Monday, April 16, 2007

Grand Junction, Colorado

We arrived to my brother and sister-in-law's house in Grand Junction, Colorado on April 6th. Since Lucha was on staff with us for 3 years and Kurt has taken many short-term mission teams to Bocachica, it has been like a little Proyecto Libertad Reunion. My mom and grandmother also flew up for a week so it has been a family reunion as well.

They arranged 7 sharing opportunities for churches, home groups, and even an elementary school where Jorge told stories to the kindergardeners in Lucha's class where she works as a teacher's assistant.

We also had some time for fun and fellowship and God even gave us an unexpected and wonderful surprise...on April 12th IT SNOWED!!! This was especially exciting because Erika had never seen snow before so it was like a dream for was so much fun watching her enjoy it for the first time!!

My brother, Kurtis, and Colombian sister-in-law, Luz Helena (Lucha).

Jorge and I with Melissa, our 12 yr. old niece.

Hanging out with the Redd Family...Jerry and Lynn have been to Bocachica on a couple of occassions and have been a support to the ministry over the years. They are a beautiful family as you can see!


Erika's very first time to see snow!!!

Erika and my niece, Melissa (12 yrs. old)

Snow ball fight!

Kurt also took us up the mountain to see more snow. We had fun sledding, building a snowman, snowball fighting and making snow angels...

Jorge coming down the hill.

Lucha gives Martin a push...

Me and Jorge

Jorge and Erika at a frozen lake in the mountains.

Wow, check out all the snow!

Dinner with the Chacon family...the Chacon's visited Bocachica a couple of years ago and they generously blessed us with a yummy mexican meal.
Lunch at the Herrera's. Both Louie and Sue have also visited Bocachica and they are dear friends.

Jorge sharing at a group meeting at Kurt and Lucha's house.

Conny at the display table after the morning service at Grand Junction First Assembly.

Jorge sharing with the teens sunday school class at Grand Junction First Assembly.

All of us sharing at Zion Assembly in the bilingual evening service.
Pizza after the service... as you notice we sure do eat a lot...don't be surprised if you see us getting fatter as the trip progresses!

We had a wonderful get-together at the Lovato's house... friends from Zion Assembly.

A special treat for Jorge was visiting Marie Perez and her family in Montrose. Jorge and Marie know each other from the good old days on the M/V Anastasis with Mercy Ships.

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