I’ve been excited about Restoration City’s upcoming mission trip to Western Mexico for a long time but that excitement has hit a new level now that I get to co-lead the team and see first hand all that God is doing through our friends in Western Mexico. I can’t wait for those days in early October!
Every mission trip is significant for both the members of the team and the community that’s impacted through their efforts. But this trip is particularly special for me and my expectations are really high for a couple of reasons:
- It’s Personal. We are going to serve alongside two members of our church who are serving in Mexico for two years to plant churches in remote and hard to reach areas of southern and western Mexico. We aren’t coming alongside like-minded strangers, we’re going to serve with our friends! Being able to send a short term trip to serve alongside missionaries who are members of our church is more than a dream come true…it’s an answer to prayer!
- It’s Strategic. We’re going to be spending a week in and around a large migrant worker camp in western Mexico. Workers from much more remote areas of Mexico come to this camp to work the harvest and we’ll be heading to Mexico right at the start of their harvest season when this little temporary city will be coming to life and filled with people. Our hope is to love and serve these people and share Christ with them with the prayer that some will place their faith in Christ and carry the gospel back to their home village and community. It’s an incredible way to reach some un or under reached people groups in remote areas of Mexico.
- It’s Filled With Potential. I’m thinking mainly of the members of our team when I write that. Literally every single person going on this trip could be leading the trip (that’s not an exaggeration!) and I’m so looking forward to getting time with each of them. I honestly believe so many of the leaders of future trips are going to come from this team.
I honestly believe the Lord is going to use all of this in some pretty incredible ways and I would love to have you be a part of it with us. I totally get that it’s unlikely you’re going to jump onto the team at this late date (but if you’re interested, let me know!!). But maybe you would consider being involved from home by praying or giving. I’ll be posting prayer requests over the next month and I would love to have you praying with us for all the Lord is going to do. And I would be so grateful if you would consider making a one-time donation to our Mexico 2018 fund. We’re trying to raise $13,000 to support this team and the work we’re doing in western Mexico. We would love to have your help in reaching that goal.
It’s amazing to know that we’re just one small part of the church that Jesus is building all over the world. In DC. In Mexico. And all over the globe.