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Todd’s Sept ’17 Newsletter

XPUJIL UPDATE INVITATION SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 For video, photos, and more: visit yucatanmission.com Recent natural disasters dominate the headlines. Stories of loss and heartbreak in parts of Texas, Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexico fill the evening news and our electronic devices. In the light of these emergencies, I delayed sending an update. But early this morning, something grabbed me by the neck, pulled me out…

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Todd’s Letter – May 2017

XPUJIL UPDATE MAY 2017 Dear Friends, May is the wild card month for the Xpujil region’s agrarian communities. With immeasurable toil, families have cleared their land and are ready to plant. But sowing seed must wait until the rain returns. So the farmers wonder. Will soaking rains come in May or in June? The good news is, some rain has already fallen—enough to refill our…

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Todd’s Dec. ’16 Newsletter

Dear Friends, I am excited because I hold in my hand two scraps of paper ripped from a spiral notebook. Each chit has five names—heads of households currently preparing to build cisterns with our Mexican and American partners in January. Even better, there are other pieces of paper with more names of families ready to build in February, May, June, and July. These families sought…

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Todd’s Summer 2016 Letter

Dear Friends, There is a scene in the 1981 movie Stripes where actor Bill Murray has to convince his Army buddy, played by Harold Ramis, that they must pass through the Iron Curtain to rescue their platoon from captivity in Czechoslovakia. Bill Murray: “Come on, it’s Czechoslovakia! We zip in, we pick ‘em up, we zip right out again. It’s Czechoslovakia, it’s like going to…

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June 28 – July 5 , 2016

For brethren to dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing- Life forevermore.” Psalm 133 My First Trip to Mexico Angeline Harris Moncks Corner,…

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Lori’s Report……..

June 13, 2016   Deeply meaningful.  Life changing.  Profound gratefulness to have clean, flowing, fresh water in my own life.  Determination to do my small part in making clean water available to those in the southern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.   These are some of the thoughts I came away with after being with Todd Luke, Andy Combs, Ray Rowland, Shirley Loper and my husband…

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Jan. 12-19,2016 – Mexico Trip- by Kay Dawson

What impressed me: Todd Luke impressed me. He is devoted to this place and these people. Scott is right it was incredibly well organized and a lot of that falls on Todd. I was impressed by how hard the local people worked. They really do the heavy lifting. I was impressed by what was accomplished. It is great to see things completed. What inspired me:…

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Caruthersville, MO Jan 5-12, 2016

Our FIRST Trip to Xpujil  by Vickie Crysler Our Missouri team consisted of 8 men (Ted Streete, Rogers Van Ausdall Jr, Rogers Van Ausdall III, Jamie Young, Anthony Hartsfield, Bill (Peanut) Reno, Ricky Lyle, and Greg Crysler- my wonderful husband) plus one woman.  I am that woman!  We headed out of Caruthersville, Missouri around 3 am on the morning of our departure in order to…

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Todd’s Dec 2015 Letter

December 24, 2015 Dear friends: Twenty years ago this week, I packed a bag to move to Xpujil full-time.  Thanks to you, I can look back with tons of great memories, and ahead with hope and excitement. From my front row seat, I marvel at this ministry that, by design, leans heavily on its partners. Your participation and commitment allows us to continue to make…

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