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Oaxaca 2011 :: Heading for Home

Tonight we got together one last time, all the men who were serving this week, along with Pastors Americo and Norma, and some of the families that served alongside us this past week in Oaxaca.  It was great to break bread with our brothers and sisters in Christ after a great week of serving Jesus.We took one final group shot in front of the new storage rooms the men built this week in Tlacolula.  

As we prepare to leave tomorrow, it becomes an obvious time to reflect and thank God for his faithfulness.  Nobody was seriously hurt, the work was completed, and relationships have strengthened renewed for those who have been to Oaxaca before, and new friendships for those coming for the first time.

Sometimes after these short term missions, we can forget once we get back home, that ministry continues after we leave. It’s that whole perception that if were not there, ministry must stop and wait til we come back 12 months from now.  Nope!

The work is hard.  Hermana Norma said it well tonight, that though her joy is in Christ, she will miss us.  Sometimes just having fellow believers join you and fellowship with you, even for a short period of time, is therapeutic in and of itself.  Showing up is enough.  We don’t always have to do something.  More on this when I get back to SD.

Please keep Pastors Americo and Norma in your prayers as they share the love of Christ in Oaxaca.   If you are interested in coming next year, contact Dave at Adventures in Life or by going HERE.


Jerusalem, Buffalo, Las Vegas & Oaxaca

This morning Dave shared out of Nehemiah 1: 1-11

Nehemiah was in mourning when he heard that the walls of Jerusalem were broken down and that the gates were destroyed by fire.  After weeping, mourning, praying and fasting he sought the Lord that God would allow him to rebuild what had been destroyed.  Dave mentioned that just as men came from all parts to Jerusalem to help fix the wall, the men this week have come from all over the United States and Mexico because we heard there was need in Oaxaca.  The men have come here to Mexico, with willing hearts and servant attitudes to serve the people of Oaxaca and in essence, be cup-bearers of the King.  Being willing to give our lives for Christ.

It was a great choice of Scripture as the men begin what will be a hard exhausting week of work.  All Glory to God!

You can view more photos from today on our facebook site HERE, please take a second and “like” us…thanks!