Don and Martha Wehmeyer
Greetings from Don and Martha Wehmeyer. May his mercy and love be shared throughout the world!
Martha and I would like to share a bit of what we have been doing and our immediate future plans. As many of you know we formally “retired” from the World Missions Office of Louisville July 30th. This was due to the change in the relationship between the National Presbyterian Church in Mexico and the PC(USA). World Missions did kindly offer to send us to another city or country, but we felt we should try to continue to serve with the National Presbyterian Church in Mexico. So we applied and were accepted by The Antioch Partners, a mission agency that has work in many countries around the world, including Mexico. We are now in the process of raising funds, and prayerfully we will be able to return to Mexico within the year.
Meanwhile, as they say, we are staying busy. In July I spent a week in Yucatan to attend the Peninsula Presbytery meeting. Everything is normal there. The retreat center is being used almost every weekend and being taken care of by Rev. Melchor Dominguez. We have been preaching almost every Sunday. Last weekend we were in Del Rio, Texas. Del Rio is a small border town that shares a dam across the Rio Grande with Mexico. It is a surprise to drive through sagebrush country for a couple of hours (going southwest from San Antonio) and then come upon an enormous lake! We had a wonderful time with First Presbyterian Church of Del Rio and hope to return there. We also spent a week in Galveston, Texas. There we helped with an adult class during the Westminster Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School. This is a warm and embracing church that we had visited once before. My classes combined missionary histories from a number of countries with some spiritual practices. I think the combination worked very well.
We are now completely scheduled through October and are very pleased to have so many places to visit. The longest trip will be to combine going to the Fellowship Gathering in Atlanta (August 22-24) with a trip to Mirfield, UK to attend the Society for Liturgical Study 2012 conference. This liturgy society has a meeting every other year, and it is a joy to listen to the papers presented by some of the best liturgical scholars in the world.
Please keep Valerie, Raul, and Constanza in your prayers as they are in the process of getting a work visa for Raul to come to the U.S. as a computer programmer. David is in Mexico finishing up his vacation before returning to Texas State in San Marcos. Kristen calls frequently and is in love with her nursing but says she is thinking about changing to the day shift as she is getting tired on nights and wants to finish her B.S. degree.
Please write if you have any questions about our ministry and how we might best serve you. Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to support us simply go to The Antioch Partners webpage or you may send your gift to The Outreach Foundation at the address below.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, may his face shine upon you and give you peace.
Don and Martha Wehmeyer
The Antioch Partners