Ohhhh this question: it plagues me, keeps me up at night (if I let it)!! It’s such a multifaceted question. Which is why this post is only “Part 1”. I’m not sure how many parts there will actually be because there are so many subjects to cover in answer to this one small question.
But, here goes: What are you going to do (insert) –> in Mexico? God has pressed the >> button on this subject (see the previous post)!
The last post summed up: (but totally worth the read, so you should read it too!) starting in January we will be spending a week every month in Mexico – for many reasons. The first being that Heidi and Daniel (OA Directors) will be needed in Camalu at the second daycare site as it’s opening approaches. Second, they have asked Jeremy and I to be a part of the leadership team that will run the origional campus in La Mision while Heidi and Daniel are off site. And lastly, it’s going to help the staff, OA kids and our boys to adjust to our new role at OA.
The role. The “what are you going to do in Mexico” question answered. As part of the leadership team, Jeremy and I will be: doing admin, starting organized sports, organizing and scheduling groups before their arrival, facilitating the activities the groups are doing while in Mexico and helping with the “American side” of the minsitry. This in itself is a big job!
OA has so many groups every year to serve! Thers’s small groups of five people staying for the weekend to larger groups of 100 people staying for a week or more. The amazing part of this role is that (God in His awesomeness) we have done this before. On a small scale while we have been there on trips ourselves and on a larger scale when we oversaw the group from Taiwan when Heidi and Daniel were in the States having their second child. We love this part of the ministry! Seeing people who come consistently to serve and people who are having their first mission experience is awesome. To watch God call people to different things and see them answer the call is something we never get tired of seeing!
In a more “unofficial” capacity, we will be wearing lots of hats! Loving on kids and their families in a consistent Christ centered way, filling in wherever and whenever is needed (we have never been above cleaning toilets and don’t plan to change that anytime soon!), providing support for the staff & volunteer missionaries and whatever else God has for us!
So, that’s what we will be doing in Mexico!
This is 5 months away. FIVE. MONTHS. #weremoving #summer2016 is fast approaching!! Stay tuned for “What are we going to do…about school, for money, with NPI” and who knows what else!
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