Dear Family & Friends,
September was a very full month with lots of travel and adventure. Take a walk through the month with us.
The first week of September was preparing for Karen’s (Michelle’s sister) Celebration of Life that was held on September 7. It was a good day of remembering and spending time with family. We will miss her.
During that same week we had long time friends, Pepe & Adriana Rivadeneyra, from Guadalajara, Mexico, join us in Kelowna. In between funeral prep we did some exploring with them…
The next week we were to be off to Mexico City to host our global ministries leadership team (GMLT), but Michelle’s flights were delayed a few days as Mattea spent three afternoons in the hospital dealing with the combination of mononucleosis and strep throat. Thankfully she is doing much better and only missed one week of school (second year nursing at UBC Okanagan). Michelle was able to catch up to Murray and the GMLT in Mexico City. Here are some pics from that adventure.
From Mexico, Michelle traveled on to Missio Nexus for a conference attended by other CMA Canada leaders and mission organizations from all over North America.
That was followed by a very adventurous trip down to Mar del Plata (no space to go into details, but she had to deal with a country-wide strike in Argentina upon arrival and ended up taking an Uber from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata). This was a meeting with the Alliance World Fellowship/Latin America where leaders from across Central/South America and the Caribbean came together.
If that wasn’t enough adventure, Michelle also made her way over to Paraguay to visit the Samuel House team there. This was a divine appointment and God met all of them in those days together.
And, while Michelle was on the road this month, Murray stayed home to work on graduate studies at UBC Okanagan and run the regional office. It is nice to enjoy the colours in Canada this fall.
Thank you again for joining us on this walk through September. Continue to pray for Mattea’s health, for strength for October’s adventures, for health for all of us, and for the least reached in Latin America that still need to hear about God’s incredible love.
Murray & Michelle