For the past two school years, I have been enrolled in a leadership class at my church. This year, they have set up a number of mission projects for the students, one being ministry in Reynosa, Mexico from Saturday, July 18th – Saturday, July 25th. We will be partnering with Harvest Evangelism to bring aide to the poorest residents of that community by building sustainable housing, conducting VBS-like evangelism services throughout the community, and distributing supplies to meet basic needs (such as shoes, clothing, food, and Spanish bibles). We will also have an opportunity to spend time at an orphanage, about which I am particularly excited. Our group will be based in McAllen, Texas, at a retreat-like facility. We will take vans across the border daily to the impoverished areas of Reynosa, Mexico and after completing our workday there, we will head back to McAllen for the evening.
God has so generously provided all the funds I have needed for this trip, but I would be so appreciative if you would be praying for me and the team while we are gone. We are reliant on Him to open the hearts of the people we will meet and to empower and equip us to minister to their needs. This is my first international mission trip, and it’s been a long time coming. God has made me very aware of the fact that spiritual warfare will be immense for all of us, but specifically for me because of the call He placed on my life to be a missionary 8 years ago, about which the enemy was quick to make me fear and forget. So, please be praying that God would protect us, give us undivided hearts to listen to His sweet direction, and willing souls to follow Him wherever He leads, both now and in the future.
You can follow our trip through our blog. I will likely be avoiding internet access for the week, but someone will be updating it daily from what I understand. Thanks so much for your support!