Friday, April 29, 2016


Greetings from Mexico,

Change is always hard, but many times it is best. I left the Orphanage back in March and God has provided other amazing ministry opportunities in Mexico. When I was thinking about moving from there I started praying that God would show me if I was supposed to leave or stay at the Foundation. In the following two weeks, I was offered three places to live and three places to work. Ultimately, I chose to work at two schools, which fit perfectly in line with my schedule and are within walking distance of the place where I now live. At one school, I teach gym class and at the other I am a mentor, essentially teaching a Bible study at the middle school level. It was one of those times where you could see God's answering prayer in real time. I am happy to say that I am thriving with these changes and able to attend and be involved in church also. 

My time here in Mexico is winding down but I still have a few things to do such as return to the orphanage in Puerto Vallarta, and it will be refreshing to visit the family who is running it. I am so grateful for them as they have been one of the biggest encouragements to me over the past months. 

I leave Mexico on May 16th for Denver to visit my sister and help her drive back to Chicago for my little sister's graduation party. I am looking forward to sharing with you more about this missions trip to Mexico over the past 10 months.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A big thanks to the MMTT Triathlon team for supporting the boys and making a difference in their lives. While was in Chicago over Christmas, the team approached me and asked if they could do something to support the kids at the orphanage. They donated a bunch of shoes for both Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta and other items to help the kids out. When I go back to P.V., I will post more photos.

If your kids are interested in triathlon or just want to try a new sport, I highly recommend you give MMTT a try. The team atmosphere is second to none and the people are not only wonderful but also give back to the community. Last year was my first on the team and I wish I joined earlier. It's fun and an excellent way to spend you summer.

If you're interested in triathlon give John Lorenz a Call at (847) 909-3200

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hey friends,

Here's a bit of an update from Mexico. As many of you know, I was state side to surprise my family for Christmas, which was really special. Also, being home gave me a little recharge for my batteries; truly a blessing! When I got back to Mexico a friend recommended that I start Spanish classes at a language school in Guadalajara to which I am so grateful for because I am able to improve my Spanish, and make some friends.  It is also a wise use of my time as the boys started playing football a few weeks ago and are gone most afternoons. Currently, I’m going to school every week day and teach English three or four times a week at the orphanage when the boys aren't at practice.

The person that drives all the kids to school and practice just broke his foot playing soccer, so please pray that we will be able to find someone who can help out with driving down here as we are understaffed. As for me, I am doing very well and enjoying Mexico very much. I wish you all the best and will try to post more often. 

In Christ,