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Mexico Trip 2013

December 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Clowns for Christ

Dear Friends,

We are back from a great trip with the Hoaglands, our missionaries to Mexico City. We spent ten days with them in Mexico.
We started at their youth camp. They run a youth camp for seven weeks each summer. Churches will visit and pick up unchurch youth and bring them to the camp. Usually they will bring 16 bus loads of young people from 600-700 youth for a camp. Camp will last 3 days, and they have two camps a week. The week we were there, the first camp had 792 campers with 446 making salvation decisions, 157 baptisms, and 15 decisions for Bible College. The second camp had 684 campers with 246 making decisions, 122 baptisms, and 10 decisions for Bible College.
These figures are not elevated. When they give an invitation they have counselors talk with each one making a decision. They talk with the individual making a decision about their decision to make sure they understand what they did. They then talk with them about baptism, what it means and how important it is to follow the Lord in baptism. If the individual decides to get baptize they talk to them again before they are baptized.
After the week at camp, we went back to Mexico City to be at their church Sunday morning, where Jimmie had the opportunity to share his testimony with their church. Their church was packed with no extra seating available. People were standing.
After the morning service we changed into our clown outfits and went to one of their feeding centers to do a program. It was also packed. The Hoaglands are doing a great job in Mexico City.
After the clown program we changed and went out to eat supper with the youth pastor of their church and his wife. They have a new baby so we did not have enough room for all of us to fit in their car. So the youth pastor and Jimmie went in a cab to meet them. After a block in that heavy traffic the driver pulled out in front of a car and we were side swiped by another car. Praise the Lord we were not hurt. We then got in another cab and met the ladies at the restaurant.
The next morning Brother Hogaland gave us a ride to the airport for the flight home.
We thank you for your prayers and believe that God’s hand of protection was on us.
We now prepare for our next trip to Mexico September4-9, 2013. We will go to Victoria, Tamaulipas, and Matamoros Mexico. We will teach several clown classes, visit with members of the church, and do several clown programs at the church.
Please pray for us as we prepare to go as well as the Mexican people we will be ministering to.
Please also pray that God will provide the needed funds for the trip as He always has. If you would like to help you can send a check to Temple Baptist Church, P.O, Box 970, Madison Heights, VA 24572 with Clowns for Christ on the memo.
Thanks to all of you for your prayers and financial help.

Jimbo and Skiddles


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