The "Ordination Weekend" was blessed by visitors from the states as well as people from our Deaf Church and St. Peter's School. Below you will see pictures of the worship service.
|This is me introducing the day. Note that we now have a projection screen...It's a gift from Pastor Rob Henderson at Lord of Life Church in Ohio.|
|Galen and Gloria Lehman came from VMM. It was a great affirmation to have them at my ordination.|
|Kathy led the children in "God is so Good".|
|I preached: sharing my call and telling everyone that they also have a call on their lives to serve God. God promised to walk with them and help them.|
|Deb Hoffer read a letter of support from First Deaf Mennonite Church in Lancaster.|
|Galen Lehman read from 1st Timothy 4 about the character of a church leader.|
|Pastor Blanco read the order of Ordination.|
|Our Deaf Church and everyone present laid hands on me and prayed for me. My eyes are open because we are watching the interpreter to know what is being said.|
|Pastor Blanco, handed my Bible to me as a token of my work... to share God's Word while Tomas translated into English and Galen stepped in momentarily to interpret.|
|The Leaders of our church signed the Certificate of License. This is Manuel Tosh.|
|This is Angelica Alvarado.|
|Pastor Ramon Castelleanos made sure I signed on the right line. He is the Vice-President of the BEMC and the Pastor of the San Felipe Mennonite Church.|
So there it is...the official document.
I thank everyone for making this a special day for me. I thank Kathy Miller for taking care of the children during our worship so that they would not have to sit for a long time and we would not be distracted. I thank Tomas Torres for interpreting everything from English to Spanish and vice-versa. I thank Chelsea Kobylarz for translating everything from ASL to English. I thank Deb Hoffer, Gloria and Galen Lehman and Martin Rhodes for coming to Belize to be part of this event. And I thank Martin Rhodes for taking pictures and letting me use them here in the blog. God is faithful. I pray that I am worthy of this call.