Church Planting among the Nahuatl

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Coming Home

Tomorrow we embark on the 34 hour drive from our home here in Chihuahua to our home base in Wisconsin. We have finished what we are praying will be our last language evaluation in Spanish, and this past week enjoyed the fellowship of our co-workers at our annual missions conference.

The next step is coming to Wisconsin for about 7 weeks and cannot wait to share with all of you, our supporters and friends, about our plans for the upcoming months and into the future. Our schedule is filling up fast, but we would love to see any and all of you that we can. During our time in Wisconsin we will be speaking in a few different churches. Below I have included the dates, so if you are in the area you can come and hear about what God is doing in Mexico, and among the Nahuatl people, which is the tribal group we are hoping to work with for many years to come.

A rough schedule of where we will be:

August 28th – Walnut Hill Bible Church, Baraboo, WI (3 services 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am)

September 4th – Crosswalk Church, Waukesha, WI (10:15am)

If you would like to schedule a time to get together with us, or if you have any questions about our visit you can email us at: peter_hypki@ntm.org

We are looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing about God’s faithfulness in our lives!

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No Bake Cookies…the healthy way

Lately we have been invited over to dinner ALOT! Our church here in Chihuahua knows that we will be finishing up the Spanish program soon, and they want to spend as much time with us as possible before we make our move to the mountains. Of course, I’m not complaining, not only do I get a night off of cooking, but we have shared some delicious Mexican cuisine and priceless fellowship with dear friends who we know will continue to battle on the front lines with us in prayer as we seek to reach the Nahuatl people with the gospel.

However, my Momma taught me right, which means whenever we are invited over I always offer to bring something. The answer is sometimes, “you don’t have to…”, but more often is “you could bring a dessert if you want?” This is because, American dessert is very different from Mexican dessert….and Mexicans love American desserts. But, one thing I don’t love is baking in 100 degree heat, which is what we live in here in Chihuahua during the months of June-August. A situation like this calls for some creativity. What could I make with simple ingredients, that was not only slightly healthy but also delicious and “no bake.” I came up with these.

We call them…Balls from Heaven (maybe they need a better name)

1/4 cup natural peanut butter (creamy)

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup wheat germ

1/2 cup raw oats

1/4 cup bakers unsweetened chocolate (chopped)

1/4 cup flax seeds (these give Ammmazing crunch)

Cook the peanut butter and honey over low heat until melted and blended. Then add the rest of the ingredients, mix well. Put the mixture in the freezer, until cool enough to roll into balls. Store balls in the refrigerator, if you don’t eat them all straight out of the bowl. Makes about 12 balls.

If you give them a try let me know. I hope you like them as much as we and our friends have!