Dear friends of Mexico Ministries:
Greetings in the grace of our Lord. “What goes around comes around.” I have no idea where that old saying comes from but it has been around a lot longer than I have, and the truth of it can be found in both personal and biblical examples. What you do to others will be done to you, whether good or bad. “Give, and it shall be given unto you.” “What you sow you shall also reap.” What goes around comes around.
In the early 1980s I arrived in Atoyac, Guerrero, a town about two hours northwest of Acapulco. Together we built a church, a Bible school, a medical clinic/hospital, and many mission churches in the surrounding hills. When I felt my work was complete in Atoyac I went to the state of Chiapas, on the other side of southern Mexico. There, with the help of many friends and workers, we built a major headquarters, more churches than I can count, a medical facility, and dormitories for various gatherings including training pastors. I stayed there until I sensed God saying, “Go to Oaxaca,” the massive state between Guerrero and Chiapas. Once again, with the help of many others, we built a beautiful major church there, a carbon copy of the one in Atoyac.
But, what goes around comes around. Today I am back in Atoyac building a parsonage for the church pastor. There are grandparents in this congregation who were teenagers when I first arrived. What a great feeling it is to return to a place where you have given so much of your life and find it thriving and more beautiful than ever!
Now I must go back to Tuxtepec, Oaxaca and build two mission churches, and go back to Chiapas to check on the progress of the church we are building in Tzabalho. There’s another saying that ties in with what goes around comes around: don’t burn your bridges behind you. For me, at least, with all this going around and coming around, I might need to cross those bridges again!
God bless you,