Dear friends of Mexico Ministries:
Greetings from Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, where construction on the new church is going well and according to schedule. I arrived here on February 5th and will stay until March 9th.
When the wine ran out in the story of Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding in Cana of Galilee (John 2), Mary the mother of Jesus told the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Jesus told them to fill empty pots full of water and moments later he miraculously turned the water into the best of wine. They heard and obeyed and a miracle happened.
“Whatever He says to you, do it.” I have tried to be faithful to these words since God called me into ministry sixty years ago, and God has blessed me every time I have obeyed. This doesn’t mean it has always been easy or without problems, but God is faithful and will complete what he begins in and through us. Throughout Scripture, God blesses those who hear and obey, beginning with Abraham hearing God call him out of Ur into a promised land (Genesis 12). On the other hand, some hear and do not obey; Jonah comes to my mind. God told him to go preach in Ninevah and instead he fled in the opposite direction. We all know that did not end well for Jonah! There are consequences for not heeding God’s voice, and there are blessings when we do.
What is God speaking to you? Keep a keen ear to the voice of God. Sometimes He speaks in a storm like roar, but more often in a “still small voice” (1 Kings 19.12). Hear Him. Trust Him. Obey Him.
I thank God for those who have heard God speak to their hearts to join us in this new project in Tuxtepec, and I thank each one of you for your prayers and support. Together we are hearing and obeying, and together we will reap the blessings of a great Kingdom harvest both now and in the age to come.
God bless you,