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Wrap Up: Mission Trip Excerpt

Last Day (Reynosa, Mexico – June, 2007) Allow me to offer a few global accomplishments for this mission trip. As I said, the biggest thing to happen was the growth of each one of us. We came to help change the lives of the Mexicans there, but God wanted to perform deeper work in each…

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Travail: Mission Trip Excerpt

THURSDAY (Reynosa, Mexico – June, 2007) Our last morning, during ATL, God directed me to Covering Prayer. I asked why and Linda came to mind. David had just told us that the other group was not able to go that morning, so there would be another chance. Thus, Linda would be able to give her…

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The spiritual world around us is real: Mission Trip Excerpt

(WEDNESDAY, even later that day – Reynosa, Mexico, 2006) That evening we went to the Colonia. We were going to show the movie The Passion of the Christ after a short service. I went down the potholed dirt street to invite people to come. I played some soccer in the street with some boys and waited…

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The Second Branch: Mission Trip Excerpt

(WEDNESDAY, later that day – Reynosa, Mexico, 2006) Later that day were walking when I noticed a big healthy tree with a dead limb. I had a strong inclination to break off the dead branch. We then went down the alley. We ended up meeting two wonderful families there and Glen felt lead to buy…

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Coming to God Kicking and Screaming: Mission Trip Excerpt

(WEDNESDAY, – Reynosa, Mexico, 2006) In our morning chapel time, Yvette shared a vision she had of a purple dot which pulsated into a bigger and bigger circle until it filled her view. I remembered that Rabbi David shared that purple is the royal color and represents Jesus. Many people had different visions which later…

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Pride: Mission Trip Excerpt

(TUESDAY, later that day – Reynosa, Mexico, 2006) After lunch, when we again asked the Lord for His direction, the Spirit told me I would go to the Detention Center. The detention center was a sort of light weight, or juvenile hall. It was for young boys who were going astray, but were too young…

200901.29
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Stacking Stones: Mission Trip Excerpt

(TUESDAY – Reynosa, Mexico, 2006) When I asked the lord where He would have me the next morning, Holy Spirit told me, “Construction.” It was strange because he sent only two of us. So Mark and I spent the morning up there. We hauled cinder blocks from one pile to another. We enjoyed good conversation,…

200901.26
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A Blinding Light: Mission Trip Excerpt

(June 27th 2006 – Reynosa, Mexico) Monday( even later that day) When we debriefed after dinner back in the chapel where we were staying, we listened patiently as all the other teams described their experiences.  We could hardly sit in our chairs.  Everything they described about their day was exactly as we had prayed for…

200901.23
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An Unmistakable Presence: Mission Trip Excerpt

(June 26th 2006 – Reynosa, Mexico) Monday(later that day) After lunch we began another ATL.  But this time I couldn’t hear the Spirit counseling me.  What a bummer.  And I knew what it meant.  I had seen in the morning session that those who didn’t hear  would get stuck in Covering Prayer. Being obedient to…

200901.21
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Beauty in the Little Things: Mission Trip Excerpt

(June 26th 2006 – Reynosa, Mexico) Monday I sensed the need to fast on Monday. That morning we had our first of many ATL’s (Ask The Lord), where we would sit quietly and pray for direction on what He wanted us to do during our next session. We would have 7 sessions over the next…