Maria Giron | Serving as the Missions Mobilizer for Hispanic Friends
What better opportunity to thank God than this! We are very thankful for this year, which has been a very exciting one for my husband Edwin and me, full of great opportunities to mobilize others towards accepting the challenge of going to the nations, to the unreached people, and continuing together fulfilling the Great Commission.
The following are some of the highlight events that we as mobilizers were able to experience God moving and we feel privileged that the Holy Spirit used us to impact the lives of others, especially the youth.
We will begin by praising God for the First Future Missionary Retreat in Aguascalientes, Mexico which was held in August with an attendance of 25 young people, between the ages of 16 and 30, from the different Friends Churches of Mexico and from Kansas, United States. They had the opportunity to meet and have fellowship for four days in a retreat house to be focused on exploring a possible call to be future missionaries or church planters. During these days, potential future missionaries had the opportunity to listen to speakers with experience in missions such as our EFM Field Director, Dan Cammack, and former missionaries Duane and Lois Davis, among other excellent speakers that God used to impact the hearts of those who were present. We witnessed young people passionate about serving Jesus, with their eyes full of tears saying, “Lord send me wherever you want, I am willing to go.”
The last week of September, Edwin and I were invited to be speakers at Barclay College’s Missions Conference in Haviland, Kansas. Although there are times when we do not feel capable of doing certain things, like sharing at a college student level, God knows our capability, and he manifests himself and we were glad to be able to meet with young people and inject a little of our passion for missions.
AMANA, Annual Conference of Hispanic Friends, was another important event in which we had the opportunity to participate, share, and testify to others about how God is moving through this mobilization ministry to raise up more workers determined to go to their harvest fields, especially young people! It was such an uplifting time where more than 200 people, including pastors and leaders from different Spanish-speaking Friends Churches from the United States, Mexico, and even Central America, gathered to have fellowship, encourage one another, and be edified and recharged with the Word of God through the excellent speakers. Edwin and I had the privilege of having two specific times in which God allowed us to challenge the audience and to continue injecting our passion for mobilizing others to missions.
At the end of each of these great opportunities we have discovered each time that the Lord is preparing, and calling brave men and women who are saying “Here am I, send me.” Praise the Lord Jesus because there is a feeling and hope that soon many more will be sent to his harvest fields.
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