It's hard to believe it is almost October! It's been a busy month for us, hence I haven't updated the blog in several weeks. The time has just flown by as we've been juggling ministry and family life. For some reason, our family has had quite a few doctors'/dentists' appointments this month. So, we've been fitting those in here and there as needed.
We have also been very busy in ministry. I (Betsy) have become very involved in our local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. The group started back up in September after a summer break. I am enjoying being a small group leader. It's a joy to minister alongside some amazing women! We are not a large group (around 20 or so) but are trying to grow it, reaching out to other young mothers who desire a fellowship and support from other mothers of young children. Please pray that the Lord will give me wisdom as I love the women the Lord brings into my small group. I see one of my main ministries as an intercessor on their behalf, and some of the women are heavily burdened with hard situations. We officially meet twice a month, but we also have many other activities (Mommy time, play days, etc.) throughout each month. It's a joy, but I need the Lord's annointing and strength!
Gerson has been busy with the soccer field. As you can tell by the photos, it is just beautiful! Gerson is hoping to begin practices with the youth and children of the community around the middle of October. We now have the money in hand to put up the netting around the field to keep stray balls on our property. It will take a few weeks to get that finished.
As many of you have probably heard, Texas is in the midst of a horrible drought. We praise the Lord that the city of McAllen has worked with us to get adaquate irrigation on the soccer field. As you can tell from the pictures, the grass is doing well, although some patches are drier than others. Gerson irrigates the grass almost every night to keep it looking so nice. He's had to mow the field 2 times so far!
Please be in prayer for the final details to come together to finish the outskirts of the field. Then pray that God will use this field to bring many families to Him!
Last Saturday, as a family we walked around the community to pass out fliers announcing Bible Club. WGM missionary Debbie McKelvey and I will be doing a Bible Club at TCC starting next Wednesday, September 28. It will be every Wednesday for 7 weeks. Please pray for us as we finish up the planning stages for the Bible Club. Pray for the kids who will be coming and for a special annointing on us as teach them about the love of Christ!
We appreciate each of you and love to hear from you. Thanks for your continued prayer and support!
Betsy for the Tejeda Family