Mexico Missions 2016 - Days 1 & 2
We’re here, we’re sweaty and we have started our big adventure. We travelled for hours yesterday, saw some beautiful countryside, connected with one another and started to “gel and bond” as a team. Later in the
Some of us were a little nervous about what to expect, others
“Tent people” quickly settled into their accommodations as did the “hotel people.” Within minutes the jesting and rivalry began about who had it better. We’ll have to wait and see where that lands.
On a more purposeful note, today (Day 2) found our team getting more acquainted with each other and what exactly our week would like. There are two homes to build for the Lopez and Santiago families. There is a VBS to offer, a feeding program to assist with, community visits to be made and a women’s ministry evening to host. So much ministry packed into 5 short days!
At the building site, it was AMAZING to see individuals be stretched and be out of their comfort zones – whether it was playing with a child whom you have a language barrier with, getting way dirtier than you “ever”
We’ve started our houses, started our friendships, started our ministry times and started this great bid God-purposed week. Our prayer is that we would listen well and follow Him well.
Our verse for today that kept bubbling up in conversation, devotional times and even conversations, came from Joshua 1:9
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
What a challenging and encouraging word. As we start our week, a good reminder to not be afraid, that God will be with us wherever we go.
Stay tuned for more…we’ll post something (almost) every day. In the meantime, enjoy a few pics from the day!