Missions Update: November 2010 Mexico Trip Report

Report from the Church of the Rock Mexico Trip, November 20 – 28, 2010

After what appeared to be significant setbacks and closed doors in the Matamoros area of Mexico, God allowed for the opening of a new opportunity for partnering with a local church in the community of Maneadero along the Baja Peninsula of Mexico.  Our goal was to take a church with only three walls and transform it into a completed church – 4 walls, a roof, doors and windows.

First three walls of the church before the team arrived.
Building the fourth wall.
Starting to put up the roof joists.
Painting the walls of the church.

Walls were assembled and painted, and roof joists were installed to enclose the building.  However, more important than the physical structure was the opportunity to impart spiritual life to the pastor and the church family.  A fledgling church that felt isolated and unable to complete what they felt God had called them to do was given great encouragement as a team of 7 people from Canada came to help the build their church.

Church of the Rock team in front of the church, along with some local people from the congregation.
Evening children’s program . . .
(see more pictures below)

A ladies Bible study and children’s programs along with an evening service helped to encourage them that God was working in their midst.

Thanks be to God for allowing us the opportunity to serve His kingdom and share His love in such practical ways. And thank you to everyone for your prayer support and generous donations toward this project – we are all part of the team together.

Gloria a Dios!

Have YOU been thinking about being involved on a short-term mission trip?   The value of short term mission trips is that often the people on the team are as equally changed as the people to whom they minister.

We are currently accepting applications for UGANDA (May 2011) and MEXICO (February 2011), and there is a Uganda Trip Information Meeting this Sunday, Dec. 5th, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Room A4 at the church for anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity to serve.

Outdoors children’s ministry.

Outdoors children’s ministry.
Ladies’ Bible study and craft time.
First service within the church building since the roof and walls were completed.