God on a 3x5
Friday, July 11
"Take the next 10 minutes to write how you've seen God work this week."
All 65 of our students took time to answer this question on 3x5 note cards.
They had lots to choose from: This has been our first full week of ministry at 6 different sites around Mexico City. The sites vary from drug rehab centers to children's ministry.
Here's what 3 students wrote:
Tina Joy Harder (17) from Russia
Our group is doing a Vacation Bible School of sorts and at first it was really hard for me because I don't speak Spanish. I felt like I couldn't relate and establish relationships with the kids.
But today was awesome because as soon as our group arrived, the kids came running up and attacked us with hugs. It was apparent that love has no language barriers and even though they didn't understand English they understood that we loved them.
Abby McClenahan (17) from France
Today, my ministry team went to a square where several people live. There were little kids, teenagers and adults.
I met this 15-year-old girl named Mariana. She was doing drugs, was abused by her parents, and has already given birth to a baby.
For the first time, the realities of poverty and evil became real. For the first time I was able to put a face and a name to the stories we're always told at school or church about poverty. I had no idea how to help her. All I could say was that God loved her and would always be there for her. I hope it helped.
Kyra Bradley (15) from Germany
It was our fourth ministry day at the Commodore de Dios (Kitchen of God). After we performed the drama and shared our testimonies, the pastor told us to sit in a semi-circle. He told us to close our eyes and not open them no matter what.
I felt someone take my shoes and socks off and begin to wash my feet. They also prayed over us. It was so humbling to have the people of Tepito, who had so little, serve us in such a big way -- especially when we had come to serve them.