Hey all – Jordan here. This thing is really happening, so buckle up!
On Sunday, I headed down from El Paso to Chihuahua. Saying goodbye to Amy and the kids for nearly seven weeks was hard for us all… and after a week together at that future point, we’ll do it again for another four. Prayer for all of us appreciated, especially for Amy who is doing so much in my absence with four kids!
Shortly, my friend Don and I will head first to Mazatlán, and then on to Las Moras. Once we arrive, construction commences! Build updates and photos will be posted semi-regularly to our House Construction Status page (linked at the right of each page on our blog) – head there directly to see how things are looking. Less frequently, I’ll post updates here (which will generate ‘new blog post’ emails for those of you subscribed by that means – the best way to stay up-to-date!). We will try to keep updates coming on Twitter and Facebook as well, but – considering recent news about social media companies – I am going to begin recommending direct subscriptions.
I’ll ask your apologies in advance – actual blogs posts for the next few months will be rougher, less polished, at times extremely short, and so forth. I’ll try to keep prayer requests in each, but just click back to the last post with requests if you don’t see any. Likewise, replies to your kind emails will be delayed at times. Thanks for standing with us in prayer in this busy and challenging season of life, as God sends us out on the next step toward ministry among the Nahuatl people!
Quick Notes & Things I’ve Been Reading:
- What does a ‘normal’ day look like in Las Moras? Read my coworker Katie’s first entry on the subject as Don and I head out there to join her! [Katie’s Blog: A Normal Day]
- In another post, Katie shares a glimpse into the stresses of mountain life without limitless water… and how God used that to illustrate His limitless grace! [Katie’s Blog: The Source]
- As Western culture adopts a more and more post-Christian worldview, are there any examples we can look to (after running directly to Jesus!) for help and hope? [Tim Challies’ Blog: On Living in a Post-Christian Context]
- Do you need one of our new prayer cards? Would you like to receive email notification of these updates? Please let me know; we will be happy to arrange that!
Thank God with us!
- This thing is really happening! Praise God!
- Building logistics are coming together very well, one step at a time. It has been complicated, and at times stressful… this thing working is to God’s credit, not ours!
- Amy continues to do well, health-wise. This is so encouraging, and we are continually thankful for His provision for her and for the needed time of rest before construction started.
Ways you can pray:
- For my family, in this time of separation from one another – and for my friend Don and his family, who are in the same boat.
- For the construction work itself – safety, logistics, quality, and timing (we have a deadline: rainy season!). Don and I are camping on-site and getting this done, and several teams – Nahuatl, mission, and church – will be helping at different times!
- For water. It’s really dry in Las Moras right now…
- For the Nahuatl people. All of this is about God, and – more specifically – proclaiming Him and making disciples among the Nahuatl. Please pray for them, the Nahuatl church, and my awesome coworkers ministering now among them.