Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Update from our Mission Volunteers

Monday, May 25, 2009 Today this blog is written by our volunteer mission team from Westwood Baptist church

The Mayan Riviera is a melting pot of many nations and cultures. Since our arrival we have worshiped and serve with people from Cuba, Argentina, Norway, Brazil and England. It reminds each of us that the family of faith extends across every border. Our command is to reach to the lost and to build up one another in the faith.This morning a beautiful young church member joined us as we walked the streets of Playa inviting people to the church and the new sermon series entitled “Breaking Free.” We discovered our new friend was struggling with marital issues and loneliness one of our team members shared his story of living in an abuse home and how his family coped with the challenges. We shared what the Bible said about many of the struggles this family faced. We walked, talked and passed out invitations for two hours. At the end of our trek we prayed as brother and sisters and knew our Heavenly Father heard. Please pray for this young woman to break free from the bondages that are holding her and for her children as they walked this difficult paths.What do 130 children, candy, sticks, puppets and balloons have in common? If you said they were all a part of the block party this evening you would be correct. As the children played the adults received information about a new small group meeting in their neighborhood and an invitation to the church. The children were treated to a puppet show telling them about God’s love. After playing lots of games, busting two piƱatas and receiving bags filled with prizes., each child went home smiling. We went home exhausted but thankful that God had blessed once again. Thanks for praying.