“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
-2 Corinthians 5:20-21 (NKJV)
The Lord continues to show His faithfulness in my life time and time again! Thank you so much for all of your prayers regarding our Mexico missions trip, it was an absolute blessing. It is amazing to get to be a part of what God is doing when we allow ourselves to be used by Him.
Mexico Missions Trip
About a month and a half ago we left for Rosarito where we helped come alongside multiple church plants to do outreach and make Jesus known. There were different work projects, opportunities to love on orphans, and door to door evangelism. The common theme is that the Lord showed His goodness!
Some of my favorite moments were coming alongside CC Homex where we got to go do an outreach in a local dump. We had an awesome opportunity to give out food and love on and talk with many of those who live and work there. Pastor Eddie and many others go out weekly to witness and minister to those living there; so we got to come alongside them this time. There were a few of us who were talking with an older man named Pasqual. Through a translator (along with her own conversing) we were able to talk with him and share Jesus! There came a point where I asked him if he wanted to give his life to Jesus and he said yes! Little did we know (as we found out later that week) that for the last two years many had tried to reach him. Time and time again they would ask if he was ready to give his life to the Lord, and become a disciple, and he would say no. That day he said yes. He already knew pastor Eddie so there was a connection where he could be followed up with. After we returned home we were sent a picture of pastor Eddie bringing him to church, and he had a big ol’ smile on his face. Thank you for praying that God would have His way. I’m so thankful for an opportunity to be able to make Him known!
As of right now there are at least a couple more missions opportunities on the horizon. We do not have the dates yet, but the first one would be to Maui to help with some work projects there and hopefully with some outreach and evangelism too. As far as the long-term my heart is absolutely to do church planting and missions, but in this more immediate season I am hoping to attend seminary for a Master’s degree. My hope is to begin with a class this semester through Dallas Theological Seminary. In that, my hope is to continue working at the cabinet shop while serving at my home church!
How To Get Involved:
My greatest need is prayer, so would you please be praying? Apart from His strength, apart from the empowering of His Holy Spirit, I can do nothing. Please pray that Jesus would have His way in me and that I would be conformed to His image. That His will would be done in my life.
Some other things that I would love prayer for:
-The Lord to give me His heart
-My time in seminary to produce a more Christ loving, Christ exalting heart (not academic pharisaism)
-Provision (financially as well as in opportunity through open and shut doors)
-Me to be proactive in walking in my gifts and callings (and growing in them) while awaiting being sent out.
Thank you all so much, love in Christ,