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Siesta! (Mexico Update #4)

Today is going to be low key compared to the past four days. We are heading with the Vivancos to Mexico City to go to the Museum of Anthropology. It will be interesting to see some of the history of Mexico.
We are all tired, but have had such an amazing experience of hope, miracles, and God’s perfect timing. We have experienced hope in the beauty around us, the seminars were perfect timing helping to repair strained relationships between churches; being part of Vacation Bible School and hearing how there were so many new faces and children returning each day to learn; and participating in the street ministry and being an impact where there is much spiritual opposition. We have experienced miracles through great prayer as Bret was very sick early Thursday morning and through prayer God healed him quickly so that he could continue with the last day of the pastor’s seminars. We also met new believers that shared how God showed himself real in answering prayers of health and healing, providing money to pay for food, and within Bret and Katie’s host family how the son-in-law found favor in his employers eyes and he is able to keep his job. We have experienced God’s perfect timing through 1 Peter 4 and 5. As a group we read it in our devotions yesterday and God weaved that passage through everything we did yesterday – from Vacation Bible School, to the ending of seminars for the church leaders, to meeting with a small group and hearing how God is working in a new church plant in Tizayuca. We were reminded in verses 8-11 to “above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to on another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen”
We are looking forward to heading home tomorrow to see our family and friends, but will miss the relationships that have grown deeper this trip. At the start of the trip we were overwhelmed with being a smaller group, but God has shown how big He is and how even 3 people can make a huge difference in His power and strength. PRAISE GOD!

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