Off to the ends of the Earth….
This morning Dave shared from Acts 1
In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
(Acts 1:1-8 ESV)
As we prepare to go to San Baltazar today to work and fellowship, Dave gave us some perspective on where we were going.
In the United States, about 90 percent of short term missions work is done in Mexico. And 90 percent of that is done in the border areas of Mexico and the U.S.
Where we are going, San Baltazar, is not on the map when it comes to short term missions…Americans don’t go to places like this. Dave was was encouraging everyone to remember that everyone will be watching us, we are literally going to the ends of the earth when it comes to missions. Folks in this part of Mexico don’t have a favorable view of Americans, we have a chance to change their opinions of Americans and christians from the U.S.
I won’t have a chance to post anything in San Baltazar, since the church doesn’t have internet…so keep us in prayer and I will be posting when we get back to Tlacolula tonight.