ABW Mission Trip Update #1

We’re Going, We’re Going!!!!
We are really going to Deborah’s House in Tijuana, Mexico.
AB Women’s Ministries’ Mission Trip March 10-17, 2015
8 Women – 7 Days – One goal – to be what God wants us to be in this place at this time.
Last February at our AB Women’s Ministries’ Winter Retreat, Adalia Gutierrez-Lee, IM Missionary, inspired us to dream about going to Deborah’s House in Tijuana, Mexico.
She and her husband Ray Schellinger, who spoke at our state conference in Sterling several years ago, operate a shelter for women and children victims of domestic violence.
We are following God’s call to us to spend seven days to listen and share, to help build skills, to play, sing and laugh with women and children who want to build new lives. We are joining with many other mission teams who have gone before and will go in the future to Deborah’s House, each team bringing their own talents to help this ministry flourish and to honor God.
We are going to help in the Sewing Center, to make cards, share knitting and crocheting. We will sing, bake, play games and just be with the residents. This will be the first AB Women’s Ministries of Colorado Mission Trip. Members of the team are Bonnie Glass, Corky Nichols, and Juana Mendoza from Longmont; Mary Beth Mankin, Colorado state president and Estelle Torpy from Boulder; Karen VanValkenburgh from the Region office; Jenita Calton from AB Women’s Ministries of Wyoming and Gail Grovenstein, state president from AB Women’s Ministries of Montana. 
We have completed a wonderful training session with Chris Oldham held at Yvonne Whisenhunt’s home. We desire your prayer support and appreciate financial and other support from many of you. If anyone wishes to give financial support for the Deborah’s House Ministry, please make out checks to AB Women’s Ministries of Colorado and mail them to the state treasurer Sharon Murphy. She will send the funds to IM to be placed in the Deborah’s House account.
We will be writing a daily journal of our activities and posting photos on the Region website. Please click on the link to follow along with us. http://abcrm.org/category/missions/deborahshousetripblog
God is good everyday,
Estelle Torpy

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