Sunday, December 01, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Paul and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  To our supporters and friends, we are grateful for your love, support, and prayers during 2013.  May you and yours have a Joyous Christmas! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Paul and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Perhaps you are passing through a rough time in your life and you are having a hard time feeling good about anything.  There is always something to be thankful for.  Sometimes I just am thankful I have awoke to a brand new day full of opportunities and choices in the morning.   Hopefully,  I was able to learn from yesterday, forgive offenses, seek forgiveness if I have offended, and make better choices with the help of the Holy Spirit.  Happiness is a choice.  I hope you will choose to be thankful and even if it is one small thing, such as a smile from another, the fact you can walk (some may not be able to walk anymore because of physical difficulties), the fact you are able to pray, just something you need to live such as air to breath, dwell on it, be thankful for it, say it aloud, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving.  God knows your name, He knows where you are at, and He promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Marriage & Family Seminar for Pastors & Wives

We had the privilege along with two other ministry couples to teach a Marriage and Family Seminar in Guardalavaca.  Over 40 Ministry couples attended the three day seminar.  There was enthusiasm and interest and it was nice to see some of the couples holding hands during break time and free time.

Paul enjoyed sharing with the men when we had a split session on the needs of women and the needs of men in marriage.  Lana shared with the women.

We are grateful to all who donated time and money to give each one a gift bag of needed items.  They were very happy to receive them, along with a copy of Faith and Action's Marriage and Family in Spanish, and a nice certificate for attendance.

Thank you to our teaching team Pastors John and Mary Ann Martz of Blue Springs, MO and Don and Julie Perkin Stout Davenport of Blue Springs, MO for sharing their wisdom and love with the Pastors and their wives.  They were amazing and we appreciate the time they invested in preparing, travel, and in teaching.

We appreciate the cooks who prepared the food for the seminar, three meals a day for us all, including snacks.  It was very tasty, and they worked hard to make it nice for all of the attendees and trainers.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

MAPS Construction Teams Needed

Lakeview Church Helps Construct/Build

We are taking teams to assist constructing a church building in Antilla.  Lakeview Church in Indianapolis, Indiana helped work on the Antilla Project this year.  The team poured cement and put up walls.   
Contact Paul at his email address if you are interested in helping on approved building projects.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Blue Springs A/G Construction Team

We appreciate the tremendous help received from the A/G in Blue Springs, Missouri who recently worked on church construction in Antilla.  Thank you Pastor John and Mary Ann, and everyone on the team.

Lana held a three day women’s conference teaching and sharing on how to navigate difficult things we face in life with God's help such as barrenness, death, divorce, and other stressful life situations we find ourselves in with over 80 women in attendance.  Mary Ann was a tremendous blessing at the women's conference with her many years of pastoral experience and insight, her talent in music and singing, but especially during question and answer time. 


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

South Hills Assembly of God

We are grateful to Pastor Jack and Kay Stepp of South Hills Assembly of God in Bethel, Pennsylvania for bringing a construction team to help put in the foundation for a church we are working on.  They worked hard, sometimes in deep mud due to the heavy rain.  So many labor, pray, give, go, and form a team to get the job done for the Kingdom.  Thank you!  We appreciate it and so does the Boss!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Farewell Ma Duda - December 22, 2012

We miss our dear Mother Nancy Duda.  Paul's Mom prayed for us every day and she is now with Jesus in heaven.  Nancy left us on December 22, 2012 with her children around her.  Thank you for praying for the entire Duda Family as they mourn our loss, heaven's gain.  Nancy was 83.