Life in Mexico

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thanks to Juan and Maria's girls, we've had lots of fun this week.

This is a pic from San Pablo. It's a very small town with a beautiful pure river. The water was clear and lukewarm. This wasn't a park. We had to bring our own food because the nearest place that sold food was about an hour away. A day to enjoy God's creation.

Today, I ate barbacoa. It's tender lamb cooked in a pit oven for hours in it's own juices. Absolutely delicious, I just hope it's not too fattening. People around here don't count calories much. Lol.

Psalms 8:3-9
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,
7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

This is where we are suppose to be

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hello friends!

It’s been a while since the last post. We had to travel back to the States due to an emergency. We are fine we just had to take care of some business.

The important thing is that we are back where we are supposed to be. I believe it was a trick of the enemy to discourage us and steal our joy and focus. However, God’s promises are true when it says, “That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked INTO something good.” (Rom 8:28 MSG) It may not always start right, but in the end we are the winners. Thanks to this trip, Wilson was able to get a 5 month supply of 1 of his medicines; we also had a valuable discussion with our pastor back home regarding upcoming projects and overall improvements. I visited and worshipped with dear brothers and sisters in Christ too. That is always an encouragement and a blessing. I just don’t understand how people don’t ‘want’ to go to church sometimes and say ‘you don’t to go to church and worship God, I can do it at home’, how little do they understand the blessing of belonging to the body of Christ.

We are going to Veracruz this weekend. I still remembered Pastor’s words during his sermon that last Sunday we were there. He said we would see many needs that we would NOT be able to help. That word stuck with me. I remind myself that this is His work, not mine. He is our Sheppard and will lead us to green pastures.

His Word keeps me firm and ready for what’s to come:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Eph 6:10-11 ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 2Ti 3:16 -17 ESV
¡Hola amigos!

Ha sido un rato desde el último poste. Tuvimos que viajar a los Estados debido a una emergencia. Estamos bien solo que teníamos que atender un negocio.

Lo importante es que regresamos donde estamos supuestos estar. Creo que fue un truco del enemigo para desalentarnos y robar nuestra alegría y el enfocque. Sin embargo, las promesas de Dios son verdad cuando dice, "Y sabemos que para los que aman a Dios, todas las cosas cooperan para bien, esto es, para los que son llamados conforme a Su propósito (Rom 8:28 NBLH) No siempre puede comenzar el como uno quiere, pero al fin nosotros somos los ganadores. Gracias a este viaje, Wilson pudo conseguir un suministro de 5 meses de una de sus medicinas; nosotros también tuvimos una discusión valiosa con nuestro pastor en casa con respecto a proyectos próximos y mejoras generales. También visité y adore con estimados hermanos y hermanas en Cristo. Eso es siempre un ánimo y una bendición. Yo no comprendo cómo personas no "desean" ir a la iglesia a veces dicen 'no tienes que ir a la iglesia para dar culto a Dios, yo lo puedo hacer en casa', cuán poco ellos comprenden la bendición de la pertenencia al cuerpo de Cristo.

Vamos a Veracruz este fin de semana. Yo todavía recordé las palabras de Pastor durante su sermón que el domingo pasado que nosotros estuvimos allí. El dijo que veríamos muchas necesidades que nosotros no podríamos ayudar. Esa palabra atascó conmigo. Yo me recuerdo que esto es Su trabajo, no mío. El es nuestro Pastor y nos dirigirá a pastos verdes.

Su Palabra nos mantiene firme y nos prepara para lo que a debe venir:
Por lo demás, fortalézcanse en el Señor y en el poder de su fuerza. Revístanse con toda la armadura de Dios para que puedan estar firmes contra las insidias del diablo. Efesios 6:10-11 NBLH

Toda Escritura es inspirada por Dios y útil para enseñar, para reprender, para corregir, para instruir en justicia, a fin de que el hombre de Dios sea perfecto (apto), equipado para toda buena obra. 2Ti 3:16-17 NBLH