“Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river and in Egypt and serve the Lord.“ Joshua 24:14
In February, I had the awesome privilege to serve the Lord in different states in Mexico, and this update is dedicated to that three week trip. Our church here in Tijuana has sent out various church plants and I came alongside 13 saints and offered to do teacher training. The theme of the entire trip, and the Pastors/leaders conference in Cuernavaca, was the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
Guadalajara was our first stop. Pastor Alfonso Lopez pastors CC Guadalajara, and his family has joined he and his wife there to minister. They have a soup kitchen where they feed up to 80 kids four days per week! We were able to serve alongside them for one day in the soup kitchen. I also gave a workshop called, “Teaching children about the Holy Spirit.
Calvary Chapel Guadalajara Soup Kitchen
Next stop was CC Michoacan with Pastor Rogelio Barragan and family. We helped paint the entire church as well as gave all the teachers a break by teaching for them so that they were able to sit in the service and hear the Word. I gave a workshop to the teachers about discipline in the classroom and at home. About 15 were baptized also, and of course we all had a time of fellowship with delicious food.
Next, we made our way to Mexico City where Pastor Toño Garcia pastors C.C. Ecatepec. He and his wife Beth gave us a warm welcome and we experienced agape love with his congregation. Again, saints were baptized, teachers were instructed, and great fellowship took place.
Our final stop was Cuernavaca where the annual Pastors / Leaders Conference was held for all of the Calvary Chapels in South Mexico. There was great teaching by many and it was so nice to see old friends and make new ones too. We stayed at a very beautiful place called “El Monte” up in the hills, and had a sweet time of ministering to one another.
I can’t tell you how blessed I was to be a part of this Missions Trip. I did have knee pain and migraine headaches during the trip, but the Lord got me through all of it. He is so good and just desires that we step out in faith and He will and always does take care of all of the details.
- for my right knee pain. I will see the orthopedic dr. on March 16th to decide if I will have a knee replacement.
- for my headaches that are too frequent.
- more teachers to be raised up in our Sunday School.
- more kids and staff in our afterschool program.
- a blessed Easter Celebration