Latest News from Mexico – The Cosslett Family
30 January 2011
This past week our OMS team took the opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city for 3 days and head out to the country side for a time of refreshment. At present our team appears quite small, but we are excited that there are potentially 4 more families on their way here, so...
24 January 2011
We are excited that many of the street kids/young people are taking decisions to go in to rehabilitation and leave the streets. There are now 7 in rehab, and 3 who are either with family or renting a room (3 of those who are in rehab are in the above picture – we have had to blur faces...
12 January 2011
A couple of weeks ago Nisha and I (Helen) went to visit an ex-street girl whom I’ve known since 9 years ago. Her name is Eli and some of you may remember me talking about her. She ran away from home when she was about 7 years old and initially stayed in various street-kids’ homes but...
02 January 2011
Two years ago Nayeli and Miguel came to know Proyecto MEFI and the team. They met about 6 years ago in a restaurant where they went to eat with friends. They got together and went to live with Miguel’s family on their farm-land. Miguel’s father had died when he was a teenager (from alcohol...
27 December 2010
Hope you all had a great Christmas. Whilst we missed family, friends and the traditions of home, we had a wonderful day and we celebrated it with a Mexican family and a Northern Irish friend over a ‘traditional English’ Christmas dinner. We weren’t able to get all the trimmings but we didn’t...
19 December 2010
A bitter-sweet Christmas, just like the first.
Just as the most precious baby of all, God’s son, was born in to poverty, in a smelly, dirty stable, away from home, and with a death warrant over his life, so the joy that accompanies Christmas this year is mixed with the stark pain and fear that are so real in the lives of the young people...
19 December 2010
Nisha’s acting première
We said goodbye to Nick last Wednesday as he headed back to England where he’ll continue his acting course. The time went too quickly, but we were able to share lots of special moments with him before he went home. On his last day he had the chance to watch the beginning of his niece’s...
12 December 2010
Our very own “St Nicholas”!
It really felt like Santa Claus had arrived last Monday when we collected Nick, Steve’s brother, from the airport. He arrived heavily laden with Christmas presents – mainly for Nisha of course, in fact he hardly had any room to bring any clothes for himself! He is visiting for 9 days,...
05 December 2010
Miguel & Nayeli
Miguel and Nayeli are a young couple that have been attending the drop-in centre for quite a while now. They were in a street-kid’s home when they found out about the centre through another girl, and have since then managed to find a place to rent and have both committed their lives to Christ...
29 November 2010
As we celebrate Advent Sunday, we have been both looking back and thanking God for getting us through more than a month of ill health, as well as looking forward to December, which includes a 10 day visit from my (Steve’s) brother Nick at the beginning, and a Christmas in Mexico, which of...