Away For Mexico Missions 2018

Grace and Peace to you Covenant Chapel!

Just sending out a prayer letter as the Mexico team heads out tomorrow. Please pray for all the work ahead of us in Mérida, Yucatán.

We will go to two Villages over the course of four days, spending two days in each village. Please pray for missionary Kim and that the ministry we do will further the work that God has called him to in Merida. Please pray for the KM. The Korean Ministry will serve in various ways: taking pictures and making picture frames, fitting people with glasses, painting nails, cutting hair, running a Bazaar. This will be the ministry to the adults. While the KM is serving the adults, we will be serving the children. I will be leading a team of three of our youth group students in a VBS for the children of the villages.

The theme of the VBS is the Prodigal Son. On the first day we will focus on the relationship between the younger son and the father. On the second day we will focus on the difference between the older brother and our true older brother, Jesus Christ who did not stay in his Father’s house, but came to get us, lost sons and lost daughters. Pray for the activities that we will do. We will be making several crafts one craft will be a collage that we will put together as a group that retells the story of The Prodigal Son. We will have a time of sharing the story via flannelgraph and as well retelling the story through skits.

Please pray for our team's energy level a lot of the ministry will be in our interacting with the children, playing games, a lot of water games. We must prepare many water balloons. They will be heavy. The days will be exhausting. It’s going to be hot. We will already be tired to some degree at the beginning the mission trip. A couple of our youth just came back from Logan Hope, only to go back out on missions after being home for only two days.

Please pray that we are filled with the Spirit and continue to seek the fullness of the Spirit. Pray that we rely on God and the lead of His Spirit. There is nothing greater than being on the mission field and though we have our plans and our idea of what ministry should look like, when God begins open doors and connect points and lead us in a direction that we were not expecting, it is ever so wonderful to see God at work. Pray that we will be excited by this. God is already at work in Mérida, Yucatán He is just calling us to work alongside Him and to observe what He is already been doing.

I will not see you Sunday July 29th. Brother Mike Sullivan will be preaching. I will miss you, miss worshiping with you, but in Mérida, Yucatán we will be attending an anniversary service for the church there. Please pray that we have a time of blessed worship I will see you by God's grace after we come back on July 31st.

I pray that God would richly bless you in the time that I'm away. Please get together with one another, as brothers and sisters look for ways to encourage each other. Please pray each other and please pray for the ongoing work of Our Lord in our community as we come into the month of August. Pray for Growth Groups. Pray for our ongoing fellowship. And as we look ahead to the Fall and what the Lord has in-store for us let’s pray that God continues to lead us in the deepening of our faith and commitment to Him and to one other.

Thank you my brothers and sisters my friends my peoples Grace and Peace to you!

 

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Covenant Chapel I pray you have a blessed week ahead!

Coming back from missions and being reunited with my family after they spent time in Korea I've been thinking about you, my family in Christ and God's grace upon your lives. The mission trip was muy excelente!

It was really a blessing to be with the people in Merida, to see the pastors and the servants in the towns where we visited. The ministry being done and the gospel being shared with children was overwhelming and after long days despite being tired our hearts were over flowing with joy.

The blessing was also to be with our team.  Being together with KM members who for me in many ways before the trip were just faces and names but after the trip, what grace it is know men and women, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, each member of our team unique in their stories and especially unique in the life that God gave and touched. What personalities that God has created, each child of God a character in and of themselves yet with His finger prints all over them. He is continuing to shape us all into the likeness of His Son!  It was such a blessing to see the unity that the Spirit brings!

I look forward to going on trips with Covenant Chapel and I wonder in expectancy the things we can learn together, the ministry that we can do together. But in the meantime our call as a church is to love one another, walk with one another and be real with one another in each of our lives

Let's continue to pray for a growth groups as we want these groups to be places where we can really share and pray for one another, be real with one another and build ongoing relationships. Where we can His grace, in the lives of mothers and fathers, sisters brothers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives, though not perfect yet with our eyes fixed on the perfect one Jesus Christ.

I look forward to another week of ministry with you and I'm really praying for our continued strength finding our strength in the Lord and growing in Him.

Take care!