Mexico Message from the Hendersons: Winter greetings from warm, sunny México! The “Give Ye Them To Eat” program staff and we jumped into 2009 with as much energy as possible to meet the challenges of this year! It is more vital than ever to strengthen the capabilities of marginalized people and communities so that they can meet their basic needs during these difficult times. At the “Tree of Life” Training Center we continue to offer classes, courses and workshops in health, agriculture, livestock practices, and technologies appropriate to the needs, available resources and economic situation of impoverished families and communities. Your help is desperately needed to facilitate the GYTTE staff in assisting people in their struggle to move from subsistence to sustainability. As we pray for you, please pray for the GYTTE program and the people of Mexico.
What were you and GYTTE able to do in 2008 to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in south-central Mexico? Together we produced and provided Christian Education materials for Methodist Churches. Together we hosted 86 workshops and courses in the six program areas of service. Together we built a new addition to the Training Center. And together, you and GYTTE, touched the lives of almost 15,000 people through instruction, training events, spiritual growth opportunities, community health and first aid care. Join us in mission again in 2009!
We thank God for your mission interest and involvement. We are grateful to you and for you.
Terry and Muriel Henderson
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When we reflect on 2009 and realize we have no idea what the future holds, we are grateful to know, as the saying goes, who holds the future! Even when the world seems out of control, we know God is in control. Of course, there are many things we can do to help the world, those whom we serve, the GYTTE ministries, program donors and staff as well as ourselves to move through the uncertainty of the days, weeks, months, and, possibly, years ahead.
First of all, we want to recommit our lives to God, put our future in God’s hands, and seek God’s will for our world, ministry and lives. Then we want to invite others to do the same. Most people in this world live out their lives with few economic guarantees or incentives but they do acknowledge the importance of family, community and believing in and belonging to something greater than themselves. When you combine this with the opportunity to reach out in service to others the result is a life of joy and fulfillment.
¡ ¡ ¡ GOD IS SUFFICIENT ! ! !
In 2008, we …
…evaluated all program purchases before they were made,
…and we praised God for permitting us the privilege to serve God and neighbor.
In 2009, we are …
¡ ¡ ¡ GOD IS GOOD ! ! !
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