I often get questions about what a “normal” day looks like for me. And while I might find that question almost impossible to answer, I understand why people ask it. I am serving right now as a church planter, with special attention to literacy. But what does that actually mean? What do I do?
I decided to make a list of 30 things that occupy my time. One item for each day of the month. And while I obviously don’t divide my time like that, working on one theme each day, I hope this series will give you an idea of what my team is up to out here in the remote mountains of Mexico.
So here goes, in no particular order, for there is no strict hierarchy of jobs or roles. In fact, life is more manageable when we embrace whatever God has laid out at the moment instead of trying to plan precisely what we want to get done.
#1 Work on community development: beads.
There are almost no chances to earn money in this village, especially for the women. Our team has been working for years now to help the ladies be able to sell the beaded jewelry that they are so talented at making.
We spend big chunks of time ordering supplies, distributing them, getting orders from stores, dividing the work evenly amongst the ones who want it, doing quality control of items created, paying for work, keeping records, preparing items to be sold, and eventually delivering things to the people who asked for them.
Over the last few years we have been getting Nahuatl women involved in the completion of these tasks, so that means that training, discipleship, and education are also part of the way we spend our time and efforts in this particular area of community service.
For more info and pictures about the work the ladies do, visit our page here: https://www.facebook.com/LasMorasDesigns