Sound the trumpet

But if the watchman sees the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword comes, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand. Ezekiel 33:6

Challenging in maniging

This week we focused on cultural differences. In this eye-opening class, we were presented with accounts, scriptures, and personal testimonial evidence of how culture can affect long-term ministries overseas. Feeling the weight of the great commission, I began to realize how true the meaning of Matthew 16:24, “deny himself and follow me.” is. Over 7,400 people groups have not heard the good news of the gospel. I can not fathom living in a culture without the gospel. The amount of freedom we have living in the states is such a blessing to behold. Our teacher Rob Douglass continued pointing out the comparisons of saving souls to comforts we take for granted in our day-to-day lives. He proposed the question What is truly more important, Others salvations or Starbucks? This class has truly changed my outlook on what missions are as a whole lifestyle, not just a choice to go out for a couple of years.

Half or all to the Lord

We have reached the halfway point in the school. More and more, I find going to outreaches here in Mexico of missions complex. The challenge of placing the Bible first for evangelizing is a new concept. Yet, the evidence of the Lord moving through others is undeniable. I had the opportunity to preach the word this week. This would be my second time teaching the word. teaching through the story of Joseph; God showed faithfulness through his trials, while from the naked eye, he was having a string of bad luck. The Lord used the message to touch three people there. I am excited to announce they confessed Jesus as their Lord and savor!

I would take a moment to you all who have been praying for our team to say thank you. The Lord has been so faithful as we continue to sail through these uncharted waters. This past week, we had the opportunity to go to a church plant. The church hasn’t been there for about a year, and we had the chance to go out into the neighborhood to invite people. While out, we had many opportunities to evangelize, for most of the natives were catholic. While we were out, one of the translators named Jenny and I went into this items shop to find this older woman selling random nick-nack. We began to invite her to the event we were having later that day. With great excitement, Jenny spotted a bible behind the desk the old lady was sitting behind and began asking her if she knew Jesus. She responded by saying, “yes, I do” in her native tongue. With delight, we both started to ask what church went to. She said she didn’t have a church and was looking for one. We shared the true gospel with her and invited her to the church.

This week has been filled with trials and error, Being willing to be placed where the team needs me to be, not where “I want to be.” It repeatedly seems that the Lord is putting it on my heart to be flexible where I am. Hearing and seeing the Father move has reconfirmed my calling to be a missionary. If you would like to partner with me, please click the link below as we move forward to see what the Lord has for the school and me.

Praise report!
I have been able to gain more opportunities to learn the language and speak it to others during our outreaches. We were handing out fliers, and someone taught me a phrase to politely invite them to our event at the church.

Prayers:

For our team to fight against sickness
for our team unity
One of our team’s family members passed away suddenly. Prayer for her walk and strength

Please, if you have any prayer requests, I can be praying for you all comment below.

Blessings,

Geoff

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