Reflections, Cup in Hand

As I(Daniel) look back from my final trip to Mexico, it’s hard to separate food from meaningful conversations. It seems we have shared at least a cool drink with most everyone we have met. We’ve spent two years building relationships and eating in Mexico. We’ve had joy and sadness. Having seen Christ give new life and to see others go, not knowing if they were saved. So, every time I sit styrofoam cup in hand and bow my head to pray as happened in Mexico a lot, I will remember that Christ used me as a witness and used Mexico to grow me to be a better servant.

Ministering in this way seems strange to our western minds, because many of us view eating as an individualistic time-absorbing necessity. In this culture(Mexican) and many others, including Jesus'(think of, feeding/teaching the 5000-Luke 9:10-17 or even the Last Supper-Luke 22:7-20), sharing truths and getting involved in someone’s life normally and naturally happens around meals. Remember, as you sit and eat to take time and share your life and Christ with others.

Pray with me for Village R. as my friends/teammates continue to call people to Christ and train up believers in the Word.

“Blessed are You, O LORD God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.

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