I depart for Mexico today to work with a group of Pastors and other folks coming for a Symposium and Luther Academy. Pray that their time together may be blessed and that the church in Mexico may be strengthened. I am excited to share with you in the next newsletter the work being done through the missionaries there. After that, I will return to the Dominican and then soon depart for Puerto Rico. I will work with Disaster Response folks and our missionaries there, and will be there for the installation of a new Pastor and dedication of a Mercy House, as well as hurricane construction relief. Keep all these in your prayers.
I ask also for continued prayers for the missionaries, seminarians, and Pastors of the Latin American Region. Many of us on our team and the children have been experiencing illnesses and we ask for prayers of good health and healing. The tasks are numerous and need to be accomplished daily.
The longer I am here the more aware I become of the distinct privilege it is to watch God work in such obvious and direct ways. Nothing about my work here is through my own strength. It all comes from Him and it is through people like you and the team here on the field that make it easier. The church and mission is so much larger than any of us. We are but a pixel in his plan. He’s given me the gift to design and make pictures and I can’t thank Him enough for bringing me to the field, even amidst the challenges it can sometimes bring.
A blessed season of Lent to each of you.