Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Stories We Tell

Every face is a story. A life brought into existence with one breath. Created in beauty and love, to change the course of history for eternity. What's yours?

"this day she was crying over her broken heart. the next time i saw her, she beamed telling me how God had taken care of her and restored her marriage."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Your Words

We get mail and e-mails and phone calls everyday. But every once in a while something comes to us that stands out above everything else.  Something that seems to silence all of the noise and busyness surrounding us, even if just for a moment.

  It's not easy to be a missionary to Mexico.  Especially at a time when the world seems to be far more concerned with the negative events happening across the border than the positive. But today we received a $20 donation in the mail to help provide the Bibles that we give to families at the dedication ceremonies.  However, more importantly than the monetary donation, was the note that came along with the check.  There were just 3 sentences written, but those few words said everything, and have been an encouragement and a reminder to our entire staff today.

This is why we continue to cross the border daily to build homes for families that so many seem to have forgotten. This is why we continue to believe that there is a future for Mexico, and hope is not lost.  This is why we still believe that Jesus' love and provision can speak louder than the media and the violence. This is why we believe in the call that's been placed on our lives and that this has never been about homes, but about bringing the love of Christ to everyone.  This is why we are here.  And today, $20 and a post-it note reminded us of everything.  

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.  Mark 16:15