Saturday, October 5 we had the ordination of Deacon Nicole Garcia. I also preached at Grace New Orleans and then presided at Misión Mesa Abierta.

Saturday we had the ordination of Deacon Nicole Garcia, our first since moving from consecration to ordination. Nicole hails from the Carolinas. She spent a couple years as a YAGM in Mexico City and last summer at Lutherhill. The ordination was held at Grace, where Mesa meets.

Saturday evening I attended an event at Bethlehem New Orleans. A cool breeze, an awesome band, good food, friends and neighbors made it a super event.


Sunday morning I was at Grace New Orleans. Pastor Chris Christopher, was at Bethlehem Nee Orleans where he had been invited to speak for men’s day.

Sunday afternoon Misión Mesa Abierta met.

Below is Mesa Abierta attendee José Torres, who, while under deportation orders to El Salvador, spent over seven months (222 days, November 2017-June 2018) living in a church while his lawyer helped to get his papers in order. His case has been resolved and he is one happy man. Below that, look at his beautiful girls.

Below are Elvie (left) and Liz (right) from Lima (San Isidro), Peru.