It is hard to believe that a year ago I was sitting at the Team Center with a group as we looked at text messages from family and friends in confusion. How could it be that all schools were closed in Colorado? Oklahoma? Arizona? Toilet paper! Seriously, there is no toilet paper? One by one different team members chuckled, shared the latest unimaginable information, and we sat there in disbelief.
And yet it did happen! One after another crazy, unthinkable change throughout 2020 and still continuing today.
God has been faithful! Teams, churches, and individuals have stepped up to continue the work God is doing in the colonias. And now, beginning this month teams are returning. Our staff is excited, planning, preparing, and praying that even in the midst of the changes we all have seen, God will be honored. Will some things be different, sure, but if our hearts are in the right place, we come to serve others, God will be pleased.
John 15:2 (NIV) "He cuts off every branch in me that bears no no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful."
If we take some time to reflect perhaps we are in a season of pruning. Each of us should stop and think what is it this year that I have done differently, gone without, looked more to God for His help. While pruning takes work, changes are not easy, we pray that the tree will be more healthy, more fruitful, and more pleasing to God in the months and years to come.
God bless you,