Although I was not able to do a blog in the month of June it is good to be back on track here in early July! We were in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico in the month of June and let me tell you that it was a great victory for the gospel in the short time we were there!
I have to admit, what started out to be a very cautious trip, may have very well been the best yet! When I say this, I am talking about what the LORD is doing among the people in these places! It's usually pretty easy to tell from someones face ,when you are sharing the Word of God with them, whether they are really interested or not and I sincerely believe that the majority of those we had the opportunity to sit with were very sincere!
Upon my return to the U.S.A., just a few days ago, I was sharing some of the photos from the church in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico with a friend from Vera Cruz, Mexico by computer. When she saw the photos she said "It looks like a party!" I have been thinking about that for the last few days and thinking about how many people could never imagine what it would be like to have a "blast" going to church. Don't let that bother you too bad though because Jesus had the same problem with the Pharisees and Sadducee's as He tried to enjoy His time in the church!
I have attached a few photos with this email from one of the churches in Leon Guanajuato, Mexico so that you can see how it was! The awesome thing about this is the fact that this church is NOT connected in any way with the church in Virgina or any of the others I have attended lately! Although the same thing is happening in just about every one of them I have been able to attend in the last few years, they are in NO WAY connected. My point is this, if all of these churches are having the same kind of revival even though they are not connected personally in any kind of way, what is going on inside that is making people dance in these churches all over the world?
Well the bible says I can't give you that answer, BUT, God can!
Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered unto Me of My Father; and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal Him.
Yeah, it's a revelation that only Jesus can give you and what a revelation it is when it comes! Jesus said He would build His house upon this rock!
Matthew 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Every church you ever attend is built upon that very question! Who do you say He is? In Islam they say he was just a Prophet. It's still hard for me to understand why they don't believe what the Prophet said in John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life; NO MAN comes to the Father, but by Me. Some churches only see Him as the little baby Jesus and some only see Him on the cross and the list goes on,BUT, every church is built upon the revelation they have as to who Jesus is!
I would say doubting Thomas finally got his revelation!
John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto Him, my Lord and my God.
Be sure the party did not end in Mexico! Upon my first service back in Virginia on Saturday night that just passed, I heard the youth as they prayed calling on that "Fire" to come down upon the service and I knew right then it was going to be a very wild week end back in the states! Needless to say, it was! They were just finishing up a week long camp and I guess you could say the week end was like the cherry on an ice cream sundae!
Please don't get me wrong! I am not saying it's the church in Mexico or the church in Virgina. It just simply goes back to Matthew 16:15 He saith unto them, BUT, whom say ye that I am?
I want to thank those of you who helped to make the trip to Mexico possible! It was well worth the effort! I did not want to overload this letter with photos but if you want to see more of what went on in Mexico, please, feel free to email me. I can surely say that we had the opportunity to bring the gospel to 100s of people even in that short time, including even a couple of the military police along the way! The people
in Leon Guanajuato were humble and very open to the Word of God and I am praying for a strong return to Leon by the end of 2012 and to have 1000s of tracks that teach against some of the idols that were very present in that area. We had the opportunity to study one particular track with quite a few people personally and saw many of them there studying it on their own during the 3 weeks in Leon. Your support for the return trip will make the difference on the impact for the next one. Please begin to pray about what you may be able to do in the future to make a difference in not just the lives of a few people but quite possibly the lives in an entire town or city!
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.
2 Timothy 3:1&5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (5) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.......
Have a blessed week and be SURE to tell someone on the job about Jesus!