• Oaxaca-Kid Mission Next
The time has come to depart for our next Kid Mission. This time we are off the Oaxaca, Mexico. We leave July 18, this Friday morning, for Mexico City, then transfer for a flight to the City of Oaxaca. There our team of fifty will board a bus and begin our missionary journey with Pastor Paul Su, the Director of 4 Christ Mission out of San Diego. I will be leading a nine-member children’s ministry team, who will be conducting children’s meetings at every stop along the way. Ultimately, we will end up in Cancun, some 1,500 miles and ten days later, and from there, fly back to Los Angeles on July 27th.
We have had a series of training meetings to prepare for this trip. Doctors, Nurses, Dentists and a host of team volunteers will be going. Several whole families go with us too; their children are on my children’s ministry team. We are prepared to teach choreographed music, theme crafts, puppetry, drama, personal testimony and I will be illustrating a couple of gospel messages with object lessons, gospel illusions and other visuals. It will be a lot of bus riding, there will be lots of kids. We will have long days, a couple of nights trying to sleep on the bus. We will do a little sight seeing towards the end of the trip. We hope to see some Aztec and Mayan Ruins, which should be very interesting.
Of course, these mission trips are not about being a tourist, on the contrary, they are serious, full on, short-term mission work. The team conducts a Discipleship Training Seminar and I will be one of the adult speakers. I will be teaching about Why Children’s Ministry is Important. It is a medical mission first of all, all the other ministries are a compliment to that, including evening rallies and revival-type meetings to reach out to friends of the Christians. We mostly attract people with our free medical help and medicine, which the doctors take with us. From this basic strategy, this Mexico Outreach Mission seeks to provide ministry among the poor, especially in smaller villages throughout Mexico and Central America. We are just one of many teams that travel throughout the year.
If you think of us during July 18 to July 27, we would appreciate your prayers: for our success, safety, strength, sleep, unity on the team, salvation for the children, medical help among the sick, training for the leaders, and ministry of encouragement among the poor everywhere we go. I am praying for endurance. More reports to follow. (I will be off line for ten days)