Monday, October 27, 2008

Getting Moving!

This past week we feel like we have really made a jump in progress towards getting further accustomed to our new culture and making Mexico our home. Thursday and Friday we were able to get away from Leon and go to Guanajuato for an extended date and time to reflect on the nearly three months we've been here. We were able to see not one but two dance performances (one by Pilobolus), relax, look back, and look forward. Not only was it a time we needed to simply be together but we know God used it to bring peace to us.
Before coming to Mexico, we learned that our hardest moments of adjusting to a new culture are when our expectations do not meet reality. We now know this is true. We have a new perspective and more realistic expectations after our time in Guanajuato and, more importantly, more peace. We are becoming more plugged in to the pulse and ministries of the church and have begun to forge some friendships with some great people. Saturday we had the humbling honor of being invited by Pastor Carlos to the leadership meeting for the church. We are excited that he has invited us and look forward to this time of learning more about the church and where God is taking it.
Josh was also honored to have the opportunity to preach in Irapuato (a city about an hour from Leon) on Sunday on the Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven. After the service we were able to have lunch with Pastor Martin (the pastor of the church in Irapuato and the President of the WGM church in Mexico) and his family, Bill and Lydia Allshouse (our field directors and friends who minister in Irapuato), and Dany and Carminda (new missionaries in Irapuato to Honduras. We truly had an enjoyable day with them and look forward to going back!
Monday we start language school in Guanajuato. Please join us in prayer that we will be able to study well and pick up the language quickly!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Josh and Jennifer,

The blog is great! Love the info on your ministry. Keep up the good work, we are praying for you!
Many Blessings!

Michael Martin