Dear friends of Mexico Ministries:
A little over a year ago I stood on the property in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, and in my spirit believed this to be the place that God wanted us to build the new headquarters for this region of Mexico. I considered the cost in time, finances, manpower and energy and asked, “Can we do it?” I remembered the words that Jesus spoke to a desperate father who wanted healing for his demoniac son, “If you can! All things are possible to him who believes.” (Mark 9.23). And the father responded, “I do believe. Help my unbelief.” Then I remembered what Jesus said to his disciples: “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26.4).
I can also say to my Lord what Jesus said to the Father: “I have finished the work which you gave me to do.” (John 17.4). We have finished the construction, the dedication, the celebration of the new headquarters. Now what? I believe the Lord has already directed us to build two mission churches in the Tuxtepec area, and a parsonage for the new pastor in Atoyac. My spirit is strong, and all things are possible. My flesh says, “How?” But my spirit is strong! Probably both mission churches will be built. Probably the parsonage will be constructed. I just need to eliminate that word “probably” and say, “It shall be done,” so I can get a good eight hours of sleep without waking up in the middle of the night trying to figure out what, when, where, and how!
We are now entering into the month of November with it’s focus on Thanksgiving. I give thanks to God for all of his blessings to me, my family, and this ministry. I thank Him for never failing me, even in times of my weakness. And I thank God for all the friends he has given me. I pray the Father help me always remember that it was not me, but Him and his people who completed what we were sent to do in Tuxtepec, and I ask Him to help us all in any times of weakness or unbelief. “All things are possible to him who believes!”
God bless you,