July 2018 Update

Greetings family & friends,

Thank you for remembering us this month.  It has been another full one.

We are so thankful for our home valley, the Okanagan.  As many of you know, we are living here because of some health issues that Michelle needs taken care of here in BC.  It is from here that we travel to/from Latin America.  God has been so gracious to us.

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One perk about traveling south is that we can stop along the way and have a holiday.  We enjoyed a week at the Pacific Ocean, which was so restful and much needed.

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From there we had the privilege of being with our teammates from Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, and Paraguay.  We had a great time at a hotel in the mountains outside of Mexico City (Cuernavaca).  Mark & Cheryl Buchanan were our speakers and led us in asking Jesus to touch our eyes again.  The West Life church in Calgary provided the music, youth, and children pieces of the retreat.  Here are some pictures…

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One special treat was to have some of our intercessors with us.  These ladies pray at least an hour a week (along with others in Canada and the US) for these international workers and the Sun Region.  It was great to have Shirley, Jeanette, and Eleanor with us for the retreat week.

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We made an excursion to Taxco one afternoon.  Mexico has so many amazing places…

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We were home for a couple days, then headed to Manitoba.  We got to spend a few hours with Bruce & Nancy Adams (lead pastor of our seamless link church – Kilcona Park Alliance).  We also got to spend a few hours with Rick & Susan Kilbrai and family, international workers who have just landed back in Canada from Mexico City for their one year of home assignment).

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Then we spent the weekend at a family wedding down in Morden.  It is so good to be back to our prairie roots (Murray was born in Morden and Michelle in Regina).

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We are now home for a week before heading to El Salvador for the Leadership Matters Course in Spanish where we will both be training for almost 3 weeks in August.

Thanks for joining us for this mid summer update on what is happening in our lives.

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Murray & Michelle Derksen

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