Intake 2015

We’re back from our 6 month blogging hiatus!  Has it really been that long?  Gosh, we have been so busy, and God has been moving in so many beautiful ways!  We are sorry that we have not been good about sharing with you all that He is doing in and through our lives!

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Theresa and Magdalena as St. Therese

In the Fall our family came back to Big Woods Mission in Louisiana to help with Intake 2015 and the formation of the new missionaries.  There were 7 families and 15 singles…over 50 people being trained to be missionary evangelists!  Praise God!  He is calling more laborers into the harvest!

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Morning Prayer at Big Woods

Our family was so blessed to live in a small apartment attached to the community house where all of the community prayer and meals were shared.  With the directors, assistant directors, full time staff and missionaries, there were over 75 people living in community for 3 months.

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Meal Time at Big Woods

Our schedule during Intake was quite full, but such a blessing.  We were able to journey with the new missionaries during their training, helping lead teaching workshops for giving talks and testimonies, participating in daily community meals and prayer, doing outreach in the local community, cooking meals, and participating in teachings and book studies.   We were personally challenged and rejuvenated by our time back at Big Woods with the new missionaries.

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Kids Ministry during Intake

Part of the formation process is spending a month in General Cepeda, Mexico on mission, so we got to “go home” and bring all of our new friends with us! It was such a gift having so many missionaries to go out and bring the Gospel to our beloved people of Mexico. It was a chance for everyone to put into practice what they had been learning during the formation in Louisiana.  There were 60+ people packed into the mission house, but everything went incredibly smooth under the circumstances!  We continued our studies, went out into the community to visit shut ins, visited ranchos to share testimonies and preach the Gospel, and had a Life in the Spirit Retreat for the missionaries in formation.   The Holy Spirit showed up in power, and the missionaries were on fire to be sent out to their new assignments.

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Praise the Lord in the Rancho

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Kids ministry during a rancho visit

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Visiting Dona Elvarita

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Our 3 kiddos

After the month in Mexico, we came back to Big Woods for the new missionaries to finish up their formation and be commissioned to be sent out to the ends of the earth!  This year the missionaries were sent to Mexico, Haiti, Costa Rica, Peru, India, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

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Theresa and Magdalena in their Intake 2015 shirts

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~ by martinsonmission on April 17, 2016.

One Response to “Intake 2015”

  1. May God bless you and your family for all the wonderful evangelization you do! Your family is beautiful!

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