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.