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Oaxaca Summer 2012 :: Locked and Loaded!

Victory Loves Preparation!

Bags are packed…ready as I will ever be.  I’m heading off to Oaxaca tonight for 2 weeks of shooting with Adventures in Life Ministry.  This will be my 6th trip down in 3 years, and I have learned a few things over the years.

I have learned a few things over the years…no matter how well your prepared, something will happen that will throw you off and cause you to change directions in order to “keep up!”  So I basically gear up for the unexpected.

The biggest lesson of all, is that ministry in Mexico is fluid.  God is in control and He knows the beginning from the end and everything in between.  So if I rest in that assurance, I can go with the flow and ministry will be a lot more fun and successful.

In the end it’s not about whether I’m shooting with a Canon or Nikon camera, or if I’m using a PC or a Mac.

It’s about using the gifts that He has given me to the best of my ability.

So I prepare as best as I can, and I bring what gear I think I will need and use, and then I do my best to shoot what God shows me in a manner that brings Him the most Glory!

All Glory to God!


Ensenada Bound with Adventures in Life

Terry Schwartz  will be representing MISSION focused in Ensenada next week with Adventures in Life, working with Pastor Jesus Vera and his church, Dios es Amor.  Please keep Terry, Dave Miller and Pastor Jesus in prayer, along with the different groups coming to Ensenada to minister alongside AIL this coming week.

I found this old photo of Terry, in camo, and Mike Saucedo, far right.  It’s hard to find photos of photographers since they are usually behind the camera and not in front.  So the fact that I have 2 photographers in 1 photo is a bonus!

Terry has been faithfully serving God with his skills in photography for as long as I’ve known him, over 10 years.   Please keep him in prayer as uses his gifts for God’s glory this week in Ensenada.

Hopefully he will have time to post photos on our MISSION focused FB site, so keep an eye out.


Oaxaca :: Jesus, the Dead & La Resurreccion

As some of you may know, my Aunt passed away yesterday, March 24th.  You can read more HERE.

Trying to keep focused, on Jesus today…the Adventures in Life Med Team went to Mitla today before church, and while walking the ruins and surrounding buildings I stumbled upon the following mural…

Loosely translated…Mitla is the sacred city of the dead, the grave is not the end.  The resurrection of JesusMark 16:1-8.

There’s comfort in knowing Christ offers eternal life to those who ask…

Do you know Jesus?  If not, ask us or please go HERE

This is in the courtyard of San Pablo Mitla Church.  Which is part of the Mitla Archeological Ruins Site.  The area is the second most important ceremonial site next to Monte Alban (Mitla is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.)

Oaxaca and Mitla are fascinating areas rich in history and culture.  If you are a photographer and want to experience it firsthand…let us know.  Maybe you can join us on future missions…

You can read more about what were doing this week at the Adventures in Life Facebook page HERE.