Dios es Amor
|Last week I was in Mexico again helping a local church get a place to worship. A little over 15 years ago, three of us, Paul Lathrop, Grady Martine, and myself decided that as for our ministry in Mexico, Adventures in Life, we would build churches and facilities connected with churches.|
Over the years, we have helped build 22 different facilities in the areas surrounding Ensenada, Guadalajara, and Oaxaca, Mexico.
Usually after a project like this I am pumped. The people that serve have been able to use the gifts that God gave them to make a real Kingdom impact. The people of Mexico have a place to worship and live out their commitment to God. And I believe that God has been pleased that we have been able to live in harmony with our brothers and sisters in Christ from Mexico.
But this time was different. This trip was hard. Emotionally, and spiritually. And I am still struggling. What makes it worse is that us missionary folks are not supposed to feel this way. Ours is a life, publicly, at least, spent in service of Jesus. We are supposed to spend our time sharing all the blessings we have received doing what we do, and telling everyone who'll listen how great God is.
And He is great. But sometimes ours is also a life of struggle, doubt, frustration, loneliness, and worry. I experienced that this last trip. Big time.
So if you would, pray for me this week. And if you know of, or personally support someone on the field, spend the money and call them. To encourage, support, and just listen to where they are at and what's going on their lives. Trust me, it'll be a Godsend.
In the meantime, here are a few pictures of our time down south. If you want to see more, Pastor Jesus has posted his photos here!
Rob from Young Life's Wildhorse Camp trimming up Dennis' leg. It's not all work.