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Sin Duda

Well it has been about a month since Team Mexico returned to the U.S. I am pleased to say that God is still moving in my life. Since the trip, God has continually blessed me. I received a promotion at work and have been presented with various ministry opportunities.

While in Mexico I faced many challenges. I faced challenges of overcoming fear, discovering my true self, becoming a leader, and accepting God’s calling. I was able to accomplish these things through the help of my teammates and my leaders. I was blessed with an amazing team.

Recently God opened the door for me to lead a bible study at a local church. My first thought was…okay this is awesome! But then fear and anxiety began to creep back into the picture. I had thoughts of doubt, asking God why would you set this up for me? I am the last person you should pick…I don’t even like speaking in front of crowds! It was then when God reminded me of something that occurred in Mexico.

He brought back to my remembrance something one of my leaders had shared with me. She shared with me 1 Chronicles 29:1, which says: The King David said to the whole assembly: “My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is young and inexperienced. The task is great, because this palatial structure is not for man but for the Lord God.” She explained that God does not call the equipped, but He equips those which He calls. She said although you may feel completely inexperienced and inadequate…God knows what He is doing and He knows what you are capable of acheiving for His glory. At the time, none of this seemed relevant…so I kind of brushed it off. Well the next verse she shared was Chronicles 29:25 which says: The Lord highly exalted Solomon in the sight of all Israel and bestowed on him royal splendor such as no king over Israel ever had before. She said that God blesses beyond belief, those who obey and do works in faith for Him. She also explained that nothing should keep me from wanting to glorfiy God. She said the tasks which He lays out for you are to be done for His benefit only.

A month later…and I finally understood everything she had told me. I love how God places people in your life and allows them to speak over you. I also love the fact that God notices when you get comfortable in your current circumstances. It is then when He comes knocking at the door ready to make you uncomfortable again.

I am thankful for the time I spent in Mexico. I am also thankful for my team members, the ministry we did, and the people we met. I am looking forward to returning to Matamoros next summer for another 5 weeks.

I continually pray and seek God’s will and direction daily…not only for me, but for my team members as well.

To conclude all this rambling, I will just say that I hope to see Team Mexico again soon! “Small in numbers, but great in God’s power!” I love you all! Vivir la vida…sin duda!

Sincerely,
        Yoshi!

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