"I'm an Atheist, thank God!" our neighbor Héctor jokingly declared upon learning we are missionaries. The truth is, Héctor is a nominal adherent of the national church who is afraid to embrace another "religion" for fear of what friends & family will think.
If the economic downturn, cartel wars, & rampant street crime were not enough, now the people of Mexico are also suffering from the effects of the Swine Flu epidemic. I recently received a vivid reminder of just how all of these problems converge & add to the helplessness & hopelessness Mexicans feel daily.
Over the past several months, the Lord has been exercising our hearts concerning our family's specific ministry once we finish language study. As a result, we wanted to let you know what has been transpiring in our lives.
We want to thank you for your prayer & financial partnership in the work God has given us to do. It's a privilege to have a part in what God is doing in the lives of tribal people around the world. You have a part in that work through your prayers, finances & encouragement.
It's hard to believe that we've been in Mexico over two months already. To say we love it here would be an understatement!
"Since you & Sherri already speak Spanish, why do you need to go to Mexico to study Spanish?"
Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico which focuses on gatherings of family & friends to pray for & remember friends & relatives who have died. All this seems innocent enough, much like Halloween in the United States. But is it?
The summer is past & we are looking forward to our time in Mexico.
What a whirlwind summer this has been for the Pryor Family. It seems like we just finished our training at New Tribes' Missionary Training Center in Missouri & arrived here in Texas. Yet here we are this morning leaving Texas & moving to Chihuahua, Mexico for a year of language study!
What an amazing year this has been for us so far.