Don and Martha Wehmeyer - April 2013 Update
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Martha and I are grateful for your support and honored to be your ambassadors here on the Texas-Mexican border and in the Yucatan. This Easter we were reminded of how short our lives are. Reverend David Legters, one of the key founders of the San Pablo Seminary where I am a professor, died recently and has left a great vacancy in our lives and in the school. Please keep Jean, his widow, in your prayers. We pray too for the Sureste Seminary in Villahermosa, Tabasco that is going through difficult times. Life in Mexico is always a challenge, but the church the Lord has raised up continues to witness to his love and to change the lives of lost sinners into shining lights of clarity and purpose. For this we give thanks to our Lord.
Martha and I have been welcomed into the family of First Presbyterian Church, Del Rio. This is a bi-cultural church we have grown quite fond of. We are looking for ideas to attract people to the church, and we have added two ministries. We began an adult Christian Education program that has been well-attended and a new weeknight series, T.U.L.I.P. Tulip is an anagram for five basic Reformed doctrines, and we will use this as part of a new member’s class. The Lord has brought us seven new people in the last couple of months who do not have any Presbyterian background.
In April Martha will be attending a Road to Emmaus Retreat with several women from the church. I have a trip to Atlanta (for a retreat) and to Puebla to preach before going to Merida to help in some details of running the Gethsemane Retreat Center where Valerie and Raul are temporarily the directors. Please pray for their immigration papers as they have been waiting for over a year now. David, our son, just turned twenty-two and is going to take a semester off from the university. He will be going to stay with friends in Guadalajara, where we pray he will be able to clarify what his goals are and how he would like to accomplish them. Kristen continues her work as an ICU nurse in Dallas and is taking classes to finish her B.S. degree. Please pray that she is able to manage her time and can find a church community to be a part of.
On a personal note I am very excited that a short book I wrote will be published soon. The title is “The Divine School,” and it is a story of a young man as he journeys from selfishness and aloneness to learning the joy of serving and living in community. I hope many people will find it both stimulating and encouraging.
Serving the Lord in Hispanic ministries with The Antioch Partners,
Don and Martha
Minimum Goal for 2014
$4,200 per month for the new retreat center at Chiapas, $10,000 for support, $10,000 for ministry for the Wehmeyers
Serving through The Antioch Partners in Houston, Texas