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Archive for November, 2012


Nov 7

Dinner with Missionaries Chicken Recipe

By popular demand, the recipe for the chicken Marsala dish at our first annual Dinner with Missionaries is below. Yu-um!

Dinner Organizer Michelle L. writes:

1C plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp garam Marsala
1 tsp curry powder
2 cloves garlic minced
1 Tbsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
juice and rind of 1 lemon
5 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded out to even thickness.

Wisk all together.  Thin with about 1/4 c water.  Add 5 chicken breasts.  Refrigerate for about 2-5 hours.  grill and eat!

Also, can you give a huge thanks to everyone who came to the dinner and bought auction items.  Also thank the folks who stayed all day preping food and setting up and those who stayed late cleaning up.  The evening was a huge success only because DSCers came out and participated.

Amen!  Thanks to everyone who helped make this evening a success! May God spread His glory in and through us among the nations more and more through praying, giving, going, and sending.

Nov 7

Missions Emphasis Week 2012 in Review

This year’s Missions Emphasis Week was a wonderful time to revisit the commission of Jesus to go and make disciples of all nations by welcoming Hugo W. of Arab World Media, Dr. Jaime Jacobo and Jannette Pineda of Guatemala, as well as our missionaries in residence Chuck and Cindy Harper who minister through Western Indian Ministries (WIM).

Dr. Jacobo and Janette spent the week of October 12-18 reconnecting with friends at DSC as well as touring a few sites in and around Albuquerque.  Their time included mass ascension at the Balloon Fiesta, as well as visiting Acoma, Taos, Jemez, and the Valles Caldera.  Besides connecting with friends, Jacobo and Jannette joined DSC Rabinal Achi Partnership leaders on several occasions to discuss the past, present and future plans of Community Health Evangelism (CHE) among the Achi.  The CHE strategy includes the traditional medical and dental clinics, as well as water sanitation projects, but is even expanding now into microbuisinesses like a possible fish farm, improved stoves to help with lunch disease among women and children, and even latrines in the most rural village.  Please pray with us that the Achi villagers will realize some of the causes behind their physical problems, like lack of latrines and stoves, so that they can be a part of figuring out the solution, and therefore, more likely embrace the change of behavior, culture, and tradition that may come with it.   If you’d like to help with any of these endeavers, email global@desertspringschurch.org Stay tuned to this blog for upcoming missions trips to Guatemala to serve along side our Achi family in Christ.

Hugo preached on Sunday October 21st from John 4 and drew a picture of what God is up to in the Arab World.  Pastor Ryan also gave an update on our church planting efforts and giving to date. He also challenged us to consider how we are currently supporting these efforts, and whether we can do more in the remainder of 2012, into 2013, and beyond, all by the grace of God.

It was special to see Hugo, a former missionary to North Africa (now directing Arab World Media from Europe), sitting at dinner with the SNAP team helping them process their recent survey trip, as well as the path that still lies ahead of them with preparing to leave, packing up, and moving to the other side of the world.  Hugo was impressed by our church’s commitment to these families, but he was also sure to encourage us to stay the course, and keep our resolve toward this goal of sending out a team to plant churches.

Sola Aqua went well, but we have to admit, we forgot to remind folks to bring their Sola Aqua money on Lord’s Supper Dinner night, so if it slipped by and you forgot, but were planning to give, you still can under “Guatemala Projects” on DSC’s online giving page here.  So far, $803 has come in.

Finally, our missionary dinner was a hit.  There were originally 50 spaces, and that was expanded to 60 the night of to make room for all those that signed up.  The food was amazing (watch for the recipe on this blog) and we were able to hear from Dr. Jacobo, Hugo, and Chuck Harper about their hopes and dreams for ministry in the coming year.  We pray it blessed you all as we took some time to fill up our global missions tanks, so to speak.

The silent auction at our missionary dinner went well also.  In our first year to do this, we raised just under $1000 after subtracting the costs of the meal and some of the auction items.

We are hoping to bring in other global missions partners next October, including our dearly beloved Carol and Rodrigo Barrera, Wycliffe translators of the Achi New Testament.  And since the dinner went so well, we will plan to do that again as well.

 

 

Nov 5

DSC to Host 5th Thanksgiving Dinner for International Students – Want to Help?

2012 | by Clint | Category: Global,Iternational Students Incorporated,Local

November 18th will be the 5th time DSC has rallied to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to about 100 International Students from UNM.

What a great opportunity to get to know these students from all over the world, and to share in this time of Thanksgiving with them.  This is a great kickoff for building relationships with these wonderful people.