It's hard to believe today was already Day 9 in Mexico! We once again woke to cooler temperatures, which was a nice break from the heat we had this week! Some of us even put on wind breakers during our time of worship. After a few days of new locations and new ministry opportunities, it was time for a day here at the base. We had an enjoyable morning and afternoon helping Gary and Joanne with tasks around the house and yard. Cleaning, organizing, building, painting, cooking,
Day 8 in Mexico! After several days of ministry projects we had a day off to relax and explore. The weather was the coolest we have experienced so far, after record breaking temperatures. Days like this our meant to provide our team with time to be refreshed during our service here, as well as grow together as a team so our ministry is more effective. We went out to Celestun (located on the very tip of the Yucatán Peninsula) on a boat tour to see flamingos and the mangroves.
Well, here we are – Day 7 – the end of our first week of a 4 week adventure here in the Yucatán. Similar to yesterday, we had breakfast early enough to see a beautiful sunrise. On our way to Camp John 3:16 today, Brooklyn shared a devotion with a focus on 1 John 2 where John says, “Do not love the world nor the things it offers you… this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave.” This is one of the greatest challenges to most of us believers living in suc
This morning – Day 6 – was a bright and early morning as we headed out to do some manual labour at Camp John 3:16. We wanted to be able to get as much work done as possible before the heat of the day – which ended up being 37 degrees. On a side note, apparently yesterday a record was broken for the hottest temperature ever reached here on that particular day! I am so thankful to God for giving our team strength and energy to joyfully be getting through these hot days.
Day 5 in Mexico! Today we did our second “program” which involved using drama, songs, and chalk art to present the Gospel message. Since we had already performed it once yesterday, this time it ran a bit smoother. It was a challenge, however, because of the temperature! We were performing around 1 p.m. inside the church’s gymnasium area, which felt like it must have been at least 40 degrees. I don’t know about the rest of the team, but I was drenched with sweat within the fir
Day 4 in Progreso, Mexico! What an amazing day! The team started off the morning with Mike sharing a devotion. He talked about how the ultimate sacrifice was Jesus dying on the cross, and how it was also the ultimate display of love. From this example we know that sacrifice and love walk hand in hand. What a great reminder as we serve the wonderful people of Mexico and pour out God’s love on them! After breakfast and clean-up, the team headed to a near-by basketball court. We
Day 3 in Mexico! This morning we started off with devotions lead by Gloria, reminding us to pray for big things – because we have a big God! This was a good reminder for me, especially while here in Mexico. We want our ministry here to be effective; for that to happen, prayer is essential. After devotions and breakfast we had the opportunity to visit some Mayan ruins and learn more about their culture and religion. The Mayan people had many different gods that they worshipped
Day 2 in Mexico! We are so grateful to be here in Progreso, Mexico We are a team from Millar College of the Bible. Eight college students together with our family will spend the next 25 days serving here in the Yucatán. Today we spent the day at the base with Gary and Joanne Edwards. Devotions this morning focused on the Good News of salvation. 1 Peter 1:20 says, “God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for you
Hola! This morning we started with team devotions. Abby opened our day up with thoughts on fitting in. We aren’t meant to be the same, nor be liked by everyone. After breakfast we were ready, wearing our team shirts, and off to Church! We sat in on the Spanish service and soaked it in as much as we could. During Children’s Church we presented our last program for the Spanish Church kids. They loved the songs and were quick to learn the spinning actions that Joanne and [George
Today we partnered with Pastor Miguel to put on a program in a sports park in Mérida. Being a Saturday morning at the end of the holidays, only a handful of kids showed up. We performed our program and were encouraged to hear that two adults and four children were saved after the program. It’s amazing to see how the Lord brings those that need to hear his message. In the evening we ministered in Hunucma with Pastor Ricardo and Pastor Miguel, with a few members from his church