Hello everyone, I am Flor from Mexico, I want to share my first experience of a mission trip with a group of 12 and we went to Tlanchinol, Hidalgo Mexico last week.
When we arrived to Tlanchinol the people were polite with us, in spite of very few facilities (technology, electrical light, water) the life is great anyway. We saw the mountains very close.
First we visited Tenango and Cuatepextla Tlanchinol Hidalgo. We started to walk to invite people to the first service at “Aposento Alto Church” we were walking a lot because the houses are very far, we really saw that they need to have a closer relationship with God, stay on focus with him, many people attended the first service to watch the movie “Ropa Nueva Para Felipe”. It talks about a boy who was sick. His family tried all ways to heal him (doctors, witchcraft), at the end they went to a church and this boy was healed by God´s power. After that we sang together to finish the first service. Our group was connecting with the people there.
The next day we had two services at morning and evening, also we went to invite more people and lots of children this time, in fact the first service was specially for children, as the bible said: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:14). We taught them a biblical lesson represented with dramas. They learned some verses, christian songs, and also participated telling some verses and they won some scholar articles. The children are very intelligent they learn quickly, at the end we gave them a delicious food.
While the other service we ate “a delicious mole” (traditional mexican food) and got ready to start the second service. We wish to do it on the street but it was raining, then the service happened at the church. That day an amazing miracle occurred there, the resident Pastor who since 35 years ago did not hear well, was healed by the God´s power. We have a GOD of wonders.
He told: “I did not hear when someone was calling me, they needed to repeat many times the same, and now I hear them perfectly”. Glory to the Lord! He gave us a victory in that church. They invited us again, and we were all praying for God´s will.
After that we went to San Felipe Tlanchinol Hidalgo “Casa del Alfarero Church”, we talked with the Pastor about the plans there, and then went to invite neighbors giving candies, balloons, bible brochures on the street. This is very important, because many times they are so shy to come to the church. We must be the Light in the Darkness. “to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” (Acts 26:18).
As well, we bought some articles to give to ladies and children. They watched the same movie, we believe God touched their hearts. Normally only few attended this church but the day we were there, lots of people turned up. Praise the Lord. We believe in Jesus Name, it will be going better every day. Also we were invited to come there again. We are blessed with this kind of trips, because we can show God´s love to others. And share the Holy scriptures.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
I am thankful to God. Congratulations to this website! God bless You All!
– written by Flor Idalia Perez Lopez