Mexico Missions Blogs

I couldn’t think of an exciting title, but this is a really exciting, practical, useful, and potentially life-changing post … no, potentially world-changing.

We have idealistic ideas about what it means to be a missionary. In reality, missionaries are people who get up and do what needs to be done, day after day after day.

Recently, one of our young people—she’s just 19—blogged her 6 or 7 weeks with Jason Fitzpatrick in very rural Mexico, ministering to impoverished Indians. I don’t know how she found time to do all the things she wrote about; it seems like there wasn’t even enough time to write about it.

You don’t have to read all her blog posts. Completely unnecessary. But you should read some of them.

Mexico Trip Updates

"Mexico Trip Updates"??? Completely inappropriately named. "Adventures in Mexico" wouldn’t be exciting enough!

Threats, crazy people, medical emergencies, rescued children, communal living situations … all of that in 6 weeks, and most of it over and over again.

Lots of ministries offer short-term mission trips as a "vacation" nowadays. You should take advantage of one. One trip to a 3rd-world area, and your whole perspective on life and the world changes.

You should do it.

The blog above is Dassi’s blog. The one below is Dossie’s blog. Two Hadassahs with two slightly different nicknames and two different mission trips. There’s just nothing like it:

2010 Mexico Mission Trip

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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