The Epistle - March 2018 - Vol. 23, No. 2

March 2018  Vol. 23, No. 2  Newsletter of Wintersburg Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship Services  8 ‐ 9 a.m. and 10:20 ‐ 11:40 a.m.  Nichigo Service (Japanese Speaking):  9 ‐ 10 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible Studies  All Ages: 9:10 a.m.  Nichigo (Japanese): 10:20 a.m.  Wednesday Bible Studies  Mens and Womens Studies: 7:15 p.m.  Young Adult Bible Studies: 7:30 p.m.  Thursday Bible Studies  Young Adults: 7:30 p.m.  Friday Bible Studies  Jr. High Special K; High School Ike Pono  Fellowship: 7:30 p.m.; Mens and Womens  Study: 7:30 p.m., 2nd & 4th Fridays; MnM  (Mothers in Ministry): 9:30 a.m., 1st & 3rd  Fridays.  Senior Fellowship Ministry  Meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m.,  except during field trips.  Worship Hula Ministry  Meets up to twice a week (1‐hour each  session): Fridays and Sundays (keikis,  teens, and adults). Call church for latest  schedule.  For more informaƟon, please call the  church office at (714) 740‐9400.  Our Statement of Belief  We believe in one Holy and Triune  God and that the Bible is His  inerrant and inspired Word. We  believe that salvaƟon is by grace  alone through faith in Jesus Christ,  our Lord and Savior.  We affirm  Jesus’ commands to love God and  one another, and to share the gospel  with all unbelievers.  over 115 years  This year will be our 12 th  year going to Baja Mexico to  build houses.  To date, we have built 18 houses and a  Technical Center for families that were living in card‐ board houses with no floors.  Imagine sleeping on the  ground, in the clothes you were wearing during the day, and using tomorrow’s clothes as  covers to keep warm.  You may not have electricity or running water.  You may not have  eaten before you went to sleep.  It is a hard life.    Our trip begins in April with meeƟngs to prepare for the trip, a loco moco lunch fundraiser,  and packing supplies for the families and other ministries we support in Mexico.  We will be  driving to Vicente Guerrero on Sunday, August 5, returning Saturday August 11.  We are  fortunate to be able to set our dinner menu at the base camp and have found the finest  taco stands in the city for a couple of lunches and dinners.  We cap off our trip on Friday  with a feast of Mexican food.  If you have been there, you know.  If you don’t know, you  have to go for the experience.   This year, we will build two houses.  Gerald Tanaka, Dana Wakamoto, Kaeden Wakamoto,  and I met the families in early February and will be asking for lightly used clothing in their  sizes and other donaƟons.  We are limiƟng the number of parƟcipants to 40 people this  year (last year we had 46 people).  Submit your applicaƟons early so as to not get shut out.   You have to be at least 13 years old and have a responsible adult going if under 16 years  old.  We already have a tentaƟve count of 15 people.  Many have expressed interest, but it  doesn’t count if you don’t sign up.    Each year we think we are doing so much for the people in Baja, but God has taught us  many lessons during the trip.  The trip is not about building houses, it is about building rela‐ Ɵonships between the team and the families, between team members, and growing closer  to God to understand his sovereignty over us and the families.  If you or you know someone who is interested, send me an email at   requesƟng an applicaƟon.  ApplicaƟons will also be available at  WPC aŌer both Sunday services.     = Baja Missions BY DENNIS LEE Salazar-Hernandez Family Espindola-Bautista Family (continued on page 2)