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Jeff & Kristina Sims Calle Ajusco #9 Casa 20, Col.

Buena Vista, Cuernavaca, Morelos, 62130, Mexico (903)331-0550

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Special Prayer Requests
 For endurance and patience while our team is in language school.

Settling In
After arriving safely in Mexico, our first few weeks here in Cuernavaca were spent finding a house to rent and filling it with essential items for our family. We were so blessed to have my parents and Kristina’s mother here with us for the first week. They helped us tremendously with the children during that very stressful games, and church and team activities already. Our house is one of twenty-one in our neighborhood, and we have already begun relationships with several of the people living here. Things do take longer here, but we feel like we have accomplished a great deal in these first few months. We are so grateful that we have been given the opportunity to have a little time to get settled before we begin the rigors of language school.

That our relationships with the people brought in by the recent campaign would continue to grow.

For the continued spiritual health of our team and for our mentors here.

Upcoming Dates
Jeff’s Birthday Kristina’s mother and sister come to visit Noah’s Birthday Jeff and Kristina begin language school Noah and Juliana begin school 08/07 08/12

time. While there are still several household items we lack, we already feel like this has become our home. We have enjoyed having people over for dinner,

Getting Around
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Driving in Cuernavaca was definitely intimidating at first, but Kristina and I have actually been doing very well. We both feel very comfortable

navigating our way

traveling through town and we’ve even acquainted ourselves with several of the markets and cities in and around Cuernavaca. We feel very safe here and have thoroughly enjoyed exploring our new surroundings together.

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Helping Out
Two weeks ago, groups from Snyder, TX and Wichita Falls, TX arrived in Cuernavaca for a shortterm mission trip. They were only here for about a week, but they were able to accomplish much in that short time. They prepared and hosted a Carnival for children and their families, visited and encouraged the children at a local orphanage, walked through several neighborhoods praying, talking to people, and passing out fliers for the church events. Our family was blessed to be able to help receive them from the airport, prepare food for them, escort them around town, sing with them in the city center, and accompany them to the orphanage. We feel so fortunate to be learning so much from the current Cuernavaca team that was hosting them.

Sunday of the Campaign

Moving Forward
Our team has also been busy reaching out to those around us and sharing why we have made the decision to move to Mexico. Patrick has been studying with his landlady named Lourdes who we’ve all grown to love. She recently made the decision to give her life to Christ and to be immersed for the forgiveness of her sins! We were fortunate to be able to host the baptism at our house and Noah even prepared the baptistery by rolling back the pool cover by himself! Our team has a good relationship and plays basketball regularly with Lourdes’ youngest daughter Corina as well. Please pray for Lourdes, Corina, and their family as they continue to learn more about God’s will for their lives. And please pray that the relationships that our teammates and we are beginning with our friends and neighbors will continue to bear fruit for Christ.

Lourdes’ Baptism

Gearing Up
August 23rd is going to be a very big day for our family. Noah and Juliana will start classes for the first time at Colegio Cuernavaca. We are very pleased by what we have seen about their school so far and we think that it is going to be a very good fit for the both of them. Kristina and I will also begin language school on the same day. We will be studying Spanish at the Instituto Chac-Mool. We are both very ready to begin learning Spanish at a much more intensive level, though we continue to hear how much of a trial it will be personally, for our family, and for our team. I think we all realize what an important step this is for the future of our work here in Mexico. Please continue to pray for us and to encourage us in the coming months as we dedicate ourselves to the task of learning Spanish.

Chac-Mool Language School

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