We have been living in our home outside of Dallas, Texas for just over a year now. Besides the incredibly hot summers, we are loving it! We have gotten plugged into a great church where we have been able to teach some Sunday school classes and where we have met some amazing friends. There are days that our hearts long to be back in Guatemala, but Texas has welcomed us with open arms. We also get to experience quite a bit of Hispanic culture here!
In March, Jordan took a trip to Mexico for their annual missionary kid camp. Since the majority of our MKs are in Mexico this was a great opportunity to get to know the kids better.
(Jordan is hiding in the back right :))
In April, Jordan’s parents came to Texas to see Solomon and Grace get baptized! They also stayed with Solomon and Grace for a few days so that we could attend a conference about MK care with another one of our team members. We learned so much and met some amazing people that also love to serve missionary kids.
Jordan has opportunities throughout the year to visit several colleges where Camino MKs go to school. This year he has visited Southeastern Bible School and La Tourneau. He will be visiting Moody Bible College and Liberty University in the fall. Whenever he visits MKs at colleges he also spends some time recruiting college kids for Camino Global’s EMERGE Summer Internships. Right now several interns are ministering in Mexico and Spain through this awesome opportunity! We are praying for God’s direction in these student’s lives.
(The Grewatz’s! Dallas is a great central hub to see our MKs as they visit the States.)
Every year we have a camp/get together for our missionary kids. This year we are calling it our MK Summer Road Trip! In August we will be staying in a cabin on the Guadalupe River right outside of San Antonio. Please pray with us that the MKs that need this trip will be able to attend and that it will be a time of refreshing and a place where the MKs can feel like they fit in.
As a member of the Pastoral Care Team, Jordan was able to be involved in interviewing new candidates that are interested in being missionaries with Camino Global. Camino Global takes great care in making sure that their missionaries beliefs and values line up with what Camino stands for so this is a very important step for our new missionaries. It was also a great opportunity to connect with new missionaries before they go on the field.
This Spring we had six MKs in the Dallas area graduate from high school or college! We are so proud of them and are excited to see what God will do in their future.
If you would be willing to pray for one or several MKs daily/weekly/monthly please email or Facebook message us and we will give you a specific name and picture. We love our missionary kids and would love to connect our prayer partners with them as much as possible!
Thank you so much for praying and keeping up with what the Lord is doing through us! Please let us know how we can pray for you as well.
(Afton is 9 months old now!)
Grace, Peace, and Hope to You,
Jordan, Hannah, Solomon, Grace & Afton