Thursday, July 3
The wheels screeched as they hit the wet, drizzled runway 2 nights ago; our flights arrived in Mexico City within a few hours of each other.
Missionary kids are the fabric of this project which sets it apart from all other mission trips. The cross-cultural experience of this group of teenagers boggles my mind. Though most of them are born of American parents, the United States isn't "home."
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- The Republic of Georgia
This organized collision of the nations officially began yesterday morning as we all met together for the first time. Reading scripture, singing worship songs and an emphasis on listening to God's voice set the initial tone for our month together.
So Now What Do We Do?
Getting to know each other and preparing for ministry is the focus for the next few days. The students have already spent time practicing telling their "testimonies" -- how they came to know God personally -- so they'll be best equipped to explain the gospel when the opportunity arises in the future.
For 12 of our students, that chance takes place as soon as this Saturday when they'll publicly tell their personal stories of faith through translators to crowds of Mexicans interested in hearing about Jesus.
The thought of teenagers telling crowds of people about their faith in God floods my expectations with hope and excitement for what God has in store for them and the world.