10 Years in Monterrey Last Sunday we celebrated 10 years in Mexico with a lunch with friends. Two of the families were the first families to pick us up from the airport, find us a house, get us sorted with school, lend us a car, take us to church and give us Pollo Loco (crazy chicken) for lunch. It was fun to reminisce and see how far we’ve come.

Here’s a list of some of what God has done in us and through us over the last 10 years:

• Given us a home in Mexico • All learnt Spanish • Established us in a church family where we have had many opportunities to serve • Kept us in Christ • Given us friends (on 6 continents!) • 3 daughters with the highest average in secondary (of 90 in their final year) • Participation in university orchestra, high quality song and dance productions • 2 daughters driving independently • Learnt violin, gymnastics, ballet, salsa, football, basketball and running • Karina and Miriam taught violin and English • Lucy became a professional baker of extraordinary cakes • Run 6 marathons (Pete) and 16 half marathons (Pete and Karina) • Karina graduated from High School (with the highest IB mark in Monterrey), then discovered the joys of working and being a nanny, and started University Bible Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 136:1-3 Peter Sarah Karina Lucy Miriam Sholl: Please pray ๏ Give thanks for God’s generous provision for us over the last 10 years in Mexico. ๏ Give thanks that God has prepared our good works for us, and us for those good works. ๏ Give thanks for the growth of the MOCLAM work and pray that it will continue to grow in strength and number so that many will be better equipped to teach God’s word. ๏ Give thanks for answered prayer for Sarah’s Sunday morning ladies Bible study. There’s now a regular core who are valuing what they are learning and the way that they are learning through questions. ๏ Pray for Pete as he travels to Panama on Thursday to teach university staff workers, and soon after to Aguascalientes in central Mexico for a 3 day intensive with Anglican leaders.. ๏ Pray for his seminary class in Monterrey starting this week that many will value the opportunity to learn and be disciplined in their studies. ๏ Pray for Karina as she starts Bachelor of Science and Education at UNSW and adjusts to living in New College. • 26 trips to Island C • MOCLAM students in 14 countries • MOCLAM team grown to 8 across 3 continents • Established the team of 12 MOCLAM exam markers • 206 Certificado de Teología graduates, 282 Certificado Intermedio de Teología graduates, 571 Certificado Preliminar de Teología graduates • Pete’s taught 12 courses in the local seminary in Monterrey • Mentoring and training men and women 1-1 • Sarah’s read the Bible with about 60 women • Run the Growth Groups training course 6 times to train people how to lead small group Bible studies • Given us Fuzzy (and Pitufo and Nautilus the turtle) • Given us the opportunity to encourage mission-mindedness in faithful and generous supporters throughout Australia and beyond.

Thank you for your partnership with us. Your prayer and financial support has enabled our long term service here. Long may it continue, all for God’s glory

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