Today is the day that we are headed out. We are loading up and will be crossing the border around noon today...please keep this in mind while you are praying throughout the day.
I received a phone call from Rueben Moreno from Corpus Christi. He and his wife are on their way to Matamoros this morning and they are going to stop by the hotel to pray with us! This is a great blessing!
I would like to present to you all one of our ideas in reaching out to the people of the village. We are going to see if there will be a few young people that would commit to letting us teach them in a small setting. If they are willing to do this and commit to this, we are going to give them a part in the drama as well. Then, we are going to have them travel with us to the other villages and do the drama. Please pray over this.
Just one more thought about the mission field. The man who spoke last night at our gathering has been a pastor for about 30 years. He has been through seminary and has had the experience of working the mission field in the United States throughout all of these years. However, he broke down and wept over the grace of God that has now allowed him to participate in missions to unreached people. He said that the Lord has changed his view...because he used to ask the question "why should I go?" He also challenged others to ask this very same question regarding missions. He said that after considering the great task of reaching the unreached people groups in the world, and in view of the mercy of God, we should instead ask "Why should I stay?"
O Lord, please put a passion within in us to have the same resolve. To go to the ends of the earth though it may cost us our very lives so that your Name may be proclaimed among the Nations. 'Till You return or call us home...grant us the privilege and the joy to take Your gospel to ends of the Earth! Blessed be the Lord God Almighty, Who was, and is, and is to come! Amen
In all things...Christ preeminent!