosaico is to reach and transform lives through: the love of Jesus Christ, Biblical teaching, growth in community. We want to be a constantly growing community of disciples of Jesus Christ who reaches all generations in Puebla, Mexico, and to the ends of the earth. We want to share with you some of the things we have been doing regarding that mission.

Transforming lives through the love of Jesus Christ, Biblical teaching, and growth in community:

We celebrate those who have formed part of the Mosaic during 2012, especially those who have given their lives to Christ and taken that next step in obedience to God by being baptized in water. Together with CMF’s Globalscope campus ministry, El Pozo, we rejoiced with Corazon, Rada, Nidia, Tania, and Carlos in their baptism into Christ.

We’ve had some really great times playing, praying, and serving together. We worked together with a group from First Christian of Evansville, IN to make some much needed improvements to the building where we worship, known as the Casa Verde: as well as rebuild a small house for one of Mosaico’s regular attenders, Hortencia. It was so amazing to see friends from our partnering church work alongside brothers and sisters from Mosaico giving of themselves to help this young single mother. That’s a missionaries dream come true–being able to share the love of Christ together with “our people” from the U.S.A. arm in arm with “our people” from here in Mexico. God is amazing!

A fun time was had by all at our “Mosaicolimpics” outreach event.

Right around the time of the 2012 Olimpics we had our own version we called “Mosaicolimpiadas” or “Mosaicolimpics”. It was a fun time of games and playful competitions which brought us together and reached out to others in our community.

Tonja and I continue to pour into some of the young leaders here in Cholula and God is causing them to grow in an incredible way. But keep in mind sometimes growing pains can be difficult. both physically and spiritually, so keep praying for the leadership of this congregation.

Because Cholula is a “College town” there are a few people who move in and out and we’ve already experienced having to say goodbye to some good friends and in these next few weeks and months will say goodbye to others. So we are having a little turnover in some areas of ministry leadership. . Pray also that God will guide us through these transitions.

Like I said before we are looking forward to our 1-year anniversary on January 27. We are planning on taking pictures and I’ll be sure to send out another blog telling all about it shortly thereafter. Thanks for your prayers and keep it up.

God bless us, every one.

Todd and Tonja

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