Thank you for your prayers and support as we count down the days before we leave for Ensenada, Mexico! This week please pray for wisdom for the team leaders as we divide our team into two separate build teams. Each family for whom we are building a home is special and unique. Likewise, we believe that God has called each member of this mission team with their unique character, giftings, and talents. Pray that we might wisely place each team member on the build site where God can use them to love and serve the family and the local community with all the potential that He has placed in each of them!

Now, let’s more of your mission team:

Hi, I’m Robin Chambers. I am honoured once again to be leading and organizing OBBC’s second international mission trip to Ensenada. I was amazed at how God went above and beyond all expectations the first time we sent a team to Mexico! I am looking forward to new experiences with another group and excited to see God at work again in Mexico and in our team. Please pray that all the final details of the trip would come together. Pray that I will not get overwhelmed and anxious at the tasks of organizing the mission and that I would completely trust and rely on God for wisdom, courage, competence and confidence in my role.

Hello, my name is Brett Friesen and I am 23 years old. This will be the second time I’ve gone on a missions trip to Mexico with OBBC,  and just like last time I will be serving alongside my dad. The first time I went it was hugely rewarding in many ways I did not expect, and am looking forward to experiencing those type of special moments all over again!

Hello, my name is Nicolas Casson I’m returning to Mexico for the second time with my mother Linda. Last time I went I was really thrown for a loop thinking about how culture develops and why ours turned out so much more fortunate than Mexico. Considering this I really want to reflect on what I have as an individual and further learn to not take anything for granted as well as again develop further understanding from a cultural standpoint why things develop the way they do.

Hi My name is Rob Penner. My wife our three children and I moved from Winnipeg to Oak Bluff in 1998. I have been coming to the Oak Bluff Bible Church for ten years. I am usually at the back of church controlling the sound system. I’m excited to share my skills with a team of people and to bond with them over seven days. This is my first missions trip and I want to experience the feeling of inter acting with our chosen Mexican families. I will be out of my comfort zone meeting the Mexican families cause my Spanish is nada. Five days to build a house with love sweat and tears and five nights to grow spiritually. I couldn’t say no to this.

My name is Sheila Friesen.  On December 31st my beautiful daughter, Sydney, and I will be joining a wonderful group of people with hearts set on serving.  It is my desire to serve as a follower of Christ and to allow God to open my heart to be vulnerable to the needs of others.   I ask that you keep me in your  prayer for the anxiousness regarding the travel, safety and for overall strength of heart.  I have wanted to be a part of this adventure to Ensenada for some time now, and I feel blessed to have my daughter join me.  Today, I am comforted by the scripture verse found in Isaiah 41:13 “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you”.

Hi I’m Sydney Friesen, I am in grade 12 at Linden Christian School and this is my first time going on a missions trip. I’ll be joining my mom (Sheila Friesen) along with the rest of the team. I heard all about the last missions trip and it sounded so rewarding and glorifying to God and his people. I would love to help these families by giving them something that we take for granted too often. I would love prayer for a calm mind so that I don’t overthink everything that I think might go wrong or worry to much about all the little things.

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