Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pics from June 21-27, 2008 Mexico Mission Trip to Monterrey

Pics from Santa Monica, Mexico (suburb of Monterrey). This property will be the site of the biggest church building Rick Owens (the guy in charge of all of the building projects) has ever built in Mexico in 20-years. This is the property purchased by the Fort Gibson Church of Christ with the help of several other individuals and congregations. This building will seat over 300 people. This area of Monterrey is growing very fast and will soon be surrounded by housing. In addition, a tunnel will go through the mountain in a few years. This will draw even more people from Monterrey to this area.

Group shot at the end of the week.
Wide shot of group moving concrete blocks to the other end of the property (40 meters) to begin laying block for a wall that will go around the property. Glen Elliott (missions deacon) writing initials for Fort Gibson Church of Christ in the concrete supporting the rebar pier that will become a column in the church building.

Block moving brigade.

Glen, Kenny, and Doyle lay the first block on the property.
There it is! Several more blocks were laid, and now other congregations from the U.S. will come in and continue where we left off. Fort Gibson will have another adult group continue the work in February 2009.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Winter Trip to Mexico --- February 2-8, 2008

Below are pics of the near-finished building
in General Cepeda (about an hour southwest of Saltillo)
we worked on in June 2007.
This time (February 2008) we took an adult mission team including:
Dana Gist, Kenny Lashley, Gary Cook, Glen Elliott, Everett Laney,
David Gist, Dan Rouse, Carol Rouse, Dustin Stilwell. The man in
the cowboy hat is a preacher from Monterrey named Ladi

Below are pics of the land we purchased near
Monterrey in the very small town of
San Monica, Mexico. The property is 37 X 70 meters,
and lies in the path of what will soon be a very
densely populated area after the government
finishes building several hundred housing projects.
The value of the land has already doubled
since we purchased it
for $70,000 in the summer of 2007.
Several congregations have joined in the effort
and are helping us pay for the land. If your church would
also like to help, please call our church office 918-478-2222
so we can connect you with our missions deacon Glen Elliott.