Dear friends of Mexico Ministries:
Greetings from a little yellow tent in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca. I suppose I could stay in a hotel, but the core team of workers here have traveled from Tuxtla, Chiapas, leaving behind their friends and families, and are camping in a small run down building on the church property. They’ve been here since September, and I am with them the entire month of November. My plan is to spend most of 2018 in this same spot.
In Exodus 32, God was so put out with his people because of their idolatry and stubbornness that he wanted to destroy them. Moses intervened and begged God to turn from his burning anger, change his mind, and save the people. The Lord relented when Moses stood between God and Israel, willing to sacrifice his life if need be. The need was greater than the sacrifice.
I sat in a one room shack and held the hand of a frail, dying woman. She had paid two witch doctors to heal her but only grew worse. I had been on the road for three days and was tired, hungry and dirty, but the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “You will have another day to eat, sleep and rest. This woman will not have another day to live.” Her need was greater than my sacrifice. I prayed for her and later found that she had fully recovered and as a result her entire family had given their lives to the Lord and had been baptized.
As we enter this holiday season, let us be sensitive to the Spirit of God speaking in our hearts, and let us care for the needs of others - sometimes their need is greater than our sacrifice.
God bless you all,