Sandra often tells the story of how back in her pagan days she marveled at a Christian family living in her apartment complex who took missionaries and others into their home. At that time, she couldn’t understand why they would do that. How could they care for strangers the way many don’t care for even their own flesh and blood? On this trip, we have been cared for in such a way. Even complete strangers have taken us in a humbling display of hospitality. The Bowman family in El Paso had never met us until the moment they opened their front door yet we felt very cared for and welcome way above and beyond any expectation. Likewise, the Dunns wonderfully hosted us in Monterrey which was further amplified by the fact that due to an odd set of circumstances, they didn’t even know why we were passing through. Then in Zacatecas we were taken in by the Viramontes family. Although we were not there to check out a church or mission, we were greatly encouraged there in word and deed as we broke bread with them. This is something that I think would be hard to understand outside of Christianity. How
there is this amazing family stretched all over the world that you are connected to. How that connection isn’t based on mere interests (like a favorite football team) but is truly a blood connection. Just not our own blood but that of Christ.
Missions and Motor Oil. Join us for a rambling drive in a vintage VW van from Texas to Tierra del Fuego, Chile
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