Son: Peyton, Age 9
Peyton: “Mom, we should do missions every time we are on a break from school.”
Me: “I’m sure we can do a mission project on our breaks”
Peyton: “No Mom, I want to go back to Monterrey on fall break, Christmas break, spring break, and summer break.”
Daughter: McKenna, Age 12
My picture of the week was seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when we played and talked with them every day!!
A phrase repeated throughout the week…“Wow, it is so difficult with the language barrier…
So many times “barriers” stop us.
Language barrier didn’t stop us from time spent seeing progress on placing and connecting water, gas, and sewer lines.
Language barrier didn’t stop us from time spent seeing progress on painting a kitchen, bedroom, and outside walls.
Language barrier didn’t stop us from time spent seeing progress in tearing down a wall to make a doorway for new caregiver’s room.
Language barrier didn’t stop us from time spent seeing smiles, hearing laughter, and having purposeful playtime with the children.
Language barrier didn’t stop us from time spent seeing tears from caregivers as we prayed over each child, each bed, and each caregiver.
You see we feel a barrier sometimes when it comes to language, color, race, geography, or whatever else we use as an excuse.
Jesus reminds us in Luke 18:27 (NASB) that… “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.”
God did not remove barriers, but God made possible what we thought was impossible by accomplishing great things while in Monterrey, Mexico!!!!