Denial? Got it! Love? Maybe I Lost It?

Living in denial, I’ve been doing it. Denying the obvious and thinking everything is ok. Living a life so focused on what’s around me that I’ve lost sight of my whole life’s purpose. Every day I am consumed with the world. When I am not at work, I am at school. Where does church fit in? The honest answer? It doesn’t. My dad is a pastor and I haven’t even been to church in 6 months. Unless you really want to count that one time I went to the church’s Christmas play? What have I become? Only attending church once, working forty hours a week, and worst...

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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...

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Buy a Donkey

This week has really been a great one! On Monday we got to go to Linda’s, a children’s home that we have visited before, and work on some construction and hang out with the kids. The kids there speak a little English, so it’s fun to get to talk to them and play with them. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning we got to minister in the colonial we’ve been living in and we did a VBS for the kids here. We had a good time building relationships with them…they’re really full of energy! Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon we went back to the colonial, invasion,...

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Chinbiotes

Last week was a really busy week for us. A team of 50 came in and we decided to integrate into their teams for ministry. Every second of the day seemed to be filled with something and we were all doing different things at different times. It was really exciting to see the way the Lord worked in our lives by forming new friendships and working alongside other brothers and sisters in Christ. We’re really looking forward to working together as a team and we’ll keep you updated on our ministry this week! 

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Anaranjados Ojos

It was a hot Thursday night in Matamoros, Mexico. The sun was setting and the mosquitoes were swarming. The team was forming constellations with bites on their legs and arms. A family of spiders parade around the room mocking them. Shniece leaps out of her bed and hammers them with a pink flip-flop. The smell of melting skin from Jocelyn’s sunburn reeks throughout the room. Alex angrily wakes up to the sound of Sally chomping an apple. Alex ferociously reaches for her stash of sour patch kids, takes a dose, reinserts her pink earplugs and growls back to sleep. Again, Shniece hops out of...

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