Just The Beginning

Yesterday we returned from our Mexico outreach. To say that I am proud of our team would be an understatement. It was such a joy to see each of them emptying themselves and serving with such enthusiasm. Each of us came away from the experience with a deeper faith, and with a greater love and compassion for the poor.

During our time there we discussed how Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow Him. As we were obedient to God's call in our lives to go and bless the people of Mexico, we took up our cross and followed. We discussed how easy it would be to leave our crosses in the community we were ministering in, or leave our crosses at the border as we left Mexico. Some may even be tempted to leave their crosses at home when we returned. It would be easy to think our mission has been accomplished. Instead it is our desire to see it as just the beginning. God desires that each of us live our lives daily on mission for Him. He drove that home to our team in so many ways over the course of our time. It is our desire to live such lives. Our mission has not ended, it has only begun.

A highlight of our time was constructing a house for a very wonderful and needy family. What a blessing it was to be a part of giving such an incredible gift. The family of five is posing with us in this picture.

I'm sure I will have much more to share in the days to ahead. In the meantime I and the family our now on vacation in San Clemente. We will be spending some much needed time together on the beach and in the surf. If you click here you just might see us.


muzik said...

I'm glad you guys made it home safe. Praise God it went well!

Greg said...

Hey Brian. That is so cool. I am glad to hear you guys had a great trip and were impacted by those who you ministered to. I am often reminded of Nouwen's way of seeing the poor. Instead of asking, what can we do for them, he seems to say, what can we learn from them? I like that.


Brian Eberly said...

So true Greg. Did we ever learn much from the wonderful people of Mexico!

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