Dear friends of Mexico Ministries:

Here comes this dreamer. In Genesis 37 Joseph had a dream and shared it with his brothers and they hated him for it (v. 5). Sometimes our dreams are met with negative comments like, “It won’t work,” “You can’t do it,” “Impossible!” Imagine the negative words the Wright brothers heard when they dreamed of building a flying machine. Or Thomas Edison (light bulb) or Benjamin Franklin (harnessing electricity) or Eli Whitney (cotton gin) or Alexander Graham Bell (telephone). In the pursuit of their dreams they all must have had bad days and set backs and naysayers speaking words of discouragement. If they had given in to the negativity, none of us would be able to flip on the light and pick up the phone and order a cotton shirt from the store! But they pressed on.

One of the greatest sermons in modern history was Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream sermon. Much of his dream has been accomplished, and much remains to be achieved. My favorite part of that sermon is when he said, “I have a dream one day every valley will be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, rough places plain, crooked places made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, and some day we will again sing, ‘My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride, from every mountain side, let freedom ring!”

I also dream of and await that glorious day. My prayer for you is to keep on dreaming - not of the negative things that can happen, but of the positive things that will happen.

Forty years ago I dreamed I could cross the Rio Grande into Mexico and could make a difference. Now, four decades later, I look back and see that difference. As I approach my 82nd birthday I still have dreams of things I would like to do. Join with me, and together we will dream, dream, dream.

God bless you,