Sunday, June 23, 2013

Day 2 of Mexico 2013

Philippians 1:3-6
Thanksgiving and Prayer

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

So our day started with a wonderful time of worship in the parking lot.  It may have been a first for many, but God showed up in a powerful way.

We were reminded that God has called us and is working in us and we trust in Him to complete the work He first began by calling us on the trip.  We spent some time in prayer over Warren Bovenkirk as he was not going to be able to continue the trip due to Arvella taking ill.  The we loaded up in our vehicles and headed for the boarder.  For those f us who have made this trek before we're greeted by a brand new Mexican border facility.  It is much improved.  We made our way deeper into Mexico and finally stopped at a favorite road side fajita place. Our group enjoyed 88 fajitas and some even went back for seconds. 

Next we made our way to Yugo Ministries, their Ensenda Outreach center is beautiful. We unloaded and secured our vehicles and settled into our living quarters. The we had the wonder chance to meet our family that we are building a house for. Hermalinda is a single mom and her two kids, Elizabeta who is 8 and Alfonso who is 7.  They have never owned a house and she told us that her prayer has always beet for her children to be healthy. A house to live in is an answer to prayer.  We also got a chance to meet the Pastor we will be working with. Then we prayed with the family. 

Next came a delicious supper, orientation, a leaders meeting, ping pong, foseball, and even time for a cup of coffee from the coffee bar.  We ten closed out our evening in worship lead by the Yugo staff. 

Then it was time to organize in tour construction team and our kids ministry team, make assignments and fall into bed.  Our 1st day of ministry starts at 6:30 am. 

Keep lifting us in prayer.