Thursday, March 09, 2006

Today, I leave for the first leg of a 'mission journey' to Mexico. (I have a three hour layover at the Kansas City airport... Tracy, Michael, and Kristin I'm gonna be parked in your backyard for awhile). I'll end up in Tulsa tonight, and then join a team of 27, as we head south for our opportunity.

For me this is about training to lead. I wanted practical experience the Awe Star way and this will provide it. I have had the privilege of serving in leadership on other mission trips, and have led on trips here in the states, but this will be different in many ways.

I understand the team of students have worked very hard on the drama "Freedom." They completed the drama for their church body, and the Spirit of the Lord moved mightily!

This is what we are praying for as we head to Mexico. We want to see the Lord glorified and lifted up. He is "high and exalted," and it ours to bring Him glory at "such a time as this!" How incredibly blessed to be a part of this journey! Please pray for the hearts of those who hear His Word! Pray that the Lord of the harvest will deliver many souls into the Kingdom over the next 10-12 days.

We heard from our friends Elsie Jay and Sammy last night, who are also in Mexico. They have had the opportunity to lead many Bible studies in their brief time there. I understand they led one last night with a group of people who had formerly sacrificed a lady. Praise God for His intervention in dark places!!! We truly can be His hands and feet!

We tend to think such things only happened in medieval times or earlier. It still happens today! We must be ready! We must share His Word and Light in our own back yards, and in others. We must be willing to comprehend intimately Philippians 1:21 "to live is Christ, to die is gain." Pray that the Lord would open up an opportunity today for you to be faithful, and share His gospel. Only do it if you mean it, cause He is faithful, and will give you an encounter, and you don't want to drop it!

I will return home on March 22nd. Please lift up all three of my girls. Deanna could not go this time but wants to be there. Deanna, Lauren and Whitney will update you for the next few days. If given an opportunity I will write from the field.

Love in Christ to you all!

Serving the King beside you,

brent (dad)

18 Comments:

At 8:05 AM, Blogger savedbyGRACE said...

i will most certainly be praying for the team in mexico, you, & your family.

 
At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pray for your safe travels, for your wife as she is to be home and for your girls as they continue to watch the Lord's will at work.

 
At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Matt L. said...

Brent,

I will continue to pray for you while on your journey. I hope that God blesses you and this trip. We also pray for you QUICK, SAFE return.
Take Care,
Matt

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger NatenAmy said...

Brent, we will be praying for you and the team as you go and serve in Mexico. I know that God will move mountains and bring many to Him! Amen!
Deanna, call if you need anything... I'll come out and scrap with you if you want to (you'll have to twist my arm though)! Just let me know :D.
Love you both tons and tons...
Amy (and Nate-dog too of course)

 
At 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Brent, Praying that you have an awesome time in Mexico! Is the drama you mentioned a new one, or the usual AweStar one? Hopefully, you all are not "muchos scardios"--only "pocos scardios..." As has been mentioned here previously, following our big God, often with many exact details unknown, is inevitably a little scary, or sometimes very scary, but the blessings that follow are awesome!

Talk to you later!
Love, Jolene

 
At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you.

 
At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless You Family

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger the leaf family said...

Okay, you could have shared the time you would be in our back yard... My cooking is way better then airport food and we would have loved to come and visit even if it were only long enough for a hug...

Well, I will be praying for you today and for Mexico..
With love and prayers from KC-Tracy

 
At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Brittany Di Salvo said...

I'll definitely be praying for you and your girls. Can't wait to hear how God moves.
Love you all

Brit
Acts 20:24

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger AJ said...

I am praying Brent.

Benediciones...
AJ

 
At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.worshipfortodaymedia.com/gallery2/v/2003/0729ALASKA/07180002.JPG.html

brit

 
At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying with you Deanna
Indpls., IN

 
At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying for you in Mexico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger Lattany said...

What an excellent opportunity. Praying that God uses the team in a mighty way, works through this trip to turn the hearts of the team to the indigineous peope, the hearts of the team to eachother, and the hearts of all to God. Praying that you get the insight and experience you feel you need to be better equipped to serve as God would have you do.

Pray that the Lord would open up an opportunity today for you to be faithful, and share His gospel. Only do it if you mean it, cause He is faithful, and will give you an encounter, and you don't want to drop it!

Amen.

Lattany
Fairfax, VA, USA

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger Praying in Pink said...

Praying for you and for Mexico teams already-present, soon-present, and future-present! Deanna, Lauren and Whitney . . . lifting you up as well. The role of the one "left behind" is sometimes just as challenging as the role of the one with the beautiful feet.

BTW, did Brent pack a spare pair of tennis shoes? You never know when the need for an extra pair might arise. . . Father God, use all these feet to help spread the Gospel of peace and to speak Your peace into the hearts of all those who hear. Thank you for those still responding to your call to "take BJ's place." Bless them as they pray, plan, and GO!

blessings in His name,

Marti

 
At 12:32 AM, Anonymous barbara in nv said...

Amen Marti, What a privelege to be able to pray for you all. We can let the body here know too about this trip.

 
At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still praying. I'm coming to mexico as well...whether I will see you or not while I am there 18-25th is a mystery...hopefully! or I'll just see ya this summer.
love and prayers
Brittany A.

 

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