Mountain View Alliance Church, Mexico: Team Testimonials
October 6, 2009
"[This trip has impacted me by seeing] the need for the gospel and the resident pastor. [There] seems to be more people in Babicora who are seeking."
"[One highlights was] having Cristobal (from Babicora) take us on a walk with him to go and pick medicine plants one hour away from his village, and along the way visit many Apache sites where houses were and even walked up a mountain to see a cave where they lived."
"I love watching God's Holy Spirit weave among our team, then to the Mexican team, then out into the community of Baricora and pull us tight together-working, eating, singing, etc. together! ... and tears when we say goodbye! ... God making us feel like family!"
"I'm reminded once again how blessed we are, and how only God can break down and soften the hearts of the people in Babicora! Three years ago not many smiles ... now they really smile and it makes me realize that God is changing hearts not us!"
"People need relationships ... we are building a building but God is building relationships! We need to focus on spending time with local Babicorians so they trust us and trust the God we serve."
"[One highlight was] giving out reading glasses to a 72-year-old native that probably had not seen right for 40 years."
"It [the trip] felt overwhelming as my first trip but rewarding."
"I hope to be much more aware of the excesses we have at home."
"[One thing I will do differently is] change my priorities."
"It [this trip] has made me want to learn Spanish very well so I can go back and build relationships of my own with these people-lasting relationships. Let them know that God loves them very much and wants to show them how much."
"I think I have been changed very much by this trip. From our devotions I feel a need to get closer to God and learn to give up on self to God's will. I feel a need to learn more so I can be more use in this ministry. I need to let go and let God, and I plan to do that."
"[I have learned] that God is in control even in the smallest things. At the end of the day looking back on events it is easy to see His hand on everything that happens. How He places the right person for the right event every time. He knows what is going to happen and He protects us."
"With God's help I'm going to be less self-conscious and become more involved in this ministry. I'm going to learn all I can and take steps to learn to do things that will benefit our work here. I'm going to pray for the people I met in Mexico-the people from Babicora, Rio Chico and Juarez."
"[One highlight was] experiencing God's Spirit at work through the language barrier in one of our evening devotions / discussions / prayer times."
"It [this trip] has renewed long-distance relationships; rejuvenated my spirit in Christ; and invigorated my passion to see God save all others in my life."
"I understand more of the truth and power of God's word and the workings of the Holy Spirit."
"Music is the universal language and is a doorway to meeting / encouraging people."
"[I have learned that] we are all part of the body of Christ."