Monday, November 21, 2016

We’re Back...

What an amazing conference with the women in Mexico. Oh, my sweet friends, do not assume because they are so close to home that their needs are any less than those that live on the other side of the world. Please remember them in prayer as we go forward. As soon as we are able we will post a video to the blog so you can hear from a couple of the ladies how much your investment in them by praying, going, gifting, and giving, means. It is a powerful thing to see God work. We do videos after each trip but we can’t always show them due to security issues. We will be able to share one with you from this trip, so keep a watch out.

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours,
From the Board, Staff, and Advisors of Pure Joy International

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Day 7 Guanajuato City...

Well, today was our final day with the ladies. It has been a good week strong in the word! Please pray with us that these ladies will take the words spoken to them and over them this past week and allow God to work them out in their life.

We head home early in the morning so families prepare to get your loved ones back!

Here are a few picks from today.

Love you all...


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Day 6 Guanajuato City...

Another full day of being in the word. God continues to work on our hearts. Showed this group of ladies the missionary video from our Southeast Asia trip 7 weeks ago. It was amazing to see how it ministered to them to hear the hearts of the missionary women in Asia and know they have many of the similar struggles and how God spoke. He loves His girls all over the world! 

Also, thank you to the missionaries and team here in Guanajuato for an incredible birthday! And to all of you that texted, called, and sent emails! I am truly blessed!

Pray for us as we finish up tomorrow at noon. Pray God continues to convict, affirm and challenge us to become more like Him.



Friday, November 11, 2016

Day 5 Guanajuato City...

It has been a great day in Guanajuato City. The "Word" teaching today has been strong. We shared some laughs, tears, and prayer. And, of course we eat, way too much! It is amazing to watch God’s Hand at work. The connections that take place, the encouragement to one another, new friends, and so many biblical principles and truths taking place. Incredible testimony shared tonight of God’s Goodness!

Keep up the prayers! Here are some pics from the day!

Love you,


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Day 4 Guanajuato City...

The ladies arrived this afternoon. It has been wonderful. Yes, we are getting to love on the people group of Pure Joy International, Missionaries.

A few pictures from today....

final gift details

and meals

in this wonderful environment.

Keep praying for God to do Amazing things here!!!

Love You All,


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Day 3 Guanajuato City, Mexico....

Today has been a busy day. We started with a devotional from Jennifer, prayer time for the election, missionaries, families left behind on both sides and for God to accomplish something AMAZING this next four days that will be something we all talk about and remember until we are called to Glory! Please pray that in agreement with us.

We also began putting the final preparations together for the retreat that begins tomorrow. As much as it has been fun to spend time in this city, nothing compares to ministering to the missionary women that will be coming. However, I do have to say we have thoroughly enjoyed the city of Guanajuato. It is a beautiful place. The people are wonderful and the food has been great. This afternoon the team went out to do some shopping. We had some fun and great laughs.
But I do have to tell you the altitude takes a toll on you so you are easily fatigued. By the time we finished and headed back to the hotel, well, I think this little guy sleeping tells it all. 

Pray for us as the missionary women come in tomorrow. Pray we will have ears to hear
and that we will be submitted and yielded to the Holy Spirit of God.
Love you all,



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Day 2 Guanajuato City…

9:00 a.m. We started the day out by traveling to Cubilete De Cristo which is the geographical center of Mexico. This is where the second largest statue of Christ in the world is located. If you watched any of the Olympics, this past summer, you saw the largest statue of Christ located in Rio. 
We then came back into Guanajuato City and toured the Basilica and had lunch and walked around.
3:15 p.m. Back to hotel for some rest and oxygen (ha, ha) high altitude.

5:30 p.m. We headed to Papilla which overlooks Guanajuato City.

Then dinner and back for devotional, prayer time, sleep and oxygen. Ha, ha
Tomorrow morning we start to work on final retreat preparations.

Love you all…


Monday, November 7, 2016

Day 1 Mexico Sunday...

1:48 p.m.

The team is altogether and going to be really awesome! 

As I write this blog we are beginning our second decent into Leon, Mexico, airport. Second because the first time we just about touched down on the runway and then started upward again. It seems someone else was on our runway. What's up with that! (Smile) These last few minutes are rather bumpy!

Meet your Mexico team and remember to pray for us.

8:46 p.m. Just finished dinner crawling into bed. Team went to the Guanajuato City square and ate at a wonderful place. Long day however since almost all of us were up by 2 a.m. to catch our flights this morning. This place is beautiful and historic! The missionaries are going to love it!!! Great place to hang during their afternoon free times.

Lights out! Love you guys!


Friday, November 4, 2016

Question of the past 24 hours.......

Is the team ready to leave for Mexico? The answer is a resounding, Yes! Trunks are packed with some extra goodies thrown in for good measure. Can I share something with you that might sound a little funny? I love, love, love, when we are about to leave the country and get our bags and trunks checked in at all the departing airports. (This team is coming from 5 different states to Houston to fly out of the county.) But, what I really love, love, love is when the plane lifts off the runway from our original city of departure… because at that moment I know if we missed anything or forgot anything it doesn’t matter. Nothing we can do about it now. (smile) That is such a great let go! As we are in the preparation process before leaving the country, we want to make sure we are doing our part to prepare with excellence for all He has for the missionary women. But, after that we are just watching and waiting for Him to show up and show out!! (Amen!)

We fly out of Houston at 11:50 a.m. Sunday morning. Please pray for us and the missionary women daily. I will blog daily, starting Sunday evening.

Pray for God to use the worship, messages, fellowship, free-time, counseling time, and all things to help encourage our missionaries/families to continue to serve on the field of service God has called them to. Our deepest desire is for these ladies and their families and ministries not to become a statistic of leaving the field for lack of encouragement.

Hebrews 3:13 (ESV)
But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Love you all...

Note: We have 23 missionaries sponsored as of this blog with 15 left to sponsor. Please continue to give even while we are gone if God so leads you.