The last 36 hours has been such a major cryfest for me as I transition back to life in Canada. God has put a special place in my heart for the families, the pastors, the kids, and friends I have in Mexico. I can’t continue to forget about them; their ministry, their hearts, and the time they have invested into getting to know me. It’s hard to leave a place where your heart is still present and it’s hard to leave those who God has chose you to bless. These days where I am not in Mexico will continue to be a challenge.
Last week I had the opportunity to visit a family that I had previously built a house for last summer. I came with bags of groceries I bought at the local supermarket. After talking for a few minutes, the mother of the family came into tears. She had an electrical bill that needed to be paid off, kids who needed school supplies, and yet needed food for her family. However, she could not afford the food because she had no money. The groceries that came to her were an answer of her cry to God. How awesome is our God! And how awesome is it to be part of the amazing things God comes to orchestrate.
As it says in Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…for he who is faithful has promised (Hebrews 10:23). How amazing was it to watch the faithfulness of God shine this summer. The amazement of taking part in an answer to prayer for families with no adequate shelter. The amazement of watching families trust in God to provide for every one of their needs. God provides, and God hears the prayers of those who come to call upon his name.
As we say in Spanish “Gloria a Dios” (Praise be to God) for such a blessed and life changing summer. Continue to pray for One Life One Chance’s ministry here in Mexico: for the new house of refuge that is being built in our back property. Pray for the pastors, and the church the ministry works alongside with. Pray for Rob and Brenda, and the the OLOC staff; that they would have discernment and direction from God as the ministry continues to grow.