The team bloggers wrote this prior to their leaving for Mexico. So, this one is a few days old!
We are eagerly approaching our departure from Taylor University to Cancun, Mexico in less than a week! In preparing and getting to know one another before our trip, we have gathered every week for class time. Our class time has consisted of growing the relationships with ourselves, each other, and God before we start serving. The time together has all revolved around Slow Kingdom Coming, a book by Kent Annan. In this book, we have been “awakened” to the many truths that God tells us through his word, which have been covered through five different practices which were highlighted in the book. These practices include: attention, confession, respect, partnering, and truthing. Each of these different practices outline a healthy way of serving on a short-term mission trip, and help us understand that the kingdom to come on earth is a process.
Our team is excited to be awakened to what God has to display. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus by living out our team’s verse Isaiah 1:17 to the best of our capability.
“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.”
As we continue to prepare and awaken our hearts now and while in Mexico, you could continue your support for us through prayer.
Some things you could pray for regarding our trip include:
- To be open with what God is revealing
- Safe travels
- Prevention of illness
- Activities to go smoothly
- No language barrier
- To have a mentality of learning
- Team unity
Thank you for all the prayers and support. We look forward to sharing more about our experiences in Mexico in the coming weeks!
The team bloggers, Alyssa & Jadyn