A day of emotion...In the morning we visited a nursing home in Merida. The lady who runs this home takes abandoned and ill seniors into her home to care for them. Today, she was living in her tiny house with 38 elderly people who would otherwise be homeless and dying on the streets. Even so, it was stunning to see bed after bed literally one beside the other, with absolutely no privacy or personal space available. When someone needs to be hospitalized they transport them by t
Yesterday was a day of contrasts - we observed the modern and the ancient; the wealthy and the poor. Our day started early as we headed out to the Mayan ruins in Dzibilchaltun. This served to give us some perspective on the history of the people we are ministering to - 40% of the people on the peninsula are Mayan and a majority of the people we are serving are from this people group.
A couple of highlights from this excursion were conducting a prayer walk down the White Roa
Day 2 The most impactful part of today was attending the Spanish service at the Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana "Jesus" in Progreso. Many of the group were blessed when the congregation laid hands on the team and prayed over us. Worshipping with brothers and sisters of a different culture reminded me that our God is the God of the universe - we all worship the same God.
The younger members of our team had a great time at children's church and made friends quickly. We marvel
During our long travel day to C-Quest, we experienced only a few bumps in the road as 5 team members got a red light at the airport in Cancun leading to an extended chat with customs. Once we got out of the airport and connected with Gary and Joanne, it was smooth sailing.
Our first full day was spent in ministry preparation - practicing puppets, the drime (drama/pantomime to a song),chalk art, drama and action songs. We also spent time organizing the donations we brought a
We had a very busy and exciting time with 20 youth and 10 adults from Brentview Baptist church! We worked with three of our Mexican Partners hi-lighted below: Pastor Miguel (Merida) We made 400 sandwiches and distributed them to hungry people waiting outside a hospital in Merida. While we somewhat expected there to be a stampede to get sandwiches, we were pleasantly surprised when people came asking for prayer and a Bible or tract. Alongside Pastor Miguel and his Spanish co