Church Planting among the Nahuatl

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The First Half

Tomorrow marks the end of the first half of our trip back to the states. Time has passed so quickly, and we haven’t quite felt like we have caught our breath or had much to time to just sit back and relax. However, we knew this trip would be a busy one, but at the same time the business has brought us new perspective and a new excitement about getting back to Mexico and beginning the work among the Nahuatl.

Here is a bit of a summary of what our August has looked like!

Upon arriving in Wisconsin on August 2nd, we piled back into the car along with Liesl’s parents and traveled to Reading, PA where we were privileged to celebrate with Mark and Jamie Farran as they united together in marriage.

For the wedding we stayed at a gorgeous house on the lake. Thanks to the wonderful hospitality of the Ridderhoffs.

Enjoying the porch for reading in the morning.

Pete performed the wedding ceremony as Mark and him were buddies in Bible School and we have some fun memories with Mark at the missionary training as well. Mark and Jamie, God’s blessings to you guys and you begin His adventure for you together!

Pete performing the wedding ceremony. (sorry for the dark photo)

Us with the new Mr. & Mrs. Mark Farran

On the way back from Pennsylvania we were able to meet up with a bunch of Liesl’s extended family that drove down from Detroit. We enjoyed a fabulous few hours of fellowship and catching up with one another over a delicious meal. Enjoyed seeing all of you!

Some of the family posing on the street corner in Toledo.

It was hard to take a picture of everyone...but here is Aunt Gail, cousin Don and his daughter Taylor.

Just the two of us.

Once back in Wisconsin we hit the ground running. Such began our schedule of visiting and meeting with many of you our friends, family, supporters, and partners in ministry. It was such an encouragement to us to see your excitement and desire to see the Nahuatl reached with the gospel! You have blessed us greatly, and we are recharged and encouraged to continue pressing on towards the goal of seeing the Nahuatl not only reached with the gospel, but also saved and brought to a knowledge of the grace the Lord has shown them.

In between meeting and visiting with our prayer and financial partners we also ventured off to Iowa to celebrate with Matt & Tara as they united in marriage. We love you both!

Matt & Tara looking very serious about this marriage thing. 🙂

Waiting for Matt and Tara to exit the church!

We were also able to visit with alot of friends that we have not seen in a very long time.

My good friend Deb.

And Joy, my trendy photographer friend. 🙂

Even though we were traveling and visiting, there was time made for family. Liesl’s Grandma came up to visit us from Fort Lauderdale, and spent an entire week with us. She got to meet many of you, and we spent some time with Liesl’s brothers and their families as well.

Brunch before the Madison Farmers Market

Our little niece Madeline.

Everyone getting seated for the family barbecue.

Alice & Tessa, the Mom and sis-in-law.

Pete with our newest niece, Elaina.

Uncle Pete helping Maddie put together her new puzzle of Mexico.

We knew you would all want another close up of Elaina so here you go. She is sweet!

August 28th we had the opportunity to share about the Nahuatl at Walnut Hill Bible Church in Baraboo. Also Pete was given the privilege and responsibility of preaching and shared a message from 2 Corinthians with the congregation there. It was such a blessing to see so many of you who support and pray for us. It excited us to share what we believe God wants to do through Walnut Hill to reach the Nahuatl and we are blessed that you are excited to be a part of that!

Sharing about the Nahuatl. Liesl's part is to pray that Pete doesn't make any mistakes. haha 🙂

Pete also dedicated our newest niece, Elaina Muscanero, during the 3rd service at Walnut Hill that same Sunday! It sure has been a busy time.

Pete dedicating Elaina with her parents and the church family.

Pete praying over the little bundle.

Now we are heading out on the road again to Waukesha, WI. We will be sharing this Sunday, September 4th at Crosswalk Church in Waukesha, the service begins at 10:15am. We will also be sharing more in depth about the Nahuatl people and the ministry we will be beginning among them, during the Sunday School hour which begins at 9:00am. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come!

Thank you all for your love, support, and prayers! Our trip has been wonderful so far, and please pray that God would give us the strength and wisdom as we embark on the second half of our time here in Wisconsin. We are looking forward to seeing all of your our dear friends in the Milwaukee area, please contact us so we can get together with you if we have not already contacted you!  (peter_hypki@ntm.org)

Also,  please check out our partner with us and pray pages as they have been recently updated. And a Happy September to everyone!