18 March 2015
As we have just had three days/nights of cold temperatures with rain, this has turned out to be a crazy March! We should be in the middle of hot sunny days with no rain in the forecast – known as the dry season.
We are all wondering what effect this will have on the plants that need this hot dry season.
As I returned from my Texas trip in January, God has changed so many things in my life here. And those of you that know me well understand how much I enjoy change!! God has His plan, so I’m continuing to learn that I am not in control of even the smallest of details of my life.
As noted in my last blog update, Maria de Dios has just flown back to the States to spend a few weeks there. When she returns, if this is God’s plan, we will continue to meet and study the Bible.
We have just added a new mission trip to our weekly schedule. We are traveling each Saturday to two pueblos southwest of Autlán. It takes about one hour and 30-40 minutes to arrive there. They are Cuautitlán and Cuzalapa. These two pueblos have been visited in the past, with a long break due to the hardness of the hearts there towards witchcraft. They completely understand that God is all-powerful; just as they believe witchcraft is just as powerful. We are spending our Saturdays there, and were very blessed to have 12 people at the service this past Saturday. This is a photo that I took during the service two weeks ago.
We are blessed to have this opportunity to share God’s love with them – young and old.
We are to have the Anniversary services at Aposento this Saturday. I believe this marks 48 years as a church. What a celebration to have – each of the churches here that are a plant of Aposento Alto, celebrate their own anniversary each year. It’s a wonderful way to witness to the community in each location.
Of blessings since my last note, is completing my visa renewal for another year and a new Bible study that I have started with my neighbor. She is very sweet and interested in studying God’s word and how we should live according to His word. In a world that is spinning out of control (or so it seems, God is always in control!) it’s important for us to know where we stand – and where we should stand in regards to our eternal future. Does everyone know beyond a shadow of a doubt where you will spend your eternity? If not, then it’s time to pick your Bible and read what God tells us. Not just to ‘read’ it, but to study it, word for word. It’s all there for us, we just need to understand and trust in the Lord’s plan for us: a plan that will ensure you of your eternal home. Also to understand, as we watch the world continuing in it’s current path, exactly what God’s word tell us so we will know when we hear the truth and when we don’t hear the truth. There seem to be many ‘versions’ of what people say is God’s truth – or what is convenient for people to believe versus what the Bible actually tells us. We have to be very careful, as it’s our eternal lives that are at stake.
As we had the opportunity two Saturdays (outside of Cuzalapa) to hike up a mountain to small rancho (which means there are a few houses together that are not within a small town), I took this picture of where we had walked from. Very pretty view of where we had come…
Prayer request also, as I study for a test here to acquire my driver’s license! Hoping I can take it over the next week or so. I hope each of you is doing well, and study for your exam that we will have in Heaven when we face our Maker – and He asks each of you what did you do with your life on Earth. If we believe the Bible (and we do!) each of us will give an account of our life before Him. Are you ready? Do you need to study more?
Blessings from México to each of you!