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June 2011
 
 
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension,
shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

~Philippians 4: 6-7~
Dear Friends in Christ,
In the past, we have asked you to pray about increased problems in the Nava area. Pastor Santos and Sister Fini have reported that the presence of the Mexican Marines has helped a lot. When we have known of dangerous situations, we can become anxious or tense, but we thank God that He is in control and He gives us His peace, even in the midst of difficulties. Thank you for your prayers.
Sister Fini’s mother has cancer and has been through several chemotherapy treatments. Even as we are writing this letter, Pastor Santos called and told us that it looks like her mom will not be with us on this earth for more than another day or two. Please pray with us for God’s grace over Fini and her family.
Toncho and Lety are both gearing up for extra children in their classes during the summer months. School will be out in July and they know more girls and boys will be using the Dorcas House and the Carpenter Shop. Please keep both of these ministries and Toncho and Lety in your prayers as they reach out to many of the youth in the colonia.
Kenny visited the ranch in Rio Bravo, which is over the second border in Mexico, to check on OSM’s cows. With the recent addition of some heifers our small herd is now up to 10! Pastor Santos’ ranch in Rio Bravo has a stream running through it so there is more water available there for cows. When Nava gets some rain and the land can sustain cows, they will be moved to the Ranch of Faith.
A long time missionary family, Peter and Jamie Terrell, from Chiapas, Mexico (on Mexico’s southern border), and their precious daughter Rosa, visited our family this month. We enjoyed having them in the guest house for about 10 days. Rosa is Mayan Indian and she has had to learn Spanish. She is also learning some English. She was orphaned and was living on the kindness of the local people. While staying with one family, Rosa had a seizure and fell into a fire. Her left arm was badly burned and had to be amputated. She had no one to care for her until Jamie heard about her. She was then adopted into the Terrell family.
We had the joy of welcoming another precious grandchild into our family this month! Joel Westin Wean (called Westin), was born on June 14th. He weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. It was so cute to see his big sister, little Suzanna loving him and giving him sweet kisses when she first saw him. They all are doing great and we praise the Lord for his arrival!
Work is going well at our new property. We’re taking advantage of these long summer days many times working till 8 or 9pm. Tons of cedar have been removed so we can determine where we want to place our home, guest house, barn, ect. We have almost completed building a pump house and are working on a cistern. Several friends have helped over the weekends, this has been a major blessing! We now understand that “cedar cleared” in Texas, means a lot!
Pastor Santos and Pastor Isidro are very excited about the Bibles, thanks to many of you. Also, a big thank you to ‘Art for the Nations’ for all the art and craft supplies. We will be reporting about the Bible Schools in upcoming newsletters.
We thank the Lord for His wonderful provisions, for safety, and for new family members!! We are very grateful for all you do to help us minister in Haiti and Mexico.
Because of Christ,
The Kennedy Family