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Are we all just strangers? 

Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, Americans, Mexicans, what is it in a name?  Some names reflect the depth of our relationship, some mark only where we live, while others can actually divide us.  And as we all know we are certainly in some divisive times.  But is that what God wants?

The past year has seen challenges on a grand scale; pandemic, unrest in cities across the world, fires across the west, elections, not to mention 29 named storms, 5 of which were hurricanes that hit the US.   Fear, worry, dread could certainly take hold of us, but we know that is not what God wants.


Matthew 25 : 31-40 Jesus said:  31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

It is in these times that God is commanding us to do more, help more, serve more.  Treat everyone like a stranger.  Not a stranger held at arms length, but a stranger welcomed, fed, clothed, healed, loved.

God bless you,
Adrian Waller
Executive Director
Save the date for our first-ever virtual event and online auction!
Wednesday, December 9 • 7 p.m.
More details coming soon!
Blessings Continue
God continues to work through you, the churches, and the staff to bless families in need.  Below are only a few samples of the work completed last month.   
A bright red home for a family of four to grow in.
A spectacular home for a mother and her three kids. Love that the girls are reading their personalized books created by Sweet Dreams in a Bag.
Building in the wind, the dust, and the heat is something we are use to. 
On this day it was 28 degrees and snow, but the men got er' done.
Lencho hanging out on the job, shares his lunch with the kids across the street
from a house build, then goes back to the team center, repairs the bicycles and
gives each kid one the next day.
Strangers!
Sponsor a Student Program
Schools are still closed across Mexico, but the libraries of Missions Ministries are in full swing.  It is a blessing to see the students being picked up in vans, delivered to the library at the team center, completing their studies, and returned safely home.   Each van load throughout the day comes with 6-8 neatly dressed, backpack toting, happy kids.   The wonderful teachers in the libraries are making the difference with a smile, a hug, and knowledge dispensed.  As for now all students are transported to the library on the team center, but hopefully soon we will reopen the other.  Be praying as we consider the logistics of holding "school" in our two libraries for the foreseeable future.
Host Team
Interested in full time mission service?
Missions Ministries is looking for a host team beginning in 2021. 
If you or someone one you know is interested in learning more please email adrian@missionsministries.org or call 303-771-3789.
Clinic
The clinic will remained closed during this first phase.  Adriana (our nurse) will be spending her time a the new head of the COVID-19 staff committee.   She will be monitoring staff as we implement the protocols required by the Mexican government.
 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Pray...

for our World.

for God's protection for staff, pastors, and those in the colonias during this time of uncertainty.

for the staff, that their hearts would be open to minister to their community.

for the pastors that they can find unique ways to reach those in their church and community.

that during this time of "change" from the routine that Jesus would be made known to  those who don't know him as their Lord and Savior.

pray for the planning, preparation, and patience as we try to figure out what ministry looks like in a COVID world.

 
The work of handing out diapers and formula in a COVID world.
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