Yep! You read that right! Mary and I are headed to the jungles of the Yucatán. TODAY! With a small group from church, we have the privilege of celebrating the opening of a small Bible school while sharing God’s Word with the Mayan people. What an amazing opportunity to behold Christ at work in another culture.
I covet your prayers for our team. The ladies of our group plan to teach on the topic of “worry” in Matthew 6. But as we place the final pieces of clothing into our suitcases, guess what? We’re experiencing worry and anxiety! Do I have the right clothing? Snacks? Lesson plans?
As believers, we’re not immune to worry, are we? And yet, Jesus says, “do not be anxious.” God knows our needs. In Matthew 6, He asks us to look and consider (behold) the birds of the air and the flowers of the field. God takes care of these. How much more He takes care of us.
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. (Matthew 6:26–32).
As we first seek God’s Kingdom, He provides what is needed:
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
We can rest easy.
So most importantly, please pray for the sweet, Mayan people of the Yucatán.
Although the Mayans have truly been an un-reached people group, these past few years many wonderful souls from our church have been paving the way for our team. Many folks have gone ahead of us. They’ve cultivated, shared, cared and loved. And our team definitely reaps the benefits with the opportunity to celebrate the opening of a Bible school. Amazing!
With our partners, Mission House, we hope to visit a few villages that have never had a church or heard the message of Good News. Perhaps we’ll even have the opportunity to share the Light of the World in dark places? This could be a front row seat to God shining His Light!
Lord God, despite language and cultural barriers, may Your Spirit open our hearts and theirs in order to make deep heart connections. Hearts that connect through the love of Your Son, Jesus Christ, and glorify Your Name. Where ever we are today, may we live to seek You, Your Kingdom, Your righteousness first. So excited, Lord, to behold You in new ways…