We had 16 people in Tlaxcala, Mexico for 10 days.
During this time we did life with our brothers and sisters in Mexico and helped them with the construction of their church. In the picture you can see the way we transported concrete which we made by hand. There was no cement truck!
Front Row: Pastor Mike Harris (laying down), Caleb Lourash, Keith Rawlings Sr., Pastor Wade Stine, Jason Kwast, Keith Rawlings Jr. Back Row: Nathan Goodner, Walter Lehigh, Breanna Wade, Sara Goodner, Thomas Glover, Ron Neufeld, Loretta McDougall, Pastor Tim Crump, Bill & Deb Hancock, Eric Buell.
Walls Do Not MakeA Church
We went to help build a building and what we found was a church. For a church is people who love God and whom seek to pass on the love of God to all humanity. The Tlaxcala Church of the Nazarene is truly a people of God who have sacrificed through the years so the gospel of Christ could be preached in Tlaxcala. While we donated $10,000 of project money - they in the past year had raised almost $1,800 for this endeavor. This coming from a small group of committed believers. Truthfully, their commitment to Christ is a challenge to our church!
Here a father and his son work together . . . It doesn't get any better than this . . .
One of the many tasks of our team was to cut wire and straighten it. Once straightened it was then bent in such a way as to be useful. This trip helped straightened out many things in our lives and God truly used us for His glory!
Used By God
It is amazing what God can do when we will allow Him to straighten out our priorities. Working together we are able to do so much more . . .
Two Great Men
Here is Pastor Hugo and Eric Buell, the Work & Witness Coordinator for all of Mexico.
Decatur First Church of the Nazarene