Short-Term Missions Team in Nicaragua
Article submitted by Eric & Marilyn Loftsgard, MVI Country Directors in Nicaragua We recently hosted a short-term missions team in Nicaragua from Bend, Oregon who worked with Tesoros de Dios, House of Hope and NCA Nejapa. On closing night as the team gathered to sum up their experience in Nicaragua, Laurie shared some thoughts that […]
Opportune Moment to Give to Birth Center in Mexico
Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico “If you were looking for the opportune moment… that was it.” This quote by the esteemed Captain Jack Sparrow from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean has been running through my brain all week. I keep thinking how maybe somebody has been wanting to donate funds […]
Honduran Church Sends Offering to Haiti
Article submitted by Ed Lockett, Field Coordinator in Haiti I was visiting in a Honduran church and shared about Haiti and the poverty. The church was very receptive and decided to take up an offering for Haiti. The pastor, Pastor Pedro Santos Martinez, said that was the first time they had ever taken an offering […]
Great Short-Term Mission Team from Canada
Article submitted by Jim & Sue Brannan, Field Coordinators in Peru The last team that came had eight team members from Lakeside Church in Canada. They were a real blessing to us and our community. We were thinking it was going to be easy as this team is always very well prepared, but it turned […]
English Classes in the Dominican Republic
Article submitted by Rick & Barb Sucher, Field Coordinators in the Dominican Republic Thanks to the help of Grace Family and Cornerstone churches we were able to kick off our English classes again! We have close to 50 students learning about Jesus through learning English as their second language. About three weeks ago after going […]
Growing Pains at Birthing Center in Oaxaca, Mexico
Article submitted by Lila Quezada, Field Coordinator in Mexico
Here at Casa Compasiva we are experiencing our own version of growing pains. Things are going so well on so many levels (God has done a beautiful work!), but at the same time we are being forced to grow and stretch in so many areas at the same time. It is good growth, but it is so rapid that it is sometimes exhausting, and we don’t even have the option of stopping.
For example, in order to achieve compliance with such-and-such government regulation, we must develop such-and-such a system first, which requires the implementation of such-and-such a program, which is dependent on such-and-such a project already being in place. You get the picture?
We don’t have the luxury of growing slowly; we must advance on many fronts all at the same time!
The result? Casa Compasiva staff members currently have “aching bones” as we all try to make sense out of our shifting roles and struggle to catch up with new requirements and systems. It hurts the most “when it’s raining”– when misunderstandings and relational strains occur from lack of time to communicate and process all the changes.
So all of this is to say: we need your prayers! Please hold us before the throne and ask for God’s peace and comfort as we go through these growing pains.
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