Our 15-year-old daughter Madison is doing well in New York City. She is there for the month of July serving as an MTW cross-cultural intern and helping to train 30 new missionaries as they prepare to leave for the field.
Each morning this past week Madison has been working at a church in Queens. She and the other interns are planning a vacation bible school for a large group of multi-ethnic kids. The VBS begins this Sunday and runs each day this coming week. Madison will work with the younger kids.
In the afternoons Madison has been mentoring three, 7-9 year old kids who are about to leave for the mission field. Madison has been taking them through a study on cross-cultural experiences and has been sharing with them from her life. The three kids and their families are about to leave to serve in South Africa, Greece and Japan. It is exciting knowing that by serving these kids Madison is impacting future mission work on three continents.
Friday night Mike and Ashley Troxell arrived in La Ceiba. The Troxells are our teammates who are currently studying Spanish in Costa Rica. They are here for ten days to help us with our next short-term mission team. The team, which arrives on Sunday, is from their home church Covenant Community Church of Scottsdale, AZ.