A Message from the President
On short-term missions trips, we often experience a mutual blessing. The teams come really wanting to be a blessing to the missionaries and the Mexican church, but instead they find that they also receive full hearts of joy! I have heard numerous times from team members that they encounter God in a new way different from how they typically do at home.
On my last trip down to Baja this spring, I experienced this type of joy myself. Along with 15 young people from the US, we attended a church service in southern Baja that opened with prayer at the altar. It began with the local pastor, his wife, and another church member. I felt led to join them and a few more members of the church came too. After a bit of time, I opened my eyes because I sensed there were more people around me–it was a handful of teenage boys from the team.
I honestly don’t remember the sermon or the songs, but with all of us gathered at the altar kneeling, I knew God was in our midst. That was the beginning of the week of service, and throughout the rest of the week I saw many of the young people deep in prayer and absorbed in God’s word.
I went down to bless my Mexican brothers and instead came back with much, much more than I gave! Thank you for continually blessing us at Mexican Medical.
Blessings From The Border,
Pastor Steve Crews, CEO