The question remains, for those of us who stayed home, how can we be on mission today? Who is God going to give you the opportunity to love today? How can he use your life? Maybe it's just chilling at home with your family. God is exceptionally glorified when we love our families with His love! We have to be alert to see what God is doing in our life today.
Here's the day 2 Bible study that our mission team is reading this morning. Pray along with them, that God will go before them, and that God will go before you. (my apologies again about the font - still doing weird stuff)
Today is a big day. You are leaving the United States, heading across the border, deep into Mexico. Tonight you will sleep in Tula! Some of you are anxious about a first time border crossing, while others are feeling the excitement that comes with entering a country that you have grown to love.
In ancient times, Joshua led a large group of people into a new land across a raging river. God parted the waters for them to cross, going before them on their journey. They took time to stop, notice, and remember what God had done.
Joshua 4:4-7, “So Joshua called together the twelve men and told them, ‘Go into the middle of the Jordan, in front of the Ark of the Lord your God. Each of you must pick up one stone and carry it out on your shoulders - twelve stones in all, one for each of the twelve tribes. We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future, your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ Then you can tell them, ‘They remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the Lord’s covenant went across.’ These stones will stand as a permanent memorial among the people of Israel.’”
Today God is going before you into Mexico. Watch to see Him at work, each day on your journey. Be like Joshua’s people - stop, make note, and remember what God does on your behalf. It is always amazing to watch God’s footsteps on mission trips.