Hello from Mexico! We were in a village called Pajalton Alto, serving the Tzotzil group. They are one of the many indigenous groups in Mexico. There are 62 different indigenous languages here. In a short van ride, we radically changed not only landscape, but cultures. We'll do it again for the next 2 days! Most of them did not speak Spanish, so we used interpreters for the interpreters! That was a stretch! That is what we are here for. God wants us to stretch very wide and thin, and then, while our hands and arms are wide open, He sneaks in there and gives us a great big hug! Everybody saw Jesus today. The people saw Him in our arms and hands, and we saw Him in their eyes! We were in clouds and mist all day, but there was plenty of sunshine going on in the tiny church where we set up. Great stories!
This is a wonderful team...very well tuned, every member. Lia is leading very well, walking right up to the edge, just far enough to push hard, but just hard enough. There will be other posts about different members, but let me tell you about Helen. Helen is a wonderful leader behind the scenes. She won't tell you what she does. She runs the cleanest and most efficient pharmacy. She organizes our set up very well. She is our thrifty accountant, keeping us on track. Best of all, though, is her faith and wisdom. She is a calming influence that we all trust. My favorite trait of Helen? She's a smart #@%! thanks Helen!
We are growing. I hope that the gift that we give these people is half the gift that they have given us!
A special thanks to all of our families for letting us come. We will try earnestly to bring this love home to you. Please pray for us and know that we are praying for you. We all miss