The second Luke 10 Exploration Trip to Mexico ended last week with a debriefing and evaluation time all together as a team. We spent time praying, remembering, and commenting. The recap was that our trip was a very exciting, fruitful, and productive time where we undoubtedly felt and saw how God showed himself in each place we visited and with each person with we had contact and conversations. We were surprised by the openness and willingness in the hearts of the people to hear more about the truth.
The second part of the trip was visiting several towns in the state of Jalisco, in which we also took time to get closer to the local people to pray for them and learn about their needs. There are so many needs, but the main one is the absence of Jesus in their lives. What stands out was the visit to a small town called La Estanzuela in the Municipality of Cocula, Jalisco where we were invited to visit a group of people that meet regularly to learn about the Bible. They have been evangelized by a person who has been a member of the Friends Church in Las Vegas that has traveled there every year for several years, sowing the seed of the word of God and who follows up through Zoom meetings. Currently, the group that meets is only women, thirsty for the word of God. Our team had the opportunity to be with this group of women and worship together. It was a very special and blessed time. After our worship gathering, God opened doors for us to visit individual families in their homes, giving us the opportunity to present the gospel to several men as well. What was planned to be a one-day visit turned into two days where God showed us that this land is ready for harvest and workers are urgently needed. It should be noted that in this town there is no evangelical church yet. During our stay, God revealed himself to women, men, and children in special ways to such a degree that we were able to present Jesus Christ and we saw several of them receive him in their hearts as their only personal Savior and our hearts were very touched. We can tell you many stories of encounters with people whose lives were undoubtedly changed just by laying our hands on them in demonstration of God’s love and praying for them.
In the end, we can say that this trip had several divine purposes that have effects in eternity. Not only exploring, but it was also a time of opportunity for the kingdom of God to come into the lives of many people. To God be all the honor and glory!
Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to pray and read our updates. Thank you for the support and confidence you give us to carry out these important trips for the development of EFM’s vision of sending more missionaries to new fields!
Please join us now in supporting our next trip that Edwin and I will be leading. The second Luke 10 Exploration trip to Ecuador (from June 5 -15) to continue seeking discernment from God to work among the native Shuar ethnic group. There is still an opportunity for you to help us go with your financial support and your prayers. God bless you even more!
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 NIV
In Obedience to Him,
EFM Mission Mobilizer for Hispanic Friends