Friday, February 02, 2007

Mexico

The past two days, we have had the privilege of meeting world-changers. No -- you've never heard their names lauded on TV or read their names in the newspapers, and if you met them on the street, you'd never know the impact they are making.

It may seem small.

But sometimes a hug means the world to a child -- knowing somebody loves them. And if they are pointed to their heavenly Father at the same time, eternity might be changed.

Or maybe it is a few meals for a hungry family, while at the same time sharing with them the Bread of Life; again, eternity might be changed.

Handing out water, telling them of the Living Water -- that they, too, might drink from the fountain, and never thirst again. Eternity is being changed.

Maybe an outfit for a child. A home for an orphan. A prayer for a needy person. Though it may seem small compared to the needs of the world, the two ministries we've had the privilege of being with the past two days have been changing their world -- one life at a time.

Now for the "oodles of pictures" that were promised [grin]:

Oh, the precious faces!

Inviting the village people to an outdoor meeting.

Our Grandpa helping pass out candy and food, which was greeted with echoes of "Gracias."

Singing for the outdoor meeting on the beach.

The fields -- indeed, white unto harvest

Daddy preaching through an interpreter.

Prayer warriors, praying for the people while the Word of Life is being shared.

Elizabeth handing out treats to the children.

Ruth joining in prayer for a needy Mexican lady.

Andrew handing out water.

Helping meet practical needs.

Singing for the orphanage -- what bright, joyful faces!

And finally, listening to the miraculous stories of God's leading and provision from the director of the orphanage.
Changed lives -- for eternity!

6 comments:

Victoria said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Thank the Lord for all the work ya'll are doing!

Megan said...

That was an awesome post!! You guys are a blessing to people wherever you go! (Only 18 weeks until camp!) That first picture is soooo cute! Thanks for the "oodles" of pictures! So an oodle is thirteen! Are the Wissmann kids classified as an oodle, then? If you are, then you are oodles of blessings!

BrittLeigh said...

Wow. What an amazing opportunity. The pictures really reflect the love of God in your lives, reaching out to those dear people. This is such a touching post! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Kori said...

Wow! I love seeing all these pictures! They are awesome! What a blessing it is to be able to reach out to these people and share the love of Christ with them! Thanks for posting these pictures! It was really great to see them!

Kris said...

This is an amazing post. It is great to see you all in action, fighting for the Lord! Keep up the good work.

Happymama said...

Truly touching pictures and post. I thought of that song, "Who Will Tell Them" as I looked at their faces. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. What a blessing.

~Kristi