In the morning, we got to hear from a veteran missionary that spent two decades in Papua New Guinea, ministering to the Iteri people. He and his wife spent the first seven years living among the people, learning their language and culture, before spending a full seven months teaching the Bible five days a week. Eventually, many of the Iteri people came to put their faith in Jesus Christ. We were all deeply inspired and encouraged to live our lives for the kingdom of God.
Today we partnered with Spectrum Ministries, a ministry in Tijuana that serves the poor and disadvantaged. We spent several hours washing the hair and the feet of children, clothing children, playing games with children, and providing families with fruits and vegetables. The gospel was also preached in Spanish by one of the Spectrum staff. We were greatly blessed to be a part of this ministry, and were greatly humbled by serving children in this way. Afterwards, we went to our third taco stand of the week, and enjoyed a delicious home-cooked meal of rice, beans, and stew prepared by one of MCM’s local connections.
In the evening, we got to hear from Carlos, a former inmate that came to Christ in 2005. It was remarkable hearing his testimony – how God drastically changed his heart and his life, from one of crime to one of love and sacrifice. We were all urged to follow the narrow road that leads to life (Matt. 7:13-14).
We ended the day having a time of thanksgiving and reflection in our small groups. Tomorrow we will be leaving Tijuana in the morning and heading back over the border to San Diego. As our time in Mexico comes to a close, we are all very thankful to God for His great love for us by revealing to us His heart for the nations.