Upon my return from Costa Rica, we visited our missionaryMateo, who is in Guabal, just to visit with him and learn how was his family. Bernabe, my faithful friend joined me in this journey.
We had a good surprise as we saw how nice was the road, unfortunately the advance is only 20%, :)
Our arrival to Guabal was really nice, at first sight we could see the results of the offering given by our partners, the missionary home where Mateo and family live, is already looking good with a new kitchen place and a new bathroom (in a month time will be complete). Is good to part of such a blessing, together with all those that gave for this to be a reality.
They were very happy with our visit and spend time with them as well as with the beautiful church members, hungry to do their best forJesus.
Different people came over to say “hola” and share a cup of coffee accompanied with stories that talked about the Good News.
In the evening we had a time with the leaders and went over some basic teachings with them. We also talked about, Why are we Christians? What is the fuel of our faith? What is that, that motivates us to keep on going?
These were key questions in the lives of the 15 + leaders and disciples that were present. Their answers to my questions were interesting, fear was the common word, and that is because their cultures fear is present, they grow with it; they are afraid of satan, afraid of the witch, and many other things. It was important and fundamental to reassure them, through the Word, that our fuel should not be fear, but love, love to our Savior and the one that took our place on the cross. As we went through the Scripture and the sharing, their faces started to change, joy and peace could be seen. Our gathering started around 8pm and ended past midnight, just sharing about the Bible and questions that arose from the sharing about proper relationship in marriage, how to be a person with a good testimony, including that your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, etc.
This kind of trips are very important, to be able to sit with the church leaders, because as leaders we also need advises, encouragement, love and above all search for God’s wisdom in His Word for their is hunger to learn and hunger for Jesus.
Thank you sooooo much for keeping us in your prayers, we deeply appreciate your love shown to our family and ministry.
God bless, David Vega / Panama