Update #3

‘If I am something, then God is not everything; but when I become nothing, God can become all.’

-Absolute Surrender, Andrew Murray. 

Hi everyone!

I am still alive! Week 2 was another awesome week here in Mexico, filled with lots of classes and street ministry. The classes this past week have been all about the Holy Spirit and how important church planting is. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me and supporting me financially these weeks! It is such a blessing to be here learning, and I’m so excited to be able to learn so much before heading out to the mission field for myself in a few years!! I have so many notes, and I’m excited to share what I’m learning with you when I get home!

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me. As we get deeper into the school, sleep becomes more uncommon so prayer is a must when it comes to having the energy to serve!! I love it, but have been learning especially this week to lean on the Holy Spirit to keep me a nice person! It is too hard to do all on my own…I need Him! I also need Him to give me the strength to not completely lose it every time one of these Americans makes fun of my accent. I’m kidding, I don’t mind them laughing at it because theirs is pretty hilarious too.

The girls of the team!

This week we read a book called ‘Absolute Surrender’ by Andrew Murray. It is cool how all the books have been linked to the topics we’re talking about. That was not planned!

 One of the best quotes is about being nothing: ‘If I am something, then God is not everything; but when I become nothing, God can become all.’ It resonates with me because our world shouts at me to be everything. The world says I am all I need. THIS IS NOT TRUE! If this were true, then why is there so much pain and depression in our world? Lean on God, He wants you, and He loves you more than anything else in this world, and He will take care of you! It is ok to give it all to Him! 

Outreach this week was amazing. I had a great conversation with some girls in grades 6 and 7 on Saturday. We talked about farms, school, and Jesus! Our team was serving at their church to give out more COVID relief bags. Sometimes while doing things like this, I think ‘why would they want to talk to me? What can I do?’ Then God reminds me, I can encourage, I can pray, and I can bless. Maybe that looks like taking care of kids while they talk to the pastor. Maybe that looks like writing down their name and praying for them in my devotions, or maybe that means directly sharing the gospel with them! 

Until next week!

Blessings,

Acacia:)

Praise Reports:

-Several people came to Jesus this week!! Pray that they will get plugged into the local church so they can be strengthened and encouraged!

Prayer requests:

-Spiritual warfare is very real! Please pray that the Lord will keep me strong and hold me tight.

-For the whole team to stay healthy and safe!

-Please pray for me when it comes to street witnessing – I get scared and am not sure what to say. Please pray that I will have peace of mind when it comes to sharing Jesus!