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On Monday we experienced some discouragement from the amount of resistance we ran into. On Tuesday people were more open and many more were coming to the services. One lady said to another attendee, “I never expected to see you in a church”. There was a marriage proposal and one of the youth came back and stayed with our youth at the hotel.
We spent the day learning about the local culture through various speakers. We heard an evangelist speak who is married to a Navaho and has worked extensively with various Native American tribes. Then, one of the local church members spoke and asked, “are you the army that I have been asking God for?” We left the church and went to the Catholic church in the Laguna Reservation. It is an original building built in the 1600’s. The Cedar trees used to construct the ceiling were carried by hand 35 miles from a mountain and were not allowed to touch the ground!
We also prepared for the upcoming week.
Today we awoke at 3:30 A.M. and was on the road by 4:30. We are now at our hotel room in Grants, New Mexico. The drive was surprisingly easy with no real major crying fits from Jeremiah or Ellie. Driving through the Mesas, Albequerque Mountains and the New Mexico desert was very cool to see the different terrains. I told Jeremiah to look at the mountains and he said they were big piles of sand. Ellie learned how to attempt escaping from the high chair while at Cline’s Corner New Mexico. Jeremiah got a bow and arrow and some rocks. When you get to the reservation lands you realize how oppressive and depraved man is. The reservations that I have been to (here and Seminole Indian Reservation in the Everglades of Florida) have all been in wastelands. I was pondering on the connection between the suffering of Jesus and the suffering that the Native Americans have been through. I am praying that God will reveal that further to me and it will be something effective to connect and preach at one of the youth rallies here.
On a side note, after we got here all that energy that was held back while riding in the car was released by Ellie and Jeremiah. It was quite stressful for a little while, but things have calmed down.
More updates tomorrow….
Andrea and I are taking a Mission trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. The Mazateco Mission trip will provide professional dental services (mainly tooth extractions) free of charge to the unreached people group of the Mexico providence of Oaxaca. We will be assisting by establishing relationships with the people and helping wherever we are needed. The people groups mainly consist of tribal cultures. We need spiritual and financial assistance. First, prayer for us in the area of personal growth and commitment to God and his leading and lordship of our lives would be greatly appreciated. Second, prayer to help bridge the communication gap and prepare hearts and minds for a life changing repentance to God and faith in Jesus’ gift. To help offset some of the cost of going we are offering “Date Night” baskets to those who feel led to help.
Each basket consists of:
1 – Colander
1 – Spaghetti Dinner (Noodles, Sauce, Mini-loaf of French Bread)
1 – Bottle of Sparkling Grape Juice
2 – Glass Goblets1 – Coupon for 1 evening of babysitting. (This is where you say, “WOW!”)
and Assorted Chocolates!
The basket will come decoratively wrapped in a cellophane bag complete with a bow.
Because each basket will be hand made, brands and styles of individual items may be differ from picture.
These baskets are available for donations (retail value 17.50).
This is a good, but long video. It will give you some insight to what we are really eating. Organic is the only food, without genetically engineered food. The best food is the way God made it to begin with. When we start messing with his original plan, we end up with a lot of problems.