Mexico Missions Trip: Update 4

Dear Friends & Family,

We’ve decided to stay in Mexico. Hope you’re all well.

Love Team Flexico

Ok, not really but thank you everyone for your support for us to be here. God is at work.

Yesterday morning we set out towards the El Limon, in the State of Nayarit. Today was the quietest it’s been in the van for five days. You might think, ah yes, the fatigue is setting in. Well, it may be, but that’s not why. Gerardo told us his story of coming to faith. Which can be summarized by a lot of “long story short” (It wasn’t short but it WAS PHENOMENAL!) and he got the girl.  (Insert an eruption of cheers & clapping) Yesterday I said that Gerardo’s rapping increased my respect for him but that’s nothing compared to how I feel about him after hearing his story. Gerardo has such a heart for the people of Mexico. I’m thankful we could share this experience with him.

Also, the drive yesterday was OH MY STARS.  Can’t describe it. Check out this picture.

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We passed so many trucks today like this.

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Or it seemed we did. In actual fact it was only two trucks, but we kept stopping for washroom breaks.  “Why are there so many mattress trucks on this road? Is there a high demand for mattresses in the village?”

Mike has been the provider of Diet Coke for me(Linda) on this trip. (I’m a bit of an addict but that’s not the point of the story)

Me: I never have to wonder when I’ll get my next Diet Coke. It’s just there.

Mike: It’s like Gods grace. It’s just there.

Amen.

Also, if you want to freak out Gerardo, just mention you grabbed a taco at the last roadside stand. He is very strict about where we eat. Sadly, it didn’t give me the response I was hoping for. 😉

 

Flexi-quote of the day:

How will we describe this town?

Avery “Squishy”

 

 

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Mexico Missions Trip: Update #3

DSC_0504It is hard to describe the amount of good news we are experiencing on this incredible trip!  Each day seems to just get better and better!  The team is really becoming comfortable with each other and sharing their observations each day as to what they are seeing and learning.  So far we have been very busy travelling, preparing for ‘teaching meetings’ where the team shares ‘from the heart’ a short 5-10 min description of what God seems to be putting in their hearts, Story book time, (reading a kids story to the children, only to find the adults like it more than the kids), singing as a group, and teaching the profound love and Grace of Christ to the group we are visiting.  The van rides are crazy, and very enjoyable with healthy bantering, silly songs, worship songs ….all sung together with really cool harmonies!!  The personalities of EACH person are being realized and their TRUE identity and character seems to be coming out more and more…..which is a beautiful thing to witness!  To say one day is better than the other is unfair as EACH DAY has a profound impact on each of us in a unique way.

I will try to have a better summary when the trip is over, as we are finding it difficult to update each day.  It is so surprising how tiring each day is, and how little time we have to ‘summarize’ the day’s events!  Each person is keeping a personal journal to remember what amazing thing/s God has shown them that day, or what event or image stood out from all the others.    Today’s picture is of ONE of the twelve homes that were painted in the ‘village’ we have been looking forward to visit.  2016-03-14 11.03.46Another highlight of the day was Gerardo Vasquez sharing his story of how he came to believe the joyful good news of Jesus.  It was a LONG story, and yet the ‘short version’.  it was the most silent the time in the van and EACH ONE OF US listened intently to every detail of Gerardo’s deeply impacting story, one we are sure to never forget, WE LOVE YOU AND DEEPLY RESPECT YOU GERARDO!