PERFECT PEACE

WEEK 2: CSOM

“I am the vine, ye are the branches.” 
John 15:5

Hi friends,

Thank you for being a part of this wonderful journey God has laid before me. My heart is so encouraged by your continual prayers and partnership. I pray God blesses you 100 times over.

As my second week here in Rosarito, Mexico comes to a close, I feel amazed. I am blessed to be able to attend Calvary School of Missions where the heartbeat is to raise up teams to go out to unreached people groups and share the gospel. Our classes continue to blow my mind and our readings are taking me deeper.

This is little Camila. She reached for me and let me snuggle with her during the outreach. 

Last week I shared how we were encouraged to lay down all our plans at the Lord’s feet that we might hear from Him and receive the direction He has for our futures. This week we learned how to be absolutely surrendered to God’s will. The thought of surrendering my life to God’s will impacted me greatly. Oh, that I might be completely empty of myself and seek God’s face wholeheartedly. When I abide in Him fully I can be filled with His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, graciousness, faithfulness, and self-control.

“God raised him up and prepared him as an instrument for His glory” 
Andrew Murray, Absolute Surrender

This past Thursday we went to Colonia San Fernando to provide COVID relief. We went with food supplies in hand and the gospel on our lips. As soon as we arrived, I immediately saw the brokenness of heart and body in this community. I headed straight over to help set up for a kid’s craft table. As I moved towards the children, I prayed for God’s boldness and love to shine through me. I read from Galatians 5:22-23 sharing on the Fruits of Spirit, and a girl translated from her Spanish Bible. I was so encouraged by the little boy Antonio who stood across from me as I read. He was so engaged and responsive. It was sweet. He encouraged me to keep doing my best to communicate and ask questions. While I was teaching the lesson, I felt the Holy Spirit filling me and pouring out the fruits of the Spirit. It was a truly sweet moment for me because this was the first time on an outreach that I felt perfect peace. I knew God was working, I could feel His joy and peace washing over me. How wonderful to experience God’s peace in the midst of a broken community. I pray that you too would be filled with God’s sweet peace in these uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic and other scary situations.

Praise Reports:

  • That God has kept us, classmates, in sweet unity
  • Praise God for peace in hectic times
  • We have stayed safe while going out
  • Good health
  • God always meets my needs

Thank you to all who have chosen to partner with me financially for the School of Missions. I am halfway to my goal of $2,300! Praise God and His goodness. I have until August 17th, if you are interested in partnering with me financially. Here is my giving link: https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2?giftid=83041BC3D9644E1

Prayer Requests:

  • For continued unity for us students and leadership
  • Continued safety as we go out
  • Good health
  • Direction for after the school is over
  • That I might be a sponge for the knowledge coming my way
  • Continual provision financially 

If you have any questions or prayer requests please let me know. I’d love to hear from you 🙂 

All the blessings,

Gabrielle