Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mexico Mission Trip: Day Seven

Today we hit the ground running. After breakfast and group Bible study we went out to a local community in Rosarito, La Reforma. We went around throughout the neighborhood distributing promotional flyers about the church and a local Bible study. We probably passed out hundreds of these flyers to different homes in the area. It was awesome to see the students step out in boldness to spread the word about the church.

After our visit to La Reforma we had lunch and went out to another community for outreach. At Vista Marina we cooked hot dogs, performed our dramas and preached an encouraging message about God's love and compassion. It was a great time to connect with people in the community and point them towards Hope Chapel Rosarito. As a testimony to God using our team, HCR's senior pastors, Don and Sandy, had conversations with many of the people at the outreach. Some were even people that had been strongly opposed to the church, but felt a change in heart and wanted to connect with the church more. God is using our team as a bridge of encouragement, hope, and service for this church and community.

Following the two outreach opportunities we went back to the church for an hour of prayer. The team split up into groups and walked around the gated community praying for God's blessing for Hope Chapel Rosarito, the community, the pastors, and much much more. Many of the students came back feeling so excited about the prayer time that they even requested we do it more often.

God is on the move down here and doing awesome things through these Jr. Highers. Thanks to all for your continual support, and please keep praying because we've only got two more full days down here.


  1. Words cannot describe how proud I am of you, John and Michelle! I love you!!!!

  2. Wow, reading this brought tears of joy! I can't tell you how excited and happy I am to hear how God is working. Team - you are amazing!

    I have seen many pictures of Jeffrey posted :) but none of Ken :(. I can't wait to see them both on Saturday! :)

    Praying for the most amazing last three days for you all!

    Gwen Gabriel
    (Loving wife to leader Ken and proud blessed mama to Jeffrey)

  3. Oh I just noticed Ken in the first picture! Thank you Sean for posting. I just showed all the kids and they were so excited to see daddy! Yay!

  4. How awesome, prayer war against the evil one!

    Lord Jesus we renounce satan and his dominion in Your name Jesus! Amen

    Bryon Zirker (Nic Z's dad)

  5. I am very proud of you John and Michelle for letting God work through you this week. Great Job!

    Don McKay

  6. Hi Emily and Team,
    Looks like your enjoying your days. We're really proud of you and excited to hear about your adventures! God bless you!
    Love, Charles and Jenny (Emily's Mom and Dad)

  7. River - and the whole team - you're awesome! I love watching your faithfulness. I wanted to encourage you with this scripture:

    Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up! I Peter 5:5-7 & James 4:10...

    Shaun Wilson

  8. Gods hand at work through each of you. He is your strength and courage! Way to go team. Matthew we are very proud of you. Love and blessings to you all, Charles and Lisa

  9. Keep going, you guys! Prayed for you all this morning. Is Kyle still with you? He must be with Ken and hiding from the camera!