WARNING: The world IS ending today!
Last week Hector was so engaged during our Bible study that he continued to read ahead in the next lesson even after we finished. The next lesson was about Nicodemus & his question to Jesus concerning the meaning of being “born again.” Hector read the scripture from John 3 aloud to us & announced, "Nicodemus was a good man & yet he lacked one thing to go to Heaven. He had not put his trust in Jesus as Savior."
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.” (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2) Dear Ministry Partners, We greatly appreciate each & every prayer & financial partner […]
Dear Friends, We are so thankful for each & every one of you who give, pray & encourage us in order that the Lord’s work may be accomplished here in Mexico. Allow us to share with you some of the results of that faithfulness…
“In the past, people have come to my door & tried to convert me to their religion. Each time, we would have long conversations during which I would ask many questions. Some of my questions they could answer, but others they would never answer. Sometimes they would return with their friends, but eventually they all […]
Mission work has been fraught with risk from the beginning & Mexico is no exception. Reaching tribal groups in the Sierras was always risky due to the lawlessness inherent in the mountains. That lawlessness has now spread to the cities.
Imagine a canyon 6,000 feet deep at its deepest point. Imagine descending foot paths that snake from the rim past a rope bridge spanning a portion of the canyon to the bottom where small waterfalls feed pools hidden in the shadows of the steep canyon walls. Imagine Tarahumara Indians in their traditional dress still eeking out a living in such a rugged environment. These were the very images that met our Puppet Team when we travelled to La Sierra Tarahumara - the Tarahumara Mountains.
"Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you…" (Col 4:12-13)
I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want to be classified as a barbarian! Especially when it comes to proclaiming the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ to those around us! But, how do we avoid being a barbarian?
Be prepared! Robert Baden-Powell explained this famous motto of the Scouting Movement he founded as, “You have to be prepared at any moment to face difficulties and even dangers by knowing what to do and how to do it.” This same explanation can be applied to the need for emergency planning & preparedness in mission work.