Today, our Sunday house church didn’t meet. Rather we drove across town to join with the Abundant Life Bible Church which was hosting a visit from Al (not his real name) [surname withheld for security reasons] who is a Mexican missionary to [a sensitive region]. Al and his family have been in [a sensitive region] now for a few years. It was great to visit the church (we haven’t been there for a service in over 2 years) and to hear Al speak and share an update on their initial experiences in [a sensitive region]. No doubt it has been a real challenge for them. Praise God for keeping them safe and on the field there through their first term and for preparing them for a return to [a sensitive region].
I wanted our Sunday participants to have a first-hand introduction to missions from the perspective another Mexican. Missions is not just Americans ministering in Mexico, but rather believers all over the world ministering…all over the world! I also am hoping that as our group develops and matures that we’ll exercise the discipline of giving offerings and that perhaps our group will decide to become supporters of this family as they minister where God has sent them. We’ll see.
Following the service, Beth and I spent the afternoon ministering to a couple who are going through a very difficult situation. Their teenage son has decided to leave home in the manner of a prodigal and they are dealing with a range of emotions. We listened to them over lunch. The dad is truly heartbroken. He nearly wept while giving thanks for the meal. The mom is hurt and perhaps angry. There is more to the story than I can share and more than I know. We prayed with them. We’ve known this family since we first arrived here in San Juan in 2005 and know them as well as any of our Mexican brethren. It’s a very tough thing.
Perhaps you could pray with us for a prodigal son (Christian), a broken father (Juan), and a wounded mother (Carmen). They really could use your prayers.
Pray also for Al and family that God will continue to use them in [a sensitive region] and that they will be encouraged from their final days home in Mexico and ready to return to the blessings and challenges of ministering in [a sensitive region].
This entry was posted in Uncategorized
. Bookmark the permalink